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PDX DevOps Monthly Meetup!

Apr 24, 2019 · Portland, United States of America

Join us for our monthly gathering to discuss everything from incident response to cross-team collaboration to automation frameworks. Food provided. Please RSVP!


Crafting good good-first-issues's

Good-first-issue is a Github label that first time contributors can search for, either within a project or across Github, when looking for a good issue for their first PR. This talk is about how to make those good-first-issues accessible to first time contributors while getting big ticket items resolved. I will show examples of what worked and what didn't for the open source project I maintain.


Nisha Kumar is the maintainer of Tern (https://github.com/vmware/tern). She advises on container compliance at VMware. Github: @nishakm, Twitter: @nishakmr


Technical Debt - The Code Monster In Your Closet

Technical debt is the code monster hiding in every programmer’s closet. If you ignore it, it will terrorize you at night.

I’ve worked at many institutions with many programming languages over the past 12 years. They all have technical debt. Putting on a band-aid and ignoring the real issues can be disastrous. We’ll go through several case studies, review big red flags, and learn how to start chipping away at the problem with confidence.


Nina Zakharenko is a Senior Cloud Developer Advocate at Microsoft, focusing on Python. Before joining Microsoft, she was a Senior Software Engineer with over a decade of experience writing software for companies like Reddit, Meetup, and HBO. In her spare time, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, and tinkering with wearable electronics from her home base in Portland, OR.

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  • Portland DevOps Groundup

    Portland DevOps GroundUp started in February 2015. Our mission is to educate the community about the DevOps Culture. There is a need and desire in the tech community to increase the communication and collaboration efforts between departments in effort to make the software development lifecycle more efficient, effective, and faster without compromising cost or product quality. We strive to achieve our mission through holding Lean Coffee’s, presentations by practitioners, and panel discussions. If you know o

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