Continuous Integration: Getting Your Department To Drink The Kool-Aid

Everyone wants automated regression, automated builds, and single click deployments. Who wouldn’t want day to day development blockers eliminated. However, getting these things happening in your office might often face fierce resistance. Here is how one small department banded together for success.

Presented by Jen Knight, Michael Benning, and Dave Mannion.

Jen Knight has been breaking, hacking, and fixing software for over 15 years where she developed a passion for test automation and secure software. She also does coaching/consulting work teaching systems thinking and replacement driven leadership principals.

Michael R. Benning is a Certified Scrum Master and Business Analyst, who’s good questions are akin to a fine Jedi mind trick. He helps agile development teams hone their craft.

Dave has been writing software and managing software development for too many years, beginning in high school with home-grown microprocessor assemblers, disassemblers, and  c compilers while putting together printed circuit boards for a small startup called Apple computer.  In a career involving  laboratory automation, robotics, artificial intelligence, genomics and proteomics he has never ever invoked a waterfall process.  He enjoys information theory and playing banjo.

Agenda:

6:00-6:30 Pizza and networking.
6:30-8:00 Continuous Integration: Getting your department to drink the Kool-Aid
8:00-8:30 More networking.
Location closed at 8:30

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  • Jen K.

    April 18, 2014

    • Sean A C.

      Thanx. Looks like a great preso. Sorry I missed it. Was it broadcast on G+? I didn't see any indication of how to view it live.

      April 18, 2014

    • Jen K.

      I was available on Google Hangout, but no one contacted. We did take video and that will be posted.

      1 · April 18, 2014

  • Andrew z.

    I agree with Rajiv! I learnt a lot from Jen about the latest open source tools, which are new to me; I was convinced all those open source tools actually working well, this will build my confidence to mater these new automation tools in the days coming.. Thanks to both Jen and the organizers: Rick and Michael!

    April 18, 2014

  • Rajiv T

    Rick, Michael excellent event organization and great presentation. Thanks very much

    April 17, 2014

  • Jen K.

    hangout should be from my google plus account [masked]

    April 17, 2014

  • David V.

    Any chance to live stream via Hangouts or similar?

    April 16, 2014

    • Michael Y.

      Hi David, we will try to stream the meetup tomorrow. If we are unable to do so, then we will post a recording of the presentation on our YouTube page along with all the other meetup presentations from the last year.

      April 16, 2014

    • David V.

      Thanks

      April 16, 2014

  • Jen K.

    Not sure what the location to handle. I could bring a laptop with a webcam and try that.

    April 16, 2014

  • Sean A C.

    Sounds like a great talk but I'm already trying to decide between two other interesting meetups on that date :(

    April 3, 2014

    • Michael Y.

      No worries Sean, we hope to see you at our next meetup.

      April 15, 2014

  • Andrew z.

    I have been working as a QA engineer for Hyperion Essbase product (OLPA, BI) for 13 years. Recently I was laid off. I am new to Agile method, and I like to update my skills the current market requires.

    April 9, 2014

    • Andrew z.

      Thank you Michael for your message! I think a positive attitude is the most important for me. I would like to move on by learning new skills and meeting QA professionals. See you soon. Regards!

      1 · April 15, 2014

    • Michael Y.

      Absolutely Andrew. And this is a great place to learn new skills and also build on existing skills. See you soon!

      April 15, 2014

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