Agile + DevOps West 2019 Keynote : The Evolution of a Continuous Integration Pipeline

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Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm

The Evolution of a Continuous Integration Pipeline

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Each month more than 120 million unique visitors access content from USA TODAY and Gannett’s local media organizations, making them the largest US newspaper publisher by total daily circulation. The company’s continuous integration pipeline has evolved from a slow-moving tortoise to a sprinting hare and continues to evolve today. When they started their pipeline, everything was a manual process. Now they have a dedicated operations team that oversees onboarding, maintains the infrastructure, cares for the continuous integration and continuous delivery tools, provides continuous support, and more. The organization has reduced the operational burden and allowed developers to focus on engineering, and the quality engineering team manages the CI platform infrastructure and helps teams optimize the pipeline to build applications, execute quality checks, and deploy with ease. Greg Sypolt will describe how Gannett started from basics and is now able to build, deploy, and maintain their applications through a dedicated platform using Helm, Docker, and Kubernetes. Pipeline ownership should be a community activity, not an individual one. Let's explore the evolution of excellence!

Greg Sypolt
Gannett | USA Today Network

Greg Sypolt, a director of quality engineering at Gannett | USA Today Network, has a blend of developer, quality, and DevOps mindsets, allowing him to bridge the gaps among all team members to achieve the desired outcomes. Greg helps shape the organization’s approach to testing, tools, processes, and continuous integration, supporting development teams’ efforts to deliver high-quality software. He's an advocate for automating the right things and ensuring that tests are reusable and maintainable. He actively contributes to the testing community by speaking at conferences, writing articles, blogging, and being directly involved in various testing-related activities.