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What are these magical creatures that you keep hearing people talking about? Does MVR stand for Most Valuable Runner? How can linking to a document help your team perform better during an incident? We want to answer all these questions for you, and more, in our upcoming webinar, The Importance of Minimum Viable Runbooks. MVRs can provide a shortcut to solving problems, something that is direly needed if you’ve been woken at 3am by a borked server that you’ve never fixed before. Join us on April 29th, at 1pm MT, to hear our own Will La dive into the topic. If you’ve just started using runbooks and want to know how to optimize, this webinar is for you. If you’ve heard about runbooks but have no idea how to get started, then this webinar is definitely for you. Everyone who signs up for the webinar will get a copy of our MVRs ebook, as well. Score one for extra learning... (more)

7 Things to Expect from the DevOps Roadtrip

Summer is kicking off and we are on the road in search of the best and brightest minds to talk about all things DevOps. We just finished our second stop in Seattle, Washington – floating 100 ft up on a private floor in the Space Needle. The entire event was filled with panoramic views of the entire city on one of the clearest days of the year. If you’re thinking about hitting the road with us at our next stop in San Francisco, here is what you need to know for the ride. 1.  You’re going to get a cool t-shirt. Imagine the day when you can walk into an event, check in and be hand... (more)

Design Principles As a UX Tool By @VictorOps | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Design Principles as a UX tool: Part 1 By Doug Whitney Don't ignore the squishy bits! I recently had the opportunity to attend UI19 in Boston, a long-running conference focused on user experience design and ways to be more effective in a UX role as part of a larger team. One of the presentations in particular stuck with me as I returned to Boulder thinking about VictorOps and our evolution as an early stage startup. Presented by Kim Goodwin, her talk on Principles, Values, and Effective Design Teams touched on a number of challenges we've experienced first-hand here at VictorOps... (more)

ChatOps for Dummies By @VictorOps | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

ChatOps for Dummies By Jason Hand Since June of 2014 I’ve been attending a lot of tech conferences and events, including just about every DevOpsDays “un-conference” in the U.S. There are so many talented teams out there coming up with innovative ways to surface improved methods of delivering high quality software and services quicker and more efficiently. Of course, much of this is due to adoption of DevOps practices. One specific topic I found fascinating, was the concept of ChatOps. Simply put, it’s an approach that allows teams to collaborate and manage many aspects of thei... (more)

Getting Started with the @VictorOps Transmogrifier | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Craftsy Case Study: Getting started with the VictorOps Transmogrifier By Samantha Haltman When VictorOps launched the Transmogrifier private beta program last November, Craftsy was eager to see what the feature was capable of. For this case study, we spoke with David Palma, DevOps Engineer at Craftsy, to hear what he had to say about his experience… “Rule creation for this feature was extremely straight forward” “VictorOps beat us to the punch.” When we found out about the new Transmogrifier feature, we were actually in the process of building something similar internally. We rea... (more)