It was back in early 2017 when an annual tradition started in a hickory smoke filled lounge in San Francisco. I'd found myself at B-55 in the Marriott Marquis sitting around a large table after her day of presentations at the RSA Conference.
Surrounding me were some of the originators of DevOps, thought leaders from the Rugged Movement, horseman from I am the Cavalry, innovators from the Chaos Engineering tribe.
...and at the head of the table was Shannon Lietz - the original gangster of DevSecOps.
If you know anything about DevSecOps, you know who Shannon is. The DevSecOps manifesto? It's directly from the technical mind of Shannon Lietz. How does she start? She began to develop an interest in agile development practices and the idea of . Integrating security into the development process decades ago, and she's influenced the industry ever since. DevSecOps came out of the seeds of that idea.
A seemingly endless stream of Smoked Old Fashioneds made it to the table.
The conversation? Passionate discussion about DevOps with Security, DevSecOps, Rugged Software. Where was it all going? Is it just the same thing?
In what we all coined "The Smokey Lounge" friendship started between all of us. We didn't know where this DevSecOps thing was going, but we all knew it would change everything...
And Shannon? She became one of my mentors and friends. She's one of the most fascinating Women in Tech I've ever met, and shares the same values I do, dreams of a secure future, is a creator, and has a technical. Welcome back to daBOM.