West LA DevOps #5: Industry Updates & How Improper Versioning Effects System Stability

Last night I had the pleasure of hosting the 5th installment of West LA DevOps at GumGum HQ in beautiful Santa Monica, CA. Semantic Versioning (v2.0.0, to be specific) was the hot topic and Julian Gindi (Senior DevOps Engineer @ GumGum) did an excellent job articulating why sane versioning is vital for long-term system stability, agility and security. Julian also demoed his recently open-sourced tool auto-semver which makes auto-versioning of artifacts in CI environments a breeze to implement. Check it out!

We also had our 4th “Industry Updates” segment where I provided a concise overview of some of the major happenings in DevOps and software in general. Check out our slides below for our most recent updates! Protip: don’t forget to navigate the slides left/right and up/down.

Industry Updates slides

You can view our WLAD #5 Meetup slides, starting with our Industry Updates segment here.

Tech talk slides and notes

Meetup recording

To watch our Industry Updates, as well as Julian’s talk, check out our recording on Vimeo.

Check out the official event on Meetup

Written on January 31, 2020