James Wickett is a dynamic speaker on software engineering topics ranging from security to development practices. He spends a lot of time at the intersection of the DevOps and Security communities and, seeing the gap in software testing, founded the open-source project, Gauntlt, to serve as a rugged testing framework. He works as a Senior Security Engineer and Developer Advocate at Verica and is the author of several of the most-watched courses on DevOps and DevSecOps at LinkedIn Learning. Wickett is the creator and founder of the Lonestar Application Security Conference, which is the largest annual security conference in Austin, TX. He also runs DevOps Days Austin and Serverless Days Austin. Wickett previously served on the global DevOps Days board.