Developing, releasing and operating software is not an easy task. It requires hard work, knowledge, resilience, and so much more. We get it. As more conferences are getting cancelled, you need a new way to keep up with the rapidly changing IT industry. That’s why we created this “stay-home conference guide” - a compilation of 64 resources you can use to stay smart about the IT industry’s latest trends and stay ahead of the game. All from the comfort of your own desk at home.

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Books, Ebooks and Blogs 📚


1. Build Quality In: Continuous Delivery and DevOps Experience Reports
This book is created to help people on their own Continuous Delivery and DevOps journey, by sharing the experiences of those who have done it – what worked, what didn’t, and the highs and lows of trying to build quality into an organisation.

2. Cloud-Native Infrastructure: Patterns for Scalable Infrastructure and Applications in a Dynamic Environment
This practical guide shows you how to design and maintain infrastructure capable of managing the full lifecycle of these implementations.

3. Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps
Learn how to measure the performance of DevOps teams, and what capabilities they should invest in to drive higher performance. This book is ideal for management at every level.

4. The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT and DevOps
This one is a classic. The book delivers a story that anyone who works in IT will recognize. Readers will not only learn how to improve their own IT organizations, they'll never view IT the same way again.

5. Continuous Delivery: reliable software releases through build, test and deployment automation
If you need to deploy software more frequently, this book is for you. Applying it will help you reduce risk, eliminate tedious work, and increase confidence.

6. Site Reliability Engineering
This is a collection of essays from SREs from Google who focus on the entire lifecycle and introduce effective principles for keeping things running fast and resilient.

Downloadable Ebooks

A Vamp whitepaper for Product Owners and IT Management about how to release features faster, with real-time control and reliability. [Source]
  1. Release Features, Test and Optimize Revenue Without IT (
  2. Architecting the Future: Cloud-Native Applications (Kong)
  3. 2019 State of DevOps report (Puppet)
  4. 2019 Accelerate State of DevOps Report (Google & DORA)
  5. Monitoring Maturity Model (StackState)
  6. DevOps Done Right (New Relic)
  7. Steps to De-Risk Your Day 2 Operations For a Smarter Business Strategy (D2IQ)
  8. How to Build an Enterprise Kubernetes Strategy (Rancher)
  9. Automated Canary Releasing in 5 Steps (
  10. Understanding Microservices (Kong)
  11. Beginners Guide to Observability (Splunk)
  12. Leading Your Team to DevOps Maturity (CircleCI)
  13. Six Obstacles to Successful DevOps (JFrog)
  14. Design Patterns for Continuous Delivery (

Blog posts

  1. Building Highly Reliable Data Pipelines (DataDog)
  2. Deploying vs. Releasing: the differences you should know (
  3. Microservices Prerequisites (Martin Fowler)
  4. What's the Total Cost of a Cloud-Native Transformation (Container Solutions)
  5. Scaling the DevOps Transformation (XebiaLabs)
  6. Do's and Dont's of Automation Testing (Webomates)
  7. Canary releasing or the “how-to-scale” guide to release management (
  8. Full Cycle Developers at Netflix — Operate What You Build (Netflix)
  9. Automate CI/CD to Bend, Even When Code Breaks (
  10. Make Kubernetes Essential to Your DevOps Pipeline (Rancher)
  11. Cloud Architects Should Design for Exit (Fullstaq)
  12. 10 Things to Build High-Performing Scrum Teams (Maarten Dalmijn)
  13. The Product Owners Guide to Friday Releases (
  14. Build for Resiliency – Embrace The Failure (Instana)
  15. Continuous Verification (Verica)
  16. Balancing throughput and stability in your release management process (
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Podcasts 🎧

  1. Kubernetes Podcast from Google
  2. The NewStack Podcast
  3. Arrested DevOps
  4. DevOps Cafe
  5. Software Defined Talk
  6. The Changelog
  7. Azure DevOps Podcast
  8. Puppet Podcast (Pulling the Strings)

Social Community 📢


  1. Everything DevOps
  2. Kubernetes
  3. Sysadmin
  4. Cloud Computing

LinkedIn Groups

  1. Site Reliabiliy Engineers (SRE) (964 members)
  2. DevOps - AIOps (43,852 members)
  3. DevOps Professionals (25,106 members)
  4. Docker Professionals Network (19,852 members)
  5. Kubernetes (17,006 members)
  6. Cloud Native Application Delivery and DevOps (14,242 members)

Twitter Accounts

  1. Gene Kim: @RealGeneKim
  2. Patrick Debois: @patrickdebois
  3. Jennifer Davis: @sigje
  4. Vamp Cloud-Native Release Orchestration: @Vamp_io
  5. Jez Humble: @jezhumble
  6. New Relic APM: @Newrelic
  7. Charity Majors: @mipsytipsy
  8. Bridget Kromhout: @bridgetkromhout
  9. Damon Edwards: @damonedwards
  10. Katherine Daniels: @beerops

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