DevOps Dozen 2022 – Community Awards Finalists

Best DevOps Industry Implementation

Category 1 – Best DevOps Industry Implementation

This award honors organizations that have successfully adopted and implemented DevOps principles and practices.


Bendigo and Adelaide Bank DevOps Service [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Bendigo and Adelaide Bank is an Australian financial institutionthat is now fully in the cloud, accelerated  production, improving build times by 30-40 percent and greatly reducing costs. The successful cloud migration has encouraged the DevOps Services team to plan a multi-cloud strategy, mirroring their JFrog Platform on AWS to a Google Cloud environment for greater resilience.

Inspide Portall [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Inspide provides geospatial data that connects cars and analyzes traffic data to improve fleet management and road safety. The Inspide Portall, a geospatial and mobility solution that connects cars, analyzes traffic data, and measures outdoor advertising effectiveness, is using the newly released Deepfactor Developer Security 3.0 as their DevSecOps platform to get developers to buy into security.

Natura&Co [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Natura &Co is the fourth-largest cosmetics conglomerate in the world, operates in more than 70 countries and comprises the brands Aesop, Avon, and The Body Shop. Natura now has a Cloud & DevOps Center of Excellence, created with the support of Amazon Web Services (AWS), to accelerate the deliverables of engineering teams, ensuring quality and safety in the implementation and operation of the products. The company had already initiated, eight years ago, a series of organizational changes related to technology, such as the reorganization of the way of working. This paved the way for a new Business Platform structured at Natura, which crosses competencies such as data intelligence, user experience (UX), service design and open innovation.

OJA DevOps Transformation and Implementation [Nominated 1 time(s)]

The FIS Operation Joined Arrows (OJA) project implemented unified DevOps Continuous Integration (CI) capabilities, practices, and a specific set of core tools, including an enterprise Dashboard, to improve software delivery for many FIS application platforms that are strategic or being modernized. The OJA project resulted in many benefits including dramatic Agility improvements, Architecture benefits, User benefits, Security, Governance and Compliance benefits, System Administration benefits, Improved visibility provided by implementation of an enterprise DevOps Dashboard, High Return-on-Investment, and flawless Project Execution.

Workday Enterprise Management Cloud [Nominated 1 time(s)]

At Workday, we believe strongly that embedding accessibility into our DevOps processes leads to better software that can be used by wider audiences. It’s analogous to getting preventative health check-ups to identify issues before they become a crisis. We believe this makes our DevOps processes and teams better and our outcomes more valuable to our customers and users.


Category 2 – Best DevOps Survey/Analysis/Research

This award recognizes research that has significantly and positively impacted the DevOps community.


2022 Developer-Led Landscape Report [Nominated 1 time(s)]

The recently released 2022 Developer-Led Landscape report identifies top trends in the developer tool space and offers insight into how the market is shifting and evolving. While previous developer-led landscape reports were backward-looking – the 2022 analysis focuses on what the future holds for developers. Specifically, the 2022 Developer-Led Landscape outlines the nature of complexity in software development, how automation is applied in the software process, the potential for autonomous software development, introduces an autonomous development marketecture, and discusses the early vendors that make up this new landscape.

2022 Observability Forecast Report [Nominated 1 time(s)]

The report represents the largest global research on observability to date, surveying 1,614 technology professionals in 14 countries across Asia Pacific, Europe, and North America.

Designed to be a source of truth for software developers and engineers around the world, the report aims to understand the current state of observability and where the market is headed.

2022 State of Engineering Management Report [Nominated 1 time(s)]

In its 2022 State of Engineering Management Report, Jellyfish analyzed the work of over 23,000 engineers and surveyed more than 100 engineering leaders to evaluate where engineering teams are using their time and resources, how they are operating and performing, and how leaders are investing for growth in 2022. The insights from the report highlighted both the challenges engineering teams face and how management responds.

CircleCI’s 2022 State of Software Delivery [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Examining two years of data from more than a quarter billion workflows and nearly 50,000 organizations around the world on the CircleCI platform, CircleCI’s 2022 State of Software Delivery research represents the largest analysis of developer productivity data and provides new insight into the DevOps practices being leveraged by elite software teams.

DigitalOcean Currents [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Currents is DigitalOcean’s bi-annual report on how developers, startups, and small and medium-sized businesses are engaging with technology today. In the June 2022 edition of Currents, over 2,500 developers around the globe shared their thoughts on the open source community, their job satisfaction, and the biggest challenges they face in 2022.

GitLab 2022 Global DevSecOps Survey [Nominated 1 time(s)]

GitLab released its 2022 Global DevSecOps Survey to uncover the key priorities, challenges, and opportunities of over 5,000 respondents including, organizational leaders, developers, security professionals, and operations teams. The results highlight security as the highest-priority investment area for organizations, with more than half of security team members stating their organizations have either shifted security left or plan to this year. Key challenges and opportunities for the upcoming year include tool consolidation and a continued effort to align development and security teams.

LaunchDarkly 2022 Survey [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Software developers have been in the trenches for years, with tech teams having incredibly high stakes when it comes to releasing code and new products. In 2022, to better understand and further combat the hustle culture mindset at tech companies, LaunchDarkly partnered with independent research firm Wakefield Research to conduct a survey of 500 developers of various titles on their workplace needs and the processes that help foster innovation.

State of APIs Developer Survey Report [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Every year, RapidAPI publishes a State of APIs Developer Survey Report. The 2021 report, which was conducted through Typeform, had a diverse respondent group of over 2200 from a variety of roles, organizations, industries, and backgrounds. Over 92% of respondents reported they program as part of their job or education. The most popular industries represented in the survey were Technology, Financial Services, and Telecommunications. The most popular job titles represented in the survey were Full Stack Developer, Back End Developer, Front End Developer, and Mobile Developer.

State of Pentesting Report for 2022 [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Cobalt’s State of Pentesting Report for 2022 report analyzed over 2,000 pentests and surveyed more than 600 cybersecurity and software development professionals to examine the challenges labor shortages pose for security and developer teams, and what the industry could do to reverse them. The findings revealed in the State of Pentesting report provided vital information on the state of the security industry as a whole and shined a light on the factors impacting developer teams and how we can begin to help improve them.

CloudBees Global C-Suite Security Survey[Nominated 1 time(s)]

CloudBees Global C-Suite Security Survey, surveyed 600 C-suite executives in the US, UK, France, Germany, Spain, and Australia, found that security and compliance challenges are a significant barrier to most organizations’ innovation strategies. Three quarters of C-suite executives say that compliance challenges (76%) and security challenges (75%) limit their company’s ability to innovate. This is due, in part, to the significant time spent on compliance audits, risks and defects. The survey also reveals that executives overwhelmingly favor a shift left approach, a strategy of moving software testing and evaluation to earlier in the development lifecycle, placing the burden of security and compliance on development teams. Despite this, 58% also agree that a shift left security strategy is a burden on development teams. Overall, the survey findings reveal that companies globally would benefit significantly from improving and streamlining security and compliance processes to secure their software supply chain, improve developer experience, and increase time for innovation.

Category 3 – Best DevOps Related Video Series (Video)

This category highlights the most entertaining, educational and inspirational DevOps video series—those with the most engaging and highest-quality content.


DevOps Beginner Series [Nominated 1 time(s)]

A collection of technical talks and hands-on workshops conducted via google meet for absolute beginners in DevOps. This series is titled ‘DevOps Beginner Series’ and the medium is ‘Malayalam’ (regional language). A total of 15 educators and 500 plus registered attendees were part of the series.

DevOps Toolkit [Nominated 10 time(s)]

We want to help you learn the tools and the processes that you should be using and applying in your day-to-day job. We want to help you make decisions. What works well, what doesn’t work, why you should choose one tool over the other, and how to get up-to-speed quickly. Which tool works the best for a given task? What should we explore in more depth, and what is a waste of time?

DigitalOcean Tutorials [Nominated 1 time(s)]

From developers looking to supercharge their projects to founders trying to grow their businesses, DigitalOcean’s tutorials offer something for everyone. With over 48K subscribers and growing, the channel works to demystify some of the largest DevOps and cloud-related challenges.

Shift Left Academy [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Shift Left Academy, sponsored by GrammaTech, has become a popular and invaluable resource for software development professionals to learn how best to implement a security first approach. The Shift Left Academy website features video and written interviews with industry experts and thought provoking, timely essays, all designed to provide unbiased context, in-depth, actionable technical advice, best practices, tips, and entertaining commentary on the state of secure software development, supply chain security, new roles, new ways of working, diversity, current events, regulatory changes, new attacks, and more. The site includes videos and podcasts, tactical training videos, timely essays, and an Ask the Expert forum.

Category 4 – Best DevOps Related Podcast Series (Audio Only)

Which is your favorite DevOps podcast from this year? In addition to DevOps Chats there are many podcasts focusing on a multitude of topics from CI/CD and testing to DevSecOps, Kubernetes, containers and more.


DevOps Paradox [Nominated 7 time(s)]

An open and insightful podcast with interviews of relevant people,  either those behind the tools or those at companies implementing them.

Grafana’s Big Tent [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Just as Grafana brings together different technologies onto one platform, “Grafana’s Big Tent” is our opportunity to shine a spotlight on the incredible people, innovative products, and surprising projects that are shaping the observability world today. Grafana Labs’ Mat Ryer, Matt Toback, and Tom Wilkie host these lively episodes filled with sharp insight, candid conversations, exciting new voices from the community, and much more.

The Modern Mainframe Podcast [Nominated 1 time(s)]

“The Modern Mainframe” podcast from BMC, delivers thoughtful discussions and real-world examples of DevOps success. With more than 5,200 listens during the last year, the podcast features guests that include developers and executives such as author and researcher Gene Kim. “The Modern Mainframe” covers topics the community cares about, such as industry trends, tooling, agile development, shift-left testing, and more.

The People Behind your Favorite Apps [Nominated 1 time(s)]

A podcast for software engineers, software testers, and everyone tasked with bringing memorable apps to market. Each episode features conversations with industry experts who’ve faced—and solved—complex software challenges and want to share their stories. If you’re seeking solutions to the complexities faced within software and testing, you’ve come to the right place. Listen on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, and Spotify.

Category 5 – Best DevOps Book / eBook of the Year

Each year sees a plethora of well-crafted DevOps-related books and ebooks. This category highlights the most popular and best read of the year.


A Frontend Web Developer’s Guide to Testing [Nominated 2 time(s)]

This book will introduce you to a range of leading, powerful frameworks and serve as a guide to leveraging their test coverage capability. You’ll learn essential concepts of web testing and get an overview of the different web automation frameworks in order to integrate them into your frontend development workflow. Throughout the book, you’ll explore the unique features of top open source test automation frameworks, as well as their trade-offs, and learn how to set up each of them to create tests that don’t break with changes in the app. As the open source market for these frameworks evolves, this guide will help you to continuously validate your project needs and adapt to the changes.

A Radical Enterprise [Nominated 4 time(s)]

In this groundbreaking book, technology thought leader and organizational architect Matt K. Parker breaks down the counterintuitive principles and practices that radically collaborative organizations thrive on. By combining the latest insights from organizational science, sociology, and psychology, he illuminates four imperatives that all radically collaborative organizations must embrace in order to succeed: team autonomy, managerial devolution, deficiency gratification, and candid vulnerability.

Amir and the Magical Lens [Nominated 5 time(s)]

This is a very cool picture book that explains OTel and how logs, traces, and metrics work together to enable troubleshooting and diagnosis. Fabrizio Ferri-Benedetti and his illustrator, Naomi Carroll, have brought to life the fantasy of befriending a giant broken robot and helping it repair itself. The text and illustrations provide an easy-to-grasp metaphor for observability, and there is additional explanation at the end to clarify the terms and put the story into a real-world context. It’s really neat!

Feature Management with LaunchDarkly [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Michael Gillett’s book Feature Management with LaunchDarkly, explains the key to building modern software development systems and arms software developers with the tools and knowledge to discover safe ways to make live changes in DevOps systems and master testing in production.

Investments Unlimited [Nominated 5 time(s)]

In the vein of bestselling titles The Phoenix Project and The Unicorn Project, Investments Unlimited helps organizations radically rethink how they handle audit compliance and security for their software systems. By introducing concepts, tools, and ideas to reimagine governance, this book catalyzes a more humane way to enable high-velocity software delivery that inspires trust and is inherently more secure.

Purple Book [Nominated 1 time(s)]

The Purple Book serves as an end-to-end tour of the state of leading practices across governance, tooling, culture, risk prioritization and supply chain risk. The Purple Book features a useful body of work, investment in controls and new methods of security teams partnering closely with software developers and infrastructure operations teams. A few leaders came together to co-author the book as a free resource so that people and organizations everywhere can work towards simplifying software security, application security, product security, and DevSecOps, while staying protected and compliant. See:

The Book On DevOps [Nominated 1 time(s)]

The Book on DevOps aims to differentiate you and your company in the marketplace by showing how to tap into trending and innovative methodology to produce software applications more efficiently, effectively, and quickly. It even explores the idea of creating a cultural shift to fundamentally change the way your organization approaches software development.

But change doesn’t have to be complicated. Magbor Atem proves this with a simple, three-step algorithm for creating a success formula for your marketplace. She also shows how to transform that formula into a system you can automate for a high ROI while providing unique and valuable experiences for your customers. It’s magical.

Top DevOps Evangelist

Category 6 – Top DevOps Evangelist

This category is one of our favorites. There are so many great evangelists who spread the DevOps gospel, and we want to know who does it best. Nominees can work within the DevOps space or outside of it. This should be a really competitive category.


Ayelet Sachto [Nominated 2 time(s)]

Ayelet Sachto is a passionate technical and thought leader with more than 18 years experience. Currently a Site Reliability Engineer @Google, formerly SCE  specialising in App modernization and devops, leading PSO-SRE efforts in EMEA. Throughout her career, Ayelet demonstrated outstanding technology-focused impactful accomplishments, exhibiting the highest degree of engineering excellence and technical leadership. Her advocacy work ranged from asset creation (e.g. articles, whitepapers), public speaking(e.g. DevOpsDaysPrague, DevopsDaysBirmingham, DevopsDaysTelAviv), workshops creation( including O’Reilly course), podcasts, and more collaborations with Devops Institute. In addition, she is constantly going the extra mile as a mentor.

Brendan O’Leary [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Brendan O’Leary is a Staff Developer Evangelist at GitLab, the One DevOps platform, a governing board member at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and advisor to various startups. He has a passion for software development and iterating processes just as quickly as we iterate on code. Working with customers to deliver value drives Brendan’s passion for DevOps and smooth CI/CD implementation. Brendan has worked with a wide range of customers – from the nation’s top healthcare institutions to environmental services companies to the Department of Defense. Outside of work, you’ll find Brendan with 1 to 4 kids hanging off of him at any given time or occasionally finding a moment alone to build something in his workshop.

Brian Reed [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Brian Reed, Chief Mobility Officer at NowSecure, leads the mobile DevSecOps charge at NowSecure, helping organizations deliver secure mobile apps faster through the industry’s only full suite of automated mobile security testing software, training, and pen testing / certification services. As Chief Mobility Officer, Brian leverages almost 20 years in mobile, applications, and security to drive strategic thought leadership, market development, and mobile AppSec + DevSecOps ecosystem evolution for NowSecure and the broader industry. Brian is a frequent author and speaker at industry events, and contributor to Forbes Technology Council. Brian is also the creator and host of the DevSecOps Bunch monthly webinar series.

Chris Eng [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Chris Eng is Chief Research Officer at Veracode. A founding member of the Veracode team, he is responsible for all research initiatives including applied research and product security, alongside Veracode’s annual State of Software Security report. Chris is a frequent speaker at industry conferences, such as AWS re:Inforce, and serves on the review board for Black Hat USA. He is also a charter member of MITRE’s CWE/CAPEC Board. He also presents for company events, including Veracode’s CONNECTIONS: Building the Bridge to Success between Development and Security to demonstrate security principles and tools. Bloomberg, CNN, CBS, and other prominent media outlets have featured Chris in their coverage.

Cody De Arkland [Nominated 1 time(s)]

As Head of Developer Relations for LaunchDarkly, Cody De Arkland, focuses on helping developers and builders of all industries learn and use LaunchDarkly’s feature management platform. He also leads LaunchDarkly’s team of developer advocates and orchestrates programs across the company that help win the hearts and minds of developers. Prior to his role as Head of Developer Relations, Cody served as a Principal Technical Marketing Engineer for the company.

Dan Garfield [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Dan Garfield is the Co-founder and Chief Open Source Officer of Codefresh, the developer first CI/CD platform. He helped launch the GitOps Working Group and helped lead the creation of the Open GitOps principles. As an Argo Maintainer, Kubernaut, and Google Developer Expert, he helps companies and individuals adopt Argo with GitOps. He helped create the most popular GitOps certification with Argo CD and writes consistently about best practices for GitOps involving security, development processes, and scaling. Dan is a passionate advocate for open-source innovation, and an enthusiastic champion for developers at every stage in their journey. Among his recent efforts, Dan has helped lead the democratization of GitOps by making the Codefresh hosted Argo platform accessible at no cost for community projects, individuals and small DevOps teams seeking unfettered access to GitOps best practices.

Eran Kinsbruner [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Eran has been prolific in 2022 with speaking engagements, articles, podcast appearances, and publishing a highly-regarded software testing book to add to his popular bibliography.

Garima Bajpai [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Garima Bajpai is founder of DevOps Community of Practice Canada ( Many Chapters -1200+ members)
He also serves as Chair Ambassador Program (2021 Onwards) and TOC member (2021 – 2022), Cd Foundation, Chair Canada Chapter, DevOps Institute (2020-till date), Chair Industry Forum( IHCI-2022), Intelligent Human Computer Interaction Conference, Producer Summits Canada ( DevOps Summit , DataOps Summit  & LeveeCast Podcast), and 100+. YouTube learning hours for DevOps Community

Kavitha Srinivasulu [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Working with high expertise on Risk & Compliance with 19+ years of experience focused on BFSI, Retail, Health care, IT Services and Telecom spanning across IT Security, Data Privacy, Business Resilience, Delivery Assurance and Vendor/3rd party Risk Management. Demonstrated proficiency in ISO, CRS, GRC, Lead Auditing and Project Management with diverse experience across corporate and Strategic Partners. Possess a solid balance of domain knowledge and smart business acumen ensuring business requirements and organizational goals are met. A natural leader with versatility to negotiate and influence at all levels. Very Self-driven, exuberant individual willing to learn from everything life has to offer.

Renzo Petri [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Renzo Petri was born in 1988 in a small city calls Piracaia, in Sao Paulo State – Brazil. Always passion with technology. Educated in Computer Science, Business and Management with Specialization in Strategy, People and Technology, he started programming in 2004 and now with more than 15 years working in complex IT projects. Since 2015 works in Natura&Co as a Senior Manager responsible for Architecture, DevOps and Quality Area. Was responsible to build a Cloud Journey and DevOps initiative for Natura&Co LATAM. Recently was promoted an IT Director because all the contribution and innovations initiatives who leader in Cloud, DevOps, Architecture for the company and was guarantee the digital

Richard “RichiH” Hartmann [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Richard “RichiH” Hartmann is the Director of Community at Grafana Labs, Prometheus team member, OpenMetrics founder, OpenTelemetry member, CNCF Technical Advisory Group Observability chair, CNCF Technical Oversight Committee member, CNCF Governing Board member, and more. He also leads or organizes various conferences, including PromCon, FOSDEM, DENOG, DebConf, and Chaos Communication Congress. In the past, he made mainframe databases work, ISP backbones run, freenode work, and designed and built a datacenter from scratch. Go through his talks at or follow him on Twitter at for musings on the intersection of technology and society.

Viktor Farcic [Nominated 6 time(s)]

Viktor always delivers. Explaining new technology, why you would use it, and how you would use it. Combining years of experience playing with new technology and field experience, the takes are less glamorous but more realistic and useful.

Category 7 – Best DevOps Transformation (Non-Vendor)

As digital transformation accelerates, which organizations stood out in their efforts to transform their business through DevOps?


JDE Professional [Nominated 1 time(s)]

JDE Professional is the B2B division of JDE Peet’s. JDE Professional runs on a modern global technology ecosystem on the platform and adjacent technologies.

We decided to adopt DevOps mid-2019. Today, we’re running 10 DevOps teams, supporting all business capabilities from Finance and Operations to Sales, E-Commerce and IoT (connected coffee machines). The teams have adopted agile ways of working and DevOps practices and tools. The results have been transformational for the business. In a year’s time we have stabilized the technology and operations, and have become an engine for digital growth; digitalizing sales, marketing and operations processes, but then providing a great digital customer experience through E-Commerce and our Digital Services platform.

Natura Cloud & DevOps Center of Excellence [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Natura &Co is the fourth-largest cosmetics conglomerate in the world, operates in more than 70 countries and comprises the brands Aesop, Avon, and The Body Shop. Natura now has a Cloud & DevOps Center of Excellence, created with the support of Amazon Web Services (AWS), to accelerate the deliverables of engineering teams, ensuring quality and safety in the implementation and operation of the products. The company had already initiated, eight years ago, a series of organizational changes related to technology, such as the reorganization of the way of working. This paved the way for a new Business Platform structured at Natura, which crosses competencies such as data intelligence, user experience (UX), service design and open innovation.

OJA DevOps Transformation and Implementation [Nominated 1 time(s)]

The FIS Operation Joined Arrows (OJA) project implemented unified DevOps Continuous Integration (CI) capabilities, practices, and a specific set of core tools, including an enterprise Dashboard, to improve software delivery for many FIS application platforms that are strategic or being modernized. The OJA project benefits include dramatic Agility improvements, Architecture benefits, User benefits, Security, Governance and Compliance benefits, System Administration benefits, Improved visibility provided by implementation of an enterprise DevOps Dashboard, High Return-on-Investment, and flawless Project Execution. [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Among the 12 greatest stressors in life, six revolve around healthcare issues. From loss of a loved one to pregnancy and even retirement, these events often involve interactions with healthcare services — interactions that can either add to an individual’s stress or, ideally, help alleviate it.

For Optum, a U.S.-based health services business, any one of its nearly 127 million members could be navigating one of these life events at any given moment. In an effort to reduce those stresses, the company puts a high priority on a web experience that is fast, reliable, and streamlined to best answer user questions. It’s a critical component of the customer experience since the site’s portals are used to review health insurance information, order prescriptions, find medical providers, and more.

Best DevOps Event

Category 8 – Best DevOps Virtual Event of the Year

Now that things are starting to return to normal, this category includes both in-person and virtual events.. Which DevOps event stands out from the others?


2022 DevOps Enterprise Summit [Nominated 2 time(s)]

You learn from amazing talks, you’re surrounded by the best in the game, you find fellow travelers who face challenges similar to your own, and so much more. These often lead to lifelong relationships, and can even change your career.

AppSecCon 2022 [Nominated 1 time(s)]

The application security conference, AppSecCon 2022, was created to provide an enriching experience for thousands of virtual attendees in the AppSec, Product Sec, DevSecOps and DevOps space. The inaugural event organized on May 18-9, 2022 received 2,200+ registrations from 24 countries. It had 40+ speakers covering 20 topics. The event focused on sharing perspectives on the industry’s most pressing concerns, best practices and case studies in AppSec, Product Sec, DevSecOps, GRC and community building areas.

DMcon Kochi 2022 [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Half day free technical event conducted at Athulya Infopark, Kochi on May 21st, 2022 with the theme ‘Microservices at Scale’,  including technical sessions, gamification, and participant networking. A total of 5 educators, 20 organizers and 100 plus registered attendees were part of the event and the medium was ‘Malayalam’ (regional language).

GrafanaCONline [Nominated 1 time(s)]

GrafanaCONline, the virtual community event happening now through June 17, 2022, where over 15,000+ registered attendees will hear from Grafana users at Dish Network, Cisco, KCB Bank of Uganda, Optum, and more.

Unscripted 2022 [Nominated 1 time(s)]

{unscripted} is a unique conference with a series of keynote presentations delivered by industry luminaries, plus two tracks of curated breakout sessions for practitioners or managers and technology leaders. The third annual {unscripted} conference will take place on November 16th, 2022, and will feature regarded industry experts including Executive Director of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, Priyanka Sharma and Head Of Engineering, Agile & DevOps Products at Atlassian, Robert Khron. The event is free of charge, bolstering the distribution of knowledge across the DevOps industry.

Most Innovative DevOps Open Source Project

Category 9 – Most Innovative DevOps Open Source Project

Open source projects are meant to promote innovation and increase efficiency, velocity and quality. While there are many great open source projects out there, the best ones are those that create a community of people who work on and with the technology and support each other.


Backstage [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Backstage is an open platform for building developer portals, created at Spotify, donated to the CNCF, and maintained by a worldwide community of contributors.

CherryBomb [Nominated 1 time(s)]

A CI embedded CLI tool that helps avoid undefined user behavior by validating your API specifications and running passive checks, active scans, and API security tests.

CloudNativePG [Nominated 1 time(s)]

This year EDB open-sourced CloudNativePG, with the primary intention of bringing more closely together two of the most vibrant open source communities in practice today. Databases are a foundational component of every application stack, and the industry at large continues to aggressively move to Kubernetes as their orchestration platform of choice. It is only natural, yet overdue that there is a cloud native solution for running Postgres, the most popular open source database, available in a Kubernetes ecosystem. Further, CloudNativePG is the first and only Postgres operator to be submitted to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF)

TerraCognita by Cycloid [Nominated 1 time(s)]

TerraCognita by Cycloid automatically reverse engineers existing cloud infrastructure into Terraform code based on Terraform providers built by a growing open source community of contributors. TerraCognita currently works on AWS, GCP, Azure and VMware, enabling users to generate reproducible, error-free infra-as-code and/or terraform state files from current public cloud infrastructure. Terracognita opens doors to bigger and better automation and improved all-round quality of experience for developers who no longer need to worry about taking time away from developing to configure infrastructure and troubleshoot issues. Istio Ambient Mesh [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Istio Ambient Mesh builds on 5+ years of experience in the Istio community, with thousands of production deployments and contributions from nearly 1,000 engineers. It also builds on the proven security model of Istio. Istio Ambient Mesh is the new Istio dataplane architectural alternative that does not rely on sidecars by default. Istio Ambient Mesh allows customers to have choices around the vectors of cost, operational transparency, and performance.

k0s (K Zeroes) [Nominated 1 time(s)]

k0s (K Zeroes) is a lightweight distribution of Kubernetes that is closest to vanilla, upstream Kubernetes with patches usually applied within 24 hours (of those to the main Kubernetes branch). Everything is contained in a single binary. k0s can be deployed in production without limitations and can scale from the IoT to 1,000 nodes. It enables Kubernetes workloads of any scale to run on any infrastructure: public/private clouds, on-premises, edge and hybrid. It’s 100% open source and free. Kubernetes clusters can be set up in minutes, so anyone — with no special skills or expertise in Kubernetes — can easily get started.

Kyverno [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Kyverno is a policy engine designed for Kubernetes. With Kyverno, policies are managed as Kubernetes resources and no new language is required to write policies.  In 2020, Nirmata donated the project to the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), and since being accepted, its adoption has quickly soared, leading to 856% growth in committers, 3,000 GitHub stars and 300 million Kyverno image pulls. Today, Kyverno has over 100 monthly contributors and saw over 500 Kyverno certifications. Based on its explosive growth, CNCF’s Technical Oversight Committee voted to move Kyverno from a sandbox project to an incubator in July 2022.  The project continues to be used by a growing number of active users including Deutsche Telekom, Vodafone, Blinkit, and William Sonoma.

Lens [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Lens is the most popular integrated development environment (IDE) for Kubernetes with more than 650,000 users and over 18,500 stars on GitHub. A desktop application, Lens simplifies the developer experience working with Kubernetes and lowers the barrier of entry for those just getting started with Kubernetes while radically improving productivity for people with more experience.

Mimir [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Mimir is an open source, horizontally scalable, highly available, multi-tenant, long-term storage for Prometheus. Mimir, the most scalable, most performant open source time series database in the world. Mimir allows you to scale to 1 billion metrics and beyond, with simplified deployment and blazing fast query performance that is up to 40x faster than Cortex.

MinIO [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Open-source MinIO, licensed under AGPLv3, unifies the storage layer, allowing DevOps teams to build processes and automation around data that seamlessly exists in disparate locations and clouds – AWS, Google Cloud, Azure, IBM, Tanzu, OpenShift, K3S on developer laptops and 5G POPs.

ShardingSphere [Nominated 1 time(s)]

ShardingSphere is one of the Top-Level Apache Projects;

– Top 10 Apache Project by Number of Commits, 2021

– So far, ShardingSphere repo has 17,000+ stars, 12,000+ PRs, 6,000+ forks, and 400+ contributors.

– The paper, “A Holistic and Pluggable Platform for Data Sharding”, was published at ICDE, a top conference in the database field.

– The book, “A Definitive Guide to Apache ShardingSphere”, was published, illustrating how to build an open ecosystem on a multi-model database.

Wazuh [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Wazuh is a free and open source security platform that provides unified SIEM and XDR protection. It protects workloads across on-premises, virtualized, containerized, and cloud-based environments.Wazuh is one of the fastest growing open source security solutions, with over 10 million downloads per year. Wazuh provides communities where users can engage Wazuh developers, share experiences, and ask questions related to the platform. This open source solution creates a community for developers and allows for transparency in code, allowing a cybersecurity solution that can be catered to each individual company and use case. This platform can be easily integrated with other open source tools and security solutions to enhance its XDR capabilities.

Category 10 – DevOps Executive of the Year

This category celebrates excellence among DevOps leaders at the C-suite (or equivalent) levels. (Non-Vendor)


Chris Wright [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Chris Wright leads the Global Engineering team that guides Red Hat’s technology vision. He co-creates technology innovations, and collaboratively implements change to ensure the success of Red Hat’s ecosystem of associates, customers, communities, and partners.

Deepak Selvaraj [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Having built Virgin Media B2B’s Quality Engineering and DevOps departments to extra-ordinary financial and technical heights from 2015-2021, Deepak then moved onto solve a similar challenge for Transform UK as the Director of DevOps and Quality Engineering. Alongside work he is influential within the Software Testing and DevOps sectors, speaking at conferences, tech workshops, and judging awards. He also supports young people by talking in schools about his career and inspiring future generations. He is passionate about empowering his team and the people he works with, leading by example to create a workplace built on trust and respect.

Edith Harbaugh [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Edith Harbaugh is CEO and co-founder of LaunchDarkly, the first software company to scale and standardize the process of feature management (essentially kill switches on software code), empowering developers and their teams to greater control, safer releases, and less stress. Since LaunchDarkly’s founding in 2014, Edith has driven the company even further in empowering not only developers — but those in non-technical roles like marketing, sales, and design — to have control of software features. These new innovations don’t mask software under a “low code” or “no code” application, but truly democratize control of code across entire organizations.

Idit Levine [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Idit Levine built from the ground up to meet a critical need in the growing microservices market–a key aspect of digital transformation. At its founding, few companies had been built to address these unique market demands. Levine predicted the future challenges microservices would create and decided to build a service that would meet the future needs of these organizations going through digital transformation. As an early innovator in the service mesh market, Levine worked tirelessly to ensure investors recognized the company’s value. With a $1 billion valuation and 99% customer renewal rate today,’s success speaks to Levine’s stewardship and the overall positive impact has had on the market.

Jim Rose [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Jim Rose is CEO of CircleCI. His mission is to help developers build great things and deliver to market faster. As a founder and CEO, Jim embodies a ‘never give up’ mentality and a belief in embracing your failures as a path to success. His even-keeled attitude and team-first leadership style puts collaboration at the center of CircleCI’s culture, with trust and transparency paramount. One of Jim’s biggest strengths as a leader is fostering a culture of innovation, Jim manages with change in mind by empowering its leaders to get the most out of their teams by making sure they understand what success looks and feels like, and how their individual contributions impact the bottom line.

Jyoti Bansal [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Jyoti Bansal is a multi-unicorn founder, serial technology entrepreneur, and a passionate mentor and investor in the tech world. When building his own company, AppDynamics, in 2008, Jyoti noticed that software delivery was draining the majority of the company’s resources and realized that most companies, regardless of their industry, needed help getting their software to their users. Jyoti co-founded, a modern software delivery platform that automates and streamlines every aspect of the software delivery lifecycle. Now, Harness is transforming businesses’ ability to move fast and stay competitive with software development tools that focus on the creative process of coding instead of the tedious and costly process of shipping it.

Marco Palladino [Nominated 1 time(s)]

In the tech-sparse city of Milan more than a decade ago, friends Marco Palladino had an idea for a startup, but no funds. Taking a leap of faith and flying to San Francisco, the two brought their idea – a marketplace for APIs called Mashape that would ride the next wave of software development – to life in Silicon Valley.

Marco is an inventor, software developer, and internet entrepreneur who helped build Kong’s core technology as an open-source project when he and Aghi saw a gap in API management tools and eventually created the fastest, most adopted API gateway in the world.

Nick Durkin [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Nick Durkin is Field CTO for Harness and is responsible for the organization’s worldwide field engineering team, post-sales engineering team, and a portion of the product. He previously held technical and executive roles at OverOps, DataTorrent, and Zelle (Early Warning), where he ran critical infrastructure for the United States government. He also served as lead architect on the Department of Homeland Security’s Financial Institution – Verifying Identity Credential Service (FIVICS) initiative where he developed several patents for anti-fraud technologies, which are currently in use not only by the federal government but some of the world’s largest financial institutions as well. Nick has been recognized for his ability to help early-stage companies.

Raj Dutt [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Grafana Labs was started in 2014 by Raj Dutt and two co-founders who live on completely different continents, and now it has 800+ employees spanning over 40 countries, and around 2,000 paying customers with over $100 million in ARR in 2022. Earlier this year. Raj has been recognized by Goldman Sachs for his excellence in leadership. No matter how big the organization gets or how fast it scales, success will happen with “our souls intact. I have no interest in pushing another 10% of growth if it means losing our souls,” Raj explained. “I really want to make sure that we’re in this together. We are building relationships that are going to last beyond this company, whatever our personal journeys are.”

Renzo Petri [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Renzo Petri was born in 1988 in a small city calls Piracaia, in Sao Paulo State – Brazil. Always passion with technology. Educated in Computer Science, Business and Management with Specialization in Strategy, People and Technology, he started programming in 2004 and now with more than 15 years working in complex IT projects. Since 2015 works in Natura&Co as a Senior Manager responsible for Architecture, DevOps and Quality Area. Was responsible to build a Cloud Journey and DevOps initiative for Natura&Co LATAM. Recently was promoted an IT Director because all the contribution and innovations initiatives who leader in Cloud, DevOps, Architecture for the company and was guarantee the digital

Sanjay Singh [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Sanjay is a seasoned Tech Leader and has more than 2 decades of industry experience. Sanjay has been driving Cloud optimisation, InfoSec and DevOps practices. He thrives for automation, improving customers’ experience and focuses on digital transformation. Sanjay is heading the DevSecOps function for a gaming company called “Games24x7” (popularly known for their flagship game called RummyCircle and My11Circle). He has worked with Angel One, Intuit, Cisco and few other companies prior to joining Games24x7. Sanjay recently optimized Cloud infrastructure cost and brought it down by more than 40%. Sanjay also built an APM tool in-house using Open-Source Tools to correlate and detect any potential issue more proactively. Sanjay plans to make this toolset Open-Source soon.

Trista Pan [Nominated 1 time(s)]

As SphereEx’ Co-Founder & CTO, Apache Member & Incubator Mentor, Apache ShardingSphere PMC, AWS Data Hero, China Mulan Open Source Community Mentor, Tencent Cloud TVP.

Trista now focuses on the distributed database & middleware ecosystem, and the open-source community. Recipient of the “2020 China Open-Source Pioneer” award, the “2021 OSCAR Top Open Source Pioneer” and CSDN’s 2021 “IT Leading Personality”.  Most recently in 2022, she was voted as “Chief Technology Officer of the Year” by Globee Awards. In July 2022, she co-authored a book named “A Definitive Guide to Apache ShardingSphere” published by Packt.

Best DevOps Presentation of the Year

Category 11 – Best DevOps Presentation of the Year

This category recognizes the best DevOps-themed presentation from the many conferences held during the year.


Dwayne Bradley [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Dwayne Bradley of Duke Energy delivered a really interesting talk at DevOps Experience 2022 titled A Distributed Intelligence Vision for the Electric Grid. In this session, Dwayne discussed the role of the Emerging Technology Office (ETO) at Duke Energy and how the electric grid is currently managed and how we’ve built up to our current position. Next he discussed the role of distributed energy resources (DER) and how that affects thinking about grid management in the future, including the need to more quickly change and how DevOps practices can lead to better management of the grid in the future

Ali Ravji and Prashant Parekh [Nominated 1 time(s)]

In thier presenation Journey from 100’s of Pipelines to a Single Pipeline Ecosystem delivered at DevOps World 2022, Ali Ravji – Technology Leader, Capital One and Prashant Parekh – Director, Software Engineering, Capital One discuss how they evolved from 100s of pipelines and to a single pipeline with seamlessly merging best practices, SDLC standards and compliance across the company into pipeline.

Best Article of the Year

Category 12 – Best Article of the Year publishes multiple new articles every day. Which was the best article from this year? Let us know so we can recognize the author.


Bridging the Developer Experience Gap [Nominated 1 time(s)]

Building on Stephen O’Grady’s seminal Red Monk post which started a developer experience (DevX) movement in late 2020, this article by Benjamin Brial on –

dated 2 December 2021 – was both a timely reminder of the challenges facing developers and their employers and, importantly, how organizations can start bridging the gap that

exists between developers’ expectations and current reality.

What A Dev Wants [Nominated 1 time(s)]

When it comes to today’s security training programs for software developers, often their organizations are looking to check a compliance box. Typically, security training programs wind up being time-consuming and not aligned with the interests of developers. Security leader Trevor Young (Chief Product Officer, Security Compass) believes that organizations should ask this simple, but pertinent, question: What do developers really want out of their security training program?

According to Trevor (, effective training programs will have an important downstream impact as organizations work to build a culture with a strong foundation in security. Managers tend to see better results from training that is hands-on, interactive, engaging and related to developer tasks.