Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 6:00:00 PM YRC Worldwide 10990 Roe Ave., Overland Park, KS


Developers don't get paid to write code. We deliver working software in production. How does your team turn source code into running software? And how do you make sure it stays working? If it's like my experiences, the process is too intricate for words. Instead, let's code it. How quickly can we get from an idea to deployment? I can spin up a project, change a bit of code, then track that through tests, code review, and into production: give me ten minutes and a few button clicks. You'll say, but my deployment process is unique. That's OK: we're developers, and we can code this. Build complete? How about a nice button for deployment. Oh wait it needs review? Enforce policies in code, not through training. Build failed? Here's a DM in Slack that includes the error from the log. Forgot to format your code? Oh look I did that. It's like adding a team member who looooves to update issue status and check on the status of that PR for you. Let's scale up ourselves: with our software development machine, a team can take care of more software and still build new things. Have a new organizational best practice? Put that in code and roll it out to every existing repository in minutes. Atomist expands the range of development automation past what we have considered. Come to this session, and be the developer who makes a 10x team.


Jessica Kerr is a developer of development systems. She works remotely from St. Louis, for Atomist, where she writes automations and automation infrastructure in TypeScript, Clojure, and whatever else is needed. She is a back-end developer who believes the front-end is most crucial. Jessica speaks at conferences in the US and Europe; find her online as @jessitron.


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Location Details:

YRC Worldwide Headquarters
10990 Roe Ave, Overland Park, KS 66211

* Please park near the 10990 Roe Ave entrance (see picture of entrance) in any non-reserved or visitor parking space.
* Enter from the Roe entrance where there will be a sign in table. Look for a KC JUG organizer or a YRC Employee in the lobby.
*You will be given a KC JUG name tag which should be worn during your visit.
* You will only have access to the lobby and multipurpose meeting room during this meetup, which includes access to a drinking fountain and bathrooms

How to get to YRC:

Traveling Westbound on 435:
* Take the Roe exit and turn left. Once over the 435 bridge, take the first right into the YRC parking lot.

Traveling Eastbound on 435:
* After you pass the Metcalf Ave exit, make sure you are in the second rightmost lane (not the outermost lane) and take the Roe/Nall turn off. The outermost right lane will exit to Nall while the left lane of the turn off will continue on to Roe Ave. When you get to Roe, turn right and make the first right into the YRC parking lot.
* If you accidentally exit at Nall, you can turn right on Nall and then turn left at the first stoplight which is 110th Street. Stay on 110th until you reach Roe Ave and turn left and then you can take the first left into the YRC parking lot.

Traveling Northbound on Roe:
* Stay in the left lane until you pass 110th Street and take the first left into the YRC parking lot.

Traveling Southbound on Roe:
* Stay in the right lane until you cross over 435 and take the first right into the YRC parking lot.

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