What we're about

This is a group of passionate Agile & DevOps Enthusiasts in the DFW area who are looking to share inspiring and pragmatic techniques to promote effective use of Agile Software Development & DevOps. We will meet monthly to hear an inspiring speaker and exchange best practices to make the journey of Agile Software Development / DevOps fulfilling and rewarding for our organizations.

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4 Steps To Implement CI/CD And The Tools To Help You Along The Way

Have you been facing challenges creating short feedback loops with CI/CD? Or maybe you have been thinking of CI/CD and wondering what steps you should follow to get started. Either way, come join us on May 2nd to learn "4 Steps To Implement CI/CD And The Tools To Help You Along The Way". Some topics we will discuss... * What the heck is this CI/CD they speak of and why should Agile Teams care about it * How to create webhooks from code repository git * How to create pipeline build using Jenkins * How to push artifacts to docker registry ECR * Deploying to QA * Resources to learn more ABOUT OUR SPEAKER - SYAM PRASAD Syam has 13+ years of experience in design and development of web and mobile applications. He is an expert in DevOps & DevSecOps, Cloud Technologies including Cost Analysis (hybrid and multi-cloud), Holistic CI/CD Process Automation, Micro-services and Digital Transformation. Syam has lead major projects for Fortune 100 & 500 companies. Local companies Verizon, Epsilon, Blue Cross/Blue Shield. SCHEDULE: 6:00 to 6:30 - Networking, snacks 6:30 to 7:45 - Presentation 7:45 to 8:30 - Optional Networking in Building Lobby on ground floor Hope to see you there! Regards, Ravi Verma

Changing The Game: Leveraging Game Theory to Transform Your IT Organization

As organizations begin the process of digitally transforming they will often struggle after initial efforts at automation (the dreaded J-curve). In this session we'll discuss why the J-curve phenomenon occurs and define the concept behind the Pareto Inefficient Nash Equilibrium through a game show called "Golden Balls". In this entertaining segment we'll discuss how you can introduce this concept to effectively change the game and push past the low-end of the J-curve. Once we’ve established how to effectively drive transformation in your organization, we’ll cover practical initiatives your teams should collaborate on to deliver software faster, easier, and with unprecedented reliability. We’ll also discuss how these initiatives require organizations to redefine their culture and how the Westrum Model can be used to gauge the maturity and readiness of your organization to prepare for this transformation. ABOUT OUR SPEAKER - KEVIN CRAWLEY Kevin works in Developer Relations at Instana, a tool which provides automated cloud native application performance monitoring solutions. He speaks internationally on topics including distributed computing, microservices, containers, automation, observability, public speaking, alert fatigue and human ops. He has been distinguished by by his peers as a Docker Captain for his outstanding work with the community and the successful implementation of Docker in Production over the past 4 years. He has helped organize several local meetup groups in the Nashville, TN area including Docker, Go, and Serverless and has spoken at many other groups including Java, Javascript, PHP, and DevOps. He is also the organizer for Nashville's own DevOpsDays. At his previous jobs he‘s designed and built distributed scheduling systems utilizing Symfony (PHP), Amazon SQS, DynamoDB, and Redshift. His most recent project he was responsible for designing, building and delivering a modern software delivery platform using Go/Angular which was integrated with Docker Swarm and Gitlab. This application is capable of managing phoenix environments and a fully configurable production pipeline and manages the SDLC of over 1000 containers and dozens of engineers building on a Kafka, Cassandra, and Spring Boot stack. SCHEDULE 6:00 to 6:30 - Networking, snacks 6:30 to 7:45 - Presentation 7:45 to 8:30 - Optional Networking in Building Lobby on ground floor Hope to see you there! Regards, Ravi Verma

Agile DevOps - Topic TBD

Bottle Rocket

Topic TBD 6:00 - 6:30: Networking, snacks 6:30 - 8:00: Presentation 8:00 - 8:30: Optional Networking Hope to see you there! Regards, Ravi Verma

Agile DevOps - Topic TBD

Bottle Rocket

Topic TBD 6:00 - 6:30: Networking, snacks 6:30 - 8:00: Presentation 8:00 - 8:30: Optional Networking Hope to see you there! Regards, Ravi Verma

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