Monday, February 17, 2020 at 5:30:00 PM H&R Block World Headquarters 1301 Main St, Kansas City, MO

5:30 to 7:00

**Real World DevOps**

It is now 2020 and good DevOps practices are no longer just nice to have. It is absolutely necessary to continuously deliver value to our end users. Yet this isn't easy to do right. Unfortunately, all the flashy Hello World DevOps demos we see at conferences don't really help us figure out how to do DevOps in the real world. They don't even let us know what is possible.

In this session, we change all of that. We explore the why's and the how. Why is DevOps important? Why do we care? How do we implement DevOps best practices? And finally, we will do a real world deep dive.

Starting from nothing at all except source code (and I mean NOTHING. No infrastructure at all) we end with a complex modern application deployed all the way out into production hosted in the cloud.

We touch on modern technologies and techniques. From Infrastructure as Code to setting up DNS. From web front ends, to deploying databases. From API's hosted in Kubernetes clusters all the way to mobile apps. And we do everything from within our pipelines. With the right tooling, anything is possible. And in this session, you will see all this happen live with DevOps best practices including IaC, Database DevOps, Security and Quality!


Abel Wang (Microsoft)

Abel Wang is a Principal Cloud Advocate and DevOps Lead with a background in application development at Micorsoft. He is currently part of Donovan Brown's League of Extraordinary Cloud DevOps Advocates.

Before joining Microsoft, Abel spent seven years as a Process Consultant and a Certified Scrum Master helping customers globally develop solutions using agile practices and Team Foundation Server.

Prior to that, Abel founded and sold his own software company. When not working, Abel is either writing code (yes, that's what he does for fun), playing his guitar or training for The Great Wall Marathon.

7:15 to 8:30

**Continuous Quality Engineering**

A critical component of realizing real world DevOps its to have continuous testing and quality gates throughout the CI/CD process. Measuring quality of not just your application, but the underlying infrastructure, surrounding services, and resiliency aspects of your architecture. Learn how H&R Block partnered with Sogeti is building these core tenants of continuous testing, pipeline orchestration, and automation throughout various Azure development and operational efforts.


George Westwater - Solution Architect @ Sogeti - Part of Capgemini
Aaron Kraft - Director DevOps & Test Engineering @ H&R Block

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