The time zones mentioned are BST (British Summer Time) | CEST (Central European Summer Time).
4:00pm BST | 5:00pm CEST
4:10pm BST | 5:10pm CEST
Application-driven infrastructure engineering - Kief Morris
In the “Iron Age” we treated our infrastructure as static. We created static environments and handed them over to teams developing, testing, and running software on top of them. As a result infrastructure and environments were often an impediment for the business to respond rapidly to new opportunities. In the “Cloud Age” infrastructure is fluid, which creates opportunities to use it to accelerate delivery of new products, features, and improvements. Application-driven infrastructure is an approach that drives the design and implementation of cloud infrastructure from the needs of the product and business capabilities that run on it. Application-driven infrastructure removes constraints on provisioning infrastructure and making use of powerful cloud services. It allows operations teams and governance staff to provide self-service capabilities that ensure environments are built correctly, securely, and in compliance. With infrastructure as code teams can apply agile engineering practices to build runtime and delivery capabilities that are consistent, high quality, and easily maintained.
4:55pm BST | 5:55pm CEST
Agile development meets corporate security - Katharina Dankert
Can we stay secure and keep an overview of the security state of our estate, while enabling our developers to produce value continuously and own their deployments and support of their products? Corporate security and governance requirements sometimes seem to clash with agile principles. Katharina will show how her team approaches this challenge through cooperation. They work from the premise that security specialists, business people and developers can see their interests reflected in creating secure products. As a team that is building an AWS based infrastructure platform, they use agile threat modeling in conjunction with corporate requirements to create the initial products, and continue to iterate over them. They split the responsibility for risk mitigation between the platform and customer teams. In addition, Katharina will shed some light on the consequences and challenges that shared governance and responsibility have on trust between the platform team, the customer teams and the corporation itself. Decent security and governance can be achieved through cooperation between corporate security specialists, the infrastructure platform team and its customers, and the understanding that security patterns enable all of us to pull in the same direction.
5:40pm BST | 6:40pm CEST
Leaders of software development organisations are under great pressure to ensure that their employees spend their time on value-adding activities. One increasingly common way to do this is through a platform strategy. When well executed, a platform strategy promises to reduce costs and allow product teams to focus on innovation. When it goes wrong, problems with the platform are passed directly onto the entire software development organisation.
6:25pm BST | 7:25pm CEST
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