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DevOps Expert Brian Dawson to Speak at Quality Jam 2018
We are excited to announce that Brian Dawson will join us as a keynote speaker at Quality Jam Atlanta 2018! Dawson’s session, “4Qs of DevOps: Understanding the DevOps Journey With a Simple Maturity Model,” will help attendees assess the maturity of their current DevOps practice and learn how QA teams can accelerate DevOps transformation. His session is scheduled for April 10 at 12:50 p.m.
Dawson is currently a DevOps evangelist and practitioner at CloudBees, where he helps the open source community and CloudBees customers in the implementation of agile, continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery (CD) and DevOps practices. He has been known to give one of the best talks on how to understand where your company is in a DevOps world.
Dawson says that based on his experience, he has found that organizations generally fall into one of four quadrants of DevOps maturity: team-level agile upstream, team-level continuous delivery, enterprise agile upstream or enterprise DevOps. By understanding how to quantify and communicate where their organizations fall along this continuum, QA teams can help accelerate the transition to the next step on the journey to automated software delivery.
Having held roles at Sony, Logitech and Collabnet, Dawson has been a software professional in multiple domains including QA, engineering and management. Most recently, he led an agile transformation consulting practice helping organizations small and large implement CI, CD and DevOps.
We hope you will be able to attend and hear his insights, along with the many amazing talks we have lined up. For more information and to take advantage of Early Bird pricing (through Feb. 16), visit the Quality Jam website.
Be sure to stay tuned for more speaker announcements, updates and news on Quality Jam 2018!