Agile + DevOps West 2019 Concurrent Session : How to Prevent Catastrophic Doom on Your Next Federal DevOps Project

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 3:15pm to 4:15pm

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. These types of challenges range from client-specific, such as a set of manual checks and validations that need to be performed, to more generic problems, like how to version microservices and promote potentially breaking changes. Join Ryan Kenney as he discusses ways that he and his team have overcome obstacles to reaching continuous deployment. First Ryan will give an overview of the project and some of the problems they’ve faced. Then he will discuss how he was able to mitigate the lack of CD to an actual production environment by creating "developer production" and focusing the CD around that. You will learn all about what problems to expect when trying to implement CD for a federal client or in any other highly regulated environment, as well as solutions to those problems.

Ryan Kenney
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Ryan Kenney is an experienced agile dev turned DevOps engineer who has worked on both large scale Agile development projects for commercial clients and public sector innovative research and development projects. His technical skills range from fullstack development to setting up and administrating DevOps pipelines with technologies like SonarQube, Jenkins, OpenShift, and Docker. In his spare time, Ryan likes to work on independent programs ranging from simple physics simulation to logical proofing programs, as well as contribute to open source software projects.