Continuous Improvement: DevOps and Mental Health

Mental illness is stigmatized and hard to talk about publicly. Doubly so in the tech industry where we assign much of our personal value to our brains. I want to share my struggles with mental health and the lessons I’ve learned from Systems operation and DevOps that have helped me get by and frame my struggle in a manageable way.

In this talk I:

  • Help reduce the stigma of Mental Illness by talking about it
  • Provide some illustration of things that have helped me, so hopefully they can help you
  • Show how the concepts of DevOps have application reaching beyond High Technology
  • Spark further conversation about Mental health and DevOps



Aaron Aldrich

Aaron Aldrich (they/them) is a Developer Advocate at Equinix Metal, creator and host of Tabletop DevOps streaming monthly on, and an organizer for DevOpsDays Hartford, NYC ...