Fueling innovative software
July 15-18, 2019
Portland, OR
Brent Laster

Brent Laster
Senior Manager, R&D, SAS

Website | @BrentCLaster

Brent Laster is a senior manager of software development in the Research and Development Division at SAS based in Cary, North Carolina, where he manages several groups involved with release engineering processes and internal tooling. He’s a global trainer, presenter, and author. He also serves as a resource for the use of open source technologies and conducts internal training classes in technologies such as Git, Gerrit, Gradle, and Jenkins, both in the US and abroad. In addition to corporate training, Brent creates and presents workshops for a wide variety of technical conferences. His workshops and informational sessions on open source technologies (and how to apply them) have been presented at such conferences as the Rich Web Experience/Continuous Delivery Experience, UberConf, OSCON, and others. Brent is the author of Professional Git from WROX and Jenkins 2: Up and Running and is a contributor to publications such as the No Fluff Just Stuff magazine and Opensource.com. Brent also conducts live web training courses from time to time. Brent’s passion is teaching in a way that makes difficult concepts relatable to all. He’s been involved in technical training for over 25 years and continues to seek out ways to show others how technology can be used to simplify and automate workflows.

Sessions

9:00am12:30pm Tuesday, July 16, 2019
Open Source
Location: Portland 255
Secondary topics:  Open Source
Brent Laster (SAS)
Average rating: ****.
(4.08, 13 ratings)
Brent Laster offers a brief, practical introduction to Jenkins as well as a guide to leveraging its automation and integration with other open source technologies to create a simple, working build and deployment pipeline that implements principles of continuous integration and continuous delivery. Read more.
1:45pm2:25pm Wednesday, July 17, 2019
Location: E143/144
Brent Laster (SAS)
Average rating: ****.
(4.67, 15 ratings)
Join Brent Laster, open-source trainer and author of Professional Git, as he surveys Git beyond the basics. This presentation will be a quick overview of various advanced (and useful) Git commands and features. Read more.