Scaling Sparta: Military Lessons for Growing A DevOps Team

Scaling systems is hard. Scaling people? That’s significantly harder. So how do you scale a team of two to twenty? The answer starts over 2,000 years ago in Sparta.

This talk will focus on 3 distinct military organizations and apply the lessons learned to our development teams and organizations.



Emily Freeman


Emily Freeman grew up in the “swamp” as Trump lovingly refers to it. With politics in her blood, she chased after her dream of living out an episode of the West Wing. After four years of arguing —