Uldis Karlovs-Karlovskis

Uldis Karlovs-Karlovskis

DevOps Lead, Accenture, Latvia

Biography

In IT and DevOpsish field since 2005. Currently leading 150 DevOps people group in Accenture Latvia. Does a lot of talking internally for Accenture and its clients. Sometimes speaks or at least visits other IT conferences.

Uldis about himself – “I believe there is no “single me”. While being a technician and problem solver by my heart, during the last 6-7 years I have been very much interested in group psychology and therapy. Some 5 years I spent doing a lot of acting and directing in a theater. In March of 2018, I started building my theater troupe. Luckily my role in the company allows me to try out different methods and experiment with culture and hierarchies. I hate reading books but currently, that’s the only way, how to open my mind for new ideas.”

Silos are good! – DevOps silos.
The alternative name of this talk could be “What they don’t teach Architects at school”. In my talk, I’ll come back to the very old and well known Conway’s Law. Hopefully, I’ll give you a bit deeper insights on why it’s so relevant nowadays and why we should keep it in mind when designing IT systems for organizations. This talk is somewhat a summary of what I have been evangelizing over the last 10 years at different meetups and conferences. As very typical to me, I’ll also touch topics about culture and human behavior. After this talk, hopefully, you’ll be able to design better long-living, self-sustainable, agile and continuous architectures.