Networks of the Future Track – Automation Demystified

Ballroom 2

Abstract: You may have heard of Automation, but are not sure what it is, whether your organization needs it, and how you should implement it to meet your needs.  In this talk, we will start by explaining how automation fits into the Software Development Lifecycle and what are the benefits of implementing it.  We will then introduce the Python ecosystem of tools and techniques that can be used to implement, deploy, debug, and maintain automation within your organization.  Finally, we will share some best practices as well as some tidbits of related Python language philosophy.