Marco Corona ‘14, a Senior Consultant at Coveros, will be on campus Wednesday, October 23 to host a lunch time talk in Alden 101 at 12pm.
Housing and Urban Development (HUD), a federal agency committed to creating affordable homes for all Americans, has a history of systems development steeped in waterfall practices, a history of failed IT programs, and a culture that ran in direct opposition to Agile/DevOps. It often took weeks to provision a virtual machine and years for an application to get into Production. In a little over a year, a small team of DevOps engineers has helped modernize the agency’s legacy infrastructure in an effort to prove Agile and DevOps can work across the organization. I will present a case study that discusses how we were able to bring 10 new applications into Production in a few months time using the Cloud and DevOps. I will discuss the challenges we encountered along the way and walk through how we were able to create a culture of shared code, infrastructure and shared purpose across multiple programs and contractor teams. In addition, I will explain how to leverage Jenkins, Chef and Azure to create a repeatable, iterable DevOps pipeline that made this transformation possible.