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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!

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!


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!