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The Agile + DevOps Virtual Attendee Experience

Take Your agile and DevOps to the Next Level

This is not just any software engineering conference. You'll be able to solve existing agile or DevOps roadblocks or tackle new challenges in the upcoming year with knowledge from our keynotes, sessions, industry technical presentations (ITPs), and live virtual training classes.

Powerhouse Experts

Our virtual conference is filled with experts ready to help you grow your career and company.

Leading Industry Topics

From Agile Practices + Tools to Transformations + Automation, you’ll learn ideas and strategies from leading experts and innovators.


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Explore the Agile + DevOps East 2022 Virtual Schedule

* Content is Exclusive to the Virtual Pass

Wednesday, November 9

8:30 AM ET


Amanda Lewis
Google Cloud

KEYNOTE | Happy Teams, Happy Users: The State of DevOps

Why do we need to transform? Or improve? Why should we “DevOps”? We know that technology drives value and innovation in every organization. High-performing technology teams focus on capabilities that maintain happy users and happy teams. These teams focus on not only technical capabilities, but process, measurement, and cultural capabilities. While there is no easy button for maintaining, improving, or transforming a high-performing technology team, the DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) multi-year research program uses behavioral science to validate the most effective and efficient ways to develop and deliver software. Maintaining happy users and happy teams is a journey. We will discuss the key findings from the 2022 Accelerate State of DevOps Report and learn how you and your team can use the research program to transform into a high-performing technology team.

9:45 AM ET

Break in the Expo - Play the Amazing Race Game

10:30 AM ET


Agile Teams & Leadership*

A Team is Virtual, Their Fears are Real. Time for a Team Reboot!

Dana Pylayeva, Agile Play Consulting LLC


Agile Development & Testing*

Dungeons & Dragons: Becoming the Hero of the Sprint3.+6+

Tara Walton, Provar


Industry Technical Presentation

We’ll Fix it in Production and Other Things I Used to Say Before Joining QA



Industry Technical Presentation

ZAPTEST: The Ultimate Software Automation Solution


11:45 AM ET


Agile/DevOps Transformations*

Harnessing the Current of C-Level Engagement and Corporate Sponsorship to Attain Superhero Level Invincibility

M. Peri Cope, TAB Bank


Tools & Automation*

Automated Continuous Compliance Testing in the Cloud Age

Michael Lund, Novo Nordisk


Industry Technical Presentation

Open Source Developers are Security's New Front Line



Industry Technical Presentation

Accessible Automated Testing: Empower Everyone to Test Salesforce & Beyond


12:45 PM ET


Bonus Session

DORA Metrics: We've Been Using Them Wrong


Break in the Expo - Play the Amazing Race Game

1:45 PM ET


Charlotte Chang
Industrial Logic

KEYNOTE | Creating Systems of Compassion

Look…the way we’re working isn’t working. At best, people act with chaotic complacency. At worst, they are punished for creative problem-solving and critical thinking. This results in burnout, anxiety, depression, apathy, helplessness, and hopelessness. In short, not for humans. The path forward? Together, we can nudge towards a System of Compassion - a system that focuses on humanizing people, empathetic leadership, and work that matters. Doing awesome work requires accepting and executing in a business landscape that’s in constant flux. Customers and employees are evolving, and businesses aren’t keeping up. This requires strong, empathetic leadership that re-humanizes people. Future leaders need to amplify humanity, provide optionality, calibrate talent, and round out people’s needs. Being this kind of leader starts with you - your needs, your opportunities, and your compassion. Louder, this time for the folks in the back…the way we’re working isn’t working!!! Our businesses, organizations, departments, teams, and people cannot innovate, adapt, or evolve. Today’s leadership and organizational norms limit peoples’ ability to make valuable contributions. But, we are at an inflection point where we each have a choice. The future holds promise!

3:00 PM ET


Agile Practices*

Taking Great Measures - Quit Measuring and Start Influencing

Amanda Palovcsik, CUNA Mutual Group


DevOps Practices*

Industrial DevOps: Responding to Misconceptions

Suzette Johnson, NGC


Industry Technical Presentation

Completing the Promise of CI/CD with Continuous Merge



Industry Technical Presentation

How to Build a Great GitHub Action Experience

Octopus Deploy

4:00 PM ET

Break in the Expo - Play the Amazing Race Game

4:30 PM ET


Alison Wade
TechWell Corp.

KEYNOTE | Lightning Strikes the Keynotes

Throughout the years, Lightning Talks have been a popular part of the STAR conferences. If you’re not familiar with the concept, Lightning Talks consists of a series of five-minute talks by different speakers within one presentation period. Lightning Talks are the opportunity for speakers to deliver their single biggest bang-for-the-buck idea in a rapid-fire presentation. And now, lightning has struck the STAR keynotes. Some of the best-known experts in testing will step up to the podium and give you their best shot of lightning. Get multiple keynote presentations for the price of one—and have some fun at the same time.

Thursday, November 10

8:45 AM ET


Cindy Peterson
Peerless Partners

KEYNOTE | Work (and Life)–One Big Experiment in Agility

If the recent pandemic has taught us anything, it is that we need to continuously adapt. But how can we, as individuals, each impact the trajectory of our team, project, and larger organization? How can we “walk the walk” of being more agile? In this talk, Cindy will share how anyone can start an experimentation movement, within their own team, function, or personal life! We will practice building hypotheses and how to design experiments that are “safe to try”. You’ll build your own experiments to try with your organization. We’ll also touch on methods to scale experiments as new ways of working gain traction across the org.

9:30 AM ET

Break in the Expo - Play the Amazing Race Game

10:00 AM ET


Agile/DevOps Transformations*

Tips for Executing your First Agile Transformation

Sheyinka Harry, QualityWorks Consulting Group


DevOps Practices*

Languishing with Laggards - Moving from Dead Ops to DevOps

Jason Davis, Cisco Systems

ITP 10

Industry Technical Presentation

Shaping C-Suite Perception of Engineering With Data & Metrics


11:00 AM ET

Break in the Expo - Play the Amazing Race Game

11:30 AM ET


Agile Practices*

Highly Regulated Industries - Are Agile Approaches Even Possible?

John Halberstadt, LitheSpeed


Agile Development & Testing*

The Chaotic Approach to Modern Testing

Carlos Gomez, KPMG LLP

ITP 12

Industry Technical Presentation

Taking the Entire NFL and Asking Them To Play Rugby - The Scaled Agile Transformation of TD Bank

TD Bank

12:30 PM ET

Break in the Expo - Play the Amazing Race Game

1:30 PM ET


Agile Practices*

Supercharge Your Jira Quick Filters

Ryler Hockenbury, Mastercard


Tools & Automation*

Why QA Automation Fails in Agile and How to Make it Succeed

Bryan Butler, Leadr

ITP 14

Industry Technical Presentation

Eliminating Silos in Scrum: How to Avoid a Major Agile Failure