On-Demand Webinars: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Using Git for PLC Workflows: New Approaches


Until now, code development for industrial automation has not been able to take advantage of modern DevOps processes that have transformed traditional software development, due to the visual nature of PLC programming and the variety of development environments. This 60-minute Webinar examines new solutions that aim to change this, with tools tailor-built for controls and automation engineers. Applying Git capabilities directly to PLC workflows brings several benefits that lead to increased ROI in operational uptime, by delivering proven version control, simultaneous collaboration with branching and merging, and streamlined code review and approval processes.

An audience Q&A follows the technical presentation.


Darren Henry, VP of Marketing, Copia Automation

With over 20 years of experience in marketing best-in-class software products, Darren Henry has a deep knowledge of manufacturing and DevOps solutions. He has held marketing leadership roles at Atlassian, OpsGenie, Onshape, InVue, and DS SolidWorks and is familiar with both startups and established companies. Darren also has served as an advisor to several manufacturing startups. An expert in 3D CAD, he holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Florida.

Vaughn Varma, Technical Marketing Manager, Copia Automation

Before joining Copia as Technical Marketing Manager, Vaughn Varma was an Application Engineer with B&R, writing and managing PLC code for machine designers and builders. He has a deep knowledge of control systems and holds a master's degree in controls engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology.


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