DevUp Conference in St. Louis
Date: August 28th-30th
Location: St. Charles Convention Center
Sessions from Xebia | Xpirit’s Randy Pagels
Automate your cloud application testing with Playwright
Monday (08/28) @ 09:45 in Junior Ballroom C
Your company has CI/CD (continuous integration/continuous deployment), you’ve created a culture of regular cloud deployments, but your tests aren’t automated? Automated testing is the next frontier in quality assurance. Let’s make more technically resilient applications in the cloud. In this fun and interactive session, you’ll learn how to harness the power of Playwright to automate web tasks with ease. From setting up your own automated tests to discovering the latest trends in web automation, you’ll leave this session with the skills and knowledge you need to become a web automation wizard. Attend this session to hear and see a demonstration of testing at scale for your cloud applications.
The AI Revolution Begins Here!
Tuesday (08/29) @ 09:45 in Grand Ballroom C
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has come a long way. And one of its latest creations is ChatGPT, an AI text generator trained by OpenAI. Are you ready to dive into the world of AI and discover the magic of OpenAI? In this exciting session, you’ll get to experience the cutting-edge technology of OpenAI first hand! From hearing about AI models to exploring the latest advancements in the field, you’ll leave this session with a better understanding of how OpenAI is shaping the future. AI has never been more accessible or useful, and with OpenAI leading the charge, it’s an exciting time to be a part of this revolution. If that’s not enough, get ready to explore the world of AI-powered voice assistants and discover how OpenAI is revolutionizing the way we interact with technology. From creating your own voice-controlled AI models to learning about the latest advancements in voice recognition, this session is guaranteed to be a blast! So sit back, grab a coffee, grab your thinking cap, bring your sense of adventure, and let’s have some fun!
The Power of DevOps in the Real World
Tuesday (08/29) @ 02:45 in Grand Ballroom B
It is now 2023 and good DevOps practices are no longer just nice to have. It is absolutely necessary to continuously deliver value to our end users. Yet this isn’t easy to do right. In this session, we will explore the why’s and the how. Why is DevOps important? Why do we care? How do we implement DevOps best practices? And finally, we will do a real world deep dive. Starting from nothing at all except source code (and I mean NOTHING. No infrastructure at all) we end with a complex modern application deployed all the way out into production hosted in the cloud. We will touch on all modern technologies. From web front ends, to deploying databases with API’s and even mobile apps. This isn’t just a flashy show and tell. We will dive deep, exploring best practices using advanced DevOps techniques. With the right tooling, anything is possible. And in this session, you will see all this happen live with DevOps best practices!
At dev up, you can expect a full schedule of inspiring speakers, informative breakout sessions, hands-on workshops, and networking opportunities. Our conference program is designed to cater to all levels of experience, from beginners to old-school technology professionals.
Xebia | Xpirit Speaker:
Randy Pagels, DevOps Architect
Helping people to build the most innovative solutions with technology.
As a DevOps Architect, I lead customers in designing and delivering solutions that adhere to industry standards and DevOps best practices. I focus on GitHub, DevOps, Infrastructure as Code automation, and CI/CD pipeline management. While serving as a technical evangelist and thought leader, I also connect with customers to help them understand options on how to improve their application development practices on Azure.