Join IBM DevOps Automation at IBM TechXchange Conference 2023 – the must-attend event for technologists using IBM products and solutions!
This is the premier, technical learning event designed with technologists for technologists who use IBM products and solutions. It offers over a thousand technical breakout sessions, hands-on experiences, product demonstrations, instructor-led labs, and certifications tailored to your interests and learning style.
Discover how to improve the efficiency of your software delivery through automation and generative AI in the following sessions and labs featuring IBM DevOps Automation products:
Tuesday, September 12
08:00 AM – 09:00 AM
Breakout: Embrace the Future of Modeling with IBM DevOps Model Architect: An Introduction 
Discover the innovative world of IBM DevOps Model Architect, an Eclipse P2 based product that simplifies the design of business processes and software applications. With a sleek footprint and user-friendly approach, it supports modern Eclipse variants and offers compatibility with relevant products. In this session, we will showcase the exciting features of this new modeling tool and guide existing modeling users on migrating to leverage the advantages of cutting-edge Eclipse capabilities. Join us and boost your modeling practices with ease and efficiency.
09:15 AM – 10:15 AM
Breakout: Unveiling the Future: IBM's DevOps Strategy and Roadmap 
Navigate the future of DevOps with IBM. In a landscape where increased software delivery efficiency, improved developer experiences, and data-driven productivity are crucial, gaps in collaboration and quality can challenge teams. Enter IBM's DevOps strategy and roadmap - designed to guide organizations into a future of automated efficiency. Join us to understand how we are addressing these needs and shaping the DevOps landscape.
01:15 PM - 02:15 PM
Breakout: Accelerate Mainframe Development: Modern Build & Deploy with IBM DevOps Deploy and zDevOps Tools 
Immerse yourself into a modern approach to building and deploying Mainframe programs, featuring IBM DevOps Automation and zDevOps tooling, designed to help clients deliver quality software at an unprecedented pace. This session includes a live demonstration showcasing the use of git, IBM Dependency Based Build (DBB), IDz, Wazi Code, and IBM DevOps Deploy. Join us to explore these cutting-edge solutions and revolutionize your Mainframe development process.
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Breakout: Enhance Your Delivery Pipeline: Full-Spectrum Automation with IBM DevOps 
The mere addition of automation tools to a delivery pipeline is insufficient without end-to-end integration, as this can lead to persisting inefficiencies and unmet objectives. Thankfully, with IBM DevOps Automation, you can implement a fully automated and integrated delivery process. This allows every software change committed to be automatically subjected to varied testing levels and released into production without delay. Join us as we explore the integration of DevOps Velocity, DevOps Deploy, and DevOps Test to optimize workflow across the software delivery pipeline — from commit to production — all while maintaining appropriate governance levels.
Wednesday, September 13
08:00 am - 09:30 am
Lab: Streamlining DevOps: Hands-On Guide to Achieving End-to-End Delivery Pipeline Automation 
Eliminate waste and remove delays with an integrated software delivery pipeline. This hands-on workshop provides step-by-step instructions to help you seamlessly integrate the IBM DevOps Automation portfolio for a smooth and repetitive process. Discover how to automate deployments from successful builds, incorporate automated testing into the deployment process, auto-promote software updates across various environments, and manage releases by automating the deployment of pipelines – all under a robust governance model.
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM
User Showcase: Empower Your Team to be More Sustainable with IBM DevOps Automation and Datamato 
Streamline sustainability and expedite application delivery with IBM DevOps Automation. In this session, Datamato will share their research into how IBM’s suite of automation tools can help achieve ESG targets. Experience these tools and learn how Datamato helps clients boost development and delivery efficiency, optimize sustainability, and augment visibility into delivery. Join us for this thoughtful overview and get insights on how to revolutionize your DevOps Automation journey with IBM solutions!
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Breakout: Power of One Touch provisioning through IBM DevOps Deploy 
Datamato's One Touch Provisioning (OTP) is an automated hybrid cloud solution that streamlines infrastructure provisioning. It connects stakeholders for faster approvals, providing a descriptive blueprint form for on-prem and multi-cloud needs. The OTP Framework uses IBM DevOps Stack and tools like RedHat Ansible and DRP. It enables application onboarding, self-service infrastructure provisioning, and on-demand test environment provisioning. OTP scales with business demands for both on-prem and multi-cloud, ensuring security, auditability, traceability, and governance, right from infrastructure to the application level.
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
User Showcase: Mastering DevSecOps with IBM DevOps Deploy: Best Practices and Lessons learned from using IBM DevOps Deploy 
IBM DevOps Deploy is a trusted tool within the Federal Agency for managing DevSecOps. In this session, we will highlight the best practices and valuable lessons that the Federal Agency has gleaned from utilizing IBM DevOps Deploy. Gain insights from real-world experiences to enhance your DevSecOps journey.
02:30 pm - 03:30 pm
Product Tips & Tricks: How to Visualize Your Delivery Pipeline in DevOps Velocity Value Stream 
Gain strategic insights into your delivery pipeline with IBM DevOps Velocity's value stream view. This powerful tool offers a bird's-eye perspective of your workflow, from idea generation to production, while still allowing teams to scrutinize individual elements such as builds, pull requests, issues, and tests. However, some organizations may find initial setup overwhelming, delaying access to these valuable insights. In this session, join Al for a live demo on setting up tool chain integrations and configuring the value stream map. Al's tips and tricks will help you accelerate time to value and optimize your delivery pipeline more efficiently.
3:45 PM - 4:45 PM
User Showcase: Addressing Team Collaboration Hurdles with IBM DevOps Test Automation Server 
Join this session if you are seeking better collaboration within your teams that are still working in silos or experiencing bottlenecks. We will illustrate how the Team Spaces capability in IBM DevOps Test Automation Server can effectively tackle these collaboration problems. With IBM's solution, teams can bolster security control, enhance team collaboration, execute tests across various platforms, and view results on a unified dashboard. Join us to learn how to improve your team's collaboration efforts.
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Breakout: DevSecOps for Liberty-based Cloud Native Development using IBM DevOps and the IBM DevOps Ecosystem 
DevOps automation helps you to create software quickly. But is there less work for the developer, and less risk for the delivery team when you delivery quickly? IBM helps create a better software delivery experience with tools designed to simplify work for the developer and lower risk for the delivery team. In this session, you will see a day in the life for a Liberty developer where DevSecOps best practices are incorporated to meet the objectives and ensure good quality code progresses through your pipeline.
Thursday, September 14
10:30 AM - 11:30 AM
Breakout: Let's Amplify Your Integration Middleware with DevOps: The IBM DevOps Deploy Way 
The automation of release deployments in software delivery brings high returns on your investment. In this session, we will walk you through a model DevOps process featuring automated deployment of integration middleware components such as IBM API Connect, ACE, DataPower, and WebSphere Liberty. Discover how to enhance governance, implement team-based security, and maintain a comprehensive audit trail. Join us and take your DevOps game to the next level.
10:15 am - 11:45 am
Lab: Navigating DevOps Velocity: Managing your software delivery pipeline in a DevOps Velocity Value Stream 
Embark on a hands-on journey to configure a value stream in Velocity. We will guide you through modifying the value stream JSON file to visualize work items as "dots" across the software delivery pipeline's numerous phases and stages. You will grasp the data model's intricacies and the connections between work items, commits, builds, deployments, and quality metrics. Plus, you will learn how to configure KPIs and display key metrics on the value stream view to aid in optimizing flow.