Apps, Stacks, and Frameworks: Avoiding “Shiny Object” Syndrome

GDG Bronx
Fri, May 8, 2020, 5:00 PM (EDT)

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About this event

Join us at 5pm via zoom to hear about Avoiding “Shiny Object” Syndrome when making decisions surrounding Apps, Stacks, and Frameworks.
-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Guest Speaker: Angel Rivera, CircleCI @punkdata @CircleCI

Angel started his career as an US Air Force Space Systems Operations specialist in Cape Canaveral AF Station where he discovered his passion for technology and software development. He has extensive experience in the private, public and military sectors and his technical experience includes military/space lift operations, software engineering, SRE/DevOPs engineering. He also has a wealth of experience in defense and federal sectors such as contracting, information systems security and management.

Angel’s passions are positive disruption, learning, teaching, mentoring but most of all inspiring all forms of technologists & building awesome tech communities.
Talk: Apps, Stacks, and Frameworks: Avoiding “Shiny Object” Syndrome
Talk Details:
Technology is fast moving, and devops tools pop up like wildfire. Teams are desperate to solve their problems & often make implementation decisions based on word of mouth, “kick the tires” syndrome or superficial evaluations. In some cases we justify our stack decisions based on project/sprint deadlines, the product’s marketing materials, occasionally, the README files. Really scary stuff!

In this talk Angel will explore how & why teams are easily lulled into believing that shiny objects will independently solve their stack deficiencies. He will discuss his experiences with “Shiny Object” frameworks/tools and the true impact they had in actually solving problems. He will also discuss some strategies that can help teams make better choices when properly vetting potential solutions based on his experience in the federal government evaluating vendor proposals and homegrown solutions.
Agenda Overview:
5:00pm Connect to Zoom Conference
5:10pm - 6:40pm Workshop followed by Q&A session
6:45pm closing

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