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Tampa Bay DevOps
Tampa Bay DevOps
Public group


140 Fountain Pkwy N Suite 400 · St. Petersburg, FL

How to find us

We are located in the Franklin Templeton building, please see the front desk and someone will bring you over to the meeting space.

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We are starting off 2019 strong and are happy to have GitLab available for our February DevOps Meetup. Please join us and will be a great time to ask the folks form GitLab any detailed questions you might have.

GitLab is the first single application for the entire DevOps lifecycle. Only GitLab enables Concurrent DevOps, unlocking organizations from the constraints of today’s toolchain. GitLab provides unmatched visibility, radical new levels of efficiency and comprehensive governance to significantly compress the time between planning a change and monitoring its effect. This makes the software lifecycle 200% faster, radically improving the speed of business.

GitLab and Concurrent DevOps collapses cycle times by driving higher efficiency across all stages of the software development lifecycle. For the first time, Product, Development, QA, Security, and Operations teams can work concurrently in a single application. There’s no need to integrate and synchronize tools, or waste time waiting for handoffs. Everyone contributes to a single conversation, instead of managing multiple threads across disparate tools. And only GitLab gives teams complete visibility across the lifecycle with a single, trusted source of data to simplify troubleshooting and drive accountability. All activity is governed by consistent controls, making security and compliance first-class citizens instead of an afterthought.

Built on Open Source, GitLab leverages the community contributions of thousands of developers and millions of users to continuously deliver new DevOps innovations. More than 100,000 organizations from startups to global enterprise organizations, including Ticketmaster, Jaguar Land Rover, NASDAQ, Dish Network and Comcast trust GitLab to deliver great software at new speeds.

John Jeremiah

John Jeremiah, an enterprise DevOps evangelist and product marketing leader at GitLab is a multifaceted IT software leader with over 20 years of IT leadership and software experience.

Prior to GitLab, he led the HPE Software Digital Research team spearheading industry research where he helped develop and shape DevOps positioning and go to market strategy. Promoting DevOps both internally and externally, he founded the HPE internal ‘DevOps Sharing’ virtual conference and helped co-found and launch

He has held a variety of leadership roles with the U.S. Navy, IT consulting and Fortune 500 IT organizations. Jeremiah’s experience spans from application developer, project and program manager, and IT Director where he has led a software delivery transformation adopting an Agile and CMMI Maturity Level 3 process framework.

David Wells

David Wells is a Strategic Account Leader at GitLab responsible for engaging, challenging, and supporting GitLab’s largest customers and prospects with their digital transformations. David has over 20 years of IT leadership and experience consistently exceeding business objectives and customer satisfaction.

Prior to joining GitLab, he held various leadership and strategic sales roles with F500 companies as well as software start-ups where he closed some of the largest wins in those companies histories. David is highly motivated, energetic, and passionate about working with customers to identify and solve business challenges.

David Astor

David Astor is a Solutions Architect with GitLab. He has a great passion for learning new things. He’s a listener, a story teller, an agilist, a part time runner, an avid college football fan and loyal husband and friend. He’s a father to an incredible daughter and general purveyor of all manner of useless trivia.

Prior to GitLab, he worked for VersionOne in a similar role to assist organizations in transforming their software delivery from traditional ways to a more agile mindset. He’s a huge proponent of breaking down walls and getting people to work together.