Code Freeze 2023 - Tech Resilience

18th annual software engineering symposium on Jan 12, 2023
hosted by
University of Minnesota Software Engineering Center



As organizations face more uncertainty than ever before, it has become imperative to engineer systems that are both resilient and responsive to changing conditions faster and in ways that make them stronger or more adapted. This year's conference looks at resilience as a property of software and focuses on engineering practices that build systems that are more secure, less brittle, and easier to change. We’ll focus on defining, measuring, and optimizing resilient systems and examine their response to stressors, whether those conditions are errors, threats, or market volatility. Code Freeze 2023 encompass cybersecurity, devsecops, chaos engineering, observability, and sociotechnical principles all in the context of engineering systems that can thrive in uncertainty.


Preliminary Schedule
8:00 AM Registration / D'Amico catered Breakfast Memorial Hall
8:45 AM Welcome Remarks Memorial Hall
9:00 AM


Jessica Kerr
Jessica Kerr
Symmathecist, Engineering Manager at Honeycomb
9:45 AM -- break --
10:00 AM


10:45 AM -- break --
11:00 AM
11:45 AM --- D'Amico catered lunch ---
12:30 PM


Yolonda Smith
Yolonda Smith
Head of Cybersecurity at Grubhub
1:15 PM -- break --
1:25 PM Afternoon Workshops

Memorial Hall

Johnson Great Room

3:25 PM -- break --
3:35 PM


Jeff Sussna
Jeff Sussna
Director of Technical Agility at Cprime
4:20 PM Concluding Remarks Memorial Hall
4:30 PM -- end of proceedings and Cash Bar opens -- Memorial Hall


Thank you to our Code Freeze 2023 Sponsors!



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Gold: Surescripts Careers


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Start date
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, 8 a.m.
End date
Thursday, Jan. 12, 2023, 5:30 p.m.

McNamara Alumni Center