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Pittsburgh, PA /

Infrastructure in an Agile Development World

Cisco Systems 323 North Shore Drive , Pittsburgh, (map)

• What we'll do

As application requirements become more and more interdependent, so does the need to secure and deploy those applications. Deployment though, is often an afterthought. The need to break down silos and become a “full stack” developer is becoming more and more important to application designers and implementers. Justin Barksdale and Clint Mann from Cisco will give us a peak behind the curtain to help us understand what goes on in the world of infrastructure.

Join us for a brief presentation of what the operations and infrastructure teams go through in the lifecycle of an application followed by some workshop time to begin honing the skills needed to become the full stack developer. Justin Barksdale is a Technical Solutions Architect for Data Center and Cloud technologies at Cisco Systems. He has been in the technology industry for more than 15 years. Prior to Cisco, Justin was a Practice Lead for a local implementation partner. He was also the Senior Infrastructure Architect for PPG Paints Arena during its construction.

Clint Mann is a Systems Engineer for Cisco Systems supporting commercial customers in the greater Pittsburgh area. He is former Senior Infrastructure Engineer for Highmark and PNC Bank. He has been in the technology industry for over 15 years with roles focused primarily in operations supporting a multitude of technologies.

• What to bring


Cisco is located at 323 North Shore Drive in the Root Sports Building on the 3rd floor. (entrance is to the left of the Building directly across the street from Bar Louie and Southern Tier)

There will have someone at the entry between 5:30 and 6 to allow easy access. If nobody is there when you arrive, feel free to use the intercom system or text[masked]

• Important to know


Paid Parking is available in the Stage AE lot Behind Bar Louie, Southern Tier, Burgatory, etc. directly across from the building or in the garages near Stage AE and PNC Park.

The "T "is also an option. We are a short walk from the “North Shore” station by PNC Park.


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