[.NET@night] DevOps Panel by IADNUG and CIJUG at Pillar July 7th sponsored by Beacon Hill

Tags: DevOps, Tim Gifford, Kevin Knowles, Ed Leighton-Dick

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DevOps Panel

We are pleased to announce the first joint CIJUG and IADNUG meeting in Des Moines!

Focusing on a topic that effects all of us, no matter which languages we love: DevOps!

We will have a panel of local developers with experience in various aspects of software delivery and infrastructure change automation. They'll share their experiences with DevOps; what worked, what didn't, and what's next. Build, test, release, deploy, and beyond!


Kevin Knowles is a Software Craftsman at Pillar Technology.  He is a polyglot developer who is always looking for things to automate with the end goal of improving the overall development experience.

Ed Leighton-Dick is a SQL Server performance and architecture specialist and Founder/Principal Consultant of Kingfisher Technologies. He is a frequent volunteer with PASS, including roles as regional mentor, chapter leader of I-380 PASS SQL Server User Group, and organizer of SQLSaturday Iowa City. He can often be found teaching sessions at local, regional, and national events, including user groups, SQLSaturday, and PASS Summit.

Tim Gifford is a software delivery consultant specializing in Extreme Programming, Lean, Agile and DevOps. He has been producing software with teams for over 20 years. He’s been involved in projects ranging from small websites to scaled Agile adoptions at Fortune 100 companies. In 2001, he created one of the first social networking sites without realizing it.

Meeting Location : Forge by Pillar Technology

Forge by Pillar Technology, 1420 Locust Street, Des Moines, IA 50309

Meeting Agenda

5:45 PM - 6:15 PM: Free Pizza & Soda / Announcements

6:15 PM - 7:45 PM: Presentation

7:45 PM - 8:00 PM: Drawings & Giveaways


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