by David Lutz
Because I am interested and amused by such things (and because I am a stirrer) I decided to do some analysis of job titles of those attending the devops un-conference next week in Silicon Valley.
It’s an amazing event. I attended it for the last two years and if you are able to, I highly recommend you go too. Without doubt the brightest and most forward thinking innovators in Web Scaling will be there.
Alas, I can’t make it this time 😦
There’s been a fair bit of snarkiness around the Internet about using devops in job titles. And while I can see both sides of the debate, I really object to people saying “you can’t do X”. If people want to call themselves DevOps Engineers, or devopsticians, or any other made up words, I don’t think it is really hurting anyone.
So, who attends devopsdays? I took the publicly available attendance list and manually normalised it a bit, removing things like “Senior”, made the spellings more consistent (Systems vs System), Expanded some acronyms etc… fed it into sort | uniq -c | sort -nr | head -n 20 and came up with this table.
Top 20 job titles of devopsdays attendees.
|rank||job title||attendees with this title|
|11||Site Reliability Engineer||7|
I leave all conclusions to you dear reader. Or if you wish to flame me, please do so below. 😉