6 and 7 February 2017

Gent, Belgium

My Journey Into Technology Through InSpec

Annie Hedgpeth - Tuesday, February 7, 11:40 - 12:20 - D.AUD

With the growing demand for developers, the IT industry is tasked with bringing more workers into the field. Stereotypes and ignorance are a major blocker to this initiative. I will speak about my journey into technology (from a background in film and art) by learning the InSpec framework, creating a website and using version control for the first time to blog about my journey, and how I attained the skills necessary to become a cloud automation engineer in 4 months.

Slides are available on Prezi.

About Annie Hedgpeth

Annie began her journey into technology in May of 2016 by learning the InSpec framework in an effort to prove its accessibility to non- developers. As a result, she documented her experiences with InSpec and other technologies that were new to her on her blog. Today, she is a cloud automation engineer at 10th Magnitude, a leading Azure consultancy, and is interested in bringing more attention to security automation by sharing her experience with InSpec.