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[Event Recap] Technology Innovation Summit: Azure DevOps, a gentle introduction

Technology Innovation Summit was a technology event where participants were able to witness topics about cutting-edge technology topics, and where they could meet other people who shared their interests.

There were talks on the following topics:DevOps & SRE, data analyst, cloud, software architecture practices, agile methodologies and frameworks, mobile development, UI / UX, Soft-Skills and QA.

Date & Location

Sat, Aug 27, 2019

8:00 AM – 5:00 PM AST

Universidad Federico Henríquez y Carvajal, Campus Metropolitano, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Talk Abstract

In the development of software there are several challenges, one of the most common is the friction between different teams that necessarily have to collaborate to reach their goals and with Azure DevOps it is sought to break with that problem by having as an objective to automate and integrate the work of these teams as if it were one.

That is why a change in the culture of the organization is almost always necessary, where everyone is aligned with the goal of adding value to the end users.

Another challenge is the delays, the expectations are not usually met with the times we propose to those interested in the product we are developing, this leads to poor estimates, it is very difficult for us to say: from here to that date the “X” functionality will be ready.

Another thing that happens is that we are not clear about what each one does within the team, due to the lack of an effective means where you can see and measure what is being done day by day and who is taking care of these tasks.

Azure DevOps (formerly Visual Studio Team Services) is a hosted service providing development and collaboration tools. With a Free tier to get started and no need to run your own agents you can quickly get up and running with the many tools available:

  • Git repositories for source control
  • Build and Release pipelines for CI/CD automation
  • Agile tools covering Kanban/scrum project methodologies
  • Many pre-built deployment tasks/steps to cover the most common use cases and the ability to extend this with your own tasks
  • Hosted build/release agents with ability to additionally run your own
  • Custom dashboards to report on build/release and agile metrics
  • Built in wiki

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