This is your chance to meet experts, share work, and contribute to the future of software—together.

Day 1: Explore (Feb. 28)

Hear from the area's top tech and community leaders, and meet fellow builders at this one-of-kind community conference. We’ll spend an evening exploring what’s new, what’s to come, and how you can get involved.

Day 2: Align (Mar. 1)

This one-day event brings together team leaders and entrepreneurs to discuss what (and how) they’re using GitHub at work.

Register for the event that fits your interests—or join us for both!

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Day 1

Explore

Day 1 Speakers

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    Brandon Rosage

    Engineering Manager

    GitHub

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    Brandon Rosage

    Engineering Manager

    GitHub

    About

    Brandon is a former journalist, radio producer, and digital creative director from Austin, Texas who contributes to GitHub's website design, design system, and event websites. I've designed and built websites, apps, visual identity, and workflows largely for public service and social impact organizations, most recently with the Kenyan non-profit tech company Ushahidi.

    Talk - Exploring GitHub

    Day 1, 7:15pm

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    Brent Cook

    Engineering Manager

    Rapid7

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    Brent Cook

    Engineering Manager

    Rapid7

    About

    Brent Cook is a developer with the Metasploit project and the engineering manager for Metasploit at Rapid7.

    Talk - Managing Communications with the Metasploit Community

    Day 1, 8:00pm

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    John Britton

    Director, Developer Marketing

    GitHub

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    John Britton

    Director, Developer Marketing

    GitHub

    About

    Talk - Welcome

    Day 1, 7:00pm

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    Paul Osman

    Engineering Manager, Connected Fitness

    Under Armour

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    Paul Osman

    Engineering Manager, Connected Fitness

    Under Armour

    About

    Paul Osman leads the backend service and web engineering teams at Under Armour that work on MapMyFitness. He has been building external and internal platforms for over 10 years. From public APIs targeted at third parties to internal platform teams, he has helped build distributed systems that power large scale consumer applications. Prior to working at Under Armour, Paul has worked on platform teams at PagerDuty, 500px and SoundCloud. His primary technical interests are distributed systems, reliability, scalability and developer happiness.

    Talk - Chaos for Beginners - Introducing your Team and Business to Chaos Engineering

    Day 1, 7:30pm

Day 2

Align

Day 2 Speakers

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    Thomas Brezinski

    Principal Software Engineer

    WP Engine

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    Thomas Brezinski

    Principal Software Engineer

    WP Engine

    About

    Thomas is a principal engineer at WP Engine where he focuses on turning the latest technologies into something that helps 5% of internet users every day.

    Talk - Automating developer-friendly secure workflows with Terraform

    Day 2, 1:40pm

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    Bryan Cross

    Senior Solutions Engineer

    GitHub

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    Bryan Cross

    Senior Solutions Engineer

    GitHub

    About

    Technologist helping people solve problems for over 20 years.

    Talk - GitHub Product Vision

    Day 2, 2:30pm

Schedule

Wed February 28

6:30pm

Doors Open

Doors Open

7:00pm

Welcome

John Britton, GitHub

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John Britton

Director, Developer Marketing

GitHub

Welcome

7:15pm

Exploring GitHub

Brandon Rosage, GitHub

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Brandon Rosage

Engineering Manager

GitHub

Exploring GitHub

7:30pm

Chaos for Beginners - Introducing your Team and Business to Chaos Engineering

Paul Osman, Under Armour

The term Chaos Engineering is becoming increasingly popular. Whether it's automating failure or organizing game days, it's becoming more and more accepted to simulate or force systems to fail as a way of developing resilient systems. This might sound all well and good, but how do you get started? This talk will provide a practical overview for introducing Chaos Engineering to an organization. From selling the idea to non-engineering stakeholders, to organizing your first game day, I'll walk through a number of practical steps and considerations we followed at Under Armour to help us test failures in production and become more confident in the resiliency of our systems.

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Paul Osman

Engineering Manager, Connected Fitness

Under Armour

Chaos for Beginners - Introducing your Team and Business to Chaos Engineering

The term Chaos Engineering is becoming increasingly popular. Whether it's automating failure or organizing game days, it's becoming more and more accepted to simulate or force systems to fail as a way of developing resilient systems. This might sound all well and good, but how do you get started? This talk will provide a practical overview for introducing Chaos Engineering to an organization. From selling the idea to non-engineering stakeholders, to organizing your first game day, I'll walk through a number of practical steps and considerations we followed at Under Armour to help us test failures in production and become more confident in the resiliency of our systems.

8:00pm

Managing Communications with the Metasploit Community

Brent Cook, Rapid7

With a large project, it can be difficult to scale communications effectively. In this talk, I will discuss the various tools and methods of communications we use with the Metasploit community, between developers, users, researchers, and more.

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Brent Cook

Engineering Manager

Rapid7

Managing Communications with the Metasploit Community

With a large project, it can be difficult to scale communications effectively. In this talk, I will discuss the various tools and methods of communications we use with the Metasploit community, between developers, users, researchers, and more.

9:30pm

Close

Close

Thu March 1

12:30pm

Doors Open and Lunch

Doors Open and Lunch

1:00pm

Welcome

Welcome

1:10pm

Customer Session

Customer Session

1:40pm

Automating developer-friendly secure workflows with Terraform

Thomas Brezinski, WP Engine

Come hear about how WP Engine leverages the latest features from GitHub and Terraform to empower their developers while providing the security controls required to pass an audit. Thomas Brezinski will be sharing their open sourced Terraform module that minimizes the overhead of managing a secure GitHub repository. He will also demonstrate how their module, in combination with GitHub's new CODEOWNERS feature, gives developers the workflow they’ve always wanted.

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Thomas Brezinski

Principal Software Engineer

WP Engine

Automating developer-friendly secure workflows with Terraform

Come hear about how WP Engine leverages the latest features from GitHub and Terraform to empower their developers while providing the security controls required to pass an audit. Thomas Brezinski will be sharing their open sourced Terraform module that minimizes the overhead of managing a secure GitHub repository. He will also demonstrate how their module, in combination with GitHub's new CODEOWNERS feature, gives developers the workflow they’ve always wanted.

2:10pm

Coffee Break

Coffee Break

2:30pm

GitHub Product Vision

Bryan Cross, GitHub

Over the last decade, software teams have counted on GitHub to turn their experimental ideas into some of the world’s most important technologies. In this session, [Presenter Name] will share our vision for the future of the GitHub platform with a preview of the products and trends that will shape your next big project.

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Bryan Cross

Senior Solutions Engineer

GitHub

GitHub Product Vision

Over the last decade, software teams have counted on GitHub to turn their experimental ideas into some of the world’s most important technologies. In this session, [Presenter Name] will share our vision for the future of the GitHub platform with a preview of the products and trends that will shape your next big project.

3:00pm

Customer Session

Customer Session

3:30pm

Networking

Networking

4:30pm

Close

Close

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FAQ

  • Do I need my ID for entry?

    An email confirmation is all you need to check you in.

  • What language will the events be in?

    Constellation Austin presenters will be speaking in English.

  • Will parking be available?

    We always recommend rideshare and carpooling, as parking can be limited. On Feb 28th we have access to overflow parking onsite, and can accommodate the first 40 cars to arrive. On March 1st, those spots are in use during the day. Alternatively, you can park on South Congress and walk 5 minutes to the venue, or you can park at the Hyatt Regency downtown and use our complimentary shuttle between 12pm-1pm and 4pm-5pm.

  • Will there be a place for me to store things?

    Yes, we’ll have a coat check area. Please don’t leave any valuables.

  • Where do I go if I lose something?

    Find a GitHub team member if you lose something while at the event. Email constellation@github.com if you realize you lost something after.

  • Do you provide meals?

    We’ll provide light bites and beverages at Explore, and lunch will be served at Align.

  • Do you accommodate special dietary needs?

    Gluten free and vegetarian options are always provided at our events. If you have additional dietary needs, please let us know at least 48 hours in advance and we’ll do our best to accommodate you.

  • Will non-alcoholic options be available at the meetup?

    Yes.

  • What if I don’t want my picture taken?

    Please let a GitHub team member know upon check-in. You’ll be provided with a red lanyard to let our photographer know.

  • I have a question which isn't answered here?

    Email it to constellation@github.com