Kesha Williams

Software Engineering Manager - Chick-fil-A (Corporate)

Kesha Williams (pronounced KEY-SHA) is an award-winning software engineering manager with over 20 years’ experience. She's passionate about emerging technologies, speaking, teaching, and mentoring. She's trained thousands of software engineers in the US, Europe, and Asia while teaching at the university level. She routinely leads innovation teams in proving out emerging technologies and shares her learnings at technical conferences around the globe. She recently won the Ada Lovelace Award in Computer Engineering from Look Far and the Think Different Innovation Award from Chick-fil-A.

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Talks

Alexa + Jenkins: Say Hello to Voice Controlled CI/CD

Automated builds, test automation, and code deployments are pivotal to teams that want to adopt a successful approach to DevOps. Voice has proven to be a simple and frictionless way to interact with technology. What happens when you combine voice with CI/CD? The process of getting project code to production can be further automated when using Alexa to trigger a Jenkins pipeline. Attend this session to learn how to employ serverless technology to create a private Alexa for Business skill (specific to your organization) that magnifies efficiency by integrating Jenkins with Alexa.

Language: English

Level: Intermediate

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Future-Proof Your Career: A Pathway to Machine Learning

Machine learning is a complex topic, but Amazon SageMaker enables everyday developers to build and train machine learning models without having to master complex math, frameworks, or coding techniques. Attend this talk to learn how to deploy your first machine learning model using Amazon SageMaker and find your path to machine learning.

Language: English

Level: Intermediate

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