Track: DevOps & DevEx: Remove Friction, Ship Code, Add Value

Developer experience (DevEx) is all about removing friction from the CI/CD or DevOps software delivery process. This track looks at tools and best practices for delivering quality code at speed, while also ensuring a smooth developer flow -- even when things go wrong, which they inevitably will. Join us to hear stories that are both real world and aspirational, and that are about how the best teams have combined innovations in technology, process, and culture to keep developers happy while shipping code and delivering value to the business.

Track Host: Tracy Miranda

Director of Open Source Community @CloudBees

Tracy Miranda is director of open source community at CloudBees, where she works closely with the Jenkins & Jenkins X communities. A developer and open source veteran, Tracy is on the board of directors for the Eclipse Foundation. Tracy has a background in electronics system design and holds patents for her work on processor architectures. She writes for and on tech, open source, and diversity.

Who Broke Prod? - Growing Teams Who Can Fail Without Fear

In a world where we can deploy software and infrastructure changes within seconds, it’s reasonably easy to break stuff. When the inevitable bad stuff happens, humans tend to look for someone to blame. Research has shown that the most productive teams are those who don’t have to fear blame. On high-performing teams, people feel safe taking risks, making mistakes, and learning from them – so how do you build an environment where it’s OK to fail? In this talk we’ll explore the factors that contribute to psychological safety on a delivery team. We’ll look at some of the steps that leaders and team members can take to foster a culture of blameless failure that encourages innovation and collaboration. We’ll look at soft-skills, CI/CD practices, retrospective processes and tooling that can help you to build a culture of trust and ownership within your own team.

Emma Button, COO and Co-founder @nubego Cloud Consulting