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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

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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

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!

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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!

Rachel Laycock – Continuous Delivery At Scale

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Our 2017 invited talk from Rachel Laycock will be focussed on applying Continuous Delivery principles and practices at scale.

From our speakers page:

Continuous Delivery At Scale

“Continuous Delivery is fairly easy to implement in a ‘two-pizza team’. But what about when you have to adopt the practice across 10s or 100s of teams with legacy infrastructure, governance and security concerns not to mention clashing cultural norms. Not so simple.

Continuous Delivery is not a tool or a single team practice. There are several factors to a successful implementation: organisational, process and architectural. Each one will require significant changes in your organisation. I’ll share with you the common pitfalls and anti-patterns in each of these areas, which will hinder your ability to deliver your features and products rapidly at scale.”

The full PIPELINE 2017 schedule can be found here.

See you at PIPELINE!

PIPELINE 2017 Schedule

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The PIPELINE 2017 schedule is now available!

For PIPELINE 2017 we have listened to attendee feedback and made a number of changes to our previous schedule format. We now have 4 tracks of 40 minute talks with all/beginner/intermediate/expert content levels, and 4 facilitated open spaces woven into those tracks. We also have a later starting time and earlier finishing time, to help people with the commute to etc.venues Victoria and attend the evening social if they wish.

Our speakers page is also up and running, with full details on all our speakers and talks for 2017.

See you at PIPELINE 2017!

PIPELINE 2017 speakers

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The blind CfP review process for PIPELINE 2017 is now complete, and our speakers have been selected!

Our 2017 speakers are:

  • Abraham Marin-Perez – “Breaking Down Your Build: Architectural Patterns For A More Efficient Build Pipeline”
  • Alastair Smith – “Test-Drive your Database”
  • Amy Hughes – “Beyond Continuous Delivery: can your insights keep up?”
  • Andrew Martin – “Insecure Containers: Continuous Defence Against Open Source Exploits”
  • Andy Nesling – “Chasing the rainbow – getting to Continuous Delivery from an standing start”
  • Dave Farley – “Optimising Continuous Delivery”
  • Gareth Rushgrove – “In Praise of Slow (Continuous Delivery)”
  • John Clapham – “Team Design for Continuous Delivery”
  • Leena SN – “Merge Hells!! Feature Toggles to the rescue”
  • Mike Long – “Continuous Delivery of Maintainable Embedded Software”
  • Pierre Vincent – “Improving collaboration and confidence with Consumer Driven Contracts testing”
  • Robin Weston – “Serverless architectures and Continuous Delivery”

Congratulations to all of our selected speakers!

For PIPELINE 2017 we had a total of 87 proposals. As happens every year, some talks were considered too tool-centric and others were deemed too general for a Continuous Delivery conference, but the vast majority were relevant and of a high standard. Speaker selection is challenging every year and we’re grateful to all proposers for their hard work.

In terms of gender balance, 8/87 (9%) submissions and 2/12 (16%) of blindly selected proposals were from women. We are always looking to increase the number of submissions from people traditionally under-represented in IT, and we’d welcome any ideas on how to improve.