I don't care for what you did last summer! Continuous Delivery + immutable Servers
I will introduce you to the concept of immutable infrastructure, deployed and commanded by continuous delivery, backed by monitoring, logging and alerting, where a change means recreating the universe from scratch. It focuses heavily on the paradigms inherent to a healthy DevOps culture and empowers all members within a team to contribute. I will talk about cloud-based deployments on AWS, using EC2/CloudFormation, but the general concepts can be extended to cover any platform and provider. You build it, you run it; Fail fast, recover fast; Infrastructure as code; Data/metric driven decisions!