Submit your proposal for PIPELINE 2018

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PIPELINE 2018 is on 20th March 2018
It will be held at etc.venues Victoria, London, UK

CfP Opens: 0900 UTC, 3rd October 2017
CfP Closes: 2359 UTC, 5th December 2017
CfP Feedback: 0900 UTC, 12th December 2017 onwards


We are looking for proposed talks on Continuous Delivery for PIPELINE 2018, on 21st March 2017. Full details are in our Call For Proposals page, and the deadline for talk submissions is 23:59 UTC, 5th December 2017.

Please submit a proposal, and thanks in advance!

Call For Proposals

John Allspaw – keynote speaker for PIPELINE 2018

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We’re excited to announce that John Allspaw will be a keynote speaker at PIPELINE 2018!


John Allspaw is the former chief technical officer (CTO) of Etsy, leading all of Etsy’s engineering efforts. Previously, he was the SVP of Infrastructure and Operations at Etsy. For over 20 years, he has worked in system operations in the biotech, government, and online media industries.

John began his career running vehicle crash simulations for the U.S. government. In 1997, he made the leap to the web, building the technical infrastructures at Salon, InfoWorld, Friendster and Flickr. John is the author of The Art of Capacity Planning and Web Operations: Keeping the Data on Time, both published by O’Reilly Media. He holds a BS from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an MSc from Lund University in Human Factors and Systems Safety.”

John joins Elisabeth Hendrickson as a keynote speaker for PIPELINE 2018, which will be held on 20th March 2018 at etc.venues Victoria.

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.