The catchy phrase DevOps is defined by Agile advocates as, “The practice of operations and development engineers participating together in the entire service lifecycle, from design through the development process to production support.”
I’ve been developing software since the stone ages, which means that my first computer language in college was Fortran, and yes, we typed onto Hollerith cards and fed them into a Control Data card deck reader. A lot has changed since then, and I’ve since learned to code in many languages: BASIC, Fortran, Pascal, Assembly, C, ASP, Perl, Tcl/Tk, ColdFusion, PHP, HTML, Verilog, VHDL, Jquery, CSS, MySQL.
Perforce is well-known in the DevOps community, and they invited me to attend their upcoming webinar on February 4th, Embed DevOps, Summit 2021. So stay tuned for a detailed blog on one of the presentations. For now, let’s take a look at the three parallel tracks being offered:
- Plan – Explore methodologies, tools, and practices that can help you cut costs in the planning stage of development.
- Create – Learn how to improve things like collaboration, scaling, and versioning to reduce the time it takes to create a quality product.
- Verify – Understand various practices that help you verify safety standards to reduce risk.
There are three sessions in this track that will help you explore methodologies, tools, and practices that can help you cut costs in the planning stage of development.
- Scrum, Kanban, and Gantt Scheduling in One Project – Nonsense or Necessity?
- Community vs. Enterprise Open Source – Which is Right for Your Business?
- CWE Top 25: History, Tools and Techniques
Four sessions are included in the Create track, which I plan on attending, and here you will learn how to improve things like collaboration, scaling, and versioning to reduce the time it takes to create a quality product.
- Embedded Software Development at 5G Speed
- Secure Collaboration in a Cloud-based Chip Design Environment
- Optimizing Your CI Pipeline
- Implementing a Unified HW/SW BoM to Reduce System Development
The third track has three presentations, and Verify will help you to understand various practices that help you verify safety standards to reduce risk.
- CI Efficiency: How to Verify Every Developer Commit
- Role of Coding Standards in Autonomous Vehicles
- How to Improve Development with Strong Requirements Taxonomy
Industry experts in each area will be at the virtual podium to bring us up to speed on embedded DevOps, and I’ve met two of them in real life: Vishal Moondhra of Methodics and Warren Savage, a researcher from the University of Maryland.
- Andrew Bedford, SW Developer, Klocwork
- Jill Barton, Director of Compliance
- Rod Cope, CTO
- Robert Cowham, Senior Consultant
- Hang Jason Dong, Sr. Staff Engineer, 5G Air Interface, Qualcomm CDMA Technologies
- Steve Howard, Field Engineering Services, Static Code Analysis Evangelist
- Johan Karlsson, Senior Consultant
- Vishal Moondhra, Vice President Product and Solutions, Methodics
- Justin Reock, Chief Architect, OpenLogic
- Warren Savage, Visiting researcher
- Tom Totenberg, Senior Solutions Engineer
- Frank van den Beuken, Principal Technical Support Engineer
Mark your calendar for February 4th, then sign up early for the first virtual user conference from Perforce all about embedded DevOps. The conference is in good alignment with popular trends of: 5G, autonomous vehicles, cloud and open source software. As part of my continuous learning I’m looking forward to this conference next month, so why not join me.