Jennifer Krieger

Chief Agile Coach

Jen Krieger

Chief Agile Architect at Red Hat

Jen Krieger's contributions

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Agile Software Development - The Red Hat Way

Jen Krieger

During Red Hat Summit, I was part of what we called Birds of a Feather session; this is the type of session where you place a bunch of people in a room to talk about a topic with no agenda or solidified content. The topic for the session was “Agile Software Development - the Red Hat Way.” The panel consisted of engineers, product managers, customer support reps and program managers who work on our product line using the agile methodology...

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Rachel Laycock joins DevNation 2016 as a general session speaker

Mike Guerette + 4

We are pleased to announce that Rachel Laycock, Head of Technology for North America at ThoughtWorks, will be joining us at DevNation 2016 as a general session speaker. With her background in Agile, Continuous Delivery, and strategy, Rachel is uniquely qualified to explain why CD is more than simply using new tools. This is certainly a relevant topic for everyone - should be fun! Welcome, Rachel! RACHEL'S ABSTRACT: There are several factors to adopting the practices of Continuous Delivery. Most...

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A peek behind the scenes of OpenSource.com

Jen Krieger

At DevNation 2015, Jason Hibbets shared a behind the scenes look at opensource.com, the talent behind it, their content strategy, and the results of the overall success of the site. Why I liked it? It was great to hear more about the inner workings of the opensource.com team. Most importantly, I found it very informative with specific info on how to get involved in the community that participates in the site. Read more about it– they are looking for writers...

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Red Hat Summit & DevNation Conference Report: Day One

Jen Krieger

Cheers from Red Hat Summit and DevNation! I enjoyed sharing my experiences last year, and eagerly volunteered for the opportunity to do so again this year. I arrived in Boston yesterday at around lunch time, and didn't have an opportunity to attend many sessions yesterday. Today was somewhat similar, except– I caught one DevNation Session, the Middleware KeyNote and Summit General Session. Joel Tosi - There are No Environments Why I liked it? Right before the talk, I was recruiting...

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DevOps Enterprise Conference -- Day One

Jen Krieger

Traveling to San Francisco for the DevOps Enterprise conference has been a transformational event for me. Even though I had been aware of the success stories of companies like Target, Disney, Raytheon, it was quite a different matter to experience their stories in person. The most critical lesson from day one for me was to focus on the community to help you remain positive, motivated, educated and most importantly accelerate the adoption of the DevOps movement in your organization. Critical...

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How Team Inception CI/CDs

Jen Krieger + 4

Our infrastructure and how we continuously integrate and deliver (CI/CD) our code changes with each piece of work we finish. We fully expect that it will change even more as we bring up A|B functionality & enhance our testing process. However, we thought it would be fun to give a closer look into the team's pipeline from checking out code to integration testing. Check out code We use a combination of github.com and an internal installation of gitolite, depending on...

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Building a Continuous Deployment Engine

Jen Krieger

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned that we (the Red Hat Inception Team) are building "a thing." Given our own internal interest in the topic, you may be wondering why we chose a custom Release Engine over pre-baked tooling. There are many different reasons why we went in this direction; I'm going to cover four. Why #1: There are many existing FOSS tools to automate portions of a release process, but there seems to be a tooling gap in...

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Red Hat IT & Continuous Deployment

Jen Krieger

We previously mentioned that Team Inception was focusing on making the deployment of packaged code a better situation for those in Red Hat IT. Here is a high-level overview of the work that we are doing: What is our Release Engine? The release engine will provide the functionality necessary to continuously deploy packaged code from the development team's continuous integration server of choice to all environments and automate certain business processes associated with the release of code. The engine will...