Past Meetup

Shifting Left in AWS - with Dynatrace (Amazon Echo giveaway!)

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'Shifting Left' - shift left testing is an approach to software & system testing in which testing is performed earlier in the lifecycle (i.e. moved left on the project timeline.) It is the first half of the maxim "Test early and often".

Without looking it up, what version number is, Facebook, Gmail, or any other household name software solution?

The world of software has changed significantly over the past few years and it has impacted every part of the business. Dynatrace had to transform the ways it produced and deployed software to stay ahead of the organizations that rely on Dynatrace for visibility.

During this talk, you will learn of the DevOps transformation Dynatrace accomplished over a few years’ timeframe along with some of the key points the DevOps organization considers the new way to produce solutions.

DevOps is an industry standard term, but Dynatrace defines it a little bit differently. During this talk, we will be going over the role of the DevOps team at Dynatrace and what their responsibilities are. From Dev to Ops, this team maintains a process to ensure quality, reduce churn, and improve overall efficiency.

Please make sure to bring your laptops for the hands-on Lab! To qualify for the Amazon Echo giveaway, you MUST complete the lab that will happen towards the end of the talk! The lab will require an AWS account, and we will be deploying an app on Elastic Beanstalk. There are also runner up prizes of the Amazon Echo Dot!

Dynatrace Speaker:

Bill Zajac – Regional Director, Solution Engineering

Bill has an unhealthy obsession with application performance. He has experience working with five person startups to laying out strategy to the Fortune Five. His highly-caffeinated personality is currently living in San Francisco where he believes his local customers are not unique, but just ahead of the curve.

Bill is currently working with a team of Solution Engineers that support the western part of North America. He continues to explore his passions by attending Meetups regularly and is thrilled at the opportunity to share some industry insights!

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Food & refreshments will be sponsored by Dynatrace, come along for a great evening!