What we're about

Food Sponsored by A2 hosting (https://www.a2hosting.com/). A2 Hosting is a web hosting company based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan with data centers across the globe. At A2, we specialize in performance based hosting for everyone, with a proactive service team working around the clock. Whether you've never run a website before or are a professional developer, rest assured we have a web hosting solution to meet your unique needs!

We're a group of people who buy into the idea of DevOps: the idea that development and operations should work closely together, to make each other's lives easier. It's entirely possible that development and operations can be the same group, although not necessary.

DevOps is an idea that we feel has merit, but like all ideas everyone interprets it differently and puts it into practice differently.

This group is about exploring DevOps and seeing how we can use the idea and practices around it to build a better future.

We meet on the first Tuesday of every month, at the Communication Arts and Sciences building in East Lansing

Upcoming events (2)

The Whole Team Approach to Testing in DevOps with Lisa Crispin

Communication Arts and Sciences Building, MSU (Room 233)

We've never had time to Test All The Things before releasing updates to production. So how can we feel confident to release updates weekly or even daily with continuous delivery (CD)? Automating regression tests is already a challenge. What about all the other critical testing activities we need to do to make sure our product doesn't turn into a roadblock for customers? In this session, Lisa will introduce some new tools and frameworks that will help your team work together to overcome testing challenges and succeed with CD. These include: * Ways to visualize your CD pipeline so the team can find ways to shorten feedback loops and mitigate risks * How to use a test suite canvas to discuss what questions each step in your CD pipeline needs to answer, to understand the value each step provides * How to make sure all essential types of testing are done continually, and how to fit testing into the continuous world. There IS a “test” in DevOps! Let’s explore it together. Free parking after 6pm in "Ramp 5": https://goo.gl/maps/jxnC9uyR7ks or https://maps.msu.edu/interactive/index.php?location=DPLE Pizza will be available thanks to our food sponsor: A2 Hosting - https://goo.gl/YcCWTj A2 Hosting is a web hosting company based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan with data centers across the globe. At A2, we specialize in performance based hosting for everyone, with a proactive service team working around the clock. Whether you've never run a website before or are a professional developer, rest assured we have a web hosting solution to meet your unique needs!

Bringing Accessibility within Reach with Chris DeMars

Communication Arts and Sciences Building, MSU (Room 233)

As DevOps professionals we should measure success by how much value we deliver to our users, and we should strive to ensure that the value is accessible to ALL users, regardless of permanent, temporary, conditional, or situational disabilities. This is not only a "nice to have" feature, or a "good idea", this is in many situations a legal requirement. Come and learn about accessibility requirements and what tools and techniques we can use to test for compliance. We'll also discuss ways we can ensure accessibility testing is being done as part of our delivery pipeline. Chris DeMars is an international speaker, and co-organizer of Ann Arbor Accessibility Group. You can hear a recent interview with Chris on the 6 Figure Developer podcast: https://6figuredev.com/podcast/episode-089-ux-design-and-accessibility-w-chris-demars/ Free parking after 6pm in "Ramp 5": https://goo.gl/maps/jxnC9uyR7ks or https://maps.msu.edu/interactive/index.php?location=DPLE Pizza will be available thanks to our food sponsor: A2 Hosting - https://goo.gl/YcCWTj A2 Hosting is a web hosting company based out of Ann Arbor, Michigan with data centers across the globe. At A2, we specialize in performance based hosting for everyone, with a proactive service team working around the clock. Whether you've never run a website before or are a professional developer, rest assured we have a web hosting solution to meet your unique needs!

Past events (47)

Your First Day as a Puppet Master

Communication Arts and Sciences Building, MSU (Room 233)

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