Later this week, experts in software and application development will log on for DynatraceGo!, a two-day event intended to inspire and educate software development teams and celebrate the changes in the industry that have made software and applications foundational to the operations of all organizations – including government agencies.
This online event will explore the evolution of the industry from traditional, waterfall application development to DevSecOps, and introduce attendees to the concept of “NoOps,” which involves the automation of processes designed to expedite application development, accelerate releases and increase deployments.
The event will feature a number of on-demand keynotes and breakout sessions intended to teach development teams how to accelerate cloud innovation at scale and transform the way they work. It will also feature a number of DevSecOps success stories, and two very high profile and exciting keynote speakers:
- Steve Wozniak: Co-founder of Apple
- Marc Randolph: Entrepreneur and Co-Founder of Netflix
To learn more about this highly anticipated DevSecOps event, and to discuss the changes and evolution in application development towards DevSecOps, we recently sat down with Willie Hicks, the Federal Sales Engineering Manager at Dynatrace, the sponsor of the event and the leading provider of application performance management solutions.
During our discussion, Willie explained how the shift to DevSecOps has improved the application development process internally at Dynatrace, why it’s the future of application development and what attendees can expect should they choose to attend DynatraceGo!
Here is what he had to say:
GovDevSecOpsHub (GDSOH): The past few years have seen a significant shift in how we develop software and applications. How has the process changed and evolved over the past few years?
Willie Hicks: Today software is integral to every part of business and many parts of everyday life. Businesses are continually finding ways for software and technology to increase efficiencies.
This increasing dependency on software has necessitated transformation in how we build and deploy quality software. I would say this is analogous to the ways companies embraced changes and innovations to industrial processes throughout the industrial revolution.
GDSOH: What kinds of new tools and technologies are opening the door for this movement towards DevSecOps and the shifting of processes to the left?
Willie Hicks: I would say that artificial intelligence (AI) is a big driver that advances DevSecOps and allows many of these processes to be shifted left.
AI will speed up the identification, review, and accuracy of security and security-related events. It will also help reduce the noise found in many current products.
This will help to augment cyber teams that are already short-staffed and taxed. It will also help developers find and address security mistakes and issues that would have been missed in the past because developers are generally not security experts.
GDSOH: How has Dynatrace evolved and changed its own application development process? What was the impetus for this change?
Willie Hicks: Dynatrace early on understood the shift that was happening in the digital world and we addressed this change head-on. Not only did we embrace a DevOps mindset and culture, we took that concept a step further and built what we call a “NoOps” culture.
This new “NoOps” approach to application development has rapidly accelerated development, allowing us to improve from two releases a year to 26 releases per year. It’s enabled us to introduce daily deployments and take our number of daily deployments from zero to 5,000 per day. It’s this reason we remain the leader in the Gardner Magic Quadrant for application performance management solutions (APM).
GDSOH: The DynatraceGo! event is rapidly approaching. Can you tell our readers a little bit about the event? What kinds of topics will be covered? What can attendees expect to learn?
Willie Hicks: Despite going virtual this year, DynatraceGo! will still be full of incredible content for our attendees. They can expect exciting keynotes from both Steve Wozniak and Marc Randolph and other industry experts.
In addition to hearing product updates, attendees can engage in breakout sessions ranging from exploring how to get started with DevSecOps and NoOps,to implementing and mastering the Dynatrace APM solution.
There will also be opportunities to hear from our customers about their success stories with Dynatrace. It will be a fun an exciting two days of content that both Dynatrace customers and organizations just beginning their DevSecOps journey.
For additional information and to register for DynatraceGo!, click HERE.