The Inaugural Blacks in Technology Conference, instantly tagged as BITCON2018, is a 3-day interactive platform for professionals, entrepreneurs, influencers, subject matter experts, students, and thought leaders who share a common goal... increasing the visibility and representation of black men and women in the tech industry.  As we seek to further our mission of establishing a practice of world class excellence, BIT has crafted a stimulating and engaging program that intertwines and encompasses the Twin Cities educational, business, political and tech communities. Utilizing forums such as tech exhibits, career fairs, pitch competitions, networking parties, city innovation tours, lightning talks, and panel discussions, BIT invites you to redefine your career in tech…
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Saturday, October 13 • 11:00am - 11:50am
Automation - Know It Or Become Obsolete

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Humans are prone to error and mistakes in a production environment can cause costly and unnecessary downtime. Empowering other members of the business to make a change by giving them a button to click instead of a series of scripts to run or steps to take, can save your business time, money and resources.

Automation helps to alleviate human error. But what is automation and why is it necessary in today's web scale world. This talk will touch on various aspects of automation including infrastructure creation , self service portals and the tooling to make it all happen. 

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Michael Jenkins

Executive Editor, Blacks in Technology
Michael Jenkins is a graduate of Iowa State University with BS and MS degrees in Computer Engineering. Over the past 20 years, he has worked with a variety of technologies including integrated circuit design and infrastructure automation. Recently, Michael has worked to automate deployments... Read More →

Saturday October 13, 2018 11:00am - 11:50am CDT
Best Buy HQ - Challenge 7601 Penn Ave S Richfield, MN 55423