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"In the Trenches" with DevOps: Panel Discussion

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The idea of DevOps seems to have grown out of a need to support Agile development practices. How can you complete a set of features and release it to your users every few weeks without some process that makes releasing software less traumatic than it used to be? What tools have been developed to make this easier? Are these tools enough? The impact on developers, stakeholders, and management that have adopted DevOps practices has surely been substantial. But was it worth it? What was the cost and how long did the transformation take? When the dust has settled, what does the new normal look like? These questions and more will be answered but our panelist.

This discussion is perfect for you if your company is in the process of adopting DevOps practices or you are wanting to learn from others' experiences in the spirit of kaizen (continuous improvement).

Please join us.

Our panelists include:

Brandon Dennis
[ bio pending ]

Eric Smith
Eric is a Build And Release Engineer lead at SentryOne. He is a United States Air Force Veteran with a passion for technology and problem-solving. Skilled in Arm-twisting, just-enough Process Advocacy, Release Management, DevOps practices, Automation\Manual testing strategies, SQL Server, Azure DevTest Labs, Team Foundation Server (TFS), and VSTS. With a strong Focus on CI\CD practices within the .NET stack. Eric has a Bachelor of Arts (BA) focused in Computer Science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

John McAliley, CTO, Delta Bravo
Prior to Delta Bravo, John lead development of next-generation audio software for Mood Media. Prior to Mood Media, McAliley was a co-founder for entrepreneurial ventures MyHeatmap and Coupon Shack. McAliley also developed software solutions for IBM, Duke Energy and Department of Navy Information Security Systems.

Jeff Wieland
Jeff is a Senior DevOps Engineer at LendingTree. He has done just about everything you can do in the IT field, from .NET development, SQL Server/Oracle DBA, vSphere Administrator, and now DevOps Engineer. From scripting (Python, Powershell) and configuration management (Chef, Saltstack, and Ansible), to application build and deployment (TeamCity, Gitlab, Octopus Deploy), and containerization (Docker, Kubernetes). He's come across almost all of the latest trends and applications in the DevOps space.

Our moderator is:

Doug Corbett
Doug has been developing applications since 1994. He has been fortunate to work with great teams in large and small companies building amazing products. In addition to Angular, Doug is currently fascinated by Python and Machine Learning.