Latest Event Updates

Elisabeth Hendrickson – keynote speaker for PIPELINE 2018

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We’re delighted to announce that Elisabeth Hendrickson will be a keynote speaker at PIPELINE 2018!


Elisabeth Hendrickson, better known as @testobsessed, has been kicking around the software industry for a couple decades in a variety of roles including tester, developer, and agile enabler. Author of Explore It! from Pragmatic Books, she is also known for her Google Tech Talk on Agile Testing and popular Test Heuristics Cheatsheet. She won the prestigious Gordon Pask Award from the Agile Alliance in 2010. In 2012 after more than a decade as an independent consultant, she joined Pivotal, the company where she first learned eXtreme Programming (XP). She is now the VP R&D for Pivotal’s Big Data Suite.

Recent talks by Elisabeth include her XP 2016 keynote “XP At Scale” and her DevOps Enterprise Summit 2015 talk “It’s All About Feedback“. We’re all huge fans of Elisabeth’s work on eXtreme Programming, exploratory testing, and Continuous Delivery – and we’re looking forward to seeing her as a keynote speaker at PIPELINE 2018!

Giving back – donations to Code Club and CodeYourFuture

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From our very first conference in 2014 we have been keen to build and invest in a strong community around Continuous Delivery. We’re therefore delighted in 2017 to be able to support two wonderful organisations that help to promote learning and inclusion in software development: Code Club and CodeYourFuture. The donations of £450 to each organisation are made possible with the generous support of our sponsors and through ticket sales. So a big thanks to: GoCD, JFrog, Skyscanner, Armakuni, Dyson, Equal Experts, Just Eat, Infinity Works, Moo, Always Agile Consulting, Dockbit, The Scale Factory, and Skelton Thatcher Consulting.

Code Club

logo-8f4e1ca6525af0d4b681e5bea5dbe3d6Code Club is a nationwide network of volunteer-led after school coding clubs for children aged 9-11 in the UK. An enthusiastic volunteer teams up with a community venue like a school or library to run an after school club for children aged 9–11 using specially created Code Club resources.


We love the work that Code Club does with young people, and we are very happy to be able to support their activities.

Find out more about Code Club here.


logo_rectangleCodeYourFuture is the UK’s first, and only, coding school exclusively set up to teach refugees to code. Half of the students are Syrians, with others from Uganda, Ethiopia, Afghanistan and one who is officially recognised as stateless by the UK government. None of them are able to return home to their former lives so they’re learning coding as a route to finding a stable job in the UK. In just six months, each student will have acquired enough coding knowledge to hopefully find themselves an entry level job as a web developer.

We’re pleased to be able to support the expansion of the CodeYourFuture programme into Glasgow and Manchester from its beginnings in London. By supporting CodeYourFuture, we are explicitly acknowledging the value of diverse backgrounds and cultures in modern software engineering.

Learn more about CodeYourFuture here.

All videos from PIPELINE Conf 2017 now online

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All the videos from PIPELINE Conference 2017 are now online – go to for many hours of advert-free Continuous Delivery learning on our dedicated Vimeo channel.



Slides from 2017 speakers now online

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Links to slides for all 2017 speakers who have made their slides available are now online. Visit the Schedule page and click on ‘slides’ under the speaker details.


PIPELINE 2017 Attendee Information

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PIPELINE 2017 is just around the corner!

Here’s an at-a-glance guide to what you need to know if you are attending PIPELINE this year.

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Date and Location

PIPELINE 2017 will be held on 21st March 2017 09:00 – 17:30 at etc.venues Victoria, 1 Drummond Gate, London SW1V 2QQ. The venue will be serving a continental breakfast between 0900 and 0930 during registration.

The closest London Underground stations to etc.venues Victoria are Pimlico and Vauxhall on the Victoria line. The nearest mainline stations are Vauxhall and Victoria. You may want to check your journey with the TfL journey planner before travelling.

Code Of Conduct

Prior to attending PIPELINE 2017, please read our Code of Conduct. Every year we make an active effort to encourage diversity of attendees and speakers, and it is incumbent upon all of us to provide a safe learning environment for one another.

Keynote and Invited Speaker

Dan North will be our keynote speaker on “Ops and Operability” and Rachel Laycock will be our invited speaker on “Continuous Delivery At Scale“. We’re looking forward to hearing from both Dan and Rachel!

Schedule and Open Spaces

Details on our 2017 schedule and speakers can be found online. Aside from Dan and Rachel, our speakers were selected via blind submission to ensure each proposal was assessed on its merits. We have speakers from the UK and abroad, plus someone called “Dave Farley” who keeps passing blind submission each year…
All of our talks are categorised as Beginner, Intermediate, Expert, or All so you can choose what is best for you. We also have some Open Space sessions, in which speakers and attendees can share ideas about a particular topic within Continuous Delivery. The pre-selected themes for PIPELINE 2017 are Culture, Infrastructure, and Testing, and you are encouraged to bring your questions!


PIPELINE is run by a group of independent Continuous Delivery specialists operating as a not-for-profit company, so to make PIPELINE affordable for attendees we rely on the generosity of our sponsors to cover the cost of the venue, catering, etc. Please take the time to visit our sponsors in the Garden Suite – they would welcome the chance for a chat.

PIPELINE Social and LondonCD Meetup

After the conference, please feel free to join us for drinks and nibbles from 17:30 onwards at a pub less than 5 minutes walk from the venue. A number of folks from LondonCD will be there too so good conversation is guaranteed!

We look forward to seeing you at PIPELINE!