Agile + DevOps East 2019 Concurrent Session : Continuous Deployment for 'Mature' Codebases

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Thursday, November 7, 2019 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Continuous Deployment for 'Mature' Codebases

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When starting up a greenfield project, it’s easy to take advantage of the most modern development practices. But what about the rest of us, who are working on codebases greater than five minutes old? How do you take code that’s four years and hundreds of thousands of SLOC, and turn that into a lean, mean, continuous-deploying machine? In this talk, Melissa Benua will walk through what continuous integration and deployment means for teams working on mature code bases, and what the roadmap looks like to get from a release cycle that may take weeks or months to one that deploys on-demand. Attendees can expect to come away with a template to make a plan to transition to CI/CD as well as an understanding of the common traps and pitfalls!

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 back end, where she honed the art of keeping highly available, complex systems up while undergoing significant code churn. Now an engineering manager with mParticle, she’s passionate about not only maximizing efficiency in her product code and in her developer tools, but also sharing best practices among colleagues and with the tech world at large.