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PIPELINE 2017 is almost here

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We are in the final few weeks of preparation for PIPELINE 2017 and the excitement is building here at PIPELINE HQ!

Of course – none of this would be possible without our amazing Sponsors, and especially our Gold Sponsors – ThoughtWorks Studios, JFrog and SkyScanner. There is such a lot of work that goes in behind the scenes of this conference, and every year we are blown away by not only the support of our sponsors, but by the awesomeness of the people we work with from those companies :).

We are all looking forward to seeing old faces, and meeting new ones in about 2 weeks time!

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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!

Dan North – Ops and Operability

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We’re excited to announce our 2017 keynote from Dan North will be focussed on operability and the importance of applying operational rigour to Continuous Delivery and DevOps.

From our speakers page:

Ops and Operability

“Once Ada Lovelace invented programming Jane Austen knew it wasn’t going to end well unless she invented Operations. She proposed DevOps in the early 19th century in a series of coded stories with titles like “Support and Supportability”.

DevOps is a synthesis of agile development practices—small releases, high automation, close collaboration—with the “keeping the lights on” rigour and discipline of the Operations Centre. For it to succeed we need to learn to treat Ops as equals to Dev rather than voiceless downstream consumers.”

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.