Friday, September 19, 2014

Details of next month's online discussion on Continuous Delivery

*I'm a panellist on the first "Continuous Discussion" community panel - you're invited!*

On October 8th I'll be joining an online panel of experts and practitioners in Agile development, DevOps, CI and Continuous Delivery, hosted by Electric Cloud who have done large Continuous Delivery projects for organizations like SpaceX, Cisco, GE and E*TRADE. Other panelists include J. Randall Hunt, evangelist at AWS, Sriram Narayan, IT principal at ThoughtWorks, and Carlos Sanchez, Apache member and frequent speaker on CD/Devops.

In the online panel, myself and the other panellists will run through a few topics which relate to hands-on implementation of these methodologies in various technology and business environments. We'll share our real-life experiences, challenges and quick wins. It will be a "grass roots" discussion of Continuous Delivery and how/to what extent we can implement it.

From my perspective I'd like to recall a few of my own experiences that highlight the need for good DevOps and Continous Integration.  There have been some moments of disaster, some moments of success, some moments of epiphany.  

Also, having worked on the same programme for the last 5 years I've been quite insulated from the outside world, and I'd really like to find out more about what other people are doing out there to improve the software development practices.

Join me at the online panel on October 8, 6-7pm BST.

Please follow this link for more details from the organisers:

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Got any questions, tips or things you’d like me to address/cover in the panel relating to Agile, CI, DevOps or continuous Delivery? – don’t hesitate to comment or message me!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Time to Start Speaking Again!

I've been heads-down on project work for so long now that I haven't really got round to posting thoughts and sharing things I've learned.  I've decided that it's time to change this now.

I'm really excited that I've been invited to talk on a panel about Agile, DevOps and Continuous Delivery, which are areas of my job that I've been trying to get better at for years and am still learning.

I will share more details of this session when they are confirmed, but it's on October 8th at 10am PST (6pm in the UK).  In the meantime I'll get some more thoughts together on what I've found interesting lately.