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September 13, 2022

IndyPy (Hybrid): Hot Takes on CI Tools We Use

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The September event will be hosted both online and at the Indiana IoT Lab in Fishers (9059 Technology Lane, Fishers, IN 46038).


  • 7 - 7:15 p.m.: Announcements and Introductions
  • 7:15 - 8:30 p.m.: "Hot Takes on CI Tools We Use" panel discussion. Moderated by Calvin Hendryx-Parker, Six Feet Up CTO and Amazon Web Services (AWS) Community Hero, panelists include:
    • Anthony Shaw, Azure DevOps
      Anthony Shaw is a Python advocate at Microsoft from Sydney, Australia. Anthony is a contributor to many open-source communities. Running and contributing to a number of popular open-source tools for DevOps, Security, Automation and Code Quality. Anthony has been recognized for his contribution to open-source, including as Fellow of the Python Software Foundation and member of the Apache Software Foundation. Anthony runs a Python blog and YouTube channel and has recently published a book on the Python compiler.
    • John Chiao, JFrog Pipelines
      John Chiao is a Manager & Strategic Customer Architect at JFrog with more than 10 years of professional experience as a DevOps / DataOps architect. From designing, implementing, and automating mission-critical deployments in cloud services, to leveraging configuration management CI/CD, and DevOps / DataOps processes, John has done it. His industry experience with companies like Chef Software, Macy's, Transamerica and the US Department of Defense gives John a diverse perspective. John has a master’s degree in data science where he practiced Python development in the Machine Learning space. Python is still his favorite language to use. Outside of work, he is a gamer, Lego fan, and traveler.
    • Lorena Mesa, GitHub Actions
      Political scientist turned coder, Lorena Mesa is a GitHub data engineer, Director & Chair of the Python Software Foundation, JOSS editor, and PyLadies Chicago co-organizer. Lorena's time at Obama for America and her subsequent graduate research required her to learn how to transform messy, incomplete data into intelligible analysis on topics like predicting Latinx voter behavior. It's this unique background in research and applied mathematics that drove Lorena to pursue a career in engineering and data science. One part activist, one part Star Wars fanatic, and another part Trekkie, Lorena abides by the motto to “live long and prosper.”
    • Stephan Rayner, GitLab CI/CD
      Described by friends as having a welcoming and gregarious nature with an unrelenting curiosity, Stephan is a Senior Backend Engineer with the ModelOps group at GitLab, which focuses on Applied Machine Learning and MLOps. Prior to working at GitLab, he worked in the fields of mobile gaming, disaster management, and OSINT tooling. Stephan believes that he is where he is now because other people shared their knowledge and time. Because of this, he contributes to open source and volunteers to teach high school students robotics. At home, he is always looking forward to snowboard season, trying to make eggs Benedict slightly better, looking for another new experience, or simply rewatching Star Trek.
  • 8:30 - 8:45 p.m.: Door Prizes
  • 8:45 - 9 p.m.: Networking and General Discussion

Guests are more than welcome to attend, but please have each person RSVP on their own MeetingPlace.io account!

About IndyPy:

IndyPy-logo.pngOrganized by Six Feet Up, the Indianapolis Python Meetup (“IndyPy”) is a leading national group promoting the Python programming language and connecting the Python community. IndyPy draws Python enthusiasts from the entire Midwest (and beyond via Zoom) for regular events. In 2022, we celebrate 15 years of success with over 2,400 members.

Thanks to our amazing sponsors who make IndyPy possible every second Tuesday of the month including: Six Feet Up, JetBrains, JFrog and Reify Health. If you’re interested in sponsoring IndyPy, please send an email to events@sixfeetup.com.
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  • Date September 13
  • Time 7-9pm
  • Where Hybrid
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