Women in DevOps meets Dublin

By:Lucy Neal

Women in DevOps meets Dublin
Our speakers included Silvia Monteagudo from iQuate, Nina Kanti from Deloitte and Laura Varga from Walmart Labs.

We’re one step closer to eradicating the gender DevOps gap. Get involved, engaged and empowered by reaching out to our team.  

On Wednesday uly 31st 2019 we launched our first in a series of Dublin-based Women in DevOps events. We are ecstatic with how the evening unfolded. Our speakers included Silvia Monteagudo from iQuate, Nina Kanti from Deloitte and Laura Varga from Walmart Labs. Each talk touched on various different skill sets, areas of expertise and their own experiences throughout their careers, which made for a truly inspiring and powerful evening.

 

First off, we had Silvia Monteagudo who delivered an electrifying talk on her journey into Software Engineering, the obstacles and challenges she faced and how she overcame them - it’s a story that definitely resonated with many of the audience:

 

“My journey is every woman’s journey. Being told that ‘it’s a boy’s thing, boys are better in science or it’s too dangerous… time and time again’. But it’s not scary if you’re passionate, it’s not too complicated, it’s not a boy thing – it’s an everyone thing.”

 

For our second talk, Nina Kanti spoke about the misconceptions about Blockchain and the future of this technology, and how she has utilised this throughout her career with Deloitte. Nina also talked about the Internet of Things and how Blockchain can be used in unison; an incredibly interesting discussion on an area in tech that many just don’t understand (yet!).

 

“Blockchain enables trust in the community, without just trusting one party. It’s a decentralised system and offers a wealth of promise.” said Nina Kanti from Deloitte.

 

Last but not least, we had Laura Varga from Walmart Labs, who discussed e-commerce and DevOps and even quoted ‘Google's Site Reliability Engineering’ book - where the author was in attendance. This is what Laura had to say:

 

“Software Developers like to solve problems. If there aren’t problems readily available, they will create their own problems. In order to overcome issues, it is important to create an environment that is blameless, collaborative, and built on a culture of trust.”

 

We would just like to thank our community, our Trust in Soda Dublin based team, our speakers and of course Walmart labs for hosting us. We’re one step closer to eradicating the gender DevOps gap. Get involved, engaged and empowered by reaching out to our team.