Lunchtime Communities of Practice (CoPs) Drop-In Session

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Description

Are you interested in connecting with like-minded colleagues who are working in similar domains around campus? IT Connects supports many existing, new, and potential Communities of Practice across campus covering several domains of interest. Learn about new and existing CoPs, best practices, building community, and how you can start your own CoP! Representatives from several IT communities of practice will be on hand to answer any questions you may have about their groups including the new DevSecOps CoP, the Carpentries CoP, WordPress CoP, Distributed Developers CoP, Agile CoP, DataWonks, CLAC, UW Design Community, and more!

Want to present your CoP in this session? Contact Amanda Thornton.


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An Anxious Person’s Guide to Navigating the Tech Industry – Live Session

Conference Session


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Learn 10 tips for navigating the tech industry if you’re a chronic worrier. Whether you’ve been in the industry for 20+ years, just landed your first gig, or have been working in the industry for a while, walk away with some different ways to handle your anxiety in a fast-paced, competitive industry like IT.


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Learn CSS Grid and Flexbox in 1 Hour! – Live Workshop

Conference Session


Description

CSS Grid and Flexbox are modern tools for creating cool front-end web designs efficiently and enjoyably. This session will demo how to use CSS grid and flexbox to create front-end web designs. Attendees are encouraged to code along with me. All the files and assets for attendees to code are available to download.

*The audience needs basic knowledge of HTML and CSS.


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AWS DynamoDB via Clojure

Description

Low-friction integration with AWS DynamoDB via Clojure is possible! This session will provide observations on the way these technologies fit well together. I’ll talk about why this is low friction- specifically the tradeoffs in data qua data vs object-oriented models, and that faced with a similar problem a similar technical solution might be a good fit.

The intended audience is one with basic programming familiarity; the point is to appreciate the shape and fit of the technologies, to appreciate that a working solution works, and why it works, and what features make more or less friction in the integration.

(Note: There is no Live Q&A for this session)


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Interop Update – What’s Here, and What’s Coming

Pre-Recorded Session


Live Q&A

Friday, June 4th, 1:30 – 2:00 pm


Description

Get an update on the Interop Initiative including new infrastructure services and capabilities, and plans for the coming year. Learn about the new tools and approaches that are coming online, and how they impact data access and integration.


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Considering the True Cost of Every Website/Webapp

Pre-Recorded Session


Live Q&A

Friday, June 4th, 11:30 am – 12:00 pm


Description
There are lots of things to consider for estimating a true cost of a website or webapp. We will be reviewing some considerations that impact the long-term cost and maintainability of your website or webapp. We give you a checklist to review so you understand if you’re heading down a path to an expensive future with that new website/webapp that you want to create, and some tips on how to reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO). Learn evaluation tools that will help you get a website/webapp with a lower cost of long-term ownership.


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Building CI/CD Terraform Pipelines In Azure DevOps

Pre-Recorded Session


Live Q&A

Friday, June 4th, 2:00 – 2:30 pm


Description

Azure Devops provides a platform for executing IaC pipelines. We will explore using GitOps to automatically trigger terraform build pipelines in dev, staging, and production environments. We will also explore the automation of Azure Image creation and the automation of vm patching. Learn how to automatically take infrastructure as code from a development environment to staging and production environments through Azure DevOps Pipelines and GitOps. This session is perfect for people in DevOps who are interested in automating their IaC development and deployment cycles.


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checkQualys – Building Container Scanning Automation

Pre-Recorded Session


Live Q&A

Friday, June 4th, 2:30 – 3:00 pm


Description

This presentation discusses the Qualys Container Security scanner GitLab integration. DevOps is quickly changing the way that organizations build and deploy web applications such as Docker containers. With container technology, build workflow needs rapid release cycles and continuous deployment. By integrating automated security testing into the development tool chain workflows, developers can identify security issues associated with containers early in their build process. We will discuss the scripts and source code for tools to provide access to the Qualys container vulnerability scanning system through GitLab CI/CD jobs. This integration into a GitLab project allows developers to trigger a Docker container image scan pipeline on the image of their choosing. Any vulnerabilities found will be posted as a GitLab issue in the project from which it is executed. This integration uses a pre-configured VM for the GitLab runner that obtains access to what it needs via AWS IAM roles. This allows any developer with a project on the same GitLab instance to incorporate the Qualys scanner job by including a GitLab CI/CD template in their own gitlab-ci.yml file without having to set up access to the Qualys API for themselves. At the end of the presentation, participants will be able to learn about the architecture, scripts and source code, sample reports as well as setup instruction documentation and on-going improvements.

The architecture, scripts and source code, sample reports as well as benefit of container scanning, setup instruction documentation, and on-going improvements.


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