Track: DevOps & CI/CD


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There is more to Continuous Delivery than wiring together Jenkins instances and buying a new automated deployment tool. This track will tackle some of the more complex aspects. CD is about a lot more than technology, but the approach to the use of technology is critically important.

On this track we aim to talk about CD as a process that you can live and grow with. How do you keep your tests running in the face of change? How do you manage the deployment of complex systems?

We believe that CD works because it is a more scientific, empirical approach to software development. So what does the science say about our process? What difference will it make to your business?

Come and see some great speakers describe what world-class software development process looks like in complex cases.

Track Host:
Dave Farley
Signatory of the Reactive Manifesto & Co-Author of "Continuous Delivery"
Dave Farley is a thought-leader in the field of Continuous Delivery, DevOps and Software Development in general. He is co-author of the Jolt-award winning book 'Continuous Delivery' a regular conference speaker and blogger and a contributor to the Reactive Manifesto. Dave has been having fun with computers for over 30 years. Over that period he has worked on most types of software, from firmware, through tinkering with operating systems and device drivers, to writing games, and commercial applications of all shapes and sizes. He started working in large scale distributed systems about 25 years ago, doing research into the development of loose-coupled, message-based systems - a forerunner of MicroService architectures. He has a wide range of experience leading the development of complex software in teams, both large and small, in the UK and USA. Dave was an early adopter of agile development techniques, employing iterative development, continuous integration and significant levels of automated testing on commercial projects from the early 1990s. Dave is an independent software developer and consultant, and founder and director of Continuous Delivery Ltd.
10:35am - 11:25am

by Lianping Chen
Software & Continuous Delivery/DevOp Engineer @PaddyPower

Although Continuous Delivery has gone viral after the seminal book by Jez Humble and Dave Farley, there is still doubt on its benefits and lack of understanding on the practices to achieve the maximum benefits. In this talk, I will attempt to add my two cents based on our three years' journey to CD at Paddy Power. In particular, I will discuss six benefits of continuous delivery we achieved.

For each benefit, I will explain why the benefit matters to the survival of today's businesses...

11:50am - 12:40pm

by Axel Fontaine
Creator of Flyway & Founder of Boxfuse

The cloud is the new normal and it is time to rethink how we see machines and deployments. We have been piling layer upon layer of complexity for too long. But why should it be this way? It is time to radically simplify all this.

In this talk, we'll throw general-purpose operating systems, snowflake servers and runtime provisioning out the door. Instead you'll see how servers become disposable, how machine images are generated from scratch in seconds and how to achieve perfect...

1:40pm - 2:30pm

by Peter Thorngren
Technical Integration/Verification Leader for Volvo Truck Technology Group

Enabling Creativity – the truck system with Continuous Integration and Virtualization demonstrated.

The automotive industry is on the verge of a fundamental revolution as the vehicle themselves becomes autonomous – Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery using virtualizations linked to real trucks will play key roles in making this happen. The heavy duty truck industry will be in the center of this major change. Trucks are already today advanced technical products with internet...

2:55pm - 3:45pm

by Richard Kasperowski
Author of The Core Protocols: A Guide to Greatness

Open Space
4:10pm - 5:00pm

by Sam Adams
Head of Software Engineering @LMAX Exchange

The development team at LMAX Exchange has pioneered Continuous Delivery right from our beginnings through to the present day where we are building and operating a platform that processes almost $2.0 trillion of trades a year.

In this talk we'll take you through our mature pipeline and practices: demonstrating the variety of testing we have built in, how good test isolation has enabled us to extend our functional tests into live monitoring of production, and how a commitment to...

5:25pm - 6:15pm

by Dave Farley
Signatory of the Reactive Manifesto & Co-Author of "Continuous Delivery"

Writing and maintaining a suite of acceptance tests that can give you a high level of confidence in the behaviour and configuration of your system is a complex task. In this talk, Dave describse approaches to acceptance testing that allow teams to: work quickly and effectively; build excellent functional coverage for complex enterprise-scale systems; manage and maintain those tests in the face of change, and of evolution in both the codebase and the understanding of the business problem....


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