This session will cover the origins of DevOps, the problems it initially tried to solve, and debunk some of the myths that have since been generated regarding it.

This is a lighthearted but realistic conversation where I challenge some of the buzzwords, including DevOps itself. And what cargo-culting looks like in this space.

I will then further discuss how Testers are and have always been members of DevOps, and what this looks like practically.

The voice that I bring is a different perspective of keeping things sensible, away from extremism or “cargo culting” or fanaticism. My focus will be on pragmatism and finding your place in this conversation.


  • Not being spooked by some buzzwords anymore
  • Not thinking of DevOps as a fad but as the solution is was intended to be
  • Realising that you can be highly relevant in the DevOps conversation