Agile + DevOps East 2020 Tutorial: Continuous Delivery in Practice: A Hands-On DevOps Workshop


Monday, November 9, 2020 - 10:00am to 5:30pm

Continuous Delivery in Practice: A Hands-On DevOps Workshop

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For many organizations, delivering software into production has become increasingly more complex with long testing cycles and a division between development and operations teams. DevOps is a cultural movement that is breaking down those barriers. Focusing on automation, collaboration, tools, and knowledge sharing, DevOps is showing that developers and system engineers have much to learn from each other. Through a series of hands-on exercises, Melissa Benua will use a sample web application to demonstrate how to automate its build and deployment pipeline, using infrastructure and pipeline as code techniques. You will learn how to combine tools such as Docker, Terraform, GoCD, Google Cloud, and Kubernetes to create deployment pipelines for your infrastructure, your services, and applications. But even if your company is not using any of these tools, we will discuss alternative technologies and highlight the patterns and principles required to put these ideas into practice. Join in the discussion to help you improve your development processes and shorten the cycle time from concept to working software in production.

NOTE: To follow along, attendees must bring their own laptop, have a working Google Cloud Platform account, and install the required tools pre-workshop as described here.


Melissa Benua

Melissa Benua has worked in nearly every software development role—dev, test, DevOps, and program management—at companies big and small and somewhere in-between. She's created and run high availability, high-quality services for PlayFab, Bing, Cortana, and Xbox One, and now for mParticle's enormous data platform. Melissa discovered her love of massively-scaled systems while growing the Bing backend, where she honed the art of keeping highly-available complex systems up while undergoing significant code churn. Now an engineering director with mParticle, she’s passionate not only about maximizing efficiency both in her product code and in her developer tools but also about sharing best practices among colleagues and the tech world at large.