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Achieve DevOps Success While Closing Skill Gaps


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As IT organizations increasingly undergo digital transformations, there is often a shift toward automation and fully autonomous teams. Executed correctly, these initiatives result in the ability to move faster and close skills gaps. However, many organizations struggle with being able to standardize configuration processes while ensuring proper documentation is in place, which is critical to success.

Hear firsthand how Brittany Woods, H&R Block’s manager of server automation, and her team overcame configuration management challenges, addressed inconsistencies, closed skills gaps and ultimately achieved DevOps success. Brittany will share best practices related to the importance of establishing baseline process automation standards before engaging teams and onboarding, and discuss the significant impact documentation (or lack thereof) can have on any deployment.

Key takeaways:

  • Technology stack considerations for optimizing any DevOps environment
  • Application delivery do's and don’ts
  • Ensuring continuous compliance while scaling to meet demand
Brittany Woods
Server Automation Manager, H&R Block
Brittany Woods is a DevOps and Infrastructure Automation subject matter expert based in central Missouri. During her career in technical roles spanning both the financial and the automotive sector, Brittany has held roles from system administrator to cloud automation engineer and is now an engineering manager. She has been a major advocate for utilizing DevOps and automation to not only drive business value but also enhance velocity and increase autonomy and innovation across technology teams. She enjoys work not only in DevOps and automation spaces but also in systems architecture and cloud solutions/adoption.
Michelle Sebek
DevOps & Automation Solutions Manager, Progress Chef
Michelle Sebek is a DevOps & Automation Solutions Manager, technology advocate focused on DevOps, automation, and policy as code for Progress Chef. Michelle delivers real-world solutions for today’s emerging high-growth software. Before this role, Michelle was an enterprise software product marketer at GrapeCity, a developer solutions components company, and led similar positions at a Fortune 15 technology company. Over the last few decades, Michelle has led award-winning product launches, bringing expertise in strategy, research, content and execution across numerous organizations focused on digital transformation and IoT, from ideation to performance. Michelle has been involved in multiple technology user groups and has more than 20 years of experience in high technology.

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