James Quick!

Developer. Speaker. Teacher.

James is a developers, speaker, and teacher with a passion for Web Development, Tooling, and Design. He speaks at community events, participates in Hackathons, and runs a YouTube channel called “Learn. Build. Teach.” James spent three years at Microsoft as a Technical Evangelist in New York City and Miami and is currently working at FedEx Services in Memphis as a Full-Stack Web Developer and Architect. He considers himself to be a "Social Developer" because of his love for working with people. In his spare time, he plays in weekly lunch basketball games, runs half marathons, and solves a Rubik's cube in under two minutes.

CI/CD - More Than an Acronym, It's a culture shift

With all the advancements in the tooling around CI and CD, implementing the technology has never been easier. Helping your team embrace the cultural change necessary to follow this cycle… that’s another story. In this talk, you’ll learn the true meaning of CI/CD — that’s Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment, if you don’t speak alphabet soup — and the various principles that drive it. To embrace these principles, you’ll need to change your team’s mindset, which can be a tough transition. I lead this transition in my organization, and I will walk you through the lessons I learned. After this talk, you will have a clear understanding of CI/CD as well as how to implement a true cultural shift in your team to take full advantage of this new, powerful methodology.

1:00 PM