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SCTE To Focus On ‘DevOps,’ Agile Development

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) will use this fall’s Cable-Tec Expo in Denver to highlight two industry trends – Development Operations (DevOps) and Agile Development, a discipline that was largely spawned by the software industry.

To spotlight each, SCTE will run back-to-back workshops on Wednesday, Sept. 24. The first will provide an overview of DevOps, followed by a session about how DevOps and Agile Development are supporting the industry’s Reference Design Kit (RDK) initiative for IP-capable set-tops, gateways and video client devices:

9:30 a.m. MT -- An Introduction to the Critically Important Matter of DevOps:

-Michael (Doc) Norton, Global Director, Engineering Culture, Groupon;

-Joe Campbell, Senior Software Architect, Comcast Cable; and

-Sean Wechter, Vice President, Operations, Comcast Cable (moderator)

10:45 a.m. MT -- Putting DevOps Into Practice: The RDK Model:

-Labeeb Ismail, Vice President, CPE Software, Comcast Cable;

-Bill Warga, Vice President, Technology, Liberty Global;

-Matt Zelesko, Senior Vice President, Converged Technology Group, Time Warner Cable; and

-Leslie Ellis, Owner, Ellis Edits, Inc. and, and regular Multichannel News contributor (moderator)

“Our industry is rapidly adopting DevOps methods for software development and to bring products to market,” said Tony Werner, executive vice president and CTO of Comcast Cable, in a statement.  “The insights of Doc Norton and our other panelists, as well as the real-world implementation of RDK, will help our audience understand the vision and the reality of DevOps’ contributions to cable’s competitive position.”

For a deeper look at how the cable industry is applying the Agile Development model, please see this recentMultichannel News cover story (subscription required).

SCTE Cable-Tec Expo is set to run Sept. 22-25 at the Colorado Convention Center