In the IT industry, testing in production has always been considered a “bad word”. However, we in Capital One have been doing it for over a year and realized a lot of benefits!
“Game Day” is a concept that Capital One has been utilizing to test in production in order to validate the capacity and resiliency of the critical applications. Typically testing in production could lead to customer impacts and outages, however we have been able to conduct multiple successful exercises with no negative adverse impact. This session will go over how we are able to safely test in production, value realized so far as well as future plans.
- What is the value of testing in production?
- How can it be done with no adverse impact to users or customers?
- What solutions and techniques are available to make testing in production a reality
Duane Diggs, Director, Technology Management, Capital One
Duane co-leads the Stability & Engineering Operations (SEO) Game Day operations where he serves as the Program Manager. His responsibilities are to oversee the planning and execution of the Game Day roadmap in partnership with enterprise technology leaders and stakeholders. In addition to his Game Day role, Duane also leads the TOC Technology Governance & Controls.
Duane has been with Capital One for over 15 years with much of his time within Technology focused on:
- Strategy and Solution Delivery
- Risk Management
- Governance and Controls
- Product and Program Management
Duane is based in Richmond, Virginia with his wife, Karen. His interests are golf, fly fishing, cooking, wine, and supporting the Alabama Crimson Tide!
Technology Operations Center (TOC)
Yar co-leads the Stability & Engineering Operations (SEO) Game Day operations where he serves as the Engineering lead. His responsibilities are to oversee the technical tactical aspect of the execution and monitoring of the Game Day roadmap in partnership with enterprise technology leaders and stakeholders. In addition to his Game Day role, Yar also leads a pod responsible for providing 24/7 operational support.Yar has been with Capital One for over 2 years with much of his time within Technology focused on:
- IT Operations
- Proactive monitoring, ML and AIOps solutions
Yar is based in Plano, Texas with his wife and two kids. His interests are Texas Holdem, good whiskey, CrossFit and spending time with the kids!