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Transitioning to Continuous Delivery

NYT Developers

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

Transitioning to Continuous Delivery

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Our next TimesOpen event is about continuous delivery: how it works, what it means for how you work and what to expect when you're making the transition.

Join us on July 22 for talks by Mark Wunsch of Rent the Runway; Alan Norton of Betterment and Mike Brittain of Etsy who will share insights, clear up misconceptions and answer questions about the road to adopting a more stable, iterative and productive development process.


6:30 p.m.: Doors & Drinks/Snacks

7:00 p.m.: Talks and Q&A with:

  • Mike Brittain (@mikebrittain), Engineering Director for Etsy's mobile team. Mike is not only responsible for delivering beautiful, high-quality apps for iOS and Android, but also improving the development and delivery pipeline for native apps and transitioning the Product Development team to a mobile-first approach. Previous to this role, Mike built out Etsy's Infrastructure Engineering group and made substantial contributions to Etsy's Continuous Deployment pipeline and monitoring tools.

    Alan Norton (@nonrational) is Lead Software Engineer at Betterment.

    In 2010, Betterment was built and deployed — once every couple weeks — by three people to physical, rented servers. It was boring, stable, and it worked. Today, Betterment painlessly releases code every day written by 30+ engineers and designers, supported by a dedicated DevOps team of infrastructure and automation engineers. Betterment deploys Wordpress, Java/SpringMVC, and JRuby on Rails applications on AWS, provisioned and orchestrated by Ansible and Jenkins. But, really, Betterment shouldn't need a DevOps team. Tomorrow, every engineer will build, test, and ship in the same mind. Join Alan to discuss discuss Betterment’s path to CD and its migration to AWS as part of that effort, pitfalls along the way, current difficulties the team stills encounter and how they’re fixing them.

    Mark Wunsch (@markwunsch) is a Director of Engineering at Rent the Runway. He lives in Manhattan with his wife, dog, and cat. Mark will cover how Rent the Runway achieved Continuous Delivery in the face of legacy code, the ongoing effort to improve their Deployment Pipeline, and how Rent the Runway engineers define "good enough."

~8:30 p.m.: Beer and socializing

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When & Where

The New York Times, 15th floor
620 Eighth Avenue
New York, NY 10018

Tuesday, July 22, 2014 from 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (EDT)

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