Ian Buchanan & Antonia Verdi


13.50 – 14.20 DevOps 1

Why everything you have learned about CI/CD is wrong (EN)

You know CI/CD are important, but you’re not quite sure what they are or how to improve these practices. If so, this talk is for you! Antonia and Ian team up to deliver a fun and insightful CI/CD session like you’ve never before experienced. While nearly every software team has a CI server, many are skipping important practices that are key to unlocking high performance. Let’s step back to explore the conceptual underpinnings of CI/CD, then connect practices with tools. We’ll examine:

  • Detect – Safety begins with finding errors before they become problems
  • Deliver – Measure progress in terms of delivering working software
  • Communicate – Quality and improvement as everyone’s responsibility

When the right practice are applied, you’ll wonder how you could have lived life before!

Short Bio

Ian Buchanan is a Principal Solutions Engineer for DevOps at Atlassian where he focuses on the emerging DevOps community and the application of Jira, Bitbucket, and Bamboo for better continuous integration and continuous delivery. While Ian Buchanan has broad and deep experience with both Java and .NET, he is best known as a champion of lean and agile practices in large enterprises. During his career, he has successfully managed enterprise software development tools in all phases of their lifecycle, from cradle to grave. He has driven organization-wide process improvement with results of greater productivity, higher quality, and improved customer satisfaction. He has built multi-national agile teams that value self-direction and self-organization. When not speaking or coding, you are likely to find Ian indulging his passions in parsers, meta-programming, and domain-specific languages.

Antonia Verdi is a Product Advocate at Atlassian, where she shares technical expertise and business solution-driven best practices with Evaluators and Pre-Evaluators of Atlassian’s tools, and discusses how these tools fit into the adoption of greater practices like DevOps and Agile. Antonia is a certified scrum master who specializes in Jira Software, Bitbucket and Bamboo and loves helping others become better at what they do. Antonia joined the world of tech after graduating Sarah Lawrence College and moving to Austin, TX. Little known facts about Antonia: she enjoys drumming, built an app that helps musicians find gigs, and is a first degree black belt in taekwondo.

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