Previously, Jasmine James explained how she rolled out Sonatype at Delta Airlines. Today, she gives us a deeper glimpse into her career – How did she discover Nexus? How can others can follow a similar path? Learn from this DevSecOps leader.
Remember when Americans were flooded with CDs, urging them to “go online”?
That was the era when Jasmine James grew up in Atlanta. She loved playing around with HTML and MySpace, the early social media site. Her natural interest in, and aptitude for, computers eventually led to a computer science degree at the University of West Georgia.
She worked her way through school as a retail AT&T sales consultant. “They had a great program, tuition reimbursement,” says James. After graduation she secured a job at AT&T’s corporate office doing test automation. “In that role, coding was always fun to me, but I really loved the way that we were able to make the QA experience more efficient through automation.”
Her efforts at automation began a journey of learning. She transitioned first into mobile automation, then automating iOS test cases and Android test cases. Then she expanded automation to all of AT&T’s mobile applications, and eventually lead a team of automation engineers.
“That’s where I actually first implemented Sonatype’s Nexus Repository, the open source version,” says James. “We built our own framework, we packaged it, it lived in Sonatype and it was propagated throughout our team, and everyone leveraged it. That was my first taste of Nexus.”
“We used Jenkins at the time, open source, and had our own internal Sonatype server. It was just for the purpose of automating test cases,” she adds.
James moved to Delta Airlines next, and brought her appreciation for Nexus with her.
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Sonatype Blog authored by Katie McCaskey. Read the original post at: https://blog.sonatype.com/nexus-innovator-jasmine-james-of-delta