Software Development and the University of Mississippi’s IT Department

Time: 3:00 PM

Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Location: 235 Weir Hall

Abstract: Ole Miss recently remodeled their entire software development lifecycle (SDLC) process in an effort to reduce the amount of bugs in production as well as drastically cut down the amount of time required for creation and maintenance of applications. This seminar will focus on the tools and techniques currently used as well as shared from real-world case studies demonstrating how adopting a similar model will benefit an individual or team. Some of the tools and techniques covered include: Vagrant, Virtual Box, Git, Continuous Integration, Slack, and general server automation.

Key topics

  • Technology debt
  • Multi-system deployments
  • Improving the “bus factor”
  • Resource limitations and considerations
  • Generalization of projects
  • Power of alert notifications

Speaker's Bio: Christopher M. (Chris) Reichley is the Director of Application Development and Integration for the Office of Information Technology. He specializes in ERP development, API integration, big data analytics, and in-memory computing. Previously, Reichley founded a company specializing in scientific visualizations and simulations in support of a NASA funded grant for online education. Publications include works in the fields of neurofeedback, brain- computer interfaces, and a co-authored textbook on game programming techniques. Chris holds B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer and Information Science from the University of Mississippi.