Everything is Awesome: DevOps in a Polyglot World
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  Joseph Dantoni   Joseph S Dantoni
Solutions Architect
Denny Cherry and Associates
  Karen Lopez   Karen Lopez
Senior Project Mgr/Architect


Wednesday, August 19, 2015
04:45 PM - 05:30 PM

Level:  Technical - Intermediate

Are you in an agile DevOps shop? Does everything work fabulously all of the time? Or do you list "it's complicated" on your resume?

This session will be a panel discussion of DevOps topics as they relate to project success in the real world. In preparing for this panel we interviewed a DevOps victim, er Data Scientist. Here are some of her comments about DevOps:

  • Apparently it's a world where testing is for losers
  • People just throw in changes willy, nilly
  • Basically the data is not broken until someone proves it's broken
  • And they will deny, deny, deny
  • Until you hit them multiple times with overwhelming evidence
  • And then they won't fix it historically because the whole data set takes too long to process
  • So every one that we have to fix in we start from ground zero for historical data
  • Then people build their own silos
  • And report to the execs their numbers from their silos
  • And inevitably no one's silo matches anyone else's
In this session you will learn about the myths, realities and real best practices for trying to maintain data quality in a rapidly changing word.

Joseph D'Antoni is an Senior Architect and SQL Server MVP with over a decade of experience working in both Fortune 500 and smaller firms. He is a Principal Architect for Denny Cherry and Associates and lives in Malvern, PA. He is a frequent speaker at major tech events, and blogger about all topics technology. He believes that no single platform is the answer to all technology problems. He holds a BS in Computer Information Systems from Louisiana Tech University and an MBA from North Carolina State University, and is the co-author of the Microsoft white paper "Using Power BI in a Hybrid Environment".

Karen Lopez is a Senior Project Manager and Architect at InfoAdvisors. She has 20+ years of experience in project and data management on large, multi-project programs. Karen is a popular speaker known for her highly interactive, practical and sometimes irreverent presentation style. She is a Microsoft SQL Server MVP, a Dun and Bradstreet MVP, an advisory committee member at Zachman International and an Advisory Board member of DAMA International. She wants you to love your data.

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