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Event: admission is FREE. Everyone is welcome.

The Legacy and Futures of Automation in Software Development


Date: Tuesday, 28 February 2017, 19:00 - 21:00.

Venue: Citrix Systems Research & Development Ltd., Building 101, Cambridge Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge, CB4 0FY.

Hosted by Citrix Systems this event consists of two presentations which together chart the rise and influence of Automation within the SDLC and which are influenced by experience and application within a world class software house.

The event will end with a chance to network and exchange ideas.

Refreshments will be provided.

Presentation One: Kirk MacPhee (Citrix Systems) - Automating the SDLC and the DevOps Movement

"Exploring how automation is changing all facets of Software Development, from gathering requirements to delivery and support".

From test automation, onwards, the impact of automation on software development life cycle phases including: release, operations and managing requirements.

Presentation Two: Ben Davies (Citrix Systems) - The Citrix Automation Story

"Examining the historical use of automation at Citrix, how far we've come and where we are going".

The Citrix experience of automation over the years and how they are responding to the broader industry trends and how they integrate automation into product offerings for end users"