Pacific Northwest Software Symposium

November 8 - 10, 2019

20,000 Deployments a Year

Saturday - Nov 9 3:15 PM

Chris Maki

Chris Maki

Founder & Chief Architect of Rip City Software

A down in the trenches look at building, running and day-to-day development with a Continuous Delivery pipeline. This talk is based on my experiences building multiple CD pipelines and optimizing developer workflows to push changes to production all day. I'll walk you through how we transformed a two-day deployment process into a 20-minute CD pipeline and then go on to perform more than 20,000 deployments in one year.

During this presentation we'll walk through the evolution of a team teetering on collapse. Production deployments are a long running ceremony that hasn't really changed in years. Deployments are risky and everyone involved with the project acts accordingly, deployments can take days and the company website has scheduled maintenance windows.

Over several months, the team will transform into a model of agile process mastery. Deployments will take minutes instead of days. The team's structure and concerns over deploying to production will also change shape.

During this talk we'll dig into the anatomy of a continuous delivery pipeline, what it is, how it works, and the challenges you'll face making the transition. Where do you start and what are the big four considerations of continuous delivery? Do you need company buy-in or can you start small and grow out to the rest of the organization?

We'll walk through the entire process, talk about team organization, breaking up the monolith, your first steps towards CD, identifying your primary objective, the building blocks of a Microservices architecture, the psychology of continuous delivery, how to write effective code in a CD ecosystem, and we'll build a continuous delivery pipeline and Microservice during the presentation.

About Chris Maki

Chris is the founder and Chief Architect of Rip City Software, a company dedicated to Java Microservices and building systems in AWS. He has more than 20 years of experience creating web scale enterprise systems. Throughout his career, Chris has been a user group leader, speaker, and author. He's passionate about inclusive leadership, empowering teams, focusing on differentiated work and streamlining the development, testing and deployment process.