I loved N.N. Taleb's Antifragile, and kept finding echoes of devops (and, naturally, Agile and Lean) throughout the book. I wanted to explore the connections between devops and antifragility in depth, and the result is the following presentation at the first Velocity Conf in NYC.
Your organization has embraced the Devops philosophy, and is growing. So you set out to hunt for Devops practitioners, and quickly find that usual hiring approaches (e.g., recruiters looking on LinkedIn) simply don't work. What do these these mythical Devops creatures look like? (Hint: a lot like unicorns and combs).
What is their natural habitat? (Shockingly, they don't hang out on LinkedIn).
How can you capture them? Here's my Devopdays NYC 2013 talk on this subject.