DevEx: The Next Evolution of DevOps

Location: Churchill, G flr.

Day of week: Monday

Removing friction from the developer experience. Trends, tools, and projects that we're using to maximally empower developers.

Track Host:
Jamie Dobson
CEO @containersoluti (Container Solutions)

Jamie Dobson is the CEO of Container Solutions, a professional services company that specializes in strategic advice around technology and microservices. His interest in distributed systems go all the way back to his days as a student, when he studied High Performance Computing. These days,
as well as leading the team at CS, Jamie helps other people go 'cloud native'.

10:35am - 11:25am

by Jessica Kerr
Polyglot Functional Developer on the JVM

Developers don’t get paid to write code. We deliver working software in production. How does your team turn source code into running software? And how do you make sure it stays working? If it’s like my experiences, the process is too intricate for words. Instead, let’s code it. How quickly can we get from an idea to deployment? I can spin up a project, change a bit of code, then track that through tests, code review, and into production: give me ten minutes and a...

11:50am - 12:40pm

1:40pm - 2:30pm

by Ian Crosby
Software Engineer @ContainerSolutions

Kubernetes is quickly becoming a commodity. Setting up a Highly Available cluster? Easy. Running large applications in a fault tolerant manner on top? No problem. As long as you fit the mould.
But what if your production environment is a closed internal network? Or it’s behind the Chinese firewall? What if you don’t host your own applications but instead deliver your software to clients? Can you still leverage Kubernetes in such cases? As adoption of Kubernetes continues to grow we see...

2:55pm - 3:45pm

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

Would you fly in a plane designed by a craftsman or would you prefer your aircraft to be designed by engineers? Engineering is the application of iterative, empirical, practical science to real-world problems. Craftsmanship is a wonderful thing, and as a reaction to the terrible abuses of the term Engineering in software development Software Craftsmanship has helped in our learning of what really works.

The term "Software...

4:10pm - 5:00pm

by Stuart Davidson
Head of the Deployment Teams @Skyscanner

Over the last 18 months, Skyscanner have embarked on a journey of containerisation and Continuous Deployment. We now do 25,000+ builds a month of 500+ distinct services in production - a massive increase in the capability to apply changes to our website and get our newest features out to our customers as quickly as possible. It's not been easy though, there have been plenty of bumps and unintended consequences along the way. In this talk, I hope to dispel the myth that you need to be "all-in...

5:25pm - 6:15pm

by James Uther
Senior Developer @LShift

Many presentations on Developer Experience focus on a single large ongoing project, or a particular methodology or toolset. The consulting world faces a multitude of fixed length projects of various sizes, with an astoundingly diverse array of constraints and givens. How do we ensure a good Developer Experience in the face of waves of fresh complexity and chaos?