Agile in the Cloud

Think Big. Start Small. Scale Fast.

Amazon Web Services and ThoughtWorks are delighted to invite you to a thought provoking brunch, where approaches will be discussed to continuously develop and deploy software systems. Fast.

A core tenet of the Agile Manifesto is to build working software quickly, gain feedback and respond to change. Similarly, the Lean Startup movement values evolving a product via a series of hypothesis-testing experiments. With Amazon Web Services applications can be developed rapidly and deployed instantly, enabling this much needed feedback.

Both Agile and Lean Startup have grown out of a desire to optimise for speed in uncertain and changing environments. The combination of Agile's strong technical discipline and Amazon Web Services' utility computing model provides a great backbone to achieve this goal.

Andy Marks (ThoughtWorks Technical Principal) & Joe Ziegler (AWS Technical Evangelist) will discuss in detail and provide working examples to support four standard Agile technical practices and how they can be implemented within AWS:

  • Automated Testing
  • Continuous Integration
  • Infrastructure as Code
  • Continuous Delivery

Event Details

Venue: Amazon Web Services, #10-01, 23 Church Street, Singapore 049481
Date: Tuesday, 31 July 2012
Time: 9AM to 12PM

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About the Speakers

Andy Marks is a 13-year veteran of ThoughtWorks and Technical Principal for the Singapore office, having previously been Market Technical Lead for the Melbourne and Perth offices in Australia. Andy has significant experience leading, coaching and working in Agile software development teams. In his various roles within ThoughtWorks, he has been involved in solution delivery, DevOps, continuous deployment on AWS platforms, coaching and mentoring team.

Joe Ziegler started his life in Texas but began his career in Silicon Valley. Previously, Joe worked at Accenture in San Francisco with Netscape amongst his clients. He developed some of the first e-commerce applications during the early days of the Internet and ran several start-up companies, including his first classic IPO on the NASDAQ. His most recent thriving venture is Iris Data Services, which landed on the “Forbes 500 Fastest Growing Companies in the US” list. Joe started using cloud services in 2006 to create the infrastructure for Iris Data Services as the Director of Technical Services. Additionally, he worked with several enterprises developed on the cloud, including building his own company, IndexMedia, on Amazon Web Services. Now he has enthusiastically become an evangelist for Amazon, speaking about the services and features available to customers.

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