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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.

End of Call for Proposals

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Thanks to everyone who submitted a proposal for PIPELINE 2017!

We have received over 80 proposals for talks on Continuous Delivery. Those proposals will now enter our blind submission process to remove any potential bias and encourage greater speaker diversity.

We will be reviewing the talks and contacting proposers from 09:00 UTC, 15th December 2016 onwards.


Tickets now on public sale for PIPELINE 2017

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Tickets are now on public sale for PIPELINE 2017! You can find all the details on our Tickets page.

This year we had a Dark Launch of Super Early Bird and Early Bird to previous attendees and speakers, as part of our ongoing efforts to grow the Continuous Delivery community in the UK and worldwide. As of today our Regular tickets are on public sale to everyone, on a first come first served basis.

As usual we have set aside some discretionary tickets at the Super Early Bird price for those people traditionally under-represented in the IT community, or those who might not be able to attend for financial reasons. We are more than happy to help and our Tickets page has full details on this process, as well as our cancellations/refunds process..

At the time of writing there are 74 Regular tickets remaining for PIPELINE 2017, so don’t delay – buy today!

Rachel Laycock – invited speaker for PIPELINE 2017

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We are excited to announce that Rachel Laycock will be our invited speaker for PIPELINE 2017!


Rachel is Head of Technology for North America at ThoughtWorks, and is based in New York. She has over 12 years of experience and uses her deep technical expertise to coach teams in Agile and Continuous Delivery practices. She is a member of the Technical Advisory Board to the CTO, which regularly produces the ThoughtWorks Technology Radar.

Rachel frequently speaks at conferences worldwide, and we are delighted to host her at PIPELINE 2017!

Submit your Proposal for PIPELINE 2017

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PIPELINE 2017 is on 21st March 2017
It will be held at etc.venues Victoria, London, UK

CfP Opens: 09:00 UTC, 1st November 2016
CfP Closes: 23:59 UTC, 6th December 2016
CfP Feedback: 09:00 UTC, 15th December 2016 onwards

Talk submissions page


We are looking for proposals for PIPELINE 2017 on 21st March 2017. Full details are on the submission page but the key details are:

  • we review and accept talk proposals using an anonymised review process to remove bias from the selection panel
  • we welcome talks from both regular speakers and those with less experience
  • our CfP review process is publicly outlined
  • the deadline for talk submissions is 23:59 UTC, 6th December 2016

This is a great chance to showcase your recent experience of Continuous Delivery. Please make a submission, and thanks in advance!

Submissions Page