CANCELLED Abel Wang - Real World DevOps & Continuous QE

Kansas City Microsoft Azure Meetup
Kansas City Microsoft Azure Meetup
Public group

Canceled

H&R Block World Headquarters

1301 Main St · Kansas City, MO

How to find us

Garage entrance is off 13th Street between Grand and Walnut. 13th Street is one-way westbound. Approach from Grand Street side only. Entrance into the H&R Block building is from either Walnut Street and across the courtyard, or from 13th Street.

Location image of event venue

Details

CANCELLED

Unfortunately Abel has come down with a severe case of the flu and will not be able to join us tomorrow. We will work to reschedule his trip. We're really sorry. We know that people were excited to meet him.

5:30 to 7:00

**Real World DevOps**

It is now 2020 and good DevOps practices are no longer just nice to have. It is absolutely necessary to continuously deliver value to our end users. Yet this isn't easy to do right. Unfortunately, all the flashy Hello World DevOps demos we see at conferences don’t really help us figure out how to do DevOps in the real world. They don’t even let us know what is possible.

In this session, we change all of that. We explore the why's and the how. Why is DevOps important? Why do we care? How do we implement DevOps best practices? And finally, we will do a real world deep dive.

Starting from nothing at all except source code (and I mean NOTHING. No infrastructure at all) we end with a complex modern application deployed all the way out into production hosted in the cloud.

We touch on modern technologies and techniques. From Infrastructure as Code to setting up DNS. From web front ends, to deploying databases. From API's hosted in Kubernetes clusters all the way to mobile apps. And we do everything from within our pipelines. With the right tooling, anything is possible. And in this session, you will see all this happen live with DevOps best practices including IaC, Database DevOps, Security and Quality!

*Speaker*

Abel Wang (Microsoft)

Abel Wang is a Principal Cloud Advocate and DevOps Lead with a background in application development at Micorsoft. He is currently part of Donovan Brown's League of Extraordinary Cloud DevOps Advocates.

Before joining Microsoft, Abel spent seven years as a Process Consultant and a Certified Scrum Master helping customers globally develop solutions using agile practices and Team Foundation Server.

Prior to that, Abel founded and sold his own software company. When not working, Abel is either writing code (yes, that’s what he does for fun), playing his guitar or training for The Great Wall Marathon.

7:15 to 8:30

**Continuous Quality Engineering**

A critical component of realizing real world DevOps its to have continuous testing and quality gates throughout the CI/CD process. Measuring quality of not just your application, but the underlying infrastructure, surrounding services, and resiliency aspects of your architecture. Learn how H&R Block partnered with Sogeti is building these core tenants of continuous testing, pipeline orchestration, and automation throughout various Azure development and operational efforts.

*Speakers*

George Westwater - Solution Architect @ Sogeti - Part of Capgemini
Aaron Kraft - Director DevOps & Test Engineering @ H&R Block

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H&R Block Annex Parking Directions
Garage entrance is located off 13th Street between Grand and Walnut.
13th Street is one-way westbound. Approach from Grand Street side only.
Please take a ticket as you enter the garage.
DevOps KC event coordinators will provide a validation ticket to you at the meeting.
From inside the garage, take the stairs or elevator to the Walnut Street side. See map below.
Entrance into the H&R Block building is from either Walnut Street and across the courtyard, or from 13th Street.
Upon exiting the garage, put your ticket into the ticket machine, then put the validation ticket into the ticket machine, to zero out the fee and open the gate.