The Evolution of Automation {Sponsored by Linode}

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This night will be one for the tech professionals as we delve into the Software Development Evolution: Automation. This speaker series event will focus on the more technical aspects of the languages as well as in general how the tech community is constantly evolving. No matter what area of IT you work in, or work with, this conversation is guaranteed to touch on it.

As usual, Tech in Motion Philadelphia will supply the drinks, bites and unparalleled networking opportunities with the Philly tech and entrepreneurial community. Bring your business cards and be ready to make connections!

Event Schedule:

6:00-7:00: Cocktail Hour - Network with our speakers and other local tech enthusiasts.

7:00-7:20: Speaker session focused on Open Source, Scripting & Automation

7:20-7:40: Speaker session focused on QA & Automation

7:40-8:00: Speaker session focused on DevOps & Automation

8:00-8:15: Q&A so you have a chance to ask all of your burning questions!


Richard Friedman ( | Redline13 Founder, CTO of MeetMe (

Richard Friedman is currently founder at Redline13 and a CTO consultant. Most recently Rich was CTO and VP Engineering for MeetMe for 7 years being fortunate enough to be part of creating one of the best local technology teams in the region working on a growing product and business. Previously Rich was part of JBoss/RedHat, and Bluestone/HP in various technology and leadership roles, including Director of Rich Media Middleware and Director of Product Management.

Nancy Chacko ( | Leader of AutoTest Philly

With over 15 years in the software testing field, Nancy Chacko has most recently been the head of test at Ticketleap and helps run the AutoTest Philly Meetup group. She has been working at companies ranging from very early stage startups to well established firms. Past roles include Director of Engineering in Test at OPower, growing the team there from four to 20, and Senior QA Engineer at Netflix where she developed the certification process used for over 50 devices. Before that, she was the Director of QA at Ning and the QA Manager at Edusoft.

In addition to her impressive background, Nancy is a firm believer in the value of automation as well as the need for targeted manual testing. How software is built matter as much to her as what gets built.

Clinton Wolfe ( | DevOps Practice Lead at OmniTI (

Clinton Wolfe leads the DevOps Practice at OmniTI, which means he voluntarily chooses to go into heavily silo-ed, dysfunctional organizations and try to get them to talk to each other with as few stabbings as possible. Basically, Clinton has been helping organizations deploy and operate web-scale applications since early days of the web. He's especially interested in testable infrastructure, and the processes needed to support quality throughout the application lifecycle. Clinton collects metrics for fun, and outside of work, he is also a Daddy.

Learn about our sponsors:

Linode ( l @Linode (

Linode is a leading cloud hosting provider founded in 2003. Today the company boasts more than 400,000 customers worldwide with eight data centers total – four in the US and four in Europe and Asia.

Subscribers can create a cloud server with Linode in under a minute for as low as $10 per month. Users can then dynamically scale their environments to meet business demands – paying only for what they use, with no long-term commitments. ( ranks Linode in the top 10 largest web-hosting providers. Additionally, CloudHarmony ( indicates a greater than 99.99 percent average for service availability of Linode’s services.

QS MBA Tour (

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Special Thanks To:

Kurant Cider ( l @KurantCider (

Kurant cider is a small batch, hand crafted cidery operated by Owners, Joe Getz and Michael Meyers out of Lansdale, PA. Kurant operates as an independent cidery bringing fresh new ideas and gluten free ingredients to the ever growing cider and beer scene of Philadelphia. Utilizing the shared space of a 7 barrel system for cider making we have combined years of experience spanning from a significant home-brewing background to industry experience. Our goal is to make tasty, enjoyable ciders that stand out for the unique ingredients used. Kurant offers three ciders including Daily, a semi-sweet crisp traditional cider with pleasant acidity; Tropic, a cider infused with a citrus explosion of pineapple blended with crisp apple; and Earth, a uniquely hopped cider carrying all the floral and piney characteristics of hops minus the bitterness. We will continue to add creative and exciting new ideas to our products and hope to see you soon around the craft scene of Philadelphia. We have recently combined our efforts with Tech in Motion to bring our quality product to their already outstanding networking events!

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