In the beginning of 2016 I started to build an idea with Miguel Alho about creating a DevOps group where developers, operations, coaches, managers and everyone else involved in the software development pipeline could share opinions, discuss different points of view and, most important, learn from each other.
While we shared the same company (Miguel as developer, me as operations), we saw how important communication, negotiation and learning between development and operations was in order to relieve the delivery pain. We specially enjoyed the discussion process and the collaborative learning process. So we thought: why not to extend this to more people?
During a conference in June at Porto city I was able to meet Manuel Pais, DevOps Lisbon founder, and shared with him our intention of creating a DevOps group in Porto. He liked and encouraged us to materialize our idea. Filipe Correia, was part of that conference organization team, also liked the idea and got interested being a part of this DevOps adventure.
In July 2016 we launched the DevOps Porto group and added to the Filipe Correia to the team.
DevOps Porto – Who are we?
IT professionals from the North of Portugal (especially Porto city) interested in the values, culture and practices related to DevOps.
DevOps Porto – Our mission
To build bridges between development and operations, communities, companies, PEOPLE.
DevOps Porto – Our Goals
- Create a community around DevOps movement
- Promote discussion around DevOps practices
- Promote the sharing of DevOps related knowledge
DevOps Porto – Where you can find us?
- Meetup: http://www.meetup.com/devopsporto
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/DevOpsPorto (@DevOpsPorto)
- Slack: https://devopsporto.slack.com
- You can get your invitation here: https://devopsporto.herokuapp.com
We had our first meetp in October 2016 together with Agile Connect (our first bridge with a community) and our second meetup in January 2017 with Mindera (our first bridge with a company). Our plan for 2017 is to organize a meetup every two months, with the next one in March.
Meanwhile, the team has grown with Miguel David, Elisete Cruz and Cesar Rodrigues joining us. It’s a great team. Everyone is welcome to our meetups and to our team. Just search us on the meetup website or talk with us on slack. Join the team and help us to build bridges around DevOps.