Agile + DevOps East 2023 Concurrent Session : We Got Our Monolith to Move at Light Speed

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Wednesday, November 8, 2023 - 10:30am to 11:30am

We Got Our Monolith to Move at Light Speed

In the financial industry, investment in modernization can take a long time to gain support which slows down momentum for change. While the industry focuses on the next hottest technology, many of us simultaneously continue to own, run, and operate legacy systems. How do we adopt a DevOps culture around a legacy system? How do you evolve the legacy mindset to embrace modernization? Modernization is not solely an application evolution; it is a mindset as well. Embracing a DevOps culture is not technology dependent, it is people dependent. Teaching people the right tools and cultivating a DevOps culture is the key to success. With the right tooling, even legacy systems can work faster! In this session, Corry and Marianna will discuss success in getting a legacy monolith to move at light speed through thoughtful adoption of agile practices and the introduction of modern tooling.

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Marianna Chasnik is a technology leader and lifelong problem solver with expertise and passion in leading engineering teams. Throughout her career, she has focused on application development and delivery. After years of working for telecommunication companies developing cellular modems, it came time for her to try something new. Marianna joined the financial industry in 2015, where her passion for relentless improvement and automation led her to the establishment of her multifaceted DevOps team focusing on delivery excellence. Marianna is enabling delivery teams through promoting DevOps culture and building supporting CI/CD pipelines.

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Corry Stanley is a software engineering leader with more than 20 years of experience in financial services. Throughout her career, she has focused on delivery and operations within application development and infrastructure aspects of technology. Beginning her career as an auditor for a Big 4 accounting firm and transitioning to software leadership, Corry brings a blend of technology knowledge and business acumen. Reliability and availability are key focus areas for Corry, which is a mindset that begins at the inception of anything delivered by her teams. A strong proponent of agile and product methodologies, Corry understands how to encourage a team to evolve with current industry trends. Corry is a leader who builds strong teams and encourages growth of her engineers, cultivating a culture where engineers and leaders can flourish.