Join us for strategic learning sessions and hands-on labs that will result in tangible outcomes.

How Southwest Airlines Removed Software Dev Barriers to Accelerate Innovation

IT and Software Development leaders are looking for ways to create strategies and remove barriers that will let their teams move faster and more efficiently. But corporate compliance policies, IT staff constraint, and outdated, redundant processes can slow workflows and software release times, inhibiting a company’s ability to innovate faster. In this workshop, you’ll learn more about a DevOps platform that provides best practices for breaking down barriers between developers, operations, and security teams; creating an environment for businesses to realize faster resolution of problems and delivery of features, more productive teams and stable operating environments, improved communication and collaboration, and more time to innovate.

The workshop will kick off with short overviews of DevOps from Flux7 and AWS, then feature a presentation from Southwest Airlines on the results that they have achieved by implementing automation processes on AWS. The afternoon sessions will feature 3 hands-on labs that will demonstrate the user experience of using self-service IT to deploy services, deploying code and testing with CI/CD pipelines, and a look under the hood in how the platform is setup to balance security constraints with flexibility.

There will be several Q&A sessions throughout the day, giving attendees the opportunity to “ask the experts” about their own specific use cases. IT and dev team leaders that are looking for a real solution for IT modernization that will produce near-immediate results should plan on attending and bringing members of their team for the hands-on lab portion of the workshop. AWS will provide temporary accounts for each lab participant to use during the sessions.

NOTE: This is a LIVE in-person event ONLY. Due to the material and the experiential nature of the workshop, we will not be able to provide slides, and this workshop will not be broadcast.


Companies and teams that attend the workshop will have an opportunity to qualify for a customized workshop for their teams at their location, based on their business goals, which will include an AWS Pilot program.


Ali Hussain - Flux 7 - CTO and Co-Founder

Tim Baker - AWS - Partner Solutions Architect

Jeff Caswell - Southwest Airlines - Sr. Software Engineer/Tech Lead


9:30 - Speaker Introductions

9:40 - 10:10 - Ali presents on outcomes and results of automating processes and incorporating DevOps using the Flux7 EDF - Open up for Q&A

10:10 - 10:30 - Tim Baker presents on AWS Tools and available customer support

10:30 - 10:50 - Jeff Caswell of Southwest Airlines presentation on process of incorporating Flux7 Solution on AWS, and outcome

10:50 - 11:20 - Questions for speaker panel and preview of Labs

11:30 - Noon - Break/Lunch

12:15 to 12:45 - Lab 1 - Deploying services through AWS Service Catalog on shared account

12:45 to 1:45 - Lab 2 - Deploying services to the platform in shared account (Requires GitHub account)

1:45 to 2:00 - Break

2:00 to 3:15 - Lab 3 - Deploying the platform to user’s own account (Requires AWS account)

3:15 to 3:45 - Wrap up and Q&A

Who Should Attend

  • Individuals involved in IT development, IT operations, or IT service management

  • Individuals whose role are touched by DevOps and continuous delivery, such as the following IT roles:

    • DevOps engineers

    • Product owners

    • Integration specialists

    • Operations managers

    • Incident and change managers

    • Automation architects

    • Enterprise architects

    • Quality Assurance

Knowledge base

This workshop has been designed for both IT/Dev team leaders and team members to attend, who want to gain a better understanding of the business implications of IT Automation on AWS, along with learning how to deploy CI/CD pipelines on the platform. Decision makers and users who want to use CI/CD pipelines to gain a better understanding of how everything comes together for IT process automation. Prior working knowledge of Git, Docker, and AWS is needed for labs 2 and 3. If you need a Docker primer, check out the tutorial provided by Flux7 here: In addition, the labs 2 and 3 will require participants to have GitHub and AWS accounts. 



May 24th, 2018 

9:30 a.m to 3:30 p.m. 


Amazon Web Services

13455 Noel Road Galleria - Tower Two

Dallas, TX 75240

14th Floor, Room 201

*Registration and photo ID will be required to attend  

Reserve Your Spot!

Space will be limited.  Save your seat today. 

In order to maintain an accurate headcount, each attendee must register separately. 

Oh, and lunch will be served.