Philly ETE 2023 — There’s an Action for That! Exploring the Possibilities of GitHub Actions — Kedasha Kerr

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Abstract

Did you know that you could order a pizza and send a text message with GitHub Actions? While Github Actions is the perfect tool for automating all aspects of your software workflows and deployment processes, you can also use actions to automate and streamline a variety of tasks. Whether you’re looking to compress images for the web, generate semantic release notes or check if your team member is awake – there’s an action for that!

This talk explores how to get started with Github Actions, novel ways developers use actions to increase their productivity, and future enhancements the GitHub team is working on.

Dive into the world of GitHub Actions with me and explore how you can harness the power of automation to make your unique workflow more efficient, effective, and enjoyable.

About Kedasha Kerr

Kedasha is a Developer Advocate at Github where she enjoys sharing the lessons she’s learned from her time as an engineer and from her day job talking with other engineers at GitHub and in the wider developer community. Prior to her transition to the world of tech, she worked as a social worker in various government agencies. She finds joy in helping others learn about the tech industry and loves sharing her experience as a software developer. When she’s not building software, you can find her in the kitchen cooking up her favorite Jamaican dishes. You can find her on Instagram & Tiktok at @itsthatladydev.

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