Dan Barker

Dan spent 12 years in the military as a fighter jet mechanic before transitioning to a career in technology as a software engineer and then a manager. He was the Chief Architect at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners leading their technical and cultural transformation. He's now leading RSA Archer as their Chief Architect in their cloud migration and conversion to SaaS. Dan is also an organizer of DevOps KC and the DevOpsDays KC conference.

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Food, it's all about the food!

Most conferences don't care much about the food, but providing delicious food is something we've been praised for in Kansas City. We'll walk through all the things we've done to make sure our food enhances our attendee experience. From bagels to BBQ and lattes to ice cream, we've tried it all.

Venue, Venue, Venue

Picking venues can be hard and very time consuming. In Kansas City, we picked a different venue each year until 2019. We'll look at the reasons to change venues and why it might be good to stick with one for more than a year. This will also give you a little taste of the KC style.