Agile + DevOps East 2018 Concurrent Session : Frequent Releases for Enterprise Mobile: Make It a Reality Without Losing Your Sanity

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Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Frequent Releases for Enterprise Mobile: Make It a Reality Without Losing Your Sanity

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As companies continue to embrace the mobile-first strategy, many are grappling with a formidable challenge: how to release mobile updates more frequently given the painful and archaic app publishing process. Beyond brute-forcing release cadence, there need to be cultural, technical, and infrastructural changes to make frequent releases a reality. Stacey Yan and Alex Cabanilla will explore these dimensions in depth and provide practical insights on how to boost build infrastructure and reduce build time, improve code quality and merge process and guard against bad code, manage mobile features through feature toggles, improve test automation and make tests less flaky, and leverage critical tests. They'll also detail the key elements necessary for a culture of frequent releases. You'll come away with actionable ideas on ways to improve large-scale mobile delivery and CI/CD practices to enable frequent releases. It is not only possible, but entirely necessary for an enterprise to invest in these areas in order to set their mobile platform up for sustainable growth.


Stacey Yan
Capital One

As enterprise mobile program lead at Capital One, Stacey Yan spent the last four years building and scaling their mobile platform with her mobile team. They launched their native flagship servicing app two years ago and have been scaling it ever since, and it has won a number of awards, including the prestigious JD Power Best Mobile Banking App 2017 & 2018. Prior to mobile, Stacey worked in various engineering organizations as delivery and program lead. She has a master's degree in systems engineering, and she has spoken at a number of conferences on large-scale mobile delivery. What is most rewarding to her is the opportunity to work with a team of talented people who trust and respect one another, care about shipping great digital products, and always look for a better way to deliver.

Alex Cabanilla
Capital One

Alex Cabanilla is a senior manager and enterprise mobile technical lead with Capital One. Over the last four years, he has helped launch an award-winning iOS native application, led development teams to expand features available to customers, and driven efforts to scale cross-platform continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) infrastructure in support of the mobile program. He enjoys championing a great developer experience and the challenges of making improvements to large-scale processes. Prior to joining Capital One, Alex was a technical contributor for large companies such as Lucent Ventures and Sirius Satellite Radio and for innovative start-ups in signal processing and machine learning. He has a master’s degree in electrical and computer engineering from the University of Florida.