The first 50 nodes... the story of our journey at a Windows-centric enterprise


In this talk we’ll discuss our own journey at Columbia Sportswear including: * Overcoming the “yeah windows can already do everything you want us to do” * Overcoming the “we don’t run Linux and this can’t work here” * Getting Engineers to buy in that they current skillset will not sustain them * Finding a couple of early adopters * Finding allies (peers) in the organization * Using a series of experiments to incrementally converge on version control, exposing work, kanbans, demos, etc. * Optimizing the automation to be as inviting as possible (yes we did some hard coding at times) * Starting the organization on the path to becoming a learning organization * Tempering enthusiasm to keep the entire team moving forward

Speaker: Scott Nasello