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Tuesday, July 12 • 1:00pm - 1:40pm
Session: Cheffing SharePoint
Not every engineer has the opportunity to work with bespoke software. When you find yourself working with a technology like a complex packaged software, implementing the practices of configuration management and continuous delivery can be daunting. Join Naomi Reeves from Target as she tells the journey of implementing configuration management for SharePoint and the lessons learned along the way. You?ll learn how we combined technologies like Chef, PowerShell DSC, and SharePoint to improve our product, but also how we approached the problems and constraints of a complex packaged software. Not working with SharePoint? That?s just fine. The lessons learned from this journey are broad and applicable to other technologies. Even the unsexy technologies deserve a champion.

Speakers
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Naomi Reeves

Sr. Engineer, Target
Naomi Reeves is an infrastructure engineer at Target who got her start in technology as the geek in the business unit, trying to automate all the painful processes and acting as the liaison to IT. After joining a more traditional IT team, she’s been focused on the operational aspects... Read More →
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Ron Tatro

Principal Engineer, Target
Ron grew up on a potato farm in north-central Wisconsin, has spent the last fifteen years in various IT roles: Developer, Admin, Architect & Engineer primarily around the SharePoint and dependent technology stacks at scale. A servant leader to a global and talented engineering team... Read More →


Tuesday July 12, 2016 1:00pm - 1:40pm
JW Marriott Austin 110 E 2nd St, Austin, TX 78701