DevCast, hosted by John Janek and Adam D'Angelo, is a show where our team members meet to discuss technology topics and the technical details of implementing IT systems for the federal government.
Women of Color in Cybersecurity with Renata Spinks and Sherri Elliott
In recognition of Cybersecurity Awareness month, we decided to speak on the topic of Women of Color in Cybersecurity. Sherri Elliott, Senior Project Manager and Information System Security Officer joins John Janek as a guest host to interview Renata Spinks, Cyber Technology Officer (CTO), Senior Executive Service Member for the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Marine Forces Cyberspace Command. We discussed Ms. Spinks journey thorough IT and Cybersecurity, including her highs and lows, and what she believes needs to happen for women to continue to break through barriers.
Planning and Hosting a Hackathon with Jeremiah Akinbohun
Our team decided it was time to shake up everyone’s Zoom fatigue with a hackathon. One of the newest members of Dev Technology’s Technical Development Program took the lead for shaping this event. Jeremiah Akinbohun discuss the benefits of hosting a hackathon, and how it can be of value to more than just your technical team members.
Holding a Successful Remote Internship Program
This year, Dev Technology was prepared for a class of six interns as part our Internship Program. But then everything went remote, and we had to adjust. Our Intern Leadership Team was quick to make changes for a successful program. John and Adam bring our Intern Leadership Team and our class of interns on this episode of DevCast to hear directly from them about their experience.
How Effective Discovery Supports a Successful Cloud Migration
John and Adam continue their discussion about cloud migration, this time focusing on discovery. If you are going to move an entire enterprise to the cloud, there is a lot to figure out. But what exactly does discovery entail? And how can discovery be used to identify quick wins to start migrating systems to the cloud immediately? They also discuss how an integrated procurement component can increase success in federal cloud migrations.
Preparing for a Cloud Migration
The current pandemic has shown how important remote-first cloud approaches are for a business or organization. But tackling a cloud migration can be a daunting task. John and Adam discuss how to develop a strategy by breaking down the migration process to into quick wins so your organization can iterate and learn to achieve a better solution. They also discuss the importance of engaging users into the process and how to approach that task, as well as the importance of taking a “One Team” approach.
Using Data Analytics to Improve the User Experience
Adam and John are joined by special guest, John Bobosh of IQ solutions. John specializes in using data analytics for improving websites. John Bobosh discusses how data analytics can be used to improve the user experience of website and applications by using data to identify areas for improvement.