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Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

A Journey from DevOps to DevTestOps: Infusing Continuous Quality

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As companies realize the need for rapid application development, they are embracing DevOps methodologies. But implementing DevOps practices without establishing a culture of quality often results in lower quality software or a poor customer experience, which impacts the business bottom line. Join Gajan Pathmanathan as he shares proven approaches for ensuring quality and testing throughout the software development and delivery pipeline, while still maintaining agility and speed. Gajan presents a roadmap for building quality into the fabric of DevOps and fostering a quality-driven mindset, discusses the importance of efficient testing feedback mechanisms, and then suggests a spectrum of off-the-shelf tools such as Docker, Selenium,and AppDynamics that can be used to infuse continuous quality throughout the software delivery pipeline. Leave this session with ideas, approaches, and tools to help shift an organization’s culture, process, and technology toward quality.

Gajan Pathmanathan
Quicken Loans

Gajan Pathmanathan is a quality evangelist, a DevOps enthusiast, and an enabler with nearly fourteen years of experience in designing, developing, and testing software. He is currently the leader of the enterprise quality architecture team at Quicken Loans, where he is responsible for implementing solutions and strategies for continuous quality and quality-driven development at the enterprise level. Prior to joining Quicken Loans, Gajan worked at Intel Security/McAfee as a lead engineer and led the team that was responsible for defining quality processes across the organization, especially test automation processes. Gajan holds a master’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada. He comfortably “speaks” about ten languages—seven programming languages and three natural languages. Find Gajan on LinkedIn and Twitter.