STARWEST 2024 Concurrent Session : Flowstate, Automation, and LLMs: Don’t Let Tests Block Productivity


Wednesday, September 25, 2024 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Flowstate, Automation, and LLMs: Don’t Let Tests Block Productivity

It is known that developers are most productive when they can stay in flow, but also that delaying or omitting tests can cause disruption, breakage, and security issues down the line. By properly leveraging background automation, team collaboration, and machine learning in your native DevOps workflow, you can get the best of both worlds: productive flowstate AND safe code. In this talk, Jon Peck will take a look at ways to take advantage of asynchronous test notifications, single-pane-of-glass reviews, and GPT-based tools for faster coding, test generation, and vulnerability remediation. Attendees will leave with new superpowers to make them faster, safer, happier developers.

Jon Peck

Jon Peck manages GitHub’s Enterprise Advocacy team in the Americas, and meets regularly with exec-level audiences to familiarize them with GitHub’s view of the world, industry knowledge, and product offerings. He leverages 25 years of technical and professional experience to bring engaging, real-world learnings to boardrooms and global conferences. Jon helps organizations to define and realize long-term modernization objectives, collaboration strategies across organizational silos, and operational excellence. Jon has spoken at: GitHub Galaxy 2023, Startup Grind 2022, GitHub InFocus 2022, DeveloperWeek 2018-20, SeattleJS, Global AI Conf 2018-19, AI Next 2019-20, MLOps World, Data Innovation Summit, Nordic APIs 2018-19 (keynote), ODSC East+West, API World, O'Reilly AI, and OSCON.