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  • When: Feb 25, 2021 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
  • Topic: DevOps 101: A History of Package Management
  • Presented By: Kat Cosgrove
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  • Description: Sometimes, it feels like DevOps has been around forever. Sometimes it feels like it’s brand new. The truth is somewhere in the middle — we’ve had pieces of it for a very long time, and the term itself has existed for around a decade, but the exact way we implement it has changed quite a bit over the years. Continuous Integration has been around since the 90s, but it isn’t the same today as it was when Grady Booch first coined the term in 1991. Package management has changed a lot, too, and having context for the history of it not only helps us to see how far we’ve come, but makes it easier for new people to adapt. Join me on a journey through time, from package management as it began to what it looks like today.

  • When: Mar 4, 2021 09:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
  • Topic: The Goldilocks Problem of Software Delivery
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  • Presented by: Anders Wallgren
  • Description: Over the last 15 years, organizations have had difficulty with the entire software delivery process, but two artifacts in particular became a recurring problem. The problem stems from the Goldilocks principle: one of these artifacts is much too big to overcome efficiently, and one of them is much too small to make a significant impact, so we need to find the one that is just right. So what artifact is “just right?” As the user, what we really care about are the Features: the stuff we use and interact with all the time to make our daily lives better. However, the systems we have today haven’t advanced to the point where software features are the nearest proxy for customer value. In other words, the feature must be at the forefront of the UI. In this talk, I will share why features are the proxy for value and explore the different levels of abstraction for the “just right” aspect of a Feature in order to shift people’s mindset from thinking in terms of Builds or Releases, to thinking in terms of the customer and business value. I will share tactics to address the Goldilocks problem and how to have these discussions at the right level of the software in order to make prioritizations, decisions, and discoveries. What attendees will learn:
    • A different perspective about software delivery, which will help them make better decisions about which features to pursue and builds/releases to postpone.
    • Learn why features are the future and how they are the perfect middle-ground between individual builds and major releases.
    • How to ultimately break free from the Goldilocks problem of software delivery.
  • When: Mar 10, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
  • Topic: Polyglot Apps Lead to Polyglot Security Holes. It’s Time to Fight Back!
  • Presented By: Sven Ruppert
  • Register in advance for this webinar: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_XOivQ3o0TVSHlLYybwFqPA
  • Description: With convenience on the developer side, based on dependencies, abstraction layers and the composition of technologies we are getting up speed in our production pipeline. But at the same time, it’s Pandora’s box in terms of security too. How can you close this gap and eliminate the weaknesses? I’ll show you how to start with free tools to protect your stack against known security vulnerabilities, increase productivity while working fast efficient and comfortable and why quality based on an excellent test-coverage will be your safety belt.

  • When: Mar 17, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
  • Topic: Spinnaker with Jenkins: The Butler Sets Sail on the Open Seas
  • Presented By: Srinivas Kambhampati
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  • Description: Jenkins is the most popular Continuous Integration (CI) tool in the world, and many people have tried to extend Jenkins to handle Continuous Delivery. But Jenkins was not designed to deploy changes – especially at scale. Learn how to extend Jenkins with Spinnaker – using both tools for what they do best. Spinnaker solves the biggest challenges you’ll encounter when using Jenkins for CD.
    • Avoid a scripting nightmare
    • Spinnaker replaces Jenkins scripts to eliminate the cost of maintaining custom code
    • Repeal the plug-in tax
    • Eliminate the extensive management of plugins you need when you use Jenkins to deploy at scale
    • Create visibility
    • Easily determine the overall health of your delivery process rather than digging through logs
    • Automate approvals
    • Use machine learning to determine the risk of moving a change into production

  • When: Mar 24, 2021 10:00 AM Pacific Time (US and Canada)
  • Topic: Patterns for Successful Large Scale Enterprise CD
  • Presented By: Oliver Nocon & Dirk Lüdtke
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  • Description: JSAP is building up a one-stop-shop service ecosystem in order to scale compliant Continuous Delivery processes across the company.

    Learn from Dirk Luedtke (Head of SAP CI/CD Product-Management) and Oliver Nocon (Chief Product Expert and creator of project “Piper”) how the ecosystem is built up, and what ingredients you can also use yourself.