Happy new month, friends! 👋🏼
I wanted to kick off May with a very special collaboration podcast episode with some inspiring women in the DevOps space.
The fire behind Ladies in DevOps
As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I started the “Ladies in DevOps” community last month. This community was actually first inspired by this exact episode! After speaking to Erleene, Yasmin and Rahmat I realised how there is a shared problem that there is a lack of women in the DevOps space.
Obviously, this isn’t new in the tech world, but compared to other areas of tech, DevOps/Infra/Cloud seem to struggle with a gender balance.
Inspired by our shared feeling of isolation and lack of people that look like us in our teams, I spent a Sunday evening putting together a website, Discord community and asking Clark to help me put together some kind of branding (he’s good at that 🤷🏻♀️)
On Monday, Ladies in DevOps was officially born and now we’re 400+ community members!
I’m so grateful for all the support from Erleene, Yasmin and Rahmat as well as those that have shared across social media! A big shoutout as well to DevX Conf for posting our logo on their conference website and Open Up The Cloud for listing us on their communities page.
It’s been about 3 weeks since we launched and I’ve already felt like it’s become a safe space for people to share experiences and learnings. Favourite community of all time? Maybe. 😉
Listen to the podcast!
You can already tell that this is going to be a good episode. 😎
It was refreshing speaking to a group of brilliant, knowledgeable and inspiring women in DevOps. ☺️
After our conversation, I didn’t feel so alone I have to say! If you’re a DevOps Engineer wanting to learn about different experiences or if you’re curious about this field, check out this episode to get a real good 360 view of what it’s actually like being the heroes behind every great service 🛠
We’d love to hear what you think about this episode! If you have any feedback or comments, feel free to drop them below 👇🏼 or get in touch with us directly.
I hope that you enjoy the episode!