SauceCon Speaker Profile: Jason Hand, DevOps Evangelist

Posted by Rebecca Cramer in DevOpsEvents

SauceCon is coming to San Francisco this June 6-8! Leading up to the conference we will be highlighting some of our speakers on the Sauce Labs blog. This is the first in the series. 

Have you ever considered how the human element can affect development practices? We are pleased that one of the SauceCon keynotes will be delivered by Jason Hand of VictorOps, who will speak on "Cognitive Bias and Its Impact on Continuous Improvement." 

Jason, a prolific writer and speaker on the principles and nuances of DevOps, says that "cognitive bias is an important topic that is often left out of the conversation. The 'HumanOps' side of DevOps is a fascinating area to explore and I'm excited to get the conversation going for those in attendance at SauceCon." 

He hopes that attendees will understand the most important cognitive bias to watch out for as well as ways to identify it in ourselves and others. Particularly when it comes to managing service disruptions and time-sensitive problems, understanding where we make common mistakes will go a long way in improving our response to outages as well as continuously improve over time. 

Jason is a great addition to the SauceCon agenda. In 2016, he was named "DevOps Evangelist of the Year" by DevOps.com. Author of two books on the subject of Chatops and a forthcoming O'Reilly book on Post-Incident Reviews as well as a regular contributor of articles to Wired.com, TechBeacon.com, and many other online publications, Jason serves as a DevOps Champion and advisor at VictorOps as well as the growing worldwide community of IT professionals including Colorado's front range where he helps to organize DevOpsDays rockies and the monthly DevOps meetups in Denver. Co-host of "The Community Pulse," a podcast on building community within tech, Jason is dedicated to the latest trends in technology sharing the lessons learned, and helping people continuously improve. 

As part of the VictorOps product team, Jason advises on the future functionality and direction of the on-call and incident management platform, counseling the team on modern DevOps principles and new methods of delivering reliable software at scale. 

When not speaking, writing, or teaching others about DevOps, Jason spends his time in the Rocky Mountains camping, hiking, snowboarding and enjoying the thrill and serenity of the great outdoors. 

For more on upcoming SauceCon presentations or to register, visit the SauceCon website. 

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