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OpsSchool - Genesis

Yaron Amir, OpsSchool Founder, March 2016


So we decided to build a school... not just a school... an ops school. Not even that, it's a DevOps school - and herein lies our first bump on the road! DevOps! Everybody who is related to DevOps hates the term DevOps, “DevOps is a concept” they say, “DevOps is a culture”, “you should call it PE or SRE or bla bla bla…. Anything but DevOps Unable to come up with a better name, we’ll call it “OpsSchool” (but it's Ops with DevOps accents) For the sake of this article I’ll use DevOps, (just to annoy them) Why are we building the school? Let me tell you, The role of an operation engineer has changed in the past few years, as you may learn from this “The (Short) History of DevOps” clip. Operations teams have adopted many concepts, methodologies and practices from development teams. As the high tech industry is introduced to scale, these concepts are more required than before. In fact, job offers for DevOps have quadrupled in the last year alone. Big companies are spending time and effort training new DevOps engineers, and the community can't keep up with the demand. The shortage of DevOps engineers has become an industry wide problem. Recruiting has become a nightmare, after screening 100 CVs, embedded with the latest and greatest DevOps buzzwords (chef/puppet/elk…), you end up interviewing 5 operations engineers, and if you are lucky (and you seldom are) one will pass the preli