I will tell my story, Post-Maternity Blues in DevOps, the challenges I have faced and workarounds done for the last 4.5 years, so that I can still enjoy my family life, thrive with my passion and also remained sane. I will share the challenges I’ve been through, pre-interview stage, during the interview, and after getting the job. From flexible working hours to night time support calls, bank holiday on site deployments… And I will talk about tips, such as: taking “No” as a default answer to be the starting point for the negotiations, not a final answer; bonus system we had with my husband so that I can go to evening meet-ups [he collects bonuses to use later]; and 3 weekly recurring grocery/3 monthly supermarket delivery schedules.
Ebru Cucen (@ebrucucen) is a proud mum of 4.5 years old Batu, a lucky wife, and a passionate developer in DevOps, with 8 years+ experience in build/deployment/release engineering, and before that, 6 years as a .NET developer/trainer. She coordinates Powershell and DevOps London User Group [http://powershell.org.uk].