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Agile + DevOps East 2022 - Developer

Customize your Agile + DevOps East 2022 experience with sessions for software developers.

Monday, November 7

EPAM Systems

A Quality Engineering Introduction to AI and Machine Learning

Monday, November 7, 2022 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Although there are several controversies and misunderstandings surrounding AI and machine learning, one thing is apparent — people have quality concerns about the safety, reliability, and trustworthiness of these types of systems. Not only are ML-based systems shrouded in mystery due to their largely black-box nature, they also tend to be unpredictable since they can adapt and learn new things at runtime. Validating ML systems is challenging and requires a cross-section of knowledge, skills, and experience from areas such as mathematics, data science, software engineering, cyber-security,...

Bob Galen
Zenergy Technologies

Achieving Product Ownership Excellence – What Does “Good” Look Like?

Monday, November 7, 2022 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

While there seems to be a clear description of the Product Owner role, the sad reality is that there is a tremendous amount of variety in the “real world”. There are also quite a few impediments standing between Product Owners and effectively doing their jobs. Much of this is due to organizational pressure and misunderstanding rather than by the Product Owners themselves. Well, forget the excuses, pressure, hand waving, and debate. In this workshop, we’re going to explore what solid, fantastic, excellent agile Product Ownership looks like. First, we’ll use a model called the 4 – Quadrants...

Industrial Logic

Rethinking Product Strategy & Customer Discovery

Monday, November 7, 2022 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

In many organizations product ideas often lack customer or business validation. Products or features tend to be a manifestation of a HiPPO (highest paid person’s opinion) or blind feature matching of a competitor. Likewise, product strategies are often pithy phrases, uninspiring targets, or contain too many goals to be actionable. Neither of these needs to be true! Using lightweight, evidence-based approaches that guide product discovery with demonstrable outcomes is key to finding customers and generating business value. Once a product idea has been refined, a well-designed and deployed...

Agile Play Consulting LLC

Introduction to DevOps with Chocolate and LEGOs

Monday, November 7, 2022 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Organizations today can no longer afford to deliver new features to their respective markets once a year or even once a quarter. In the attempt to catch up with the competition, they jump onto DevOps journey starting with the "How" and losing the sight of "Why" and "What". Join this gamified simulation tutorial to gain a solid understanding of foundational principles of the DevOps culture. Experience the benefits of DevOps transformation even before initiating one in your enterprise! This tutorial is ideally designed for organizations that are evaluating their approach to DevOps...

Industrial Logic

Continuous Product Road Mapping & Collaborative Prioritization

Monday, November 7, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

For a lot of people, product roadmaps are something between a stack of lies and an act of futility. That’s because they are typically just a wishlist of features; often with deadlines that are wild guesses or imposed from On High. What’s worse is that the items in a product roadmap often lack true prioritization, change priority frequently, or are merely prioritized at the whims of a HiPPO (highest paid person’s opinion). However, product roadmaps do not need to be riddled with such frustration! Good product roadmaps are useful tools that establish a continuous process that balances...

EPAM Systems

How to DevOps Your Testing Strategy – An Exercise in Value Stream Analysis

Monday, November 7, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

The DevOps movement is here. Companies across many industries are breaking down siloed IT departments and federating them into product development teams. Testing and its practices are at the heart of these changes. Traditionally, IT organizations have been staffed with mostly manual testers and a limited number of automation and performance engineers. To keep pace with development in the new “you build it, you own it” environment, testing teams and individuals must develop new technical skills and even embrace coding to stay relevant and add greater value to the business. DevOps really...

Tuesday, November 8


Hands-on HELM: Templating Your Way to a Brighter Future

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

With the introduction of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) and the advancements of software architecture towards the use of microservices and containerized applications, open-source container orchestration platforms such as Kubernetes have become extremely popular for automating software deployments. While Kubernetes has helped solve the complexities of container orchestration it has also introduced new complexities dealing with deploying and managing applications. Using an open-source tool like Helm will help reduce the complexities of application deployment, enabling teams to...


Threat Modeling

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

If it seems as though attacks are always getting better, it’s because they are. Computers, apps, networks, and connected devices are all subject to different types of threats. Systems are facing new threats from things such as voice cloning and computational propaganda. Not to mention the growing importance of threats “at the human layer.” All of this can make it hard to keep up, let alone get ahead of potential threats. So isn’t it time that the threat modeling used by security pros, developers and systems managers evolve? Join Jeffery Payne as he shares his knowledge and experience on...

Arlen Bankston
Adaptagility LLC

Designing (Much) Better Agile Meetings

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Many teams have been following the same few patterns for facilitating sessions such as Daily Scrums, Sprint Reviews, Retrospectives, and backlog refinement events for decades now. However, while these well-trodden approaches can be good starting points, there are ways to make them tremendously more effective with minimal effort. You will learn to design agile meetings that account for your particular circumstances and goals while wasting as little time as possible. First, Arlene will cover Exploring the True Purpose of Agile Meetings – Is the Daily Scrum more about status or planning? Is...

Wednesday, November 9

Narasima Yalamala
Capital One

Digital Transformation - Role of Distributed Systems Architecture and Design for Success

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am

A key to digital transformation is how fast you deliver the new products to market while modifying or creating new processes by changing the culture and customer experience to a greater extent. During the journey of Digital Transformation, distributed systems architecture and design play a significant role. Specifically, microservices architecture is vital in achieving improved delivery time and quality. Combined with the recent developments of containerization and DevOps, microservices architecture patterns help organizations build scalable, fault-tolerant, and highly available system...


Dungeons & Dragons: Becoming the Hero of the Sprint

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am

When I began my journey as a QA Specialist nearly a decade ago, I had a lot to learn about testing, but the more sprint meetings I attended, the more it felt like the Dungeons & Dragons table. It turns out that fighting hordes of the undead and hunting down software bugs have more than a few things in common. What did playing a rogue with a clumsy streak teach me about software development? In this interactive session, I will explore three crossover strategies gaming taught me about the quest for quality, how to better partner with your QA team, and creative ways to spend your time...


MLOps for Agile Data Science at Scale

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 10:30am to 11:30am

Agile organizations have been successful in improving collaboration and reducing waste in software development. They have also learned to automate and streamline their software delivery process. But many teams are still struggling to leverage the same agile principles to their artificial intelligence (AI) initiatives. Operationalization of Machine Learning (ML) models at scale is an increasing challenge and a barrier to AI adoption for many companies. Join JL Marechaux as he explores how Data Scientists, ML Engineers, and Operations teams can leverage DevOps practices to deliver machine...

Novo Nordisk

Automated Continuous Compliance Testing in the Cloud Age

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 11:45am to 12:45pm

Cloud computing is becoming ever more relevant, even in highly regulated industries. As these industries move deeper into the cloud age, compliance and security plays an important part in automated cloud deployment. However, compliance testing is usually left up to manual processes or monitoring tools scanning software solutions that have already been deployed to a given cloud environment. By sharing my story of how I built and distributed an automated continuous compliance test framework for software teams in Novo Nordisk, I hope to inspire the listeners to think about how they can...

Catalyst Campus for Technology & Innovation

Industrial DevOps: Responding to Misconceptions

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Industrial DevOps (IDO) extends the original concept of DevOps used primarily in software environments into cyber-physical world to account for complex system of systems, which include hardware, firmware, and software. The intent of IDO is to enable significant cyber-physical systems development programs to be more responsive to changing needs while reducing lead times. It is the application of continuous flow, continuous improvement, and 8 IDO principles to the development, manufacturing, deployment, and serviceability of significant cyber-physical systems.

In this discussion, we...


Test Automation in CI/CD

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

CI/CD pipelines need quality gates in order to deliver and deploy code responsibility. What does that look like? Why is it important to have a test automation strategy for your CI/CD pipeline? We all hate build times that take hours due to waiting on test automation which is why it is so important to strategically think through your test automation. Join Janna as she does a deeper diver into test automation strategies for CI/CD. She’ll talk about different types of test automation, guidelines around your automated tests, and how it all works together in your CI/CD pipeline. Learn how you...


Defuse the Ticking Time Bomb - Create an SBOM With Every Build

Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

Modern software projects are made up of tens or hundreds of open-source software (OSS) components. While this frees development teams to focus on core business logic, OSS components inject risk into applications. The log4shell and Spring4Shell zero-day vulnerabilities have highlighted the importance of understanding which versions of which OSS components are in use, and whether the included versions have any reported vulnerabilities against them. Without some level of automation, tracking these open-source components is a tedious and error-prone process.

In addition, customers are...

Thursday, November 10


DevSecOps in Practice, What Can and Can’t be Automated

Thursday, November 10, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Application Security is a critical part of DevSecOps that isn’t well represented in many projects. This talk will explain how to factor application security into short feedback cycles so that teams aren’t overwhelmed by application security issues or practices at the end of a release or at any time. One of the challenges we have in using Application Security practices is where to start, and how to get value. The world is being driven more and more by network-connected applications and services that are constantly under attack from the curious and malicious. What should you do If you aren’t...