Did you start in IT and move to software? Or did you train in software and fall into IT? Either way, if you speak APIs, if you automate All The Things, if you can't stand doing something manually more than once, then you're one of us!
We meet together on a regular basis with at least one planned topic/presentation, followed by open discussions on any topic that's relevant.
For many years, we lived in a world where it was hard for an average engineering organization to have truly professional-grade tools and processes for building and releasing software. The industry reaction to that was an explosion of tools that, in some ways, make it more confusing when trying to understand what your team should spend their time on. You want your team to spend their time delivering value for your customers, not stitching together different tools.
However, understanding the best practices around CI and CD learned over the past decade is critical for large-scale production applications. That is - the ability to reliably and repeatable build, test, deploy review applications and deploy to production - is critical for collaborating and delivering better software faster.
In this talk we'll spend some time going over the lessons learned, and then use that understanding to explore what how GitLab CI/CD came to be, and how a single application for your entire DevOps lifecycle can get your team back to what they do best - engineering amazing software for your customers.
About the Speaker:
Brendan O'Leary is a Senior Developer Evangelist at GitLab, the first single application for the DevSecOps lifecycle. He has a passion for software development and iterating on processes just as quickly as we iterate on code. Working with customers to deliver value is what drives Brendan's passion for DevOps and smooth CI/CD implementation. Brendan has worked with a wide range of customers - from the nation's top healthcare institutions to environmental services companies to the Department of Defense. Outside of work, you'll find Brendan with 1 to 4 kids hanging off of him at any given time or occasionally finding a moment alone to build something in his workshop.
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