It’s our evening of DevOps tomorrow and we managed to have a last minute catch up with one of our speakers, Stefania Chaplin (@devstefops). Stefania is a Solutions Engineer at Sonatype where she’s responsible for helping customers understand and implement DevSecOps across the EMEA region. She has a history as a Python/Java developer and enjoys the challenge of improving the quality of software across different languages and ecosystems. Stefania is passionate about women in technology and is Founder and President of ‘Women at Sonatype’.
Stefania told us what to expect from her ‘We are all Equifax- the data behind DevSecOps’ talk and gave us her advice for new developers.
Who do you think should come along tomorrow?
Any developers using Open Source Software, anyone working in Application Security or anyone in the DevOps space.
What do you think are the three most interesting questions that this event will answer?
Why and how we need to empower developers?
Why is Open Source Governance important?
How to add Security to DevOps? (DevSecOps)
Why do you think this presentation is important for people?
To understand potential risk associated with Open Source Software within the Software Development Lifecycle, referencing real life examples and popular Java components
Any advice for junior developers entering the industry?
Attend as many meetups as possible! After finishing my degree in Computer Science (predominantly Java) I stepped away from the tech industry for a few years, when I decided I wanted to come back I had to retrain and taught myself Python from scratch! When I was retraining I was going to 3-4 meetups each week to understand the technological landscape and get exposure to as many languages as possible. Also, don’t be afraid to ask questions and introduce yourself to potential mentors!
You can still register to come along tomorrow, Wednesday 22nd August, 18:30 – 21:30 @ Skills Matter, EC2M 7EB. All the details are here.