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ACT-IAC event on DevOps in the government

Improving collaboration and communication between an organization’s development resources and its operational resources is the focus of an upcoming conference co-sponsored by 18F and ACT-IAC.

Themed “Achieve Agile Nirvana Through DevOps,” the education and training event will be held from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 1 at the General Services Administration, 1800 F Street NW, in Washington, D.C.

“DevOps is an IT solution development and implementation approach that promotes better collaboration and communication between an organization’s development resources and its operational resources,” according to the ACT-IAC website. “This approach aims to provide increased quality and efficiency of the solution by focusing on the delivery of the entire ‘service’ targeted by the solution and not just one single software ‘product.’”

The American Council for Technology (ACT) - Industry Advisory Council (IAC) is a public-private partnership devoted to improving government through information technology.

The ACT-IAC Emerging Technology SIG Agile Committee will discuss how to align infrastructure, governance, compliance, security, and acquisition to rapidly deploy IT solutions.

Featured speakers and panelists will include:

  • Mark Schwartz, CIO at United States Citizen and Immigration Services
  • Lisa Gelobter, chief digital service officer at the Department of Education
  • Greg Godbout, CTO at EPA and former executive director of 18F
  • Kaitlin Devine, director of engineering at 18F
  • Noah Kunin, head of delivery architecture at 18F

Emerging Technology SIG Agile Committee Special Program Event Logistics

Topic: Achieve Agile Nirvana Through DevOps!

Date: Friday, May 1, 2015

Time: 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. (networking from 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.)

Location: General Services Administration (GSA), Conference Center, 1800 F Street NW, Washington DC 20405 (metro stops Farragut North and Farragut West serve this location and are a few blocks away)

Fee: No cost for federal employees; $25 for non-federal ACT-IAC members and $35 for non-federal attendees to cover logistics.

Member registration: www.actiac.org/register

Non-member registration: rwright@actiac.org

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