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Join the Hampton Roads Women in Technology for a panel discussion regarding DevOps. DevOps is a culture, movement or practice that emphasizes the collaboration and communication of both software developers and other information-technology (IT) professionals while automating the process of software delivery and infrastructure changes.

Hosted by HRWIT. A forum on women but NOT just for women. This event is Open to ALL Technologist in Hampton Roads.

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Rosemary Wang: As an explorer of infrastructure automation and enthusiast of cloud, Rosemary Wang works to bridge the technical and cultural barriers between infrastructure engineers and application developers. Whether it be helping an infrastructure engineer learn to code or an application developer troubleshoot infrastructure failures, she has fascination for solving intractable problems with code. Rosemary interfaces with vendors, clients, startups, and open source projects to find creative software solutions for enterprise infrastructure systems. When she is not drawing on whiteboards, Rosemary valiantly attempts to reverse engineer stacks of various infrastructure systems on her laptop while foraging for tasty victuals around the world. Follow Rosemary (@joatmon08) as she records her journey via her blog and speaks about her learnings.

Paula Paul: Paula entered the workforce as a software engineer at IBM in the early 80’s, where she shipped her first product on magnetic tape. She’s shipped many software products since then, evangelized .NET with Microsoft, held executive positions in technology architecture and operations, and taught people of all ages to code. Paula is passionate about equal opportunities for technical literacy, and enjoys (half) joking that Kubernetes reminds her of IBM/370 systems programming.
Paula is a Technology Principal with ThoughtWorks, where she helps organizations adopt cloud native technology, and serves the community as an ABI Syster, diversity speaker, and mentor.

Chris Burroughs: Chris has been working in IT infrastructure for 25+ years in retail, legal, insurance, and financial services and is currently the CTO for PRA Group. She has a passion for challenging the status quo and loves the thrill of developing people, improving processes and leveraging technologies to deliver business value.Her infrastructure team is currently transforming itself to use the DevSecOps framework including deploying infrastructure as code and implementing a CI/CD pipeline.She is an adjunct instructor in the VCU Fast Track Masters of Information Systems program and is also a frequent speaker on infrastructure topics.

Panel Moderator:

Linda Nichols: Linda Nichols is a Cloud Enablement Leader at Cloudreach. In addition to creating software solutions, she has a passion for community involvement and education. She is a co-founder of Norfolk.js, NodeBots Norfolk, and RevolutionConf. She also enjoys teaches local classes and workshops. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Old Dominion University and a Masters in Information Technology from Virginia Tech. She enjoys bad karaoke, good sushi, and all varieties of cats.


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