PyTN Profiles: Christopher Laco and O’Reilly

Speaker Profile: Christopher Laco (@claco)

Chris comes to us from the Akron, OH area where he’s been a programmer, webmaster, server magician and all around jack of all trades in the industry for over 17 years in various languages including Perl, Ruby, C#, VB.NET, Python and remembers what a modem and Mosaic 1.0 looks like. He is currently living the DevOps lifestyle at Rackspace: The Open Cloud Company based in San Antonio, TX.

On Saturday February 22nd at 11:55 AM, Kevin will be presenting on Testing: It’s Not Just For Your Code.

TDD/BDD/ADD/*DD is great, but your product has a life outside of red green refactor. Let’s take a look at where and how things go wrong; how we can use tests to reduce the pain, prevent regressions and deliver strong deployments.

Sponsor Profile: O’Reilly (@oreillymedia)

O’Reilly Media spreads the knowledge of innovators through its books, online services, magazines, research, and conferences. Since 1978, O’Reilly has been a chronicler and catalyst of leading-edge development, homing in on the technology trends that really matter and galvanizing their adoption by amplifying “faint signals” from the alpha geeks who are creating the future. An active participant in the technology community, the company has a long history of advocacy, meme-making, and evangelism.

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