Presentation: Change Is The Only Constant

Track: Surviving Uncertainty: GDPR, Brexit, or Politics? Beyond DR

Location: Mountbatten, 6th flr.

Duration: 2:55pm - 3:45pm

Day of week: Monday

Level: Intermediate

Persona: Architect, CTO/CIO/Leadership, Developer, DevOps Engineer, General Software

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Abstract

The technical landscape in Skyscanner is always changing - new products, new levels of scale, new challenges. We know we're always going to have to be adapting, so we've set ourselves up to make that a bit easier. I've picked out a few real-world examples from Skyscanner where I think the decisions we've made as an engineering organisation have helped us deal with change and which might be interesting to technical audience.
 
I'll chat a bit about SLIs, SLOs and SLAs, managing risk with Continuous Deployment, our relationship with Tribes and Squads and walk through migrating our entire codebase to a new source control vendor.

Speaker: Stuart Davidson

Senior Engineering Manager, Developer Enablement @Skyscanner

I work for Skyscanner and I'm focused on building as robust and scalable deployment pipeline as I can while the company grows like crazy. I'm lucky enough to manage two great teams - Development Mechanics that do the Source Control, Build and Artefact Management tools, and Deployment Orchestration that focus on deploying our code into AWS and our Data Centres. 
It's a difficult job but I genuinely love it - every time we think we've got it nailed, it moves on us and we need to re-think! 

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