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Conference Presentations

Creating Self-Documenting, Reportable, DevOps-Driven Tests
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For applications that have fully integrated service middleware, application servers, and backend databases, validation and verification of the entire application ecosystem is critical and complex. The challenge of testing these types of systems is compounded when each integrated application or component is developed by a different team or third-party vendor. Furthermore, application teams with diverse development practices generally require quick responses to system validation checks.

Mimi Balcom Meng
Large-Scale DevSecOps: Bringing Security Confidence to Chaotic Development
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Implementing application security (AppSec) programs on a large scale can often seem chaotic and unwieldy. Without the proper knowledge to implement robust AppSec tools, DevSecOps on a large scale can be overwhelming.

Dennis Hurst
Getting to Continuous Testing
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Max Saperstone tells the story of how a health care company striving to get to continuous releases built up their automation to secure confidence in regular releases. Initially, as no test automation existed, Max was able to take an opportunity for greenfield test automation and, in the span of twelve months, develop over two thousand test cases. A pipeline was created to verify the integrity of the automated tests and build Docker containers for simplified test execution. These containers could be easily reused by developers and the DevOps team to verify the application. Join Max as he walks through the feedback loop that was created to allow application verification to go from hours to minutes. Max will share his choices of BDD tooling, integrated with WebDriver solutions, to verify the state of web and mobile applications.

Max Saperstone
Enterprise DevOps: Reducing Big-Bang Integrations in Global Organizations
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The norm for update rollouts was a single Microsoft Windows OS release every three years being validated with an annual tick-tock cadence of Intel CPUs. About three years ago, new OSes started to be released twice a year, with new platforms developed several times a year.

Madhu Datla
QADevSecOps: Leading a Quality-Driven DevOps Transformation
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Have you wondered where QA professionals fit into a DevSecOps transformation? Stacy Kirk thinks they should champion the transformation. Regardless of where your company is on its journey to DevSecOps, quality must be at the forefront for optimal effectiveness and customer value. This means promoting feedback loops that use monitoring and reporting tools effectively, and most importantly, it means creating a culture of collaborative communication and continuous improvement. The role of the QADevSecOps practitioner must evolve from ensuring the quality of software to assessing the effectiveness of the company’s security and development processes using retrospectives as the new defect tracking system. Discover how Stacy’s experiences with innovative techniques have infused quality into every aspect of an agile transformation, from development to security to operations.

Stacy Kirk
 Agile DevOps West You Say Goodbye, I Say Hello: Bridging the Gap Between Dev and Ops
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Getting quality software into production quickly and efficiently is a major priority for organizations of all types. Yet many find that development teams’ focus on “innovation and experimentation” conflicts with Ops’ mandate to mitigate risk and increase predictability.

Anders Wallgren
Agile DevOps West See the Forest, Not Just the Trees: Improving Quality and Flow in a Continuous Delivery World
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There are many companies today implementing agile and DevOps practices, usually enabled by a microservices architecture. Most of them are focused on continuously delivering value to their customers within the boundary of a time-bound sprint. 

Ashwin Desai
Agile DevOps West A Successful DevOps Initiative Starts with Knowing Your Numbers
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IT organizations that don’t know their risk factors and exposure are likely to make investments in DevOps that don’t matter. After working with several teams that lost their DevOps funding after making automation investments in areas that were not business constraints,

Anne Hungate
Agile DevOps West How to Prevent Catastrophic Doom on Your Next Federal DevOps Project
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Trying to achieve real continuous deployments into production is hard for everyone, but it’s especially hard for highly regulated or government projects. 

Ryan Kenney
Agile DevOps West Making the Jump from DevOps to DevSecOps
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Organizations are moving to DevOps to build and deploy software more rapidly. But as they break down organizational silos to bring together testing, development, and operations, they often avoid or exclude security in their transformational efforts.

Alan Crouch

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