Track: DevOps and Continuous Delivery: Code Beyond the Dev Team


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With delivery cycles shortening and tolerance for downtime evaporating, development and operations teams are under pressure to deliver faster with "always-on" reliability. DevOps and Continuous Delivery are key practices that allow teams to meet these challenges and reduce friction in their delivery cycles. In this track we’ll hear from leading thinkers, leaders and doers in the DevOps and Continuous Delivery world and learn what really makes the difference between traditional delivery and today’s high performance teams, giving us the knowledge we need to drive this change in our own organisations.

Track Host:
Eoin Woods
CTO Endava, Editor of 'Pragmatic Architect' IEEE
Eoin Woods is CTO at Endava, the European IT services company, an author, a conference speaker and an active member of the London software engineering community. His main technical interests are software architecture, distributed systems and computer security.
10:20am - 11:10am

by Stephen Thair
DevOps Thinker, Speaker, Doer, Founder of The DevOps Guys

When I talk to product owners their #1 complaint is that it takes IT too long to deliver new features and innovation, yet according to the 2014 State of DevOps Report “high-performing organizations are still deploying code 30 times more frequently, with 50 percent fewer failures than their lower-performing counterparts”.


So why are these organisations leveraging DevOps practices to deliver better software, faster and how do they do it? What are the fundamental technical...

11:30am - 12:20pm

by Dave Farley
Co-Author of the book "Continuous Delivery"

Many people working in software development spend their careers without seeing what good looks like. Our history is littered with inefficient processes creating poor quality output, too late to capitalise on the expected business value. How have we got to this state? How do we get past it? What does good really look like?

1:20pm - 2:10pm

by Matthew Skelton
DevOps practitioner, Consultant, Author, thought Leader and Community Organiser

Tools, Collaboration, and Conway's Law: how to choose and use tools effectively for Continuous Delivery and DevOps


With an ever-increasing array of tools and technologies claiming to 'enable DevOps' or 'implement Continuous Delivery', how do we know which tools to try or to choose? In-house, open source, or commercial? Ruby or shell? Dedicated or plugins? It transpires that highly collaborative practices such as DevOps and Continuous Delivery require new ways of...

2:30pm - 3:20pm

by Richard Kasperowski
QCon Open Space Facilitator

Open Space

Join Eoin Woods, our speakers, and other attendees for the DevOps and Continuous Delivery Open Space.

What is Open Space?

Every day at QCon London, we’ll open space five times, once for each track. Open Space is a kind of unconference, a simple way to run productive meetings for 5 to 2000 or more people, and a powerful way to lead any kind of organization in everyday practice and extraordinary change.



3:40pm - 4:30pm

by Anna Shipman
Technical Architect on GOV.UK, Developer of vCloud Tools

Government IT is not traditionally associated with being at the cutting edge, but in recent years that has started to change with the creation of the Government Digital Service. One way GDS is at the forefront of modern engineering principles is with its adoption of a DevOps culture. In many ways the GOV.UK team is close to living the DevOps dream – developers support their own code in production (including out-of-hours), developers deploy and take turns on 2nd line, and most of our...

4:50pm - 5:40pm

by Amy Phillips
‎Head of Test at Songkick

Songkick, a London-based Startup, helps music fans find out when their favourite artists are coming to town and get tickets. Like many development teams our release process had evolved over time due to the changing team and product requirements. By 2011 it became apparent that our release process was too heavy-handed for our rapidly growing development team, leading us to radically change our approach and adopt Continuous Deployment.


In this talk I'll explain what we...


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