Noga Cohen is a Sr. Product Marketing Manager for CA BlazeMeter. She manages the BlazeMeter blog and other content activities. Noga focuses on creating technological content in the fields of performance, load testing and API testing, both independently and by managing writers who are developers. Noga has more than 5 years of experience in a wide scope of writing techniques: hi-tech, business, journalist and academic.

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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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