DevOps – What is it? Why? Is it real? How to do it?

On Wednesday, 9 September 2015, Marc Hornbeek of Spirent Communications will discuss “DevOps – What is it? Why? Is it real? How to do it?”


DevOps is one of the hottest trends in engineering/IT process evolution. Depending on whom you listen to DevOps has the potential to solve all the problems of product innovation, time to market, quality and cost all at once.  Marc will present his own views of real world DevOps, pitfalls and suggested approaches.

About the Speaker

Marc Hornbeek is Sr. Solutions Architect at Spirent Communications. He recently managed DevOps Infrastructure for Spirent’s Cloud and IP business unit. He has performed as the primary architect of test and lab automation tools and champion of test automation for firms ranging from start-ups to large multi-national companies. He has published more than 30 articles and has been a speaker at numerous conferences and user forums primarily regarding topics related to continuous automated testing, DevOps and network lab automation.

Marc was a key contributor to the original ISO 9646 TTCN protocol test notation standard, a founder of the ISDN User Forum and was a CCITT Rapporteur for protocol conformance testing standards. He was the primary founder for the first company that innovated network lab automation. He is a senior member of IEEE and has held officer positions for the Ventura California Chapter. He has won multiple company innovation awards for test automation and protocol test systems that are considered strategic to the success of the businesses that use them.

Meeting Info

Meetings are free and open to the public.

Please register at the link below:

Pizza and networking:  6:30 PM
Presentation, Q&A:  7:00 PM

Swenson Center, Room 101
California Lutheran University
141 Faculty Street
Thousand Oaks, CA  91360

Parking:    Free parking is available in the G1 visitor lot at the corner of Olsen Road and Mountclef Boulevard.  Alternatively, CLU Public Safety has provided us with parking passes for on street parking.  Do not park in the faculty/staff lots, and do not park in areas marked “Homeowner Parking Only”.

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