Cats In A Thunderstorm: A DevOps Perspective for IT Leaders

Managing technologists is like herding cats. For two Notre Dame IT managers, the mandate to move library IT into the cloud within 3 years was akin to herding cats through a thunderstorm. This is the story of how we accept this challenge and are building a DevOps culture in spite of it.



Ian Alford


Ian Alford has been working in the Information Technology field since June of 2003, when he joined the South Bend Community School Corporation as a temporary summer employee. He later joined the SBCSC


Robert Fox


Rob Fox has been managing a software engineering team for the library since 2012 and has been writing software professionally since 1999.

Rob Fox has presented professionally in the past, but the