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Nov 03 2016

Top CA World 2016 Sessions You Just Can't Miss

CA World 2016 is coming up, taking place from November 14 - 18, in the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Whether you are looking to improve your expertise in DevOps, Security, Agile Management or Mainframe, CA World is the place for you.

 

The CA World session catalog is rich with hands-on labs, product roadmaps, live demonstrations, technical meetings, leadership panels and customer case studies. Here is the list of our recommendations, which you hope you find interesting as well. Since we will have quite a few sessions at CA World we’ve included ourselves in this list as well.

 

CA World 2016

 

Tech Talk: Take Control of Multi-App Releases Before They Become Your Next Bottleneck

 

How can developers prevent multi-app releases from becoming bottlenecks? Join this session to learn about optimizing complex releases with CA Release Automation Continuous Delivery Edition.

 

Time: Wed., Nov. 16, 01:45 PM - 02:30 PM

Place: DevOps Tech Talks 5

Session Code: DO5T11T

 

Panel: Does DevOps kill the QA Star?

 

Does incorporating automated testing into the CI/CD process mark the end of the QA era? An interesting panel of vendors and practitioners will explore this questions and the opportunities for QA testers in a world that is shifting left.

 

Time: Wed., Nov. 16, 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM

Place: DevOps Theater 5

Session Code: DO5T21P

 

Pre-Con Education: Intelligent DevOps—Driving Continuous Delivery by Harnessing the Power of Analytics and Autonomics

 

Predictive analytics and cognitive technologies enable developers to drive adaptive automation through continuous delivery implementations. This brings self-healing and self-configuration when situations change. Join this session to learn more about intelligent DevOps.

 

Time: Tue., Nov. 15, 10:45 AM - 12:15 PM

Place: Lagoon K

Session Code: DO5X48E

 

Leadership Panel: Women in DevOps - DevOps Leaders Discuss the Journey to Continuous Delivery

 

Which challenges are in the way to achieving continuous delivery, and how can we overcome them? Join this session to learn from Aruna Ravichandran and DevOps leaders about changing the culture, increase organization investment and creating metrics for measuring DevOps success.

 

Time: Wed., Nov. 16, 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Place: DevOps Theater 5

Session Code: DO5T02P

 

Pre-Con Ed: Improving Your Response to Events – Performance First Responders

 

Learn how to improve MTTR through information from  a single view. This session will go over how CA SYSVIEW, helps fixing performance problems faster.

 

Time: Tue., Nov. 15, 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Place: Banyan D

Session Code: MFX144E

 

Case Study: Walmart Brasil —Seasonal Peak Traffic Readiness

 

Nothing beats listening to customers talk about tools. Join this session to learn how Walmart Brasil increased its site capacity by approximately 10x, and ensured the past two Black Fridays were a huge success for them.

 

Time: Wed., Nov. 16, 1:45 PM – 2:30 PM

Place: Lagoon K

Session Code: DO5X55S

 

Keynote: End-to-End Integrated Continuous Delivery Ecosystem: How to Drive Innovation and Differentiation

 

If you’re interested in the direction the industry is going, this talk is for you. Jeff Scheaffer will provide an overview of the transformation to open continuous delivery ecosystems, with real-world examples by a major sports league and SunTrust Bank.

 

Time: Wed., Nov. 16, 10:30 AM - 11:15 AM

Place: DevOps Theater 5

Session Code:  DO5T01S

 

Case Study: Royal Bank of Canada’s Managing of Test Data Life Cycle with CA Agile Requirements Designer and CA Test Data Manager

 

The Royal Bank of Canada will share how they used CA Agile Requirements Designer and CA Test Data Manager for modeling test requirements, generating optimized test cases, and subsetting and masking complex production data.

 

Time: Wed., Nov. 16, 12:45 PM - 01:30 PM

Place: Lagoon L

Session Code: DO5X33S

 

Pre-Con Lab: Apache JMeter From the Ground Up

 

Learn how to use JMeter, the popular open-source load testing tool. This will be a basic session with hands-on exercises.

 

Time: Mon., Nov. 14, 09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Place: Lagoon G

Session Code: DO5X50L

 

Case Study: How I Moved an All American Football 51 Year Old Company from Waterfall to Agile in 4 Months

 

In this session, this company will share how they transformed their testing processes to “shift left”, and improved their performance.

 

Time: Wed., Nov. 16, 3:45 PM – 4:15 PM

Place: DevOps Theater 5

Session Code: DO5T57S

 

Leadership Panel: Continuous Delivery in the Financial Services Industry

 

Money money money…Learn how the finance services are transforming to DevOps, which helps them speed time to market and improve product quality.

 

Time: Wed., Nov. 16, 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM

Place: DevOps Theater 5

Session Code: DO5T03P

 

Thought Leadership Keynote: Continuous Delivery: Making DevOps Awesome

 

If you’re a DevOps engineer you know you’re awesome, but now it’s official: This session will use data from 25,000 technical professionals to show how DevOps and continuous delivery are essential to winning, by driving profitability and productivity through aspects like trunk-based development, test data, and test automation.

 

Time: Thu., Nov. 17, 10:30 AM – 11:15 AM

Place: DevOps Theater 5

Session Code: DO5T14S

 

Tech Vision: Moving From LoadRunner to Open Source—Increase Performance Test Coverage 10x-100x Through Shift-Left and Democratization

 

Now is the time to consider alternatives to LoadRunner, like JMeter and other open-source tools. Participate in this session to learn about tools that better cater to modern software delivery practices.

 

Time: Thu., Nov. 17, 3:45 PM – 4:15PM

Place: DevOps Theater 5

Session Code: DO5T54S

 

Tech Vision: Next-Generation Performance Testing with BlazeMeter, Service Virtualization and Test Data Management

 

What is the best way to use performance testing for improving agility and better performing applications? This session will explore a next-generation performance test approach that can be easily adopted by organizations.

 

Time: Thu., Nov. 17, 4:30 PM – 5:15 PM

Place: Lagoon K

Session Code: DO5X56S

 

Pre-Con Lab: Test Automation Across Nine Open Source Tools—Taurus

 

Learn about Taurus, an open-source automation tool, which lets you generate loads with your tried and tested tools while incorporating the tests in the CI process with tools like Jenkins. In this session participants will configure and execute Selenium scripts for performance tests in the cloud using Taurus.

 

Time: Mon., Nov. 14, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Place: Lagoon G

Session Code: DO5X52L

 

We’ll also be happy to see you at a few more CA BlazeMeter sessions:

 

Pre-Con Lab: CA BlazeMeter Essentials

 

Learn about CA BlazeMeter, the SaaS-based solution that provides simple, no-install, self-service capabilities to run performance testing at any stage of the software development lifecycle.

 

Time: Mon., Nov. 14, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Place: Lagoon G

Session Code: DO5X51L

 

Pre-Con Education: Decrease Test Build Time, Not Test Quality With CA BlazeMeter

 

Learn about decreasing build time by including your performance tests in the CI process.

 

Time: Tue., Nov. 15, 01:00 PM - 02:30 PM

Place: Lagoon K

Session Code: DO5X53E

 

Pre-Con Education: Explore the State of Open Source Performance Testing in Continuous Delivery Pipelines With BlazeMeter Chief Scientist Andrey Pokhilko

 

Learn about the main challenges and solutions to integrating performance testing into continuous delivery pipelines.

 

Time: Tue., Nov. 15, 10:30 AM - 11:50 AM

Place: Lagoon F

Session Code: DO5X54E


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