Open Source for DevOps Practices

Want to support more agility in your dev, test, and deploy scenarios? Whether you're a Developer working in agile or an IT Pro in a growing enterprise, you know that modern software applications are heterogeneous, they include both Linux- and Windows-based components. At the same time, development processes continue to become more agile, and operations teams are responding in kind.

Join leading experts Ross Gardler and David Tesar, as they explore common open source tooling and show you what's possible, from a zero-process environment to a fully automated and deployed production environment. Get a working definition of DevOps, examine version control, and take a look at shareable environments and automated testing. Plus, get tips on what to explore next. Don't miss this informative and practical look at DevOps!

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Course Outline:

  • Defining DevOps
  • Common DevOps Practices, Supporting Open Source Tooling
  • Version Control as a Communication Tool
  • Issue Trackers as a Coordination Tool
  • Sharable Development, Test, and Deployment Environments
  • Automated Staging and Automated Testing
Instructor Team
David Tesar | Microsoft Technical Evangelist | @dtzar

David Tesar started in 2002 at Microsoft with roles as a Support Escalation Engineer and Premier Field Engineer, and, since 2007, has worked as an IT Pro Technical Evangelist for the Global Developer Experience and Evangelism (DX) team. David works to "share the good news" of software through creation of technical content, speaking at various Microsoft and industry-sponsored events, shooting hundreds of video interviews, leading the weekly Edge Show with monthly episodes on DevOps, and working on projects directly with customers and internal development teams. His focus is currently DevOps, which includes expertise in relevant products, such as Microsoft Azure, Visual Studio Online, Application Insights, Team Foundation Server, Release Management, and System Center.

Ross Gardler | Microsoft Senior Technical Evangelist | @rgardler

Ross Gardler is a Senior Technical Evangelist for Microsoft Open Technologies Inc., where he builds bridges between non-Microsoft and Microsoft technologies in the world of open source. Ross graduated with a bachelor's degree in Computer Science, and he has been involved with open source in one form or another since the mid-1990s. He is also currently President of The Apache Software Foundation, a leading not-for-profit organization which provides organizational, legal, and financial support for open source software projects.

Live Event Details
December 10, 2014
9am–5pm PST
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: Developers and IT Pros interested in what's possible with open source tools

Basic knowledge of DevOps