Reserve the evening of October 24th for the next meeting. The schedule is currently tentative. The event is free, but you have to RSVP BEFORE MONDAY 09.00 to attend.
We will however record the all the talks and publish them, keep an eye on this page for the URL.
18:30 Security Loves DevOps - James Turnbull
19:15 Break (Food & Stuff...)
19:45 PuppetLabs, State of the Nation - James Turnbull
20:15 Test Automation at Spotify - Kristian Karl, Spotify
Security Loves DevOps
- James Turnbull, Puppetlabs
A lot of Dev and Ops people look at their security teams with disdain. "Those guys are just blockers... All they do is throw obstacles in my way and say no. They'll never be DevOps or even Agile." In return many security people see the emergence of DevOps as creating a wilder, less managed environment in which they would face more risk and greater security challenges.
So who is right? Can DevOps and security co-exist? Can they learn from one another? We will take a deeper look into:
- What DevOps means for a Security professional
- How DevOps can be sold to Security
- How Security practice can enhance DevOps
- How DevOps can influence Risk decisions and help manage risk appetite
- Let’s see if DevOps and Security can have a long and prosperous relationship.
Puppet Labs: The State of the Nation
- James Turnbull, Puppetlabs
This presentation will cover the current state of the Puppet ecosystem, especially the recent Puppet 3.0 release, Hiera, MCollective, PuppetDB and our plans for Puppet Dashboard. I'll also discuss our future plans, the state of the community, and give you the opportunity to ask questions about what we're planning and what's on the roadmap.
Test Automation at Spotify
- Kristian Karl, Spotify
In a world of agile development, it is a challenging task for QA to handle testing of both new features and regressions. At Spotify we try to automate as much as possible of the regression testing. Test automation in itself is however both challenging and daunting…
In this talk Kristian shows how the use of Model Based Testing simplifies the QA process in an agile team. One important aspect of Model Based Testing is the separation of test design from test code and Kristian will explain how this works and demonstrate some of the open source tools used by Spotify.
Tip: checkout graphwalker.org before Kristian's talk.
About the Speakers
James is an author and open source geek. James authored the two books about Puppet (Pro Puppet and the earlier book about Puppet. He is also the author of three other books including Pro Linux System Administration, Pro Nagios 2.0, and Hardening Linux. For a real job, James is VP of Tech Ops for Puppet Labs. He likes food, wine, books, photography and cats. He is not overly keen on long walks on the beach and holding hands.
Kristian works as Test Manager at Spotify since 2010. Before that he worked with verifying radio base stations at Ericsson and as a consultant in the test automation and performance testing field. Kristian is passionate about agile methods, and model based testing and he founded graphwalker.org in 2005.