DevOps Mythbusting - Theresa Neate

DevOps Mythbusting - Theresa Neate


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