Making Open Work
May 8–9, 2017: Training & Tutorials
May 10–11, 2017: Conference
Austin, TX
Brent Laster

Brent Laster
Senior Manager, R&D, SAS

Brent Laster is a global trainer, presenter, and author. In his day job, he is a senior manager of software development in SAS’s Research and Development Division, based in Cary, North Carolina, where he manages several groups involved with release engineering processes and internal tooling. 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 (forthcoming) and is a contributor to publications such as the No Fluff, Just Stuff magazine. Brent also conducts live web training from time to time. Brent’s passion is teaching and doing so in a way that makes difficult concepts relatable to all. He has 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. You can learn more about Brent and his work on LinkedIn or find him on Twitter at @BrentCLaster.

Sessions

1:30pm5:00pm Monday, May 8, 2017
Infrastructure
Location: Meeting Room 9
Level: Intermediate
Brent Laster (SAS)
Average rating: ***..
(3.38, 13 ratings)
Brent Laster explains how to use Jenkins 2.0 and illustrates how to easily integrate it with other open source technologies, such as Git, as he walks you through building a simple multistage deployment pipeline (managed and automated through Jenkins) that implements principles of continuous integration and continuous delivery. Read more.
9:00am12:30pm Tuesday, May 9, 2017
Infrastructure
Location: Ballroom F
Level: Intermediate
Brent Laster (SAS)
Average rating: ***..
(3.33, 9 ratings)
If you are doing anything with open source these days, the chances are very high that you are working with Git. Many know enough basic Git operations to get started but don't have the time (or even know where to look) to learn about Git's advanced functionality. Brent Laster explains how to take your Git skills to the next level. Read more.