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Desmond Obisi

Desmond Obisi

Software Engineer

Lagos, Nigeria

I am a software engineer building web products with over five years of experience. I'm an open-source contributor and technical writer whose vision is to build great products and make them easy for the world to use. I am interested in UX, performance, and code interoperability. I want to work on blockchain, AI/ML, Cloud Native, and research. You'll see me speaking and engaging communities if I'm not building products.

I currently contribute to Ansible as a documentation writer, CHAOSS Project as a maintainer, and to Ambassador Labs as a community advocate. Full-time, I work as a developer experience engineer at Resilis.

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology


  • Web Applications
  • Web Development
  • Blockchain Development
  • Cloud Native
  • DevOps
  • Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
  • Backend Development

Streamlining DevOps Workflows with Ansible AWX

In this presentation, you'll explore how Ansible AWX, the open-source version of Ansible Tower, can be used to optimize and streamline various aspects of the DevOps workflow. You'll highlight its features, benefits, and practical use cases in modern software development and operations practices.

Key Points:

Introduction to Ansible AWX: Provide an overview of Ansible AWX, its architecture, and its role in automating infrastructure provisioning, configuration management, and application deployment.

Centralized Automation Management: Discuss how Ansible AWX serves as a centralized automation platform, enabling teams to manage playbooks, roles, and inventories more efficiently.

Role-Based Access Control (RBAC): Highlight how Ansible AWX's RBAC system enhances security and collaboration by controlling access to automation tasks based on roles and responsibilities.

Workflow Orchestration: Explore how Ansible AWX can orchestrate complex workflows by chaining multiple playbooks together, allowing for more sophisticated automation scenarios.

Scheduled Automation: Explain how Ansible AWX enables scheduled execution of automation tasks, reducing manual intervention and enhancing reliability.

Notifications and Reporting: Showcase the importance of monitoring and reporting in DevOps workflows and how Ansible AWX facilitates this through customizable notifications and activity tracking.

Integration with CI/CD Pipelines: Discuss how Ansible AWX can integrate with CI/CD pipelines, enabling automated infrastructure updates and application deployments as part of the software delivery process.

Hybrid Environments Management: Highlight the capability of Ansible AWX to manage hybrid environments that combine on-premises and cloud resources seamlessly.

Security and Compliance: Explain how Ansible AWX addresses security concerns through secure credential management and secrets handling, promoting compliance with best practices.

Scaling and Performance: Cover strategies for scaling Ansible AWX to accommodate growing automation demands while maintaining performance and efficiency.

Real-World Use Cases: Share specific examples of how organizations have leveraged Ansible AWX to enhance their DevOps practices, improve efficiency, and achieve consistent automation.

By linking Ansible AWX with streamlining DevOps workflows, you'll address how the tool enhances collaboration, automation, and efficiency in software development and operations, aligning with the theme of modern DevOps and shaping the future of software delivery.

From Data to Destinations: A Hands-on Workshop with Google Places API and Twilio

Join me for an immersive and hands-on workshop, "From Data to Destinations: A Hands-on Workshop with Google Places API and Twilio," where you'll embark on a journey to create a location-driven app that harnesses the power of both Google Places API and Twilio WhatsApp API.

During this interactive session, you'll dive into the world of location-based data and explore how to leverage the Google Places API to discover important places in your vicinity. From popular restaurants to nearby attractions, you'll learn how to retrieve and utilize location information to provide valuable recommendations to app users.

We'll take it a step further by integrating the Twilio WhatsApp API into our app. You'll discover how to collect location information from users through WhatsApp, enabling them to conveniently share their preferences and interests. By combining the communication capabilities of Twilio with the data-rich results from the Google Places API, you'll create an app that delivers personalized recommendations directly to users' WhatsApp accounts.

Throughout the workshop, I will guide you through development, providing insights, tips, and best practices. Whether you're a beginner or an experienced developer, this workshop offers a unique opportunity to enhance your skills and explore the exciting possibilities of merging location data and communication features.

Join the workshop and unlock the potential of creating interactive and engaging apps that connect users with the world around them. Don't miss out on this exciting adventure!

Note: Participants are expected to have a basic understanding of web development concepts and APIs. Please bring your own laptop with a modern web browser and a text editor of your choice.

Seattle GNU/Linux Conference

The Future of WebAssembly: Revolutionizing Computing Across Platforms and Industries

WebAssembly is a cutting-edge technology that promises to revolutionize computing as we know it. Initially designed for web development, it has quickly expanded to other computing contexts and offers many advantages over traditional programming languages and platforms. In this talk, we will explore the many potential use cases and advantages of WebAssembly across different platforms and industries.

From desktop and mobile applications to gaming and multimedia, scientific computing and data analysis, edge, and cloud computing, embedded systems and the Internet of Things (IoT), blockchain and decentralized applications, and artificial intelligence and machine learning, WebAssembly has the potential to disrupt and innovate a wide range of industries and use cases.

We will discuss how WebAssembly is poised to transform not just the web, but also the broader computing landscape, and contribute to a more efficient and streamlined computing experience overall. Join us as we delve into the future of WebAssembly and its potential to revolutionize computing across platforms and industries.

November 2023 Seattle, Washington, United States

Localhost Conference 2023 Sessionize Event

October 2023 Lagos, Nigeria

Ansible Contribution Submit 2023

AWX Operator Documentation, What’s New?

The new AWX Operator Docs is live. Join us in discussing how we used the Community Writers’ effort to make this a success—the process, contributions, and how everything summed up to the new documentation.

This will be a presentation.
Link to track the documentation progress
https://github.com/ansible/awx-operator/issues/1360 · Issue #1360 · ansible/awx-operator · GitHub

October 2023 Durham, North Carolina, United States

Google I/O Extended Onitsha Sessionize Event

July 2023 Onitsha, Nigeria

CHAOSSCon Africa

Talk Title:
Accelerating your personal and professional growth through open source contributions: Standing out in a world full of talents.

Talk Abstract:
Join me to explore how open source contribution can accelerate your personal and professional growth. In a world full of talented individuals, standing out can be a challenge. By leveraging the talent-rich ecosystem of open-source communities, you can gain valuable experience, build your brand, and connect with like-minded individuals. This talk will cover key strategies for identifying and contributing to open-source projects, managing your time, building relationships, and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in tech. Whether you're a seasoned contributor or just getting started, you'll leave with practical insights and actionable steps for leveraging open-source contributions to accelerate your growth and stand out in a crowded field.

June 2023 Lagos, Nigeria

Desmond Obisi

Software Engineer

Lagos, Nigeria

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