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It was time to update our mobile apps in a big way. Call it spring cleaning, call it an updated look for a new year…we’re calling it a much-needed refresh. We touched on the changes to the Android UI in our last Release Notes blog post, but iOS users, have no fear. You have not been forgotten. Get ready to feast your eyes on the gorgeousness of our retooled mobile app. But don’t take our word for it… “So easy to use and seriously makes my on-call life easier.” “The iOS app is a great tool for acknowledging alerts.” “I was smitten from the start but this app just keeps getting better.” Enough praise and patting ourselves on the mobile app. Here’s a few of the exciting things waiting for your in your new iOS app:  – New in-app organization by team (a little something we’re calling the Rolodex) allowing users to quickly search through large organizations to coordinate w... (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)

An Interview with Matt Stratton

By Jason Hand Matt and I first met in the Summer of 2014 at DevOpsDays Minneapolis. My first introduction came when he (and several other DoD alums) participated in an impressive round of DevOps Karaoke. Matt gave an IGNITE talk on day two of the event titled “How to Hire Your First DevOp” as well. I learned during that event that he co-hosted a DevOps specific podcast that was gaining in popularity. It made perfect sense. Not long after Minneapolis, I began trading emails with the organizers of DevOpsDays Chicago when I learned that Matt was a co-organizer for that event. Vict... (more)