Kubernetes, You Rainbow-Infused Space Unicorn: What Leslie Knope Can Teach Us About DevOps

Leslie Knope inspired us all on the television show, “Parks and Recreation” to be better people and to care about our communities. Under the surface, Leslie was actually providing great insight into what DevOps is all about?

Leslie’s wisdom isn’t limited to the wonder of waffles and building better parks. In this Ignite, I will offer up some lessons that apply to the practice of building and operating software, as well as effecting change in your company. DevOps is about friends, waffles, and work. Or waffles, friends, and work. But work always comes third.



Matt Stratton


Matt Stratton is a Staff Developer Advocate at Pulumi, founder and co-host of the popular Arrested DevOps podcast, and the global chair of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.

Matt has over 20 years of