Jessica is a Technical Evangelist for Microsoft focusing on Azure, Infrastructure, cloud and OSS. Prior to joining Microsoft, she spent over a decade as an IT Consultant / Systems Administrator for various corporate and enterprise environments, catering to end users and IT professionals in the San Francisco Bay Area. Jessica holds three Microsoft Certifications (MCP, MSTS, Azure Infrastructure), 3 CompTIA certifications (A+, Network+, and Security+), 4 Apple Certifications, and is a former 4-year Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for Windows and Devices for IT. In 2013, she also achieved her FEMA certification from the U.S Department of Homeland Security, which recognizes her leadership and influence abilities during times of crisis and emergency.
During the past year, Microsoft has made significant contributions to the Open Source community. We have open sourced tools such as Visual Studio Code, PowerShell Core, NET Core, and even added support for Bash to Windows 10. In this session, I will teach you how you can use these open source tools in your dev and production environments to implement DevOps best practices such as source control and continuous update in conjunction with Microsoft’s Azure cloud. If you have ever wanted to get started with web apps and version control, I will show you how you can use the integrated terminal within VS Code to edit local code and automatically push to a published website hosted in Microsoft Azure. Come on out and learn how to safely build and deploy a website, with version control and CD included!
We will first review what CD (continuous deployment/delivery) is and will briefly cover how it works. If you’re not familiar with CI/CD tools, I will demo how CD tools handle continuous deployment to Azure and how you can use them to stand up Docker infrastructure (or even Kubernetes) and pass Docker commands for your dev environments. This session will teach attendees how to push apps to Docker containers or Kubernetes Pods on Azure from a CI/CD pipeline. The code used to support Azure is highly scalable and can be applied to a host of CI/CD tools, such as Jenkins, Travis CI, Codeship, Codefresh, etc. If you’ve ever been curious about how to get started with continuous integration / continuous deployment and Docker containers, or even Microsoft Azure, this is the talk to attend! After this session, you will firmly understand how you can use CI/CD with Microsoft Azure and Docker to build images and run your applications in running containers. You will also learn how to create a non-interactive, command line based, login session to Microsoft Azure, a method you can use to scale with any developer environment.