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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.


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SESSION + Live Q&A Interview Available

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...

Emma Button

COO and Co-founder @nubego Cloud Consulting

SESSION + Live Q&A Value & Metrics

How to Tell Your Boss Story Points Are a Terrible Metric

By setting the wrong targets your boss can set your team up for failure and a lot of long, late nights or early mornings.   Metrics and targets in software engineering are designed to assist in the measurement of progress usually against a chargeable contract. But, the measures and metrics...

Liz Ince

Managing Solution Architect @Capgemini

Chris Wilkinson

Software Development Lead @Capgemini

SESSION + Live Q&A Serverless

Cloud Native CI/CD with Jenkins X and Knative Pipelines

More and more teams are deploying cloud native applications on kubernetes, placing new demands on engineers who want to deploy and test easily during their development workflow. Traditional CI/CD systems haven’t been designed for cloud native environments and need to evolve. Jenkins X is a...

Christie Wilson

Software Engineer, Tools and Infrastructure @Google

James Rawlings

Co-Creator of Jenkins X & Coder @CloudBees

SESSION + Live Q&A DevOps

Progressive Delivery

An introduction to Progressive Delivery: a basket of skills and technologies for modern software development, testing and deployment: including canarying, Feature Flags, Blue Green deployments and A/B testing at scale. We're seeing advances in approaches to application and service delivery, where...

James Governor

Analyst and co-founder @redmonk

SESSION + Live Q&A Interview Available

Develop Hundreds of Kubernetes Services at Scale With Airbnb

You've already made the plunge to move to Kubernetes, and you feel pretty good about that. But why does it feel like it requires expert-level Kubernetes knowledge for engineers to get anything done?  This talk will identify key problems that make out-of-the-box Kubernetes less friendly to...

Melanie Cebula

Software Engineer @airbnb

UNCONFERENCE + Live Q&A DevOps

DevOps & DevEx Open Space

Ian Robins


Speakers from this track

Emma Button

COO and Co-founder @nubego Cloud Consulting

Emma is an agile software delivery specialist with 16 years’ experience building and deploying enterprise software. In recent years, Emma has specialised in the cultural, technology and process changes needed to grow high-performing software & operations teams responsible for building and...

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Liz Ince

Managing Solution Architect @Capgemini

Liz Ince has been working in the IT industry for over 30 years. Since leaving University (BSC Hons in Electronic and Electrical Engineering ) she has worked as a Systems Engineer, a Sales Representative and is now a Managing Solutions Architect at Capgemini. She has helped many organisations...

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Chris Wilkinson

Software Development Lead @Capgemini

Chris joined Capgemini as a Technical Lead. As a consultant in delivery, he has worked with many large-scale clients in software development, DevOps and architecture roles. Not a typical software engineer, he has a commercial mindset and yet is product focused. Chris strives to find the balance...

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Christie Wilson

Software Engineer, Tools and Infrastructure @Google

Christie Wilson (she/her) is a software engineer at Google, currently leading the knative build-pipeline project. Over the past ten years she has worked in the mobile, financial and video game industries. Prior to working at Google she led a team of software developers to build load testing tools...

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James Rawlings

Co-Creator of Jenkins X & Coder @CloudBees

James Rawlings is a co-creator of the open source project Jenkins X and works for CloudBees, where he aims to help developers and teams move to the cloud.James is passionate about automation and continuous improvement, always looking for new ways to help productivity or provide a better developer...

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James Governor

Analyst and co-founder @redmonk

James Governor is co-founder of RedMonk, the developer focused research and advisory firm. Based in Shoreditch, London, he advises enterprises, startups and major companies such as Google Cloud and Microsoft on developer-led innovation, community and technology strategy.

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Melanie Cebula

Software Engineer @airbnb

Melanie Cebula is an infrastructure engineer at Airbnb, where she works on service orchestration. She loves building systems that make it easy for developers to create and operate their own services securely and reliably.

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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...

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