DevNation

July 28th, 2016 | Washington, DC | FHI 360 Conference Center
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Agenda:

Open source communities are the driving force behind innovation in today's technology defined world. Join us to learn about the revolutions happening in communities around node.js, kubernetes and containerization. This is an opportunity for you to hear how teams in federal government are using open source technology today, as well as hear from visionaries leading similar technology efforts in the private sector.

Thursday, July 28th

FHI 360 Conference Center

1825 Connecticut Avenue NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20009

8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Breakfast/Registration
9:00 - 9:10 a.m. Red Hat Welcome
Presented By
Adam Clater - Chief Cloud Architect | Red Hat
9:10 - 9:50 am The Realities of Adopting Continuous Delivery in the Enterprise
Presented By
Rachel Laycock - Head of Technology, North America | Thoughtworks
9:50 - 10:30 a.m. Java-based Microservices, Containers, Kubernetes
Presented by
Ray Tsang, Developer Advocate | Google
10:30 - 10:50 a.m. Break
10:50 - 11:30 a.m. Integrating Node.js into Your Ecosystem
Presented By
Alex Liu, Senior Software Engineer | Netflix
11:30 a.m. - 12:10 p.m. Stronger Together - Empowering you to Achieve More
Presented By
Karina Homme, Azure Government Product Market Lead | Microsoft
And Harold Wong, Technical Evangelist | Microsoft
And Robert Aspinall, IT Team Lead | NOAA
12:10 - 1:10 p.m. Networking and Lunch
1:10 - 2:00 p.m. Track 1 (Vista)
Creating Easier Pathways for Selling and Buying Cloud Products in the Federal Government
Presented By
Andrew Stroup, Director of Product and Technology | White House Presidential Innovation Fellows


Track 2 (Balcony C)
How to Build a Mobile App Like a Top 1% App
Presented By
Michael Sanford, Founder and CEO | FlipSide5


Track 3 (Balcony D)
Containers in the Enterprise
Presented By
Jamie Duncan, Cloud Solutions Architect | Red Hat


Track 4 (Balcony E)
DevOps Maturity Assessment
Presented By
Shums Hoda, Senior Lead Technologist | Booz Allen Hamilton
2:10 - 3:00 p.m. Track 1 (Vista)
Modernizing Application Delivery with Container Platforms: A Container Adoption Program Model
Presented By
Trevor Quinn, PaaS and DevOps Practice Lead | Red Hat


Track 2 (Balcony C)
Expanding Usability from Open Data to Open Knowledge
Presented By
Star Ying, Data Scientist | Commerce Data Service


Track 3 (Balcony D)
Leverage Containers to Build PostgreSQL DBaaS
Presented By
Jeff McCormick, Software Engineer | Crunchy Data


Track 4 (Balcony E)
Essential Ingredients to Your DevOps Pipeline
Presented By
Rick Stewart, JBoss Middleware Architect | DLT Solutions
3:10 - 4:00 p.m. Track 1 (Vista)
The JAM Stack - When Microservices Meet the Static Web
Presented By
Ted Benson, Cofounder & CTO | Cloudstitch


Track 2 (Balcony C)
Crowdsourcing: Data from the Masses
Presented By
Sophia Liu, Ph.D., Innovation Specialist | U.S. Geological Survey


Track 3 (Balcony D)
Exploring Kubernetes, and OpenShift
Presented By
Chakradhar Jonagam, Senior Solutions Architect | Red Hat


Track 4 (Balcony E)
Triumphant PoCs: How to Convince Your Boss to Use New Technology
Presented By
David-Wang Faulkner, Delivery Principal | ThoughtWorks
4:00 - 6:00 p.m. Happy Hour
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4pm-6pm
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Sessions

9:10 - 9:50 a.m.

The Realities of Adopting Continuous Delivery in the Enterprise

Presented by

Rachel Laycock - Head of Technology, North America | Thoughtworks

There are several factors to adopting the practices of Continuous Delivery. Most organizations start with tools. Should we adopt PaaS, is a container eco-system the right approach? Sadly if you currently have any legacy software or infrastructure you will soon find that these are not the hard questions you need to answer. Adopting continuous delivery practices requires change that includes organizational structure, processes and architecture. You cannot tackle one without the other as Conway's Law states they are inherently intertwined. So how do you create an organizational culture, methodology and architecture that supports rapid delivery of software, whilst still keeping your legacy systems up and running? How do you avoid common pitfalls or anti-patterns, which will hinder your ability to deliver? In this talk, I will address patterns such as micro-services, evolutionary architecture and empowered x-functional teams, which can speed up your delivery, but are not a free lunch. And how you move from your current monolith to adoption of these patterns.

9:50 - 10:30 a.m.

Java-based Microservices, Containers, Kubernetes

Presented by

Ray Tsang, Developer Advocate | Google

Microservices, containers, and cloud are three the hottest topics in technology that have been used by industry to accelerate software delivery. This session will introduce the concepts behind these technologies and show you a practical example of how to deploy cloud-native applications at scale by using containers and orchestrating the deployment at scale with Kubernetes.

10:50 - 11:30 a.m.

Integrating Node.js into Your Ecosystem

Presented by

Alex Liu, Senior Software Engineer | Netflix

Adopting node.js at your company, but don’t want to rebuild everything? Learn some pragmatic techniques for making Node.js play well in your existing infrastructure. We'll cover all the things needed to get your Node.js application up and running!

11:30 - 12:10 p.m.

Stronger Together - Empowering you to Achieve More

Presented by

Karina Homme, Azure Government Product Market Lead | Microsoft
And Harold Wong, Technical Evangelist | Microsoft
And Robert Aspinall, IT Team Lead | NOAA

Choice and flexibility are integral to achieve more in the hybrid cloud. To empower you on your journey to the cloud, Microsoft and Red Hat have come together on open source technology. Hear about this unique and deep relationship along with its benefits, best practices and ways it helps developers and customers to embrace cloud on their terms.

1:10 - 2:00 p.m. - Track 1 (Vista)

Creating Easier Pathways for Selling and Buying Cloud Products in the Federal Government

Presented by

Andrew Stroup, Director of Product and Technology | White House Presidential Innovation Fellows

The federal government plans to spend $81.6B on IT in FY2017 and employs over 4.5 million people yet continues to operate in a trailing technological state compared to the private sector, which often creates efficiencies and security vulnerabilities. At the same time, technology companies are discouraged from selling to the federal government because of arduous and expensive processes and government employees don't know where to begin when evaluating and procuring cloud-based products. To begin addressing these big problems, initiatives like Apps.gov has been created to serve as a double-sided marketplace to help tech companies enter the federal government market and government employees discover, explore, procure, and deploy cloud-based products.

1:10 - 2:00 p.m. - Track 2 (Balcony C)

How to Build a Mobile App Like a Top 1% App

Presented by

Michael Sanford, Founder and CEO | FlipSide5

2015 mobile app revenue exceeded $40B and is expected to reach $100B by 2020. Nearly 70% of the entire United States population is using mobile devices and usage is growing. The top 1% of app developers account for over 90% of all mobile app revenue and usage. During this session, you will learn how to build a mobile app like that of the top 1%. You will also learn how to structure a mobile software team and best of breed tenants, as we discuss real-word experiences, pitfalls and successes.

1:10 - 2:00 p.m. - Track 3 (Balcony D)

Containers in the Enterprise

Presented by

Jamie Duncan, Cloud Solutions Architect | Red Hat

Containers enable government agencies to deliver outcomes faster. The demands of modern application development and IT operation can’t be addressed through old methodologies. Linux containers, and Docker as a container packaging format, are radically transforming IT and drawing tremendous interest because of their multifaceted benefits to how applications are built, shipped, deployed and managed.

In this technology event we will address how the top enterprise concerns for container adoption can be solved through technology and techniques available today:
  • Security
  • Certification
  • Management
  • Integrated application delivery
  • Performance
We will provide you with key techniques and next steps for you to start harnessing the power of containers for your organization, in a secure and scalable manner.

1:10 - 2:00 p.m. - Track 4 (Balcony E)

DevOps Maturity Assessment

Presented by

Shums Hoda, Senior Lead Technologist | Booz Allen Hamilton

With the current high rate of adoption of DevOps processes, development teams are starting to become more efficient in their ability to deliver code into production. Keeping that in mind, a maturity assessment can be a good tool in understanding how effective teams are, and how they can improve.

2:10 - 3:00 p.m. - Track 1 (Vista)

Modernizing Application Delivery with Container Platforms: A Container Adoption Program Model

Presented by

Trevor Quinn, PaaS and DevOps Practice Lead | Red Hat

In today’s digital marketplace, the speed and quality of software development and delivery determine mission success. For agencies looking to improve application delivery to keep pace with customer demands, containers and container platforms are critical enabling technologies. To realize the promise of containers, you need a plan that accounts for the full range of IT teams and processes affected by this transformative technology: networking operations, infrastructure, storage, security, application development, release management, and so on. And you need a plan that is adaptive and incremental, to avoid overwhelming your IT organization with change they can't consume. In this session, Trevor Quinn presents a container adoption model based on our implementation experiences at more than 30 leading corporations, agencies, and institutions. This program aims to accelerate application delivery by making container technology more easily consumable and more meaningful to the organization as part of a comprehensive program of DevOps improvement.

2:10 - 3:00 p.m. - Track 2 (Balcony C)

Expanding Usability from Open Data to Open Knowledge

Presented by

Star Ying, Data Scientist | Commerce Data Service

With tens of thousands of datasets ranging from satellite imagery to material standards to demographic surveys, the U.S. Department of Commerce has long been in the business of Open Data. Through the Commerce Data Usability Project, go on a series of guided tours through the Commerce data lake and learn how you can leverage this free and open data to unlock the possible.

2:10 - 3:00 p.m. - Track 3 (Balcony D)

Leverage Containers to Build PostgreSQL DBaaS

Presented by

Jeff McCormick, Software Engineer | Crunchy Data

Microservices and other stateless application workloads may be an easy migration to a container-based environment but many organizations still struggle with how to extend those concepts to the database-layer. In this session, we'll teach you how to bring agility to traditional RDBMS workloads by using Docker and Kubernetes to build out PostgreSQL in a matter of seconds for customers that require on-demand access to database resources.

In this session, you’ll learn how OpenShift and Kubernetes concepts are utilized in building a PostgreSQL as a Service solution. Example deployment scenarios will be discussed that demonstrate real-world use cases of on-demand database provisioning. Software architecture and sample performance benchmarks will be highlighted and database-as-a-Service patterns will be discussed that would apply to any database running in the cloud.

2:10 - 3:00 p.m. - Track 4 (Balcony E)

Essential Ingredients to Your DevOps Pipeline

Presented by

Rick Stewart, JBoss Middleware Architect | DLT Solutions

Organizations are turning to DevOps methodologies to facilitate better communication and collaboration between software developers and IT operations professionals. This cultural and technological shift involves breaking down silos between these teams to provide organizations with the ability to more efficiently manage the application development, deployment and maintenance process.

Modernizing your technology along with your thinking is key to the DevOps process. DevOps requires the support of highly adaptable and automated solutions that support your team’s goals of continuous innovation and delivery.

This session will be a discussion and demonstration on how the following solutions are integral to automating aspects of your software release process: Github Enterprise, Jenkins, Ansible Tower, and OpenShift. The demonstration will depict an example pipeline showing how your agency can perform collaborative software development, support application provisioning and testing, conduct CI/CD, and deploy, manage, and orchestrate applications in production.

3:10 - 4:00 p.m. - Track 1 (Vista)

The JAM Stack - When Microservices Meet the Static Web

Presented by

Ted Benson, Cofounder & CTO | Cloudstitch

Static web development has long been considered a lightweight niche next to dynamic web apps. But the recent flourishing of microservices and build tools has evolved static development practice to the point where it's rapidly overtaking even the most dynamic web apps. This new toolset is called the JAM Stack -- for Javascript, APIs, and Markup -- and it's bringing quicker development time, better separation of concerns, and simpler hosting infrastructure. In this session you'll learn how this architecture works, and how you can begin incorporating it into your code.

3:10 - 4:00 p.m. - Track 2 (Balcony C)

Crowdsourcing: Data from the Masses

Presented by

Sophia Liu, Ph.D., Innovation Specialist | U.S. Geological Survey

In this session you will learn about the research Dr. Liu has conducted on the social and behavioral uses of information and communication technology around disasters to inform the design of future crowdsourcing projects, citizen science, and civic hacking efforts that improve government services. She will also explain the opportunities and challenges with integrating data from the general public and how data science is enabling the communication of information and science online in more interactive ways.

3:10 - 4:00 p.m. - Track 3 (Balcony D)

Exploring Kubernetes, and OpenShift

Presented by

Chakradhar Jonagam, Senior Solutions Architect | Red Hat

Join this session for an introduction to Kubernetes and OpenShift. Learn about some of the building blocks provided by Kubernetes: pods, replication controllers, services, and config maps and secrets. Find out how OpenShift gives you additional tools to make an even more powerful platform, including image streams and an integrated Docker registry, builds, deployment configs, templates, and advanced security measures.

3:10 - 4:00 p.m. - Track 4 (Balcony E)

Triumphant PoCs: How to Convince Your Boss to Use New Technology

Presented by

David-Wang Faulkner, Delivery Principal | ThoughtWorks

The open source community is vibrant with innovation -- but how to you translate this to the workplace? Often times there is resistance to the adoption of new technology and we still battle open source FUD in enterprise. A great way to assuage fears and validate new technology is through a proof-of-concept or pilot. In this presentation, we'll talk about distinctive patterns and practices that lead to success for proof of concepts or pilot projects, using a successful government proof of concept built with JBoss Fuse as a case study.

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