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Tuesday, June 22
 

9:00am EDT

GitOps Summit 2021
Cloud native technologies enable organizations to scale rapidly and deliver software faster than ever before. GitOps, operation by pull request, is a powerful developer workflow that enables organizations to unlock the promise of cloud native continuous delivery. The GitOps Summit brings together topflight talent to give you a greater understanding of GitOps, share insights into the evolving tools landscape and help you figure out the best approach for adopting GitOps.

Scaling from 2 deployments a day to 200, rapid cluster recovery, complete audit trails – these are some of the benefits shared by teams who adopt a GitOps approach. An emerging paradigm, GitOps teams also need to understand secrets management, scaling challenges and how to tackle adopting best practices. Join us at the GitOps Summit to learn more in this 1-day deep dive.

More details available here.

How to Register: Pre-registration is required. To register for GitOps Summit, add it on during your cdCon registration.

Tuesday June 22, 2021 9:00am - 5:45pm EDT

9:15am EDT

Spinnaker Summit Welcome & Opening Remarks - Tracy Miranda, The Linux Foundation
Speakers
avatar for Tracy Miranda

Tracy Miranda

Executive Director, Continuous Delivery Foundation, The Linux Foundation
Tracy Miranda is the executive director of the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) where she leads the mission to improve the world's capacity to deliver software with security and speed.  Prior to CDF, Tracy was the Director of Open Source at CloudBees. Tracy is a veteran of the... Read More →


Tuesday June 22, 2021 9:15am - 9:30am EDT
  Spinnaker Summit
  • Technology Focus All

9:30am EDT

Spinnaker Workshop Part One - Cloud Compliance and Entitlements - Stephen Atwell, Armory
Join industry experts who will lead talks focusing on several key and core items that will give you an overview of the breadth of the power of the Spinnaker platform. In this interactive workshop, you will learn about:
  • How you can easily establish and enforce automated uniform compliance
  • Current use cases for Armory Policy Engine

Speakers
avatar for Stephen Atwell

Stephen Atwell

Senior Product Manager, Armory
Stephen Atwell develops products to improve the life of technologists. Currently, his focus is on the Policy and Compliance products at Armory (https://www.armory.io/).Stephen started working in IT Operations in 1998 and transitioned to developing software in 2006. Since then he has focused on developing products that have solved problems he experienced in his previous roles. Stephen holds a bachelors of Engineering in Computer Science and has... Read More →


Tuesday June 22, 2021 9:30am - 10:00am EDT
  Spinnaker Summit
  • Technology Focus All

10:00am EDT

Spinnaker Workshop Part Two - Spinnaker Kubernetes Operator - Alfonso Andrade & Todd Underwood, Armory
Join industry experts who will lead talks focusing on several key and core items that will give you an overview of the breadth of the power of the Spinnaker platform. In this interactive workshop, you will learn about:

  • How the Operator is being donated to the community
  • How the Operator makes deploying and managing the full lifecycle of your Spinnaker app simple, automated, and reliable, leveraging a Kubernetes-native GitOps workflow.
  • The steps you need to get started on your own instance of Operator.

Speakers
TU

Todd Underwood

Technical Lead & Senior Software Engineer, Armory


Tuesday June 22, 2021 10:00am - 10:30am EDT
  Spinnaker Summit
  • Technology Focus All

10:30am EDT

Spinnaker Workshop Part Three - Cost Optimization - Ajay Tripathy & Webb Brown, Kubecost
Join industry experts who will lead talks focusing on several key and core items that will give you an overview of the breadth of the power of the Spinnaker platform. In this interactive workshop, you will learn about:
  • How you can get real-time cost visibility and insights, helping you continuously reduce your cloud costs.

Speakers
avatar for Ajay Tripathy

Ajay Tripathy

Co-founder and CTO, Kubecost
Ajay  is a co-founder of Kubecost, a project that provides cost visibility for cloud native workloads. Prior to this, he worked at Google and Firebase as an infrastructure engineer.
avatar for Webb Brown

Webb Brown

CEO, Kubecost
Webb Brown is Co-founder & CEO at Kubecost. He is a former PM at Google where he led teams building monitoring and performance tools. He lives in San Francisco.


Tuesday June 22, 2021 10:30am - 11:00am EDT
  Spinnaker Summit
  • Technology Focus All

10:30am EDT

Contributor SIG - Nikema Prophet, Armory & Ige Adetokunbo Temitayo, Emirates Airline
The Contributor Experience SIG is a relatively new SIG in the Spinnaker Community. In our Spinnaker Summit session, the co-leads Ige Adetokunbo Temitayo and Nikema Prophet will cover why we started the SIG, what we would like to achieve, and how others can get involved to improve the experience of contributors to the Spinnaker project.

Speakers
avatar for Ige Adetokunbo Temitayo

Ige Adetokunbo Temitayo

DevOps Engineer, Emirates Airline
Ige is a seasoned engineer passionate about Business Continuity, SRE, DevOps, and Cloud Computing who holds a Master of Science in Business Information Technology from Middlesex University  and a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science from Babcock UniversityHe possesses reasonable... Read More →
avatar for Nikema Prophet

Nikema Prophet

Community Marketing Manager, Armory
Nikema joined Armory as the Associate Community Marketing Manager in the summer of 2020. She co-leads the Spinnaker Community Contributor Experience SIG with Ige Adetokunbo Temitayo. She is a lifelong tech enthusiast and generalist who aims to bring authenticity and openness to her... Read More →



Tuesday June 22, 2021 10:30am - 11:30am EDT
  Spinnaker Summit
  • Technology Focus All
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

11:00am EDT

Spinnaker Workshop Part Four - AWS Quick Start - Thomas McGonagle, Armory
Join industry experts who will lead talks focusing on several key and core items that will give you an overview of the breadth of the power of the Spinnaker platform. In this interactive workshop, you will learn about:

  • How to quickly leverage Spinnaker for a single path from staging to deployment, regardless of whether you are deploying to Amazon EC2, Amazon EKS, Amazon ECS, or AWS Lambda.

Speakers
avatar for Thomas McGonagle

Thomas McGonagle

Cloud Partner Solutions Architect, Armory
Since childhood, Thomas has prioritized and emphasized human service and has always had a genuine passion for technology. Thomas is adept at recognizing and personally investing in open source market-leading platforms. He uses this insight and his genuine desire for service to help... Read More →



Tuesday June 22, 2021 11:00am - 11:30am EDT
  Spinnaker Summit
  • Technology Focus All
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

11:30am EDT

Break
Tuesday June 22, 2021 11:30am - 12:00pm EDT
  Spinnaker Summit
  • Technology Focus All

12:00pm EDT

Spinnaker Security SIG - Jason McIntosh, Armory
Join Jason McIntosh from Armory for an open discussion around security in Spinnaker and related security issues.  Recent CVEs, RBAC, authentication/authorization, and any other security topic!



Speakers
avatar for Jason McIntosh

Jason McIntosh

Staff Engineer, Armory
Security, DevSecOps, SRE, Java Dev.  Jason has worked in architecture roles and DevOps for 7 years and Java for 15 years.  Jason has been with Armory since 2019 and has led numerous efforts around CVE remediation and fixes in spinnaker as well as assisting in the observability and... Read More →


Tuesday June 22, 2021 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT
  Spinnaker Summit
  • Technology Focus All

12:00pm EDT

OpsMx Workshop - Spinnaker: Source to Production with Rollout Strategies - Nirmalaya Sen, Robert Boule & Gopinath Rebela, OpsMx
In this workshop, you will learn how to use Spinnaker to automate the whole process from code check-in to git to all the way to deploy to your production system. You will learn how you can deploy to different cloud environments - Kubernetes, AWS. You will learn how you can integrate your CI systems (Jenkins in this case) to build your artifacts. Finally, deploy them through the stage to production with approval controls and only have authorized people to deploy to production. And you will also learn how you can leverage Spinnaker to roll back your deployment if the new release does not work as expected.

Speakers
avatar for Nirmalya Sen

Nirmalya Sen

Director of Engineering, OpsMx
Nirmalya is a 25+ year industry veteran who has worked in companies like IBM, Oracle and Cisco. He was a founding member of a successful startup that went public in India.The company later got acquired by Mindtree.He has been building and delivering enterprise software all throughout... Read More →
avatar for Robert Boule

Robert Boule

Head of Sales Engineering, OpsMx
avatar for Gopinath Rebala

Gopinath Rebala

CTO, OpsMx Inc.
Gopinath Rebala is the CTO of OpsMx, where he has overall responsibility for the machine learning and data processing architectures of OpsMx Enterprise for Spinnaker. Gopi also has a strong connection with our customers, leading design and architecture for strategic implementations... Read More →


Tuesday June 22, 2021 12:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
  Spinnaker Summit
  • Technology Focus All

1:00pm EDT

Kubernetes SIG - Chuck Lane, Salesforce & German Muzquiz, Armory
Join Chuck Lane & German Muzquiz for a look at some of the achievements over the past 12-18 months, and a look forward to what's next. Everyone is welcome to ask questions, share ideas and talk about how the community can work together to push the Kubernetes V2 SIG forward.

Speakers
avatar for Chuck Lane

Chuck Lane

LTMS Software Engineer, Salesforce


Tuesday June 22, 2021 1:00pm - 2:00pm EDT
  Spinnaker Summit
  • Technology Focus All

2:00pm EDT

Break
Tuesday June 22, 2021 2:00pm - 2:15pm EDT

2:15pm EDT

Platform SIG - Cameron Motevasselani, Armory
The Platform SIG session at Spinnaker Summit will cover updates to the plugin framework in the last year, as well as the current state of the release process and the ongoing work in that area.


Speakers
avatar for Cameron Motevasselani

Cameron Motevasselani

Senior Software Engineer, Platform SIG Co-lead, Armory
Software Engineer at Armory working on Armory's data pipeline, as well as Spinnaker extensibility and release process. Has spoken at a previous Spinnaker Summit on the plugin framework, as well as DevOps Days. 


Tuesday June 22, 2021 2:15pm - 3:15pm EDT
  Spinnaker Summit
  • Technology Focus All

3:15pm EDT

Spinnaker as Code SIG - Rob Fletcher & Luis Pollo, Netflix
The Spinnaker-as-Code SIG is focused on enabling usage of Spinnaker via declarative formats that can be stored as source code, such as manifests or templates. We're primarily focused on Managed Delivery at the moment.
Everyone is welcome to join, ask questions, and share ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Rob Fletcher

Rob Fletcher

Senior Software Engineer, Netflix
avatar for Luis Pollo

Luis Pollo

Senior Software Engineer, Netflix
Luis is a Senior Software Engineer in the Productivity Engineering team at Netflix. He’s a frequent contributor to Spinnaker OSS and currently leads the Spinnaker-as-Code SIG. Luis has a track record of introducing CI/CD best practices and innovating in DevOps tooling in software... Read More →



Tuesday June 22, 2021 3:15pm - 4:15pm EDT
  Spinnaker Summit
  • Technology Focus All
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

4:15pm EDT

Spinnaker Closing Session & Happy Hour - Sponsored by Accurics
Tuesday June 22, 2021 4:15pm - 4:45pm EDT
  Spinnaker Summit
  • Technology Focus All
 
Wednesday, June 23
 

9:00am EDT

Behind the Scenes of Keptn: Event-Driven Delivery & Ops Orchestration - Andreas Grabner, Dynatrace
Keptn orchestrates delivery & operational workflows by automatically your DevOps tools (deploy, testing, observability, notifications, configuration management, remediation ...) through events based on CloudEvents. Keptn workflows are declarative, the supporting configuration files are version controlled, and Keptn decides on whether or not to move a workflow further by continuously validating your Service Level Objectives (SLOs). In this session Andreas Grabner, DevRel at Keptn, will do a deep dive on the latest version of Keptn. He will explain the event-driven architecture, the recent separation of control and execution plane introduced with Keptn 0.8, and will give you guidance on how to best get started for integrating Keptn into your existing delivery tools and processes to automate tasks around quality gates, performance & chaos engineering, delivery or auto-remediation.

Speakers
avatar for Andreas Grabner

Andreas Grabner

DevOps Activist, Dynatrace
Andreas Grabner has 20+ years of experience as a software developer, tester and architect and is an advocate for high-performing cloud scale applications. He is a regular contributor to the DevOps community, a frequent speaker at technology conferences and regularly publishes articles... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
  Advanced Delivery
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

9:00am EDT

Houston, We’ve Got a Problem! How to Debug your Pipeline in Tekton (in realtime) - Vibhav Bobade & Vincent Demeester, Red Hat
It’s always been nice to have CI/CD as a part of your infrastructure. Nothing better than being able to automate your workflows and have jobs done for you in a timely manner. It would be a shame if your jobs/pipelines break now would it. We have all been there. Only if we could debug our Pipelines in realtime :) As common as task debugging is in the programming world, in the CI/CD world, it is ridden with complexities of the infrastructure and reiterative approaches which kill time. With Tekton, it is possible to debug your pipelines on the go without stopping/restarting your PipelineRun. Tekton is a Kubernetes based, lightweight, serverless, and an easy to manage CI/CD solution which a user can use to create as well as debug their PipelineRuns at a Step level to understand what is wrong with their pipeline providing a more complete CI/CD solution.

Speakers
avatar for Vibhav Bobade

Vibhav Bobade

Software Engineer, Red Hat
Vibhav Bobade works as a Software Engineer at Red Hat with a focus on CI/CD systems (Jenkins and Tekton). He is into retro game systems, programmatic art, running, cycling and playing the guitar.
avatar for Vincent Demeester

Vincent Demeester

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Vincent Demeester is a french developer, Gopher, sysadmin, factotum, free-software fan and unicode lover. He is working RedHat as a principal software engineer, previously at Docker, in the core team. He is a maintainer of the docker project (moby/moby, docker/cli, …), one the lead... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
  Advanced Delivery
  • Technology Focus Tekton
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

9:00am EDT

Cruising Through the Cloud-Native Space Across #100DaysOfKubernetes - Anais Urlichs, Codefresh
In many of the talks that we hear from today, we will get a snapshot of someone's knowledge, a snapshot of someone's experience and understanding within their field of expertise. This knowledge is built up over time, through reading, writing and sharing your insights. When Anais got started in DevOps, she made it her mission to make her entire learning journey public on devops.anaisurl.com. With the goal to inspire others to get started in DevOps and to show how everyone has to begin somewhere, Anais started #100DaysOfKubernetes. In this talk, Anais will take you along her journey of discovering the vast number of resources available in the space, the challenges she faced, and ultimately, how rewarding it is to find new tools and learn to use a new framework.

Speakers
avatar for Anais  Urlichs

Anais Urlichs

SRE, Civo
Anaïs is a Site Reliability Engineer at Civo, a cloud computing company based on Kubernetes. When she is not advocating DevOps best practices, she runs her own YouTube Channel centered around cloud native technologies. Before transitioning to the cloud native ecosystem, Anaïs helped... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
  Community
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

9:00am EDT

400 Years Old Banking & Finance Group DevOps Cultural Transformation Journey - Siddharth Pareek, NatWest Group
Natwest Group (https://www.natwestgroup.com/) today and its brands are made up of hundreds of past banks as old as being of the 1640s. And has a total profit of over £4,000 million for the year 2019. The group runs all ages of technologies from mainframe to cloud, all sorts of methodologies waterfall to SAFe, working with the diverse work culture & with the shared purpose for over 4 centuries. Siddharth's journey as being part of the Global DevOps Center Of Excellence team for the Natwest Group towards the DevOps transformation or rather cultural & mindset change has been with a mixed bag of failures & successes. In this session, Siddharth will talk about what were the pain points. How the masses were taken along in the new ways of working. Motivating or driving factors. Things that didn't work. The manner in which self-empowered communities were driven.

Speakers
avatar for Siddharth Pareek

Siddharth Pareek

Global DevOps CoE Practice Lead, NatWest Group (https://www.natwestgroup.com/)
Siddharth is currently vice president of consulting leading a DevOps Center of Excellence practice for a European bank. He is a digital evangelist known for DevOps and cloud transformation primarily for the banking and finance industries. He’s an enterprise agile and lean coach... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
  Leadership
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

9:00am EDT

How's Your Bank Working From Home? - George Proorocu & Mihai Popa, ING Bank
When we were almost done with the transformation from a traditional bank into a tech company, 2020 came, and we had to make some further adjustments due to the Corona outbreak. Our presentation will guide you through "how did it work out".   We always base our talks on "Why" are we presenting this topic and on the key takeaways for the people attending. Why? In 2020 our Bank went through many challenges starting from an increase in cyber-attacks / scams to organizational and other corona-related problems. We believe that we have some valuable lessons learned that can be helpful to any Corporation, and not only during a global pandemic.  Takeaways: 1.How did the large banks adapt to the Corona situation  2. What were the challenges in our organization and how we approached them  3. From a cybersecurity point of view, what changed in 2020 in the banking sector?

Speakers
avatar for Mihai Popa

Mihai Popa

Senior Software Engineering Manager, ING Bank
I’m the “initiative” guy, very ambitious, pragmatic, and a self-organized person, I inspire teams in achieving their maximum by identifying the improvement parts and adapting their way of working.Speaking 4 foreign languages makes my life easier to communicate and this helped... Read More →
avatar for George Proorocu

George Proorocu

OPS Chapter Lead | Cybersecurity & Fraud, ING Bank
Starting as a young entrepreneur, at the age of 16, gave me the chance to fail, analyze, learn and discover the developing IT business sector. Having this unique opportunity to grow together with technology, I gathered over 15 years’ experience, in various positions, mainly focused... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
  Leadership
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

9:00am EDT

How Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence is Making a Difference in the CI/CD Domain - Anjali Batra, OpsMx
We have been hearing a lot about how CI/CD pipelines have evolved over the past few years to support the solutions provided by this emerging field that we call Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. There has been a lot that has been talked about this in the community. Here, would like to take the opportunity to talk about how AI/ML can have a big impact , by reducing the time taken to detect the issue early in the lifecycle. We @OpxMx use ML/AI techniques to analyse the logs and metrics generated in a distributed microservice environment for identifying problems in the deployment.

Speakers
avatar for Anjali Batra

Anjali Batra

Principal Data Scientist, OpsMx
Anjali is a Principal Data Scientist at OpsMx, with over 19 years of Industry experience, is passionate about solving real world business problems using analytics. Proficient in deploying complex Machine Learning algorithms and modelling techniques for pattern recognition and extracting... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
  Spinnaker Summit

9:35am EDT

6 Best Practices for Continuous Delivery Pipelines - Diego Lemos de Resende & Derik Evangelista, VMware
Pipelines are meant to be the road that will guide your team from code straight to production, automating everything on its way. Pipelines should be a source of joy for developers, the team's safe harbour. But the reality can be different, and many teams are struggling to get their pipelines right, spending time and energy fighting against automation instead of having their pipelines delivering value. In this talk, Diego and Derik will live code a Continuous Delivery pipeline from scratch, from commit to production, using Concourse. During the talk, we will make use of some CD best practices, and explain why you should adopt them in order to make your way to production more reliable and joyful.

Speakers
avatar for Diego Lemos de Resende

Diego Lemos de Resende

Software Engineer, VMware
Software Engineer with 10+ years of experience having played different roles and having worked with a variety of technologies and methodologies across different companies and sectors. In recent years, as a technical leader, has been successfully helping teams and companies to tackle... Read More →
avatar for Derik Evangelista

Derik Evangelista

Manager, Software Engineer, VMware
Derik is a software engineer and engineering manager currently working for VMware, helping to build the Cloud Foundry Platform as a service. Previously, he spent several months delivering pipelines as a product, developing the pipeline configuration used for several teams to deliver... Read More →


Wednesday June 23, 2021 9:35am - 10:05am EDT
  Continuous Delivery

9:35am EDT

Dev Loves CI/CD: Efficient Sec and Ops Pipelines - Michael Friedrich, GitLab
Continuous integration and delivery/deployment helps speed up development and review workflows. Developers can focus on code reliably tested in different environments. At some point, the operations team gets paged on broken pipelines and jobs being stuck. On top, the security audit unveiled plain text secret exposure and dependency exploits. The next horror story: The software cannot be deployed anymore because package dependencies are broken. In this talk we hear stories on making CI/CD pipelines more reliable and secure. Automated deployments and package/container repositories can help avoid redundant cycles and extra work hours. Monitoring/observability combined with automation ensures to sleep in busy on-call times. Learn how Dev meets Sec and Ops in the pipelines and hear best practices on efficiency, iteration and insights.

Speakers
avatar for Michael Friedrich

Michael Friedrich

Developer Evangelist, GitLab
Michael Friedrich is a Developer Evangelist at GitLab with 15+ years of experience in ops and infrastructure management. He studied Hardware/Software Systems Engineering and moved into a role on DNS and monitoring development at the University of Vienna and ACO.net. Michael was a... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 9:35am - 10:05am EDT
  Continuous Delivery
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

9:35am EDT

Interoperability in Cloud Native Continuous Delivery - Dr. Michael Garbade, Education Ecosystem
Cloud native has become an important approach that enables organizations to increase the agility of applications and accelerate the transition of ideas into products for the end-users. In addition, the management of cloud-native applications through new paradigms such as continuous delivery has allowed organizations to venture into the market with their products much faster. In spite of these benefits, the cloud native and continuous delivery environments have some challenges, chief among them, interoperability. In this session, we shall discuss the lack of interoperability and the reasons it poses a challenge to achieve it. We shall use examples of common cloud native technologies and how the lack of common standards poses challenges in interoperability.

Speakers
avatar for Michael J. Garbade

Michael J. Garbade

CEO / Founder, Education Ecosystem
Michael J. Garbade is a tech entrepreneur, engineer and author. He is known for founding several technology companies including, Education Ecosystem, a decentralized learning platform and Kyuda, an e-commerce cashback platform. Garbade has worked for Amazon General Electric, Rebate... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 9:35am - 10:05am EDT
  Continuous Delivery
  • Technology Focus Jenkins X
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

9:35am EDT

Site Reliability Engineering Adoptions: Setting up the Fundamentals - Spyridon Maniotis, Danske Bank Group
The session aims to present patterns and anti-patterns when adopting SRE practices in corporations; supported by real case studies/examples from the financial services industry.

Core to an SRE adoption elements such as; operating model, tenets, process engineering, skillset, technological capabilities/tactics, reconciliation with DevOps and ITSM, as well mechanisms such as "error budget" & "engagement models" will be outlined. All in relation to an "adoption at relevance".

Concluding a set of lessons learned will be presented, along with key considerations to be taken when adopting, sustaining, and scaling.

Speakers
avatar for Spyridon Maniotis

Spyridon Maniotis

Head of DevSecOps Center of Excellence, Danske Bank Group
Spyridon has 10 plus years of experience in different roles within IT, both from the industry (Danske Bank & Nordea) but also consulting (Deloitte Consulting). He is well rounded across DevOps, SDLC, Cloud Native, Technology Strategy, IT Service Management and Operations, Compliance... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 9:35am - 10:05am EDT
  Continuous Delivery
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

9:35am EDT

Designing for Reliability in Production - Ayelet Sachto, Google
Learn the considerations and strategies that can make designing for reliability in production more intentional; going beyond infrastructure into operational practices and best practices for application design and operational readiness when designing an application for production. *Sections*: -Why & what of reliability -Building reliable systems - what to think about when designing reliable systems and some examples from the field -Running reliable systems - How we leverage SRE and how we can run reliable systems using SRE principles, as well as lessons from the field.

Speakers
avatar for Ayelet Sachto

Ayelet Sachto

Strategic Cloud Engineer, Google
Ayelet is a Strategic Cloud Engineer focusing on infrastructure, AppDev and SRE and PSO-SRE EMEA co-lead @Google UK. Throughout her 15 years career, She developed and designed large scale applications and data flows, while implementing DevOps practices and SRE methodologies. Ayelet... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 9:35am - 10:05am EDT
  GitOps & Cloud Native
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

9:35am EDT

Executing Policies within CD Pipelines with OPA - AbdulBasit Kabir, Interswitch
It is common for organizations to have policies guiding their SDLC. Policies like who can deploy & approve, deployment windows, allowed artifact source, mandatory approval steps, and much more. These policies are most often hardcoded during tools setup or enforced through reliance on the goodwill people following "standard" practices. We all know that's not always the case. Policy engines like OPA (Open Policy Agent) help automate the enforcement of policies (defined as code). This talk covers some basics of OPA and policy enforcement within Continuous Delivery

Speakers
avatar for AbdulBasit Kabir

AbdulBasit Kabir

DevOps Engineer, Interswitch
AbdulBasit Kabir Is a creative problem solver working with one of the largest digital payments providers in Africa. He has been in various roles which involved evolving & streamlining efficient development and delivery of multiple software applications. He's a co-organizer and a mentor... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 9:35am - 10:05pm EDT
  Spinnaker Summit

10:10am EDT

MLOps with Jenkins-X: Production-ready Machine Learning - Terry Cox, Bootstrap Ltd
Explore ways to treat Machine Learning assets as first class citizens within a DevOps process as Jenkins-X MLOps Lead, Terry Cox demonstrates how to automate your training and release pipeline in Cloud environments, using the library of ML template projects provided with Jenkins-X.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Cox

Terry Cox

Director, Bootstrap Ltd
Terry has a 30 year background in entrepreneurship, technology and the design of software and hardware products with a focus on tackling big problems at scale. He currently leads the CDF MLOps Roadmap and is MLOps Lead for Jenkins-X. He is a practiced public speaker.


Wednesday June 23, 2021 10:10am - 10:40am EDT
  Advanced Delivery

10:10am EDT

Putting Chaos into Continuous Delivery – Evaluate & Increase the Resilience of your Applications - Juergen Etzlstorfer, Dynatrace & Karthik Satchitanand, ChaosNative
Continuous Delivery practices have evolved significantly with the cloud-native paradigm. GitOps & Chaos Engineering are at the forefront of this new CD approach, with an ever-increasing pattern involving Git-backed pipeline definitions that implement “chaos stages” in pre-prod environments to gauge service-level objective (SLO) compliance. In this talk, Juergen Etzlstorfer (maintainer of Keptn CNCF project) and Karthik Satchitanand (maintainer of the LitmusChaos CNCF project) will discuss how you can construct pipelines that include chaos experimentation (using LitmusChaos) while simulating real-world load, and implement quality gates (based on SLOs) to ensure only resilient applications are deployed into production. They will also demonstrate how you can include chaos tests to your existing CD pipelines without the need of rewriting them.

Speakers
avatar for Juergen Etzlstorfer

Juergen Etzlstorfer

Technology Strategist, Dynatrace
Jürgen is a Technology Strategist at Dynatrace and a maintainer of the Keptn open-source project. Within Keptn, he is working with the broader open-source tooling landscape on tools integrations and takes care about its growing community & ecosystem. He also loves to share his experience... Read More →
avatar for Karthik Satchitanand

Karthik Satchitanand

LitmusChaos Maintainer, ChaosNative
Karthik Satchitanand is one of the maintainers of the CNCF sandbox project LitmusChaos. He is passionate about all things Kubernetes, and is generally interested in DevOps, storage performance/benchmarking & chaos engineering.



Wednesday June 23, 2021 10:10am - 10:40am EDT
  GitOps & Cloud Native
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

10:10am EDT

Enabling a DevOps Mindset at Scale in an Enterprise - Jimmy McNamara & Nick Penston, Fidelity Investments
Talk through the cultural enablers to create a strong DevOps culture within large organisations. Nick and Jimmy will talk through the cultural enablers to support large numbers of very talented and ambitious cloud engineers. Touching on strategies supporting strong communication and talent development for cloud engineers. Key themes: Talent Development Enabling DevOps culture Harnessing the voice of the developer/cloud engineer

Speakers
avatar for Jimmy McNamara

Jimmy McNamara

Product Manager, Fidelity Investments
Jimmy is a Product Manager of Software Engineering within Enterprise Cloud Computing at Fidelity. He is responsible for the SRE, Observability & Cloud Engineering areas. Jimmy has 24 years of experience across a variety of industries with a focus on engineering and technology exc... Read More →
avatar for Nick Penston

Nick Penston

VP, Head of Cloud Engineering, Fidelity Investments
Nick Penston is Vice President and Head of Cloud Engineering for Enterprise Cloud Computing at Fidelity Investments. Nick joined Fidelity in January 2014 and has worked across the organization to support the mission of enabling Fidelity to safely and securely adopt cloud at scale... Read More →


Wednesday June 23, 2021 10:10am - 10:40am EDT
  Leadership

10:10am EDT

Infrastructure-agnostic Continuous Delivery - Oliver Nocon, SAP SE
There is a lot of movement in the space of Continuous Delivery systems. The Continuous Delivery Foundation drives topics and tools forward like Jenkins, Jenkins-X and Tekton. On the other side there are big players in the market pushing their often proprietary systems. Where will the market evolve to? Should you care? In this session you will learn about one way to get prepared for the future by using the Open Source project "Piper". You will get insights into running "Piper"-based pipelines on different systems in the market. See how you can combine the strengths of multiple systems or just be prepared to not be locked into a specific tool. Judge yourself  if “configure once - run anywhere” could become reality or will just stay a dream ...

Speakers
avatar for Oliver Nocon

Oliver Nocon

Chief expert and CD/DevOps coach, SAP SE
Oliver is chief expert and CD/DevOps coach at SAP SE located in Walldorf/Germany. He has been working in SAP’s development organization since 2001 and has a proven track record in technology topics as well as in project, program, and delivery management - especially in the cloud-space... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 10:10am - 10:40am EDT
  Leadership
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

10:10am EDT

Securing your Tekton Pipeline - Vincent Demeester & Ivan Font, Red Hat
Tekton is a cloud native CI/CD solution. There are many CI/CD solutions exist today and TektonCD intend is not to replace them but it's designed to offer a standard building block for such CD services on Kubernetes. It gives you granular control over your entire CI/CD pipeline. By using Kubernetes native CRDs one can define individually composable tasks that can be glued together to create and execute any modular CI/CD pipeline. But what are ways in which we can incorporate security throughout your CI/CD pipeline? Here we introduce tools built on Open Policy Agent to help you secure your CI/CD pipelines. In this talk we’ll provide an overview of Open Policy Agent along with projects like Gatekeeper (delivered as part of OpenShift) and Conftest, and demonstrate ways to incorporate them into any stage of your pipeline.

Speakers
avatar for Vincent Demeester

Vincent Demeester

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Vincent Demeester is a french developer, Gopher, sysadmin, factotum, free-software fan and unicode lover. He is working RedHat as a principal software engineer, previously at Docker, in the core team. He is a maintainer of the docker project (moby/moby, docker/cli, …), one the lead... Read More →
avatar for Ivan Font

Ivan Font

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Ivan Font is a Software Engineer working on Emerging Technologies in Red Hat’s CTO Office. Ivan is a contributor to Kubernetes and the CNCF ecosystem and has been recently working on security projects, particularly around policy. He’s a former member of the Kubernetes Multi-Cluster... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 10:10am - 10:40am EDT
  Leadership
  • Technology Focus Tekton
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

10:10am EDT

Spinnaker in Adobe: A Success Story - Dan Popescu & Iulian Titiriga, Adobe Systems
The presentation is focused on the success story we've had adopting Spinnaker in Adobe. The first POC was developed by two engineers with the end result of adopting a seamless deployment solution to an existing large scale project. This first project showed the value of adding Spinnaker to our tech stack and since then a large number of teams have adopted it for their deployments. Fast forward 3 years and now we support more than 100 Kubernetes clusters, perform AWS and Azure deployments and integrate with a lot of existing solutions within Adobe. We managed to lower the toil work while adding things like dynamic account onboarding, cost explorer and others. We are in the process of migrating to a one-Adobe solution which could basically scale Spinnaker for the whole company. Archetypes as code is another feature we develop which will lower time to onboard teams to a minimum.

Speakers
avatar for Dan Popescu

Dan Popescu

Software Engineer, Adobe Systems
Software Engineer in the DevPro team part of Adobe, currently focused on creating and deploying an integrated continuous delivery platform based on Spinnaker. Dealing with all aspects of the automation process from instance provisioning and application deployments to features development... Read More →
avatar for Iulian Titiriga

Iulian Titiriga

Software Engineer, Adobe Systems
Iulian Titiriga is a Software Engineer and automation enthusiast, passionate about new technologies and gadgets.



Wednesday June 23, 2021 10:10am - 10:40am EDT
  Spinnaker Summit

10:45am EDT

Automating Security Compliance at Scale - Ravi Devineni, & Michael Pereira, Northwestern Mutual
According to Gartner, “99% of the vulnerabilities exploited by the end of 2021 will continue to be ones known by security and IT professionals at the time of the incident”. This means that most of the vulnerabilities that are exploited are completely preventable. For modern cloud and container-based workloads, Automation in the pipeline can help enforce security and compliance and protect against breaches. At Northwestern Mutual we take security seriously. We will show you how we automated all our security requirements and ensured all pipelines go through security scanning (including containers!), detecting secrets in real time as well as securing the pipeline itself. With a few simple techniques shown here, you can make your pipelines secure and compliant.

Speakers
avatar for Ravi Devineni

Ravi Devineni

Director of Engineering, Northwestern Mutual
Ravi Devineni is a Director of Engineering at Northwestern Mutual for a team responsible for CI/CD tooling for the enterprise. Previously Ravi worked at companies like Amplify/Oracle holding variety of roles including Developer, Architect, Database Administrator, Engineering Mana... Read More →
avatar for Michael Pereira

Michael Pereira

Lead Architect, Northwestern Mutual
Michael Pereira is the Lead Architect of the Devops Engineering group at Northwestern Mutual, working on improving the Continuous Delivery pipeline for the whole organization by improving the tools and processes used by the development teams. Previously, Michael helped Syncsort bring... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am EDT
  Continuous Delivery
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

10:45am EDT

Evolution of CICD in CapitalOne - Gokul Prabagaren & Rajesh Srinivasan, CapitalOne
Capital One is the first U.S. bank to exit on-prem legacy data centers and go all in on the cloud. We came very far in our journey of being a 100% Cloud operated company. From initial days of having separate teams to support and deploy development team’s code changes to production,now we are deploying the majority of our production changes as CICD enabled push button changes.This talk focuses on our CICD journey from our humble beginnings to where we are today.It focuses on various phases of CICD development and adoption within our organization. From initial days of custom scripting to matured inner-sourced framework for CICD,we have gone through various issues,challenges and learnt a lot of lessons over the course of our journey. We felt it worth sharing with a broader audience in this forum.

Speakers
avatar for Gokul Prabagaren

Gokul Prabagaren

Engineering Manager, CapitalOne
Engineering Manager at CapitalOne - Rewards Org, specialized in Distributing computing. Developed distributed Cloud Native applications based on Spark, Cassandra and Mongo which are currently serving millions of customers everyday. Previously developed Java apps from 1.2 on-prem... Read More →
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Rajesh Srinivasan

Sr. Engineering Manager, CapitalOne
Senior Engineering Manager at CapitalOne - Rewards Org



Wednesday June 23, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am EDT
  Continuous Delivery
  • Technology Focus Jenkins
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

10:45am EDT

Jenkins Can Do It All - Jason Odoom, Clarity Innovations
There are many platforms and tools at our disposal as Engineers. However, sometimes the most popular tool isn't necessary depending on the size of an organization. What is most important are the concepts, techniques, and innovations that tool creates. With this idea in mind, we can explore these concepts in depth using Jenkins, an open source automation server that allow teams to deploy, test, and build code. But this is only a minor description of the power and efficiency Jenkins as a platform can provide. We will apply the latest CI/CD practices using Jenkins to prove that maybe you don't always need to use the latest industry darling to move quickly.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Odoom

Jason Odoom

DevSecOps Engineer, Clarity Innovations
Jason Odoom is a DevSecOps Engineer at Clarity Innovations. He previously worked at Booz Allen Hamilton. Jason graduated from New Jersey Institute of Technology with a Cybersecurity concentration in Information Technology. He previous held a webinar on an introduction to CI/CD for... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am EDT
  Continuous Delivery
  • Technology Focus Jenkins
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

10:45am EDT

Linking Events to Achieve Traceability and Data Aggregation in CI/CD Systems - Emil Bäckmark, Ericsson
The usage of immutable events notifying occurrences in CI/CD systems is increasing and we see standards like CloudEvents and event implementations in e.g. Tekton emerging. Events are useful for triggering and propagating information in these systems. To see the bigger picture, by aggregating data from several events, the receiver need to have some kind of context to see which events belong together. One way to create this context is by using event linking, where events reference other events. This will enable data aggregation, complex event triggering and traceability. Traceability is crucial when for example a bug or a security vulnerability is found in a deployment. When traced back to a bug in a library, we also need to trace forward to what deployments that library was part of. This is needed regardless of who developed the products and what tools where used.

Speakers
avatar for Emil Bäckmark

Emil Bäckmark

CI/CD Architect, Ericsson
Emil Bäckmark is an architect for the CI/CD solutions within Ericsson. He is experienced in generic CI/CD solutions on all product levels and is as such part of leading the development of CI/CD systems necessary to reliably deliver high quality products for Ericsson. Emil is one... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am EDT
  Continuous Delivery
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

10:45am EDT

Mainframe DevOps and Modernization - Daniel Kelosky & Michael Bauer, Broadcom
This presentation will show traditional mainframe development practices and interfaces and how the practices and interfaces can be modernized with Open Mainframe Project's Zowe framework. The session will be in the context of C and assembler language software development for z/OS, but the concepts apply to other language development for mainframe, like PL/1 or COBOL.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Kelosky

Daniel Kelosky

Software Architect, Broadcom
Dan Kelosky is a Software Architect helping to build Devops and Zowe solutions within Broadcom. Dan started mainframe development in 2009 coding IBM assembler and Metal C. He has since written code for web UIs (HTML, CSS, & Typescript), for distributed systems (C++, Java, & Node.js... Read More →
avatar for Michael Bauer

Michael Bauer

Product Owner, Broadcom
A frequent speaker and blogger on Zowe, the first open source project for z/OS, Michael runs interactive workshops with customers interested in incorporating mainframe in their enterprise DevOps initiatives. Beyond the Zowe CLI, Michael has been involved with the Zowe Explorer VS... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am EDT
  Continuous Delivery
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

11:15am EDT

BoF Session: Event Based CD: Conversations with the CDF Events SIG - Tracy Ragan, DeployHub; Emil Backmark, Ericsson; Andrea Frittoli, IBM & Erik Sternerson, doWhile
Join the Events SIG team and learn how CI/CD is beginning to evolve. Our traditional CD models are imperative but the future of CD is becoming more declarative. Interoperability between tools in the CD ecosystem is critical. The goal of the Events SIG is to drive the standardization and interoperability between Continuous Delivery systems through events. Come ask the team questions. Bring your thoughts on event based CD and find out how you can get involved in the Events SIG. Emil Bäckmark, Andrea Frittoli, Erik Sternerson, and Tracy Ragan will host the BOF and facilitate the conversation.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Frittoli

Andrea Frittoli

Open Source Developer Advocate, IBM
Andrea Frittoli is a Developer Advocate at IBM and an open source enthusiast. He is one of the maintainers of the Tekton project and a member of its governance team. Before Tekton, he contributed to OpenStack for several years, focusing on testing and CI/CD, serving as the QA project... Read More →
avatar for Emil Bäckmark

Emil Bäckmark

CI/CD Architect, Ericsson
Emil Bäckmark is an architect for the CI/CD solutions within Ericsson. He is experienced in generic CI/CD solutions on all product levels and is as such part of leading the development of CI/CD systems necessary to reliably deliver high quality products for Ericsson. Emil is one... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Ragan

Tracy Ragan

CEO, DeployHub Inc.
Tracy is expert in configuration management and pipeline life cycle practices with a hyper focus on microservices and cloud native architecture. She currently serves as a board member of the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) and the Executive Director of the Ortelius Open Sour... Read More →
avatar for Erik Sternerson

Erik Sternerson

CI Specialist, doWhile
Erik's career and interest has led him into the heart of DevOps - CI/CD. Is introduction into this field was with Ericsson where he served as a Software Architect and developer. Erik currently serves as a CI Specialist for doWhile, a multinational and multicultural company focused... Read More →


Wednesday June 23, 2021 11:15am - 11:45am EDT
  BoF Sessions

11:15am EDT

BoF Session: Jenkins X - James Strachan & James Rawlings, Cloudbees
This BoF will be an open discussion on anything related to Jenkins X, automating Continuous Delivery, Kubernetes, cloud and how to Accelerate delivering value to your customers

Speakers
avatar for James Strachan

James Strachan

Software Engineer, CloudBees
James Strachan is one of the founders of the Jenkins X open source project. Jenkins X was developed from a desire on the part of James and his colleagues to help developers automate their CI/CD processes for cloud native applications, thus delivering business value faster. Previously... Read More →
avatar for James Rawlings

James Rawlings

Software Engineer, CloudBees
James Rawlings is a co-creator of the open source project Jenkins X and works for CloudBees, where he aims to help developers and teams move to the cloud. James is passionate about automation and continuous improvement, always looking for new ways to help productivity or providing... Read More →


Wednesday June 23, 2021 11:15am - 11:45am EDT
  BoF Sessions

11:15am EDT

BoF Session: SIG - MLOps - Terry Cox, Bootstrap Ltd
A Birds of a Feather informal, open discussion around SIG MLOps.

Speakers
avatar for Terry Cox

Terry Cox

Director, Bootstrap Ltd
Terry has a 30 year background in entrepreneurship, technology and the design of software and hardware products with a focus on tackling big problems at scale. He currently leads the CDF MLOps Roadmap and is MLOps Lead for Jenkins-X. He is a practiced public speaker.


Wednesday June 23, 2021 11:15am - 11:45am EDT
  BoF Sessions

11:15am EDT

Break & Networking
Wednesday June 23, 2021 11:15am - 11:55am EDT
  Breaks & Networking
  • Technology Focus All

12:00pm EDT

Welcome & Opening Remarks - Tracy Miranda, Continuous Delivery Foundation
Speakers
avatar for Tracy Miranda

Tracy Miranda

Executive Director, Continuous Delivery Foundation, The Linux Foundation
Tracy Miranda is the executive director of the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) where she leads the mission to improve the world's capacity to deliver software with security and speed.  Prior to CDF, Tracy was the Director of Open Source at CloudBees. Tracy is a veteran of the... Read More →


Wednesday June 23, 2021 12:00pm - 12:10pm EDT
  Keynote Sessions
  • Technology Focus All

12:10pm EDT

Keynote Session: The SPACE of Developer Productivity: A Fireside Chat - Tara Hernandez, Google & Nicole Forsgren, GitHub
Tara Hernandez hosts this fireside chat on developer productivity featuring Nicole Forsgren, author of Accelerate and the new SPACE framework. SPACE is an acronym for satisfaction, performance, activity, communication, and efficiency - each a dimension of measuring developer productivity. Join us for this insightful session to learn what the research tells us about how to evaluate and improve developer productivity, recognize the common myths and antipatterns to avoid, and figure out a path to enabling high developer productivity for your team no matter what shifts happen in the global workplace.  

Speakers
avatar for Nicole Forsgren

Nicole Forsgren

VP of Research & Strategy, GitHub
Dr. Nicole Forsgren is the VP of Research & Strategy at GitHub. She is author of the Shingo Publication Award-winning book Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps and is best known as lead investigator on the largest DevOps studies to date. She has been a successful... Read More →
avatar for Tara Hernandez

Tara Hernandez

Senior Engineering Manager, Google
Tara Hernandez is a specialist in software engineering infrastructure and was an early promoter of what came to be known as the Continuous Integration revolution. Her most notable stint was at Netscape Communications Corporation where she initially helped develop new developer tools... Read More →


Wednesday June 23, 2021 12:10pm - 12:30pm EDT
  Keynote Sessions

12:35pm EDT

Sponsored Keynote Session: Release Management in the Era of Progressive Delivery, Avantika Mathur, CloudBees
The concept of “progressive delivery” using feature flags has taken the world of software delivery by storm in recent years, but what does this mean for enterprise software development operations teams and how they should change their technology and practices? Like many things, the application of progressive delivery in the enterprise setting is much easier said than done with disparate technology and teams around the world.

This talk will cover the state of progressive delivery, the potential benefits and use cases unlocked by adding feature flags into the release management process, and technical considerations for creating CD pipeline integrity with shared feature flag management and control.

What Attendees Will Learn:
Why progressive delivery is the future of delivery at all companies
How continuous delivery is impacted by feature flags
A roadmap of key considerations for integrating feature management and continuous delivery tools and teams at the enterprise level



Speakers
avatar for Avantika Mathur

Avantika Mathur

Product Manager, CloudBees
 Avan (Avantika) Mathur is the senior product manager for CloudBees Flow and passionate about DevOps. Her background includes helping large enterprises across financial services, retail, and embedded industries accelerate their DevOps adoption. Avantika Mathur has been with CloudBees... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 12:35pm - 12:50pm EDT
  Keynote Sessions, Sponsored Sessions
  • Technology Focus All
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

12:55pm EDT

Keynote Session: Lessons from Service in the Social Sector - Afua Bruce, Datakind
When leading technology initiatives, it’s critical to approach change from three distinct perspectives: Technology, people, and process. But making this happen in the real world is hard.

In this keynote, Afua Bruce shares her experience managing change in high-stakes environments including her time at the FBI. Afua dives deeper into strategies that can lead people through change. This session will help you with strategies for moving a problematic group of stakeholders forward in a digital transformation project or any change management setting.

Speakers
avatar for Afua Bruce

Afua Bruce

Chief Program Officer, Datakind
Afue leads DataKind’s global project portfolio, the new Impact Practice model for tackling sector-wide challenges, Datakind’s Center of Excellence for ensuring projects meet the highest standards, their global Chapter network, and DataKind’s volunteer communityAfua joined... Read More →


Wednesday June 23, 2021 12:55pm - 1:15pm EDT

1:20pm EDT

Sponsored Keynote Session: Tamper-proof and Traceability - How to Guarantee a Trustworthy DevOps Process - Kevin Lee, Huawei
Speakers
KL

Kevin Lee

Architect, Huawei
Kevin Lee is an Architect of Huawei DevCloud and a Patent manager of Huawei Application Platform. 


Wednesday June 23, 2021 1:20pm - 1:35pm EDT

1:40pm EDT

Keynote Session: Developer Experience & Productivity: Level up Your Engineering Effectiveness - Abby Kearns, Puppet; Gerard McMahon, Fidelity Investments; Ramin Akhbari, eBay; Moderated by Jennifer Riggins, Freelance Journalist
Delivering new software features faster, while making sure that services are solid and secure is a key differentiator for every organization today. Continuous delivery is critical to how teams deliver value. Being able to release small software changes, multiple times a day is a crucial competency for organizations in the modern world. In this context, how do those organizations today think about developer productivity at scale? How important is developer experience of our software delivery systems and how should we approach it? This panel discussion discusses industry approaches to developer experience and productivity with a view to helping organizations figure out how to be more effective. The discussion will look to balance cutting edge work and innovation in this space with the realities of the end user companies who face challenges in evolving their organizations.  

Speakers
avatar for Ramin Akhbari

Ramin Akhbari

Principal MTS Architect, eBay
Ramin Akhbari is a veteran of the software industry with 30+ years of experience as technical lead on numerous successful and complex enterprise projects spanning the e-learning, e-commerce, IoT, and communication systems domains, just to name a few. He’s been a fervent developer... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Riggins

Jennifer Riggins

Freelance Journalist
Jennifer Riggins is a tech storyteller, journalist, writer, podcast host, and community event organizer, helping to share the stories where culture and technology collide and to translate the impact of the tech we are building. She has been a working writer since 2003. Currently in... Read More →
avatar for Abby Kearns

Abby Kearns

CTO, Puppet
With nearly twenty years in the tech world, Abby Kearns is a true veteran of the technology industry. Her lengthy career has spanned product marketing, product management and consulting across Fortune 500 companies and startups alike. At Puppet, she will lead the vision and direction... Read More →
avatar for Gerard McMahon

Gerard McMahon

Head of ECC ALM Tools and Platforms, Fidelity Investments
Gerard McMahon is a VP of Architecture and currently “Head of ECC ALM Tools and Platforms”, whose mission is to provide an open and flexible Software Delivery Platform to increase the velocity of developers for delivery of business value with confidence at scale. I am a strong... Read More →


Wednesday June 23, 2021 1:40pm - 2:10pm EDT
  Keynote Sessions
  • Technology Focus All

2:10pm EDT

BoF Session: Ortelius - Tracy Ragan & Steve Taylor, DeployHub
Moving to microservices? Come chat with the Ortelius community and learn how you can evolve your existing pipeline to support a microservice architecture. Ortelius is the CDF's newest incubating project. Ortelius is a microservice management platform that catalogs versions of microservices with their deployment meta-data built into your CD pipeline.  Ortelius tracks your logical application, displays your service blast radius and serves as a central location for publishing and consuming services in a microservice architecture. If you are moving to a microservice architecture, the team can provide you with insights on how to evolve your pipeline to support a cloud native architecture. Learn about Ortelius tips and how to get started. 

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Ragan

Tracy Ragan

CEO, DeployHub Inc.
Tracy is expert in configuration management and pipeline life cycle practices with a hyper focus on microservices and cloud native architecture. She currently serves as a board member of the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) and the Executive Director of the Ortelius Open Sour... Read More →
avatar for Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor

CTO, DeployHub
Steve Taylor is seen as a visionary and industry leader in the area of microservices, Istio, Kubernetes, DevOps process improvement, software build and release, and configuration management. Steve was designing continuous delivery pipelines for Fortune 1000 companies before the term... Read More →


Wednesday June 23, 2021 2:10pm - 2:40pm EDT
  BoF Sessions

2:10pm EDT

Sponsored BoF Session: Evolving Continuous Delivery Using Feature Flags - Elliott Landon & Nick Rendall, CloudBees
Continuous Delivery and feature flagging may seem like practices in conflict with one another to some organizations. After all, without proper context, the idea of developers making changes to code in production would rightly make the average Release Manager more than a little nervous. However, with adequate technical, cultural, and process planning, the combination of continuous delivery tools with feature flag management can yield drastically more powerful continuous delivery capabilities within an organization.

In this BoF session, we will discuss how this combination of tools should be viewed as the natural next step in the evolution of continuous delivery, and how you can bring this functionality to your organization.

Speakers
avatar for Nick Rendall

Nick Rendall

Product Marketing Manager, CloudBees
Nick Rendall is a Product Marketing Manager at CloudBees. He has held product responsibility on both the Dev and Ops sides of the house in his career, but has come to the conclusion that Devs have more fun. He lives in Colorado and has two children under three years old, so his current... Read More →
avatar for Elliott Landon

Elliott Landon

Feature Management, Solution Architect, CloudBees
Elliott is a Product Manager in Boston who oversees CloudBees' enterprise feature management solution. Prior to his role in product, he worked as a Solution Architect, working closely with the platform's co-founder Erez Rusovsky. Aside from his passions around DevOps and the Boston... Read More →


Wednesday June 23, 2021 2:10pm - 2:40pm EDT

2:10pm EDT

Sponsored BoF Session: Securing Infrastructure Before it’s Infrastructure: Leverage your CD Tooling to Secure your Cloud Automatically - Amir Benvenisti & Sean O'Dell, Accurics
No longer limited to just application code, CI\CD pipelines can now play a crucial role in securing your entire technology stack. In this BoF talk, we’ll discuss the different stages in the pipelines, from a developer’s initial commit to release deployment. We’ll explore the pros and cons of introducing security controls at different stages of the pipelines. Using open source tooling, we’ll go over the different options available to both developers and devOps engineers to secure their infrastructure automatically within their pipelines.

Speakers
avatar for Sean O'Dell

Sean O'Dell

Director of Developer Advocacy, Accurics
Sean is a reformed infrastructure administrator and architect with a passion for enabling Developers and Application teams to succeed in a secure Multi-Cloud world. Sean also believes that traditional Enterprise IT organizations can (and should) implement a modern approach by embedding... Read More →
avatar for Amir Benvenisti

Amir Benvenisti

Head of Open Source, Accurics
Amir leads the open source software team at Accurics, where he is focused on developing products that enhance security and productivity. A veteran of the IDF Intelligence Corps, Amir has over 10 years of experience as a cyber security professional. Most recently he was a cybersecurity... Read More →


Wednesday June 23, 2021 2:10pm - 2:40pm EDT

2:10pm EDT

Break & Networking
Wednesday June 23, 2021 2:10pm - 2:40pm EDT
  Breaks & Networking
  • Technology Focus All

2:40pm EDT

Sponsored Demo/Tutorial Session: Kubernetes GitOps with Rancher Continuous Delivery - Arsalan Naeem, Rancher (now a SUSE company)
Take a look at how Fleet was built from the ground up to perform Kubernetes Gitops at scale. Dive into the basic Fleet architecture, how labels are our friends, and how to treat K8S clusters as cattle. How to automate deployment of cluster tools (Monitoring, Logging, OPA Polices) after cluster provisioned.

Speakers
avatar for Arsalan Naeem

Arsalan Naeem

Field Engineer, Rancher (now a SUSE company)


Wednesday June 23, 2021 2:40pm - 2:55pm EDT

2:40pm EDT

Back to the Future with COBOL - John Mertic, The Linux Foundation & Sudharsana Srinivasan, IBM
Mainframe applications are the lifeblood of the global economy. COBOL is the lifeblood of those applications. Yet few people realise or acknowledge the profound impact the COBOL language has had over its 60 year history. Showcasing a brand new OMP Working Group, this session reveals COBOL's secret history and the efforts of OMP and others to bring COBOL's value to the public eye. The session will cover - 1. COBOL's enduring value - how it stood the test of time 2. Recent trends to demonstrate COBOL's ongoing popularity 3. The work of the OMP in promoting COBOL

Speakers
avatar for John Mertic

John Mertic

Director of Program Management, The Linux Foundation
John Mertic is the Director of Program Management for The Linux Foundation. Under his leadership, he has helped ASWF, ODPi, Open Mainframe Project, and R Consortium accelerate open source innovation and transform industries. John has an open source career spanning two decades, both... Read More →
avatar for Sudharsana Srinivasan

Sudharsana Srinivasan

Program Manager, IBM
Sudharsana Srinivasan is the Chair of the Open Mainframe Project's COBOL Training Course. She is also an IBM Z Federated Developer Advocate / Program Manager in the IBM Z Ecosystem Team. She engages with the local student and global developer communities on IBM Z, specifically around... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 2:40pm - 3:10pm EDT
  Advanced Delivery
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

2:40pm EDT

How To Automate Everything In 2021 - Viktor Farcic, Shipa
Automation of all the repeatable tasks is nothing new. We've been doing it for years or even decades. But the technology changes, so do the tools and the processes we use in automation. Today, we are practicing not only continuous delivery (CD), but also GitOps and progressive delivery. Our applications are running in Kubernetes and are designed around event-based decoupled architecture. So, how do we automate everything in 2021? Which practices should we use, and which tools should we choose? How can we combine events with workflows, pipelines, GitOps, and progressive delivery using tools designed from ground-up to be cloud-native and Kubernetes-first. We'll use Argo project (Events, Workflows & Pipelines, CD, and Rollouts) combined with SealedSecrets and Kaniko for the hands-on demo.

PLEASE NOTE: This talk has similar content to the GitOps talk titled Combining Progressive Delivery with GitOps and Continuous Delivery.

Wednesday June 23, 2021 2:40pm - 3:10pm EDT
  Advanced Delivery

2:40pm EDT

Tame your Microservices with Ortelius - Juan Peredo, Bolbeck llc
You recently successfully migrated your applications to run using microservices. Since then, you have had to modify and upgrade multiple microservices in order to ship new features and fix issues. Then, one day as you upgrade one of the services, a number of your applications start to fail. After rolling back the change, you realize that you no longer know your microservices dependencies - development slows down to a crawl while you try to sort this out. In this talk we will explore how to use Ortelius to proactively ensure you have a clear picture of your microservices based applications' architecture. We will walk through a small micro services application to understand how to visualize, track and manage the dependencies for each one of your services. By the end of this talk you will know how to deploy new services' versions with confidence !

Speakers
avatar for Juan Peredo

Juan Peredo

Independent IT Architect, Bolbeck llc
Juan is an independent IT Architect and owner of Bolbeck llc. He has spent most of his career working at IT consulting firms where he designed, led and implemented technical solutions. His current interests include enabling tech teams to be productive and focused on building amazing... Read More →


Wednesday June 23, 2021 2:40pm - 3:10pm EDT

2:40pm EDT

Improving Visibility and Traceability of Deployed Container Artifacts via Spinnaker’s BuildCi - Nima Kaviani & Manabu McCloskey, Amazon Web Services
As containerization becomes an integral part of deploying software reliably, traceability and visibility over what gets deployed becomes ever more important. Ideally, as part of the deployment process, release engineers would be able to track deployed containers back to the right version of the written code, investigate changes, and gain insight over the build process. While baking code into container artifacts has been a core part of Spinnaker, the introduction of CiBuild as a mechanism to increase insights into what gets built, is a new feature enabled in a collaboration between Netflix and AWS. In this talk, we will discuss architecture, implementation, and enablement of the new CiBuild plugin, and how it empowers the Spinnaker community to integrate their build systems, code repositories, and container registries into their Spinnaker deployments.

Speakers
avatar for Nima Kaviani

Nima Kaviani

Principal Solutions Architect, Amazon Web Services
Nima Kaviani is a long time open source contributor to projects like Spinnaker, Knative, Carvel, and Cloud Foundry with a primary focus on helping large scale enterprises operate their cloud technologies flawlessly. Nima's main interests involve Kubernetes, Gitops, and DevOps tooling... Read More →
avatar for Manabu McCloskey

Manabu McCloskey

Prototyping Architect, Amazon Web Services
Manabu McCloskey is a Prototyping Architect at AWS with a focus on accelerating open source software adoption in large enterprises. Manabu’s interests include continuous delivery, serverless computing, and machine learning.


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Wednesday June 23, 2021 2:40pm - 3:10pm EDT
  Spinnaker Summit

2:40pm EDT

Sponsored Session: How to “SRE” your Way to Pipeline Improvement - Anders Wallgren, CloudBees
Oftentimes, IT professionals think auditability and observability are separate concepts, when in fact, they’re two sides of the same coin. It’s the review of what happened and why - just from different perspectives and moments in time. The point is, building an auditable pipeline should also result in building an observable pipeline.

Most IT pros, however, think about observability in regards to the observability of an operational system. But what if we considered the observability of an internal organizational system instead? For example, the CI cycle time of your pipeline.

To test this hypothesis, Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) approaches can be applied to pinpoint what metrics we care about most and how to align context with desired outcomes.

During my talk, I will share how to place service level objectives (SLO’s), indicators (SLIs), and agreements (SLA’s) into different parts of your Software Delivery Lifecycle. You will learn how to make your pipeline metrics adjacent to auditability and observability standards as part of any continuous improvement process.

What Attendees Will Learn:
How to put SLIs, SLAs, and SLOs in place to align with key pipeline metrics
Examples of how to “SRE” your way to better cycle times (as an example)
How to avoid “metricing yourself to death" in the process

Speakers
avatar for Anders Wallgren

Anders Wallgren

VP of Tech Strategy, CloudBees
Anders Wallgren is the VP of Technology Strategy at CloudBees. Anders brings with him over 30 years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software. Prior to joining CloudBees, Anders held executive positions at Electric Cloud, Aceva, Archistra, and Impresse. Anders... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 2:40pm - 3:10pm EDT
  Sponsored Session, Breakout Sessions
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

3:15pm EDT

Sponsored Lightning Talk: Gitops at Scale with Rancher Continuous Delivery - Arsalan Naeem, Rancher (now a SUSE company)
Fleet is GitOps at scale. Fleet is designed to manage up to a million clusters. It’s also lightweight enough that is works great for a single cluster too, but it really shines when you get to a large scale. By large scale we mean either a lot of clusters, a lot of deployments, or a lot of teams in a single organization.

Speakers
avatar for Arsalan Naeem

Arsalan Naeem

Field Engineer, Rancher (now a SUSE company)


Wednesday June 23, 2021 3:15pm - 3:25pm EDT

3:15pm EDT

A Vulnerable Tale about Burnout - Julia Simon, CloudOps
This vulnerable tale is a personal journey through the unpredictable world of depression and burnout. It could have been easily predicted because Julia was "doing it all". Yet it was totally unexpected because she assumed her mental health was strong and stable; she could handle anything. Until she couldn’t and everything became unbearable. She made the impossible and necessary decision to stop working in order to recover, setting out on what became four months of self-discovery. Julia will talk about what what led her to this state, what it looked like, and how she was able to get the necessary help to feel strong enough to not only go back to work, but to have the courage to shift career paths all together. This experience should serve as a space for open and authentic discussions to eliminate stigma around the topic of mental heath in the workplace and the tech industry.

Speakers
avatar for Julia Simon

Julia Simon

People Partner, Community & Learning, CloudOps
For the past 6 years, I have been working at a Montreal-based cloud services company called CloudOps. I strive to understand what motivates people, creates effective and collaborative teams, and how the role of community participation and ongoing learning affects people. I am the... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 3:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
  Community
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

3:15pm EDT

Measuring DevOps with the Four Keys Project: How to Make it Work for your Organization - Dina Portman, Google
Through six years of research, Google’s DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) team has identified four key metrics that indicate the performance of a software development team. The metrics not only give insight into DevOps performance, but the research indicates that these metrics are actually predictive of improved business outcomes, including profitability, productivity, and customer satisfaction. Google Cloud Platform has created an open source project to help automate the generation and collection of the metrics. However, not every organization has a workflow that will work perfectly out of the box with the Four Keys Project. This session will outline how to update the data definitions and extend the Four Keys Project to better reflect your operations.

Speakers
avatar for Dina Graves Portman

Dina Graves Portman

Developer Relations Engineer, Google
Dina Graves Portman is a Google Cloud Developer Relations Engineer with a deep passion for data. In her six years at Google, she’s served on all sides of the data world, including analytics, engineering, machine learning, and consulting. Currently, she’s focused on bringing meaningful... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 3:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
  Community

3:15pm EDT

Adding Ortelius for Microservice Tracking to your Jenkins Pipeline - Steve Taylor, DeployHub
As we move into microservices, we move away from a traditional check-out and build continuous integration process where an application binary is created and versioned. We are faced instead with managing independently deployed microservices across the dev, test and prod states, where the ‘link’ so to speak is done via APIs and runtime. In this session, we will cover how to include Ortelius for managing microservices in your Jenkins pipeline. We will cover the maintenance of a ‘logical application’ view and version, bill of material reporting, difference reports and a ‘blast radius’ report showing the impact a single microservice update could make to any single cluster. If you are organization is using Jenkins, this presentation will give you some ideas in how to easily pivot Jenkins to support a Cloud Native Environment.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Taylor

Steve Taylor

CTO, DeployHub
Steve Taylor is seen as a visionary and industry leader in the area of microservices, Istio, Kubernetes, DevOps process improvement, software build and release, and configuration management. Steve was designing continuous delivery pipelines for Fortune 1000 companies before the term... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 3:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
  Continuous Delivery

3:15pm EDT

Measuring the Robocat: How Tekton Continuously Delivers Tekton - Christie Wilson, Google & Andrea Frittoli, IBM
Continuous Delivery (CD) is a set of development processes that support the creation of today’s increasingly powerful (and complicated) software. Whether you’re trying to move to the cloud or break up your monolith into microservices, you need CD automation more than ever. But how do you know over time what’s working and what isn’t? Tekton is a cloud native CD tool with 1102 contributors from 140 companies. It’s important to us to “eat our own dogfood” by using Tekton to continuously deliver Tekton. For this talk, we set out to measure our own CD and see how we stack up through the lens of the DORA metrics and CD best practices. Find out what we’re doing well, and where we have room for improvement! In this talk, you’ll find out how to start measuring your own CD performance, which practices to apply to which kinds of projects and tooling, and how you can leverage Tekton.

Speakers
avatar for Christie Wilson

Christie Wilson

Software Engineer, Google
Christie Wilson (she/her) is a software engineer at Google and co-creator of the Tekton project. Over the past decade+ she has worked in the mobile, financial and video game industries. Prior to working at Google she built load testing tools for AAA video game titles, and founded... Read More →
avatar for Andrea Frittoli

Andrea Frittoli

Open Source Developer Advocate, IBM
Andrea Frittoli is a Developer Advocate at IBM and an open source enthusiast. He is one of the maintainers of the Tekton project and a member of its governance team. Before Tekton, he contributed to OpenStack for several years, focusing on testing and CI/CD, serving as the QA project... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 3:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
  Continuous Delivery
  • Technology Focus Tekton
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

3:15pm EDT

Spinnaker at Airbnb - Jens Vanderhaeghe & Manish Maheshwari, Airbnb
It’s been almost two years since Airbnb started investing into Spinnaker. In the past year we’ve hit some significant milestones in our quest to bring Continuous Delivery to all of Airbnb engineering. In this talk by Jens Vanderhaeghe (Software Engineer) and Manish Maheshwari (Product Manager), you will learn how we’ve made Spinnaker generally available and how we’ve convinced hundreds of teams to adopt Spinnaker for their deployment process. We’ll cover some of the challenges we’ve faced fitting Spinnaker to Airbnb’s specific use cases and how we leverage Spinnaker to reduce Airbnb site downtime and improve deployment velocity.

Speakers
avatar for Jens Vanderhaeghe

Jens Vanderhaeghe

Senior Software Engineer, Airbnb
I am a senior software engineer on Airbnb's continuous delivery. Previously a frontend engineer, I made the switch to infrastructure a few years ago. I am passionate about improving developer experience and deployment velocity and safety. My team runs the Spinnaker project at Airbnb... Read More →
avatar for Manish Maheshwari

Manish Maheshwari

Senior Product Manager, Airbnb
Manish is a Lead Product Manager at Airbnb within Reliability Engineering. At Airbnb, he is responsible for Continuous delivery(Spinnaker), Observability(Introspection, Monitoring, Logging, Traces, and Alerting), and SRE(App & Infra reliability and capacity planning). Previously... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 3:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
  Spinnaker Summit

3:25pm EDT

Sponsored Lightning Talk: Improve Deployment Velocity by Using Distributed Tracing and Lightstep to Understand and Debug Deployment Problems Quickly - Andrew Chee, Lightstep
Modern software systems are becoming more complex. When problems happen during a deployment it is very difficult to identify the actual root cause of that problem. See how distributed tracing and Lightstep's analytical capabilities help quickly identify those problems so you can quickly remediate deployment issues.

Speakers
avatar for Andrew Chee

Andrew Chee

Sr. Solutions Engineer, Lightstep
Andrew is a Senior Solutions Engineer with Lightstep helping customers improve their systems' performance through the adoption of distributed tracing and observability best practices. Andrew has been in the software performance monitoring space for many years with previous roles at... Read More →


Wednesday June 23, 2021 3:25pm - 3:35pm EDT

3:35pm EDT

Sponsored Lightning Talk: How Capital One Improved the Developer CI/CD Experience, Roderick Randolph, Capital One
At Capital One, we've built an innersource CI/CD pipeline framework using open source best practices that empowers developers to deliver software through automation. As the framework scaled over time to support thousands of applications with hundreds of contributors from many teams, the overall developer experience also needed to evolve. Today we can build and deploy faster, identify impediments using agile practices, and create better outcomes for development and operations. During this talk you will learn how we scaled our CI/CD framework and adapted our developer experience to improve efficiency and productivity, and you will walk away with tips to delight your developer's CI/CD experience to unlock greater developer productivity.


Speakers
avatar for Roderick Randolph

Roderick Randolph

Distinguished Engineer, Capital One
Roderick Randolph is a distinguished engineer at Capital One. Over the past 15 years, Roderick has been a software practitioner and technical leader within the Capital One tech organization building software products and coaching teams on how to ship software faster with fully automated... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 3:35pm - 3:45pm EDT
  Sponsored Session, Lightning Talks
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

3:50pm EDT

Lightning Talk: How the Yahoo/Verizon Media Python Screwdriver Template Philosophy for CI/CD Made Collaborating Less Like Herding Cats - Dwight Hubbard, Yahoo/Verizon Media
In this talk, Dwight will explain the philosophy Yahoo/Verizon Media uses to design and support the Python language templates for Screwdriver (open source build platform designed for Continuous Delivery), and how the philosophy simplifies ease of use and supports Screwdriver for CI/CD.

Speakers
avatar for Dwight Hubbard

Dwight Hubbard

Principal Software Dev Engineer, Yahoo/Verizon Media
Dwight Hubbard has been programming since the 80s and has been using Python since the late 90s. Dwight runs the Python language platforms at Yahoo (now Verizon Media). Dwight is a frequent speaker at Python and tech industry conferences, as well as, meetups. Dwight also leads Python... Read More →


Wednesday June 23, 2021 3:50pm - 4:00pm EDT

3:50pm EDT

Sponsored Lightning Talk: ArgoCD Autopilot, Straightforward GitOps app Promotion Across Environments - Dan Garfield, Codefresh
Open GitOps is crystalizing as a standard so how do you actually do it? Codefresh open source engineers recently launched Argo CD Autopilot, an opinionated way to manage applications across environments using GitOps at scale. We'll bootstrap two clusters, deploy our apps, and promote a change from staging to prod. Easy peazy. 


Speakers
avatar for Dan Garfield

Dan Garfield

Chief Open Source Officer, Codefresh
Dan Garfield is a full-stack engineer and Kubernaut. As a Google Developer Expert and a member of the Forbes Technology Council he's built opensource tools for advanced deployment methodologies with Kubernetes, Helm and Istio. He's helped companies small and large alike adopt Kubernetes... Read More →


Wednesday June 23, 2021 3:50pm - 4:00pm EDT

3:50pm EDT

Measuring DevOps Success with Pipeline Analytics - Chris Riley, Splunk, Inc.
Do you understand the value of “good” in DevOps? The software delivery chain is the app of apps. If your delivery chain is not up, running and performant, nothing gets deployed. But how do you measure success? Do you actually know how well your DevOps automation is contributing to your company's bottom line? Chris Riley, DevOps Advocate from will explore the practice of pipeline analytics and demonstrate how tools like Dora and Flow metrics are tools for measuring the performance of your SDLC and the impact of DevOps on your business success. Join to learn: · How pipeline analytics are a necessary practice in all high-performing DevOps environments · How to select the right metrics to measure DevOps success · And how to implement build a Pipeline Analytics strategy

Speakers
avatar for Chris Riley

Chris Riley

DevOps Advocate, Splunk, Inc.
Chris Riley (@hoardinginfo) is obsessed with bringing modern technologies to those who need to solve real-world problems, going from unicorn to reality. As a bad-coder-turned-technology-advocate, Chris understands the challenges and needs of modern engineers, as well as how technology... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 3:50pm - 4:20pm EDT
  Continuous Delivery

3:50pm EDT

Immutable Deployments – the Goal of the GitOps Movement - Tracy Ragan, DeployHub
The GitOps movement has introduced a new model for supporting continuous deployments. At the core of GitOps is the process of creating immutable deployments that can be repeated without the potential interference of a human. In other words, a single source of truth that can be versioned over time to track configuration changes. In this session, we will explore the basic concepts of GitOps and discuss how the Ortelius open source project fits into this model to deliver a GitOps approach at scale.

Speakers
avatar for Tracy Ragan

Tracy Ragan

CEO, DeployHub Inc.
Tracy is expert in configuration management and pipeline life cycle practices with a hyper focus on microservices and cloud native architecture. She currently serves as a board member of the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) and the Executive Director of the Ortelius Open Sour... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 3:50pm - 4:20pm EDT
  GitOps & Cloud Native
  • Technology Focus Ortelius
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

3:50pm EDT

Moving Beyond CVEs: Why We Need a Strong Security Posture in Open Source? - Alice Chen, Armory & Beth Fuller, Themist
At last year's Spinnaker Summit, Beth shared the Security SIG's progress in implementing a Vulnerability Management Process for OSS Spinnaker, and the "why" behind it. Digging more into security has highlighted the importance of implementing and communicating intentional security practices in an OSS project. In this talk, we'll look beyond Spinnaker to explain why having a good security posture means a lot more than just CVEs. What does it look like to shift left in OSS? How does doing so make life easier for the Security Engineer persona? We'll make a case for codifying open source security processes through both automation and governance, and recommend an upstream CI experience to make projects safer and OSS users' lives easier.

Speakers
avatar for Alice Chen

Alice Chen

Principal Solutions Architect, Armory
A CI/CD expert, Architect, and Automation engineer with over 15 yrs of experience, Alice helped start the Apache Trafodion project when she worked at HP, and was an OpenStack contributor. She later worked at Informatica as a DevOps Engineer for infrastructure, and currently works... Read More →
avatar for Beth Fuller

Beth Fuller

Founder & Head of Product, Themist
Beth (she/her), Head of Product/Spark of Themist, is imagining and building a policy-focused DevOps platform that provides each persona in the software supply chain with a smart, equipped context to get folks up and running quickly, while creating transparency for Security, Finance... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 3:50pm - 4:20pm EDT
  Spinnaker Summit

4:00pm EDT

Lightning Talk: Events of Screwdriver - Alan Dong & Jithin Emmanuel, Verizon Media
Screwdriver is an open-source build platform designed for Continuous Delivery. It shares the same goals as other CICD tools to increase developer productivity and user experience. In this lightning talk, we will cover terms like Event, Build, Trigger, and showcase how Screwdriver uses Events to make all Pipelines and Builds connected, and use these nuts & bolts to build our UI visualization.

Speakers
avatar for Alan Dong

Alan Dong

Software Engineer, Verizon Media
Alan has been working at Verizon Media, (formerly Yahoo, Inc) for over 5 years, and has been working on Screwdriver.cd to increase developer productivity for over 2 years now. Alan had given talk at CDCon 2020: https://cdcon2020.sched.com/event/dpvi/screwdriver-ui-walkthru-alan-d... Read More →
avatar for Jithin Emmanuel

Jithin Emmanuel

Sr Mgr, Software Dev Engineering, Verizon Media
Jithin Emmanuel is a Senior Manager for Software Development at Verizon Media and a CDF Member. Jithin is also the product owner for Screwdriver, an open-source build platform designed for Continuous Delivery, and leads its product development. Jithin had given talks at CDCon 2020... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 4:00pm - 4:10pm EDT
  Continuous Delivery, Lightning Talks

4:00pm EDT

Sponsored Lightning Talk: Unlocking the Hidden Potential of Mainframe with DevOps: Automating the CI/CD Pipeline - Mark Schettenhelm & Manoj Singh, BMC Compuware
The mainframe is often overlooked when setting up pipelines. This misses a great opportunity to improve delivery speed and quality by aligning with DevOps. We will show how to benefit from pipelines leveraging open source tools.


Speakers
avatar for Manoj Singh

Manoj Singh

Solutions Consultant, BMC Compuware
avatar for Mark Schettenhelm

Mark Schettenhelm

Senior Product Manager, BMC Compuware
Senior Product Manager for BMC Compuware ISPW, Mark has 40 years of experience in the IT industry. In his 30+ years with Compuware and now BMC, Mark has been instrumental in helping to bring mainframe solutions to the forefront of the industry.


Wednesday June 23, 2021 4:00pm - 4:10pm EDT

4:10pm EDT

Lightning Talk: How Using Screwdriver for CI/CD Reduced Vespa’s Time Spent on Builds and Pull Requests by 75% - Arnstein Ressem, Verizon Media
When Vespa was open sourced in 2017 we looked for a continuous integration platform to build our source code on. We looked at several hosted solutions as well as Screwdriver – an open source CI/CD platform built by Yahoo/Verizon Media – that had just been open sourced in 2016. Another platform seemed the best fit for us at that point in time, but last year we became aware of big changes in the selected CI/CD platform. We decided to use the open sourced version of Screwdriver as we knew that the project had significantly matured over the past years. This presentation is an experience report on how we used Screwdriver to reduce the time spent on builds and pull requests by 75% on average.

Speakers
avatar for Arnstein Ressem

Arnstein Ressem

Principal Software Systems Engineer, Verizon Media
Arnstein is a Principal Software Systems Engineer at Verizon Media with over 20 years of experience in software development and engineering. He is currently leading the CI/CD development for Vespa at Verizon Media and Vespa.ai, the open big data serving engine. Arnstein is also a... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 4:10pm - 4:20pm EDT
  Continuous Delivery, Lightning Talks

4:10pm EDT

Sponsored Lightning Talk: Step into the Lab: An intro to GitLab CI/CD - Parker Ennis GitLab
In this lightning talk, hear Parker Ennis explain how the GitLab DevOps platform can automate your application and infrastructure deployments - across multiple kubernetes environments, multiple clouds, using different deployment strategies - all from a single application requires no integrations (and hey, we integrate well with others too).

Speakers
avatar for Parker Ennis

Parker Ennis

Senior product marketing manager, GitLab
Parker is passionate about music, sports, gaming, and all things open source with a knack for injecting positivity into the workplace. A Wolfpack fanatic, he originally went to North Carolina State for his B.A. in International Relations w/ Criminology. He then attended The Iron Yard... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 4:10pm - 4:20pm EDT
  Sponsored Session, Lightning Talks
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

4:20pm EDT

Break & Networking
Wednesday June 23, 2021 4:20pm - 4:30pm EDT
  Breaks & Networking
  • Technology Focus All

4:30pm EDT

Accelerate your Cloud Development with Buildpacks and Screwdriver - Juan Peredo, Bolbeck llc
In the current ecosystem, developers are expected to deliver solutions faster than ever. And yet, with the arrival of newer paradigms like micro services and containers, we now have to setup and maintain additional technologies like Docker, Kubernetes and CI/CD. During the talk will walk through a demo that shows how to leverage Cloud Native Build Packs to speed creation of all those additional components with little developer effort. It will also show how to use Screwdriver to quickly setup and operate pipelines and easily manage your application.

Speakers
avatar for Juan Peredo

Juan Peredo

Independent IT Architect, Bolbeck llc
Juan is an independent IT Architect and owner of Bolbeck llc. He has spent most of his career working at IT consulting firms where he designed, led and implemented technical solutions. His current interests include enabling tech teams to be productive and focused on building amazing... Read More →


Wednesday June 23, 2021 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT

4:30pm EDT

Apply Machine Learning to GitOps - Ip Sam & Wuxin Zheng, Red Hat
Machine learning involves in very aspect in life. Machine learning helps us make good decisions by learning from the existing data models and applying good predictions of the next output. How can we apply machine learning to GitOps so that we can improve the deployment accuracy and predict which deployments will likely to fail and need more attentions? Can we use machine learning to improve the deployment validation process? Can we use machine learning to improve the existing quality metrics and drive for better deployment results? If you are interested to learn more about how to apply machine learning to GitOps, please attend this meeting.

Speakers
avatar for Ip Sam

Ip Sam

Architect, Red Hat
Red Hat Certified Architect with focus on OpenShift, Microservices, and Cloud.
avatar for Wuxin Zeng

Wuxin Zeng

Consultant, Red Hat
Red Hat Consultant



Wednesday June 23, 2021 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
  GitOps & Cloud Native

4:30pm EDT

Crowdsourcing Empathy: Humanizing an organization using Lean, Agile, and DevOps - Gautham Pallapa, VMware
Making empathy part of an organization's culture has to be organic, and leadership cannot mandate empathy as a core tenet for the organization. I firmly believe that the best way to start the empathy engine within a workplace to crowdsource ideas that improved people's quality of life in the organization. In this session, I tell Project Athena's story, an initiative I spearheaded to improve empathy, leadership, collaboration, and sharing within an organization. I will share successes, failures, celebrations, and emotions that my teams and I experienced, phenomenal results that we were able to accomplish over a short period of time, and how we succeeded in making empathy a core tenet of our organizational culture through Lean, Agile, and DevOps. I dive into the need for psychological safety and how innovative and joyful work can be in a generative culture.

Speakers
avatar for Gautham Pallapa

Gautham Pallapa

Global CTO, VMware
Dr. Gautham Pallapa is a Global CTO for VMware. He works as a trusted advisor with Global 2000 enterprise customers in transforming their strategy, processes, technologies, culture, and people to achieve their objectives and business outcomes. His mantra is "Transform with Empathy... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
  Leadership
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

4:30pm EDT

Five Reasons Value Stream Thinking Is the Future of DevOps - Steve Pereira, Visible
Teams everywhere are beginning to adopt Value Stream Thinking as a foundational element of their DevOps strategy. Companies like Nike, Nationwide, Walmart, Barclays, BMW, Verizon, Northrop Grumman, Liberty Mutual, AT&T, John Deere, Adidas and many more are seeing incredible clarity and alignment driven by Value Stream visualization and focus. This session will introduce the benefits of Value Stream Thinking and techniques, how an organization should go about implementing it and why it's the next logical step for your DevOps journey. Attendees will hear real-world transformation stories and results achieved with Value Stream techniques. Value Stream thinking brings visibility, alignment and measurement to your organization in a tangible and clear paradigm. Value Stream Mapping is an accessible, inclusive technique that surfaces opportunities across every facet of DevOps improvement.

Speakers
avatar for Steve Pereira

Steve Pereira

Founder, Visible
Steve is obsessed with making tech human, and leveraging it to deliver continuous value. For the past 20 years, his focus has been on using mapping techniques to guide ambitious and struggling teams towards their true north.



Wednesday June 23, 2021 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
  Leadership
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

4:30pm EDT

How to Scale Cloud Adoption whilst Building a World Class Developer Experience - Hibri Marzook & Ruchir Sanghavi, Contino
In 2021 the majority of organizations have built a cloud foundation of some sort (eg. Landing Zones, Scaffold) in order to securely consume Cloud at scale. However, the majority of said organizations find themselves crippled with the following challenges:
- Developers still find these environments unusable
- Cloud foundations do not evolve in line with the requirements of the development teams
- Old fashioned Centre of Excellence's have turned into the ivory towers of the cloud world.

In this talk, Hibri Marzook & Ruchir Sanghavi will explore how to build upon one's cloud foundations to put in a developer-centric engineering-based methodologies focusing on:
- World-class developer experience
- Building modern team topologies that don't hinder progress
- Engineering practices that are key to ensure long term cloud adoption

Speakers
avatar for Ruchir Sanghavi

Ruchir Sanghavi

Account Principal, Contino
Ruchir is an experienced Transformation Director, Lead Principal Engineer and DevOps practitioner who works as an Account Principal at Contino. With over 10 years of experience working and leading Software Engineering teams and large scale cloud adoption programmes in enterprises... Read More →
avatar for Hibri Marzook

Hibri Marzook

Principal Consultant, Contino
Hibri Marzook helps teams continuously deliver software and is a Principal Consultant at Contino, a transformational technical consultancy. He has worked with Media and Fintech startups leading teams to adopt modern development practices. He has a keen interest in systems thinking... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
  Leadership
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

4:30pm EDT

cdCon Jobs Theater Sponsored by Capital One
Check out the Capital One Job Theater! Sponsors will present videos, sharing information on available positions and company culture. Companies participating are:
  • Armory
  • BMC
  • Capital One
  • CloudBees
  • GitLabs
  • The Linux Foundation
  • OpsMx
  • Rancher
  • Snapt
  • StackHawk
 

Wednesday June 23, 2021 4:30pm - 5:00pm EDT
  Sponsored Session

5:05pm EDT

The Imperative to Stop Being Lazy and Do Better - Brendan O'Leary, GitLab
There are a lot of challenging, unsolved problems in software. Building accessible, inclusive, smart software is a solved one...do better. My last name is valid. Despite what countless apps and websites have tried to tell me, it is reasonable to have an apostrophe in a name. I get it; SQL is hard. But it doesn't "solve" the problem to have validation, saying, "Please enter a valid last name." Talk about *invalidating* someone's experience in life. And that's not even that big of a deal. But this kind of carelessness is all too common in tech. Many other people's identities are marginalized even more severely when developers are careless. In this talk, we'll examine examples of each of these types of inclusion. We'll show how these issues have already been solved; it just requires the determination and compassion to choose to make our products more accessible and more inclusive.

Speakers
avatar for Brendan O'Leary

Brendan O'Leary

Sr. Developer Evangelist, GitLab
Brendan O'Leary is a Senior Developer Evangelist at GitLab, the first single application for the DevSecOps lifecycle as well as a governing board member at the Cloud Native Computing Foundation and advisor to various startups. He has a passion for software development and iterating... Read More →


Wednesday June 23, 2021 5:05pm - 5:35pm EDT
  Community

5:05pm EDT

Are your CI/CD Pipelines Secure? - Angel Rivera, CircleCI
Most CI/CD pipelines used by DevOps teams utilize integrations with services such as APIs, databases and other critical systems to complete their workflows. These integrations usually required the use of extremely sensitive secrets such as passwords, tokens or certificates and must be securely protected at all times. Unauthorized access of these pipeline secrets open these systems to threats from bad actors and illegal access of data. In this talk Angel will discuss common pain points in properly securing applications, CI/CD pipelines and protecting sensitive access gates to integration targets. Attendees will learn strategies to secure their applications, sensitive data and pipeline integration points. Attendees will leave with a better understanding of how to implement security layers that can improve their pipeline security posture.

Speakers
avatar for Angel Rivera

Angel Rivera

Senior Developer Advocate, CircleCI
Angel started his career as an US Air Force Space Systems Operations specialist in Cape Canaveral AF Station where he realized his passion for technology and software development. He has extensive experience in the private, public and military sectors and his technical experience... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 5:05pm - 5:35pm EDT
  Continuous Delivery
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

5:05pm EDT

Introduction to Shipwright - Jason Hall, Red Hat
Shipwright (https://shipwright.io) is a framework for declaring and executing image builds. It boasts a pluggable architecture that allows for many common build strategies including CNCF Buildpacks, Kaniko, Buildah, s2i and others. Shipwright is built on Tekton, and adds a higher-level focus on simply building container images. So far it's mainly been developed in a partnership between Red Hat and IBM, but all contributions are welcome. This talk will introduce Shipwright, describe how it takes advantage of Tekton's platform, and demo how to use a built-in build strategy to deliver images using Buildpacks.

Speakers
avatar for Jason Hall

Jason Hall

Senior Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Jason co-founded Google Cloud Build and the Tekton project at Google, and recently joined Red Hat to continue working on Tekton, Shipwright, and other related development and delivery projects. He contributes to various container-image-related projects, and has never heard a joke... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 5:05pm - 5:35pm EDT
  Continuous Delivery
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

5:05pm EDT

Gatekeeping and the DevOps Revolution - Kat Cosgrove, Independent
There are more computer science graduates than ever, and the number keeps rising. Include coding bootcamp graduates, and the number of junior engineers out there is staggering. Sounds great, right? More engineers means larger communities and more help for our projects, and the whole world benefits because we’re solving harder problems faster. That's what DevOps is about, yeah?

It’s not quite that simple. Tech is advancing quickly, becoming more and more specialized. We frequently assume that the people reading our documentation and using our tools already have context and peripheral knowledge specific to our corner of tech, and we forget about all of those junior engineers with fresh ideas who are hungry to learn but don’t understand our jargon. We don't mean to do it, but we're gatekeeping them and it's slowing our progress. In order to really accelerate DevOps adoption, WE need a cultural change, too.

Speakers
avatar for Kat Cosgrove

Kat Cosgrove

Developer Advocate, Independent
Kat Cosgrove is a Developer Advocate, a CNCF Ambassador, and an actual cyborg. Her professional background has run the gamut from bartender, to video store clerk, to teacher, to software developer. Her specialty is approachable 101-level content for junior developers or anyone else... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 5:05pm - 5:35pm EDT
  Leadership
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

5:40pm EDT

Lightning Talk: LED Lights with Spinnaker Managed Delivery, AWS Controllers for Kubernetes, and GitOps - Manabu McCloskey, Amazon Web Services
What is declarative configuration management? What is GitOps? This session will show you how you can combine them on top of Kubernetes to create AWS resources and control your favorite LED lights.

Speakers
avatar for Manabu McCloskey

Manabu McCloskey

Prototyping Architect, Amazon Web Services
Manabu McCloskey is a Prototyping Architect at AWS with a focus on accelerating open source software adoption in large enterprises. Manabu’s interests include continuous delivery, serverless computing, and machine learning.



Wednesday June 23, 2021 5:40pm - 5:50pm EDT
  Spinnaker Summit, Lightning Talks

5:40pm EDT

Supercharge Cloud Migration with Progressive Delivery - Rosemary Wang, Hashicorp
You’re ready to send some canary traffic to a newly refactored application in a new cloud provider while the former application resides in your current datacenter or cloud. However, you encounter a problem: you haven’t aggregated application metrics from both environments, and you’ll have to manually review a dashboard to determine whether or not to increase the percentage of canary traffic. Is there an automated way to do this? In this talk, Rosemary combines canary analysis with the powers of service mesh observability and traffic management to supercharge migrations in multiple environments with progressive delivery. She’ll demonstrate that setting up tools such as HashiCorp Consul, Prometheus, and Spinnaker can help scale the migration and support of refactored applications across multiple clouds or platforms while reducing their production risk.

Speakers
avatar for Rosemary Wang

Rosemary Wang

Developer Advocate, HashiCorp
As a developer advocate for HashiCorp, Rosemary Wang has a fascination for solving intractable problems with code, whether it be helping an infrastructure engineer learn to code or an application developer troubleshoot infrastructure failures. She also interfaces with vendors, clients... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 5:40pm - 6:10pm EDT
  Advanced Delivery

5:40pm EDT

Continuously Delivered Documentation - Matthew Casperson, Octopus Deploy
To give our customers the easiest onboarding solution possible, we recently created a selection of 80 guides that documented the integration between 5 or so common technologies required to complete a deployment. This was great for customers, who could read documentation highly targeted to their own technology stack, but presented us with many problems. How could we know that our guides were accurate? How could we keep screenshots up to date? And how could we do all this without a huge team dedicated to continually manually reviewing each guide? By bringing common DevOps practices like automated tests, infrastructure as code, and continuous deployments, we have maintained 80 guides, hours of screencasts, and thousands of screenshots with a team of 2. Our process was documented at https://octopus.com/blog/devops-documentation, and the proposed session will discuss this journey.

Speakers
avatar for Matthew Casperson

Matthew Casperson

Product Manager, Octopus Deploy
I have loved technology since my first Commodore 64, and that passion remains to this day. Over the last 20 years I have been involved in many aspects of technology, from working a help desk, snowmobiling between servers at a ski resort, working on open source software at Red Hat... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 5:40pm - 6:10pm EDT
  Continuous Delivery
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

5:40pm EDT

Life Beyond the Commit - Deepak Giridharagopal, Puppet
The rate of change in our apps and infrastructure has risen dramatically as we've gotten more sophisticated in how we build things. And oh how sophisticated we've become! We have infrastructure that's programmable and dynamic, that we can quickly tweak to meet our needs. And atop that, we've built elaborate applications that are distributed, containerized, and microservice-ified. CD and GitOps let us sustain this level of complexity without everything collapsing. We're now in an era where the plumbing is so advanced that the state and scale of our applications can change in the blink of an eye, faster than the speed of a git commit. Our tools must adapt, becoming much more event-oriented and responsive if we hope to keep things under control. This session will discuss self-healing systems, event-driven automation, and how we can apply CD principles to ongoing systems management.

Speakers
avatar for Deepak Giridharagopal

Deepak Giridharagopal

CTO, Puppet
Deepak has guided Puppet’s technical development and longer-term technical strategy since joining the company in 2011. He has overseen the development of nearly every major product in Puppet's portfolio including Puppet Enterprise, Relay by Puppet, PuppetDB, Bolt, Wash, and Nebula... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 5:40pm - 6:10pm EDT
  GitOps & Cloud Native
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

5:40pm EDT

Pipeline Templating: Enabling DevSecOps Adoption Across the Enterprise - Steven Terrana, Booz Allen Hamilton
Within large organizations there exists a tension between the business's need to achieve economies of scale and the local development team's desire for the autonomy which enables innovation. Many organizations struggle at finding the balance between adopting standardized approaches to continuous delivery and expecting each team to be responsible for creating their own bespoke DevSecOps pipelines. In this talk, Steven will demonstrate how the Jenkins Templating Engine (JTE) turns this classic "either or" problem into a "both and". JTE empowers organizations to create truly tool-agnostic pipeline templates that can be shared across teams enabling effortless scale without sacrificing team's ability to innovate.

Speakers
avatar for Steven Terrana

Steven Terrana

Chief Engineer, Booz Allen Hamilton
Steven is a Chief Engineer at Booz Allen Hamilton focused on building reusable capabilities for the Firm and industry. He uses these capabilities to help organizations adopt all things modern software delivery: DevSecOps, Cloud Infrastructure, Container Orchestration, and Microservice... Read More →



Wednesday June 23, 2021 5:40pm - 6:10pm EDT
  Leadership
  • Technology Focus Jenkins
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

6:15pm EDT

cdCon Happy Hour & Best in Show Pet Competition
Think your pet has what it takes to win the title of cdCon’s Best in Show? 

We’re having a contest and you could win cool CDF swag thanks to your pet. All you have to do is share your funniest or most adorable photos or videos on Twitter.

To enter the contest:
  • Tweet the photo or video
  • Use the hashtag #cdConBestinShow 
  • Share your pet’s name
The winners will be announced at the cdCon Best in Show Pet Competition. May the best pet win!

Wednesday June 23, 2021 6:15pm - 7:15pm EDT
  Breaks & Networking
  • Technology Focus All
 
Thursday, June 24
 

9:00am EDT

How Jenkins X is Integrating Observability from the Inside, and the Benefits for its Users - Vincent Behar, Dailymotion
In this session, we'll focus on observability for Jenkins X: what observability means for a Continuous Delivery platform such as Jenkins X, and why it's important.
 
We'll see how Jenkins X v3 is integrating observability from the inside, using standards such as OpenTelemetry, and packaging a full observability stack using Grafana - with Loki, Promtail, Tempo, and Prometheus.
 
And we'll highlight the benefits for the users:
- platform observability with alerting for all the Kubernetes components (Lighthouse, Tekton, Cert-Manager, ...)
- out-of-the-box dashboards for Continuous Delivery Indicators (Mean Lead Time, Time To Review, Release, and Deployment Frequency, ...)
- distributed traces for your pipelines

Speakers
avatar for Vincent Behar

Vincent Behar

Principal Engineer, Dailymotion
Vincent is a Principal Engineer at Dailymotion. He started his CI/CD journey with Hudson in 2007 and authored the Jenkins Rundeck Plugin in 2011 to implement Continuous Delivery pipelines. He started using Kubernetes in 2015, and Jenkins X in 2018.



Thursday June 24, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
  Advanced Delivery

9:00am EDT

Kind Engineering: How To Engineer Kindness - Evan Smith, Solvemate
Software Engineering is an environment that is rife with worrying stereotypes like the "Brilliant Jerk" and the "Peter Principle". How do you be a kind engineer and encourage kindness in engineering? For the last couple years, I've been exploring what it means to be a Kind Engineer. It's called different things in different circles but ultimately it comes down to the fact that people who give more unconditionally make themselves happier, their teams happier and their companies happier. I'd like to share some practical tips on how people can become kinder engineers. This talk will cover code reviews, psychological safety, giving/receiving feedback and honesty in the workplace.

Speakers
avatar for Evan Smith

Evan Smith

Site Reliability Engineer, Solvemate
Evan Smith is a Site Reliability Engineer with the remote German company Solvemate and is responsible for managing the infrastructure, CI/CD, incident response and monitoring, as well as promoting a culture of kindness and learning. With a focus on discovering what it means to be... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
  Community
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

9:00am EDT

Enabling a Pipeline Catalog at Scale - Aoife Fitzmaurice & Jamie Plower, Fidelity Investments
At Fidelity to support the drive Pipeline As Code at scale a key ingredient to enabling this is the establishment of a Pipeline Catalog created and managed by Fidelity's community of Developers. This talk will walk through what is involved in enabling a culture that will support this in the longer term.

Speakers
avatar for Jamie Plower

Jamie Plower

Director of Cloud Platform Architecture, Fidelity Investments
Jamie leads the DevOps Integration & Experience squad for Enterprise Cloud Computing at Fidelity.  He is a strong advocate of Software Delivery Excellence and incorporating the principles of agility, engineering, and customer centric focus for automating the development, deployment... Read More →
avatar for Aoife Fitzmaurice

Aoife Fitzmaurice

Squad Lead, Fidelity Investments
Aoife is an Architect/Squad Lead for Enterprise Cloud Computing at Fidelity. She works with various teams that are responsible for evolving and providing the Application Lifecycle Management platforms for the firm. Prior to this, she worked as a systems engineer, infrastructure manager... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
  Continuous Delivery

9:00am EDT

Event-driven Distributed CI for 20000 Projects - Aleksandra Fedorova, Red Hat
Linux distributions represent the ultimate challenge for continuous integration, because of the size and variety of the projects involved. For example Fedora Linux contains about 21 thousand independent components. These components can be stand-alone applications written in high-level languages or kernel modules which require a bare-metal hardware for testing. Rather than enforcing one specific implementation of the CI/CD infrastructure to be used across components, Fedora Gating framework allows to aggregate test results of arbitrary CI systems in a common database. The aggregated results are then processed by the decision engine, which ensures that the system-wide gating requirements are satisfied. In the talk the architecture of the framework and the role of the messaging in Fedora infrastructure will be described, covering both the benefits and the challenges of this approach.

Speakers
AF

Aleksandra Fedorova

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
I work in the OSCI (Operating System Continuous Integration) team at Red Hat as a Product Owner of Red Hat Enterprise Linux CI topic. I am the member of Fedora Council and one of the organizers of the Fedora CI Special Interest Group responsible for the continuous integration on the... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
  Continuous Delivery
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

9:00am EDT

It wasn’t DNS. We checked! Infra CICD with KubeVirt and Tekton - Cansu Kavili Oernek & Tyler Auerbeck, Red Hat
You must have heard of this very famous haiku: It’s not DNS There is no way it’s DNS It was DNS Unfortunately, it was, cause we forgot about that change... We know that testing infra components can be hard. It's not cheap to have or maintain test environments or sometimes access to these systems is highly restricted. Also, we often don’t let our infrastructure codebase benefit from CICD practices as our app codebase does, even though it is getting more and more complex each day. But the good news is, with tools like KubeVirt and Tekton, we can rely on a common platform to test our infra-related deployments and changes (DNS, networking, ansible roles..) safely before pushing things straight to prod! And of course, that common platform is K8s! During this talk, we’ll cover how to orchestrate the testing and deployment of the changes safely on OpenShift by using Tekton and KubeVirt.

Speakers
avatar for Tyler Auerbeck

Tyler Auerbeck

Site Reliability Engineer, Red Hat
avatar for Cansu Kavili Oernek

Cansu Kavili Oernek

Site Reliability Engineer, Red Hat
As an SRE at Red Hat Open Innovation Labs and a passionate techie, I work in close collaboration with companies to form, enable and accelerate product teams by helping them to adopt DevOps culture and practices.


Thursday June 24, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
  Continuous Delivery

9:00am EDT

Migrating from Packaged Releases to Continuous Delivery and Something In Between - Challenges and Solution Patterns - Gopinath Rebala & Balaji Sivasubramanian, OpsMx
As organizations adopting CD has progressed from early adopters to early majority, there are significant challenges faced in the transition of existing software processes in monoliths and traditional software deliveries. Spinnaker is a powerful continuous delivery platform. This talk discusses common patterns in application architectures and challenges in adopting continuous delivery in terms of process automation. We will present some of the patterns adopted in hybrid environments and discuss pros and cons that of approaches and what worked in our implementation.

Speakers
avatar for Balaji Sivasubramanian

Balaji Sivasubramanian

VP Product, OpsMx
Balaji is VP of Product at OpsMx where he is focussed on helping enterprises adopt Spinnaker at scale. Balaji brings 15+ years of experience in product management and marketing in the enterprise software space. Prior to OpsMx, Balaji was head of product management at Cisco for cloud... Read More →
avatar for Gopinath Rebala

Gopinath Rebala

CTO, OpsMx Inc.
Gopinath Rebala is the CTO of OpsMx, where he has overall responsibility for the machine learning and data processing architectures of OpsMx Enterprise for Spinnaker. Gopi also has a strong connection with our customers, leading design and architecture for strategic implementations... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 9:00am - 9:30am EDT
  Continuous Delivery

9:35am EDT

Sponsored Lightning Talk: Leveraging Tekton: Reducing Time to Market through Open Source Application, Rick Lane, Puppet
Building a new platform or product on top of open source tools is simultaneously a risky and rewarding endeavour. This talk will focus primarily on using Tekton to reduce time to market (while increasing quality and reliability) and include other notable open source applications and tools. Taken from the perspective of successfully releasing a product based partly on Tekton, this discussion will examine the benefits (and perhaps a few drawbacks) of incorporating highly curated (and carefully managed) open source applications into market-driven products.

Speakers
avatar for Rick A. Lane

Rick A. Lane

Senior Software Engineer, Puppet
Rick Lane is a senior software engineer working on Relay by Puppet and originally introduced Tekton as a core component of the product. A Continuous Delivery enthusiast, Rick has been a lead developer in workflow and pipeline-related technology for many years, including previous roles... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 9:35am - 9:45am EDT
  Sponsored Session, Lightning Talks
  • Technology Focus Tekton
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

9:35am EDT

CI/CD as a Service: Moving Towards Scalable Continuous Delivery - Samed Guner & Abhinav Srivastava, SAP
At SAP Artificial Intelligence we build and run large number of microservices from different teams across different time zones, different technologies and different hyperscalers.  Given this diversity in people, time and technologies everyone starts to build their own CI/CD, infrastructure management, testing strategies and many more. This leads to repetitive work, unfilled security/product standards, high lead time, firefighting and a sleepless operations team.   So what is the answer to all of these problems?  As the central AI DevOps team we want to share our journey and experience in building a centrally governed CI/CD, one-click onboarding, infrastructure management, test strategy and delivery process. In particular how to use Jenkins pipelines at scale to support over 200 developers and how to streamline deployments using Spinnaker and ArgoCD while managing the infrastructure.

Speakers
avatar for Samed Güner

Samed Güner

Senior DevOps Engineer, SAP
Samed Güner is currently working as a software engineer at SAP Artificial Intelligence embedding large scale AI into enterprise applications. He mainly works on infrastructure and K8s with a strong focus on leveraging DevOps principles. He previously worked on projects such as distributed... Read More →
avatar for Abhinav Srivastava

Abhinav Srivastava

Senior DevOps Engineer, SAP
Abhinav Srivastava is currently working as a DevOps lead for SAP Artificial Intelligence embedding large scale AI into enterprise applications. He loves to dig into various DevOps problems and solve them with modern technologies. He architects, creates, scales and optimizes DevOps... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 9:35am - 10:05am EDT
  Continuous Delivery

9:35am EDT

Velocity or Governance: Why not both? - Fatih Degirmenci, Ericsson
CD enables organisations to produce high quality software more rapidly, enabling them to bring new services to market faster and be ahead of the competition. Teams frequently push their code which goes through CD pipelines, getting deployed to production. However, CD is not without its challenges and governance is one of them. Deploying changes to production without ensuring they adhere to rules, regulations, and laws could expose organisations and their users to issues with security, privacy, and compliance. Regardless of the size or the industry, Policy Driven CD is a critical topic that enables organisations to deliver software with speed by allowing enforcement of policies within their pipelines so security, regulatory, and compliance issues are identified and remedied earlier. This talk will introduce policy topic with examples from various industries such as telecom and finance.

Speakers
avatar for Fatih Degirmenci

Fatih Degirmenci

Principal Developer, Ericsson
Fatih specialises in automation, infrastructure, CI/CD, and DevOps and is currently involved in several CI/CD initiatives across Ericsson and within open source. He has previously served in the OPNFV Technical Steering Committee as a committer-at-large representative and has led the... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 9:35am - 10:05am EDT
  Continuous Delivery

9:35am EDT

Bridge the Gap Between Jenkins and Kubernetes - Bartek Antoniak, VirtusLab
This session focuses on important aspects of running Jenkins in a cloud-native environment like Kubernetes with the full advantage of public cloud capabilities like backups, observability and security. Bartek will show how to free up engineering teams from typical infrastructure activities and lets them focus on the business value by using Jenkins Operator project. With declarative configuration and full lifecycle management based on Operator Framework, this can become the de facto standard for running Jenkins on top of Kubernetes.

Speakers
avatar for Bartek Antoniak

Bartek Antoniak

Cloud Engineering Manager, VirtusLab
Engineering Manager in a cloud-native world managing mid-sized cross-functional teams. Responsible for cloud-related initiatives at VirtusLab like open source projects, products or partnerships. These days I usually build cloud platforms and help clients with digital transformation... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 9:35am - 10:05am EDT
  GitOps & Cloud Native

9:35am EDT

Reducing Burnout with Continuous Remediation - Anton Weiss, Canarian
Continuous Delivery and global spread are turning information systems into a beautiful messwork of partially degraded autonomous components. Incidents in such systems are abound and managing these incidents becomes an impossible task for mere humans. It sometimes feels like plugging holes in a cloud with your bare fingers in an attempt to stop the rain. In order to build the resilient systems of the future (and reduce the operators' burnout) we need smart continuous remediation. The talk will present some of the more interesting developments in this field across the industry.

Speakers
avatar for Anton Weiss

Anton Weiss

CTO, Canarian


Thursday June 24, 2021 9:35am - 10:05am EDT
  GitOps & Cloud Native

9:35am EDT

Ten Core Strategies of DevOps - Forest Jing, DAOPS Foundation
When I ask if you are practice DevOps? Most of you will say "Yes". But how do you practice DevOps, if there are any strategies you could follow in the whole companies? This topic will share my experiences with my team in last few years in practice DevOps in different kind of companies. I will share with you : 1. Fine-grained low coupling 2. Continuous flow in small batches 3. Comprehensive means to ensure quality and security 4. Automation and self-service 5. Speed up various activities 6. Fix in time 7. Complete record and full display 8. Coordinate to complete the overall function 9. Ensure consistency 10. Continuous improvement based on measurement

Speakers
avatar for Forest Jing

Forest Jing

Chief Evangelist, DAOPS FOUNDATION
Forest Jing is the chief evangelist from DAOPS Foundation and a DevOps practitioner in China who is the co-founder of DevOps Times Community. He was a speaker of AllDayDevOps and DevOpsDays. He is a CDF Ambassador, Jenkins Ambassador and DevOps Institute Ambassador. He and his team... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 9:35am - 10:05am EDT
  Leadership
  • Technology Focus Jenkins
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

9:45am EDT

Lightning Talk: Machine Learning Jenkins Plugins for Data Science - Shivay Lamba, Layer5
Machine learning is a key technology used in various fields like Education, Science. Jenkins and its plugin ecosystem can play a key role in supporting, facilitating and accelerating the integration of ML workflow components and orchestrating their reproducible execution. Currently, Python and interactive computational notebooks are the dominant software tools for teaching, composing and executing machine learning workflows. However, interactive notebooks present significant limitations to the adoption of good software engineering principles (test-driven development, code versioning, reproducibility, etc) as well as scaling-up to data sizes typically used in DS production environments Integrating Machine Learning workflows with Jenkins build tasks. It integrates machine learning tasks and algorithms to build ML data systems that are easier to develop, test, deploy and maintain.

Speakers
avatar for Shivay Lamba

Shivay Lamba

Software Developer, Layer5
Shivay Lamba is a software developer specializing in DevOps, Machine Learning and Full Stack Development. He is an Open Source Enthusiast and has been part of various programs like Google Code In and Google Summer of Code as a Mentor and is currently a MLH Fellow. He has also worked... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 9:45am - 9:55am EDT
  Continuous Delivery

10:10am EDT

Sponsored Lightning Talk: Automating Decisions to Achieve Speed and Stability with Continuous Delivery - Gopinath Rebela, OpsMx Inc.
As organizations increasingly adopt continuous delivery as a paradigm for delivering features at high velocity, there are significant challenges in the transition from existing software processes to true continuous delivery. We find organizations at various stages of maturity in achieving continuous delivery. There is significant friction in decision making for stability and security that include manual steps. In this talk about the challenges faced by organizations in terms of visibility into delivery data, automating the decision making process and discuss best practices adopted by organizations delivering thousands of changes a day.

Speakers
avatar for Gopinath Rebala

Gopinath Rebala

CTO, OpsMx Inc.
Gopinath Rebala is the CTO of OpsMx, where he has overall responsibility for the machine learning and data processing architectures of OpsMx Enterprise for Spinnaker. Gopi also has a strong connection with our customers, leading design and architecture for strategic implementations... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 10:10am - 10:20am EDT
  Sponsored Session, Lightning Talks
  • Technology Focus Other, All
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

10:10am EDT

Adoption of DevSecOps Practices in Regulated Industries - Gurpreet Sachdeva
Regulated industries like Aerospace and Automotive follow traditional development practices like V cycle with manual testing and low software reusability. Hardware dependencies and long support contracts have led to a huge legacy codebase with siloed software development teams. Regulated software requires compliance to safety standards like DO-178C, ED-12B, MISRA, ISO 26262, and security standards like DO-326A, ED-202A, SAE J3061, etc. While the DevSecOps emerged from Internet and software companies, it can be used in other industries. This session will cover how incorporating DevSecOps in regulated Industries can optimize software development and reduce security risks. Moreover, it reduces the time from code change to production deployment or release. Rigorous, automated security testing can also validate compliance requirements.

Speakers
avatar for Gurpreet Sachdeva

Gurpreet Sachdeva

Assistant Vice President - Technology, Capgemini Engineering
Gurpreet Sachdeva is a Technology Executive with 24 years of experience working on some of the most challenging technologies related to Communication Software, DevSecOps, Cloud Computing and Cybersecurity. Gurpreet did his B. Tech (C.S.) from NIT, Kurukshetra (India) and M.S. (Software... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 10:10am - 10:40am EDT
  Continuous Delivery
  • Technology Focus Jenkins
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

10:10am EDT

Is Continuous Delivery, a Chimera? - Olivier Vernin, CloudBees
The Jenkins project maintains a significant amount of services for its community. Since the beginning, those services have been transparently maintained by the community through Git repositories and we heavily rely on automation to ensure smooth collaboration with contributors around the globe. In this session, I'll talk about the challenges to operate an open infrastructure at scale. I'll review what went well in our continuous delivery journey and what didn't reach our expectations. I’ll present the processes and the tooling we put in place. As almost everything is public, the audience will be able to navigate through the Jenkins infrastructure project with the right mindset to understand how to use or not use the same path that we took.

Speakers
avatar for Olivier Vernin

Olivier Vernin

Jenkins Infrastructure Officer, CloudBees
Olivier is the Infrastructure officer for the Jenkins project and Senior Operations Engineer at CloudBees. As a regular contributor to the Jenkins project, he works on a wide range of tasks from services reliability to project governance but his main area of interest remains around... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 10:10am - 10:40am EDT
  Continuous Delivery
  • Technology Focus Jenkins
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

10:10am EDT

Scaling Pipelines with Tekton - Andrea Frittoli, IBM
There are many dimensions to scalability in the context of continuous delivery (CD). Authoring, maintaining and executing tasks, pipelines and complex CD workflows all have their flavour of scalability challenges. In this talk, we discuss how Tekton tackles each of those areas. We present the scalability challenges we faced when using Tekton to continuously deliver Tekton itself, and the solutions we built and continue to develop to make tasks and pipelines practically reusable, maintainable and scalable at runtime.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Frittoli

Andrea Frittoli

Open Source Developer Advocate, IBM
Andrea Frittoli is a Developer Advocate at IBM and an open source enthusiast. He is one of the maintainers of the Tekton project and a member of its governance team. Before Tekton, he contributed to OpenStack for several years, focusing on testing and CI/CD, serving as the QA project... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 10:10am - 10:40am EDT
  GitOps & Cloud Native
  • Technology Focus Tekton
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

10:10am EDT

Platform Engineering and AIOps Leads to Higher SRE Maturity - Shivagami Gugan, IDC Technologies, Inc.
Shivagami is a Technologist and Aviation Specialist with experience in transforming large teams. Having headed the Software Engineering function for more than 12+ years, and leading the IT transformation to DevOps/SRE ways of working in companies in the Middle East, she is a pragmatic Technology Transformation Leader who seeks to apply Reliability Engineering and Cloud Architecture in delivering business value, In this talk, Shivagami will try to de-mystify the anti-patterns that she has seen in Organisations where she is consulting related to the company context and the practical applicability of the principles and practices of Site Reliability Engineering towards delivering customer centricity and sustainable business growth.

Speakers
avatar for Shivagami Gugan

Shivagami Gugan

Group Chief Technology Officer & Global DevOps Ambassador, IDC Technologies Inc



Thursday June 24, 2021 10:10am - 10:40am EDT
  Leadership
  • Technology Focus Jenkins
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

10:20am EDT

Sponsored Lightning Talk: Compliance Operations (CompOps) with Armory Spinnaker in AWS - Thomas McGonagle, Armory
The role of Armory Spinnaker as the central CD orchestrator in AWS, positions it to play a significant role in the burgeoning AWS CompOps movement. Compliance is critical to many organizations and should be incorporated into their larger DevOps culture. Iron Mountain says, the benefits of developing a compliance driven culture is that the "compliance program can ultimately help you cut your operational costs, improve efficiencies and reduce risks. Once you've developed your plan, you can relax—at least a little—knowing that you're well set up to:" * Demonstrate your adherence to laws and regulations * Speed your response times when audits or litigation occur * Reduce the risk of fines and penalties * Improve your business efficiencies * Reduce your administrative costs * Get control over your critical records

Speakers
avatar for Thomas McGonagle

Thomas McGonagle

Cloud Partner Solutions Architect, Armory
Since childhood, Thomas has prioritized and emphasized human service and has always had a genuine passion for technology. Thomas is adept at recognizing and personally investing in open source market-leading platforms. He uses this insight and his genuine desire for service to help... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 10:20am - 10:30am EDT
  Sponsored Session, Lightning Talks

10:30am EDT

Sponsored Lightning Talk: Leveraging Pipelines to Automate Security Enforcement with Minimal Effort - Cesar Rodriguez, Accurics
Infrastructure as Code (IaC) and CI/CD pipelines help cloud native development teams deliver complex applications in the cloud, at scale.  They also provide a great foundation for automated security controls that protect against accidental misconfigurations and help you eliminate security risks before they reach your runtime environment.  This lightning talk explains how open source technologies can help you deliver more secure apps with automated IaC scanning and policy enforcement.

Speakers
avatar for Cesar Rodriguez

Cesar Rodriguez

Head of Developer Advocacy, Accurics
Cesar Rodriguez serves as the current Head of Developer Advocacy at Accurics. His fervor for cloud security and devops has led him to invent many open source tools such as Terrascan. He has had extensive experience both in private cloud security having worked with the military as... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 10:30am - 10:40am EDT
  Sponsored Session, Lightning Talks
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

10:45am EDT

Encouraging Diversity and Inclusion in the Open Source Ecosystem - Zainab Abubakar, She Code Africa
The term “Open” in Open Source should be fundamentally about access, empowerment and participation of all people. However, looking at the open source ecosystem today we can all agree that we are lagging behind in upholding this. In the past decade, representation of women in open source has inched up merely 1.5% to a shockingly low 3%. This result is a proof that open source communities need to make more intentional efforts to ensure a more diverse and inclusive community. In this talk, Zainab is going to be discussing on ways open source communities can actively and intentionally encourage diversity and inclusion within their communities.

Speakers
avatar for Zainab Abubakar

Zainab Abubakar

Open Source Programs Manager, She Code Africa
Zainab is a software engineer at Interswitch Group and the Open Source Programs Manager for She Code Africa a non-profit organization focused on celebrating and technically empowering young girls and women in technology across Africa. Her role at She Code Africa involves promoting... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am EDT
  Community

10:45am EDT

What's new with Jenkins X 3 - James Rawlings & James Strachan, CloudBees
This session will cover the architectural improvements and new features of Jenkins X v3. We'll dive into the key areas that have undergone major development. GitOps: a better approach to installation and upgrades leveraging Helmfile, using an in-cluster operator to apply desired state stored in Git. Secrets: out of the box integration with external secret management solutions such as Google + Amazon cloud services Infrastructure: decoupled infrastructure management using Terraform UX: hosted dashboard to link your pull request logs along with a local Octant UI for deeper cluster visualisations. Cloud Native Pipelines: now using vanilla Tekton pipelines with no abstraction layer. Along with Lighthouse to handle both in repo and shared pipeline definitions we now have a clean, extendable way to describe pipelines. Health: health checks and insight via Grafana

Speakers
avatar for James Rawlings

James Rawlings

Software Engineer, CloudBees
James Rawlings is a co-creator of the open source project Jenkins X and works for CloudBees, where he aims to help developers and teams move to the cloud. James is passionate about automation and continuous improvement, always looking for new ways to help productivity or providing... Read More →
avatar for James Strachan

James Strachan

Software Engineer, CloudBees
James Strachan is one of the founders of the Jenkins X open source project. Jenkins X was developed from a desire on the part of James and his colleagues to help developers automate their CI/CD processes for cloud native applications, thus delivering business value faster. Previously... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am EDT

10:45am EDT

Why Saying "CI/CD" is not Enough - Sriram Narayanan, ThoughtWorks
"CI/CD" is becoming mainstream. Various departments are beginning to recognise that silos are harmful and are trying to collaborate. They bring in consultants who guide them on being Agile, set up Scrum teams, advice on CI/CD tools, help set up processes. Depending upon the sense of urgency, this becomes org-wide either from day one or from lessons learned from a pilot project. The measures of success aren't quite well understood and are interpreted and customised to whatever the implementation team feel they can manage to meet within their constraints. Worse, most teams as well as organisation management lack the exposure to know what questions to ask in order to identify gaps and opportunities for improvement. This talk explains why one sees delivery delays, defects in production, integration hell, security bottlenecks, etc having "CI/CD", and the corrective measures.

Speakers
avatar for Sriram Narayanan

Sriram Narayanan

Consultant, ThoughtWorks
Sriram presently works with Singapore based clients to help ensure Continuous Delivery on software projects that ThoughtWorks delivery. He is often involved with projects comprising of multiple commercial entities while working with stakeholders to change processes to help ensure... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am EDT
  Leadership
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

10:45am EDT

Spinnaker @ Cisco - Scaling To Support Large Diverse Applications - Anil Anaberumutt, Cisco & Balaji Sivasubramanian, OpsMX
Cisco adopted Spinnaker more than 2 years ago and has onboarded more than 1000+ applications.  Cisco IT started off using Spinnaker for deploying primarily container-based applications to on-prem cloud platforms (OpenShift). As Cisco found success in Spinnaker, it is being rolled out to larger engineering teams (10,000+ developers).  The Spinnaker team at Cisco has to evolve Spinnaker to support varied development requirements around multiple clouds (AWS, Azure, GCP), infrastructure-as-code (Terraform), helm based deployments, custom scripts as well as deploying to Snowflake (SaaS data warehouse), Teradata, and Informatica (Data Analytics platforms). 
In this session, you will learn how Cisco evolved Spinnaker for these various applications at scale as well as best practices and lessons learned.

Speakers
avatar for Balaji Sivasubramanian

Balaji Sivasubramanian

VP Product, OpsMx
Balaji is VP of Product at OpsMx where he is focussed on helping enterprises adopt Spinnaker at scale. Balaji brings 15+ years of experience in product management and marketing in the enterprise software space. Prior to OpsMx, Balaji was head of product management at Cisco for cloud... Read More →
avatar for Anil Anaberumutt

Anil Anaberumutt

Technical Systems Architect, Cisco
Anil Anaberumutt is a Technical Systems Architect at Cisco Systems, leading Continuous Delivery and Application Security. Passionate about developer tools, defining product and technology strategy. Currently guiding product development teams in building, integrating, and deploying... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 10:45am - 11:15am EDT
  Spinnaker Summit
  • Technology Focus All
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

10:45am EDT

Open Source is for Everyone, Anyone, Everywhere! - Morgan Carroll, Brittany Barnes & Dixsie Wolmers, IBM
We are three IT professionals in the early stages of our careers working in diverse areas. Marketing, front end user experience design, and cognitive software. We were all intrigued by open source and joined a jump start program as mentees to learn more. This is our journey from knowing nothing at all about open source, to choosing open source projects that we felt we could learn from and bring value to, to how we are all now three successful open source committers. This led us wanting to share our stories, the good bits as well as the bad bits, the mistakes we made and the things we wish we could tell ourselves before we had started. Whether you're an experienced project lead wanting to attract more newbies like us, whether you're not sure how far out of your comfort zone to go dipping your toes into open source projects, come and hear our thoughts, feedback and ideas.

Speakers
avatar for Brittany Barnes

Brittany Barnes

Cloud and Cognitive Software Engineer, IBM
Software developer at IBM Security with a background in computer science and discrete mathematics. I enjoy travel, concerts, gardening, and video games My day job doesn't involve open source, but I became interested in open source from hearing about it and joined a jump start program... Read More →
avatar for Dixsie Wolmers

Dixsie Wolmers

Front End Developer, IBM
Dixsie is a front-end developer based out of Austin, TX. She is formerly a US Navy radar systems engineer turned middle school science teacher turned front-end developer who is passionate about technology, teaching, and learning. When not working on open source, you can usually find... Read More →
avatar for Morgan Carroll

Morgan Carroll

Senior Cloud Engineer, IBM
Morgan is a Senior Cloud Engineer who has been with IBM for 4 years. She is a former NASA balloon program intern who enjoys gaming, 3-d printing, and anything outdoors in Austin. She is the proud dog mom of two short-legged rescues: Apollo and Mr. Hubble.


Thursday June 24, 2021 10:45am - 11:25am EDT
  Community

10:45am EDT

The Impact of Continuous Delivery on Digital Transformations - Tiffany Jachja, Harness; James Jones, Digital Turbine; Lindsey Yeadon, Red Hat & Eric Chapman, Liatrio
For many digital transformations, challenges lie within change. There are cultural, procedural, and technical impacts on how we choose to transform our teams and organizations. Continuous Delivery is the part of CI/CD that enables software changes of all kinds to reach users safely and quickly, in a repeatable manner. But what are the impacts of focusing on Continuous Delivery, and how is the CD ecosystem serving as a foundation for digital transformations? Join this session as CD practitioners and providers share their insights into these questions. Attendees will hear about Continuous Delivery in the context of digital transformations.

Speakers
avatar for Eric Chapman

Eric Chapman

Technical Principal, Liatrio
Eric Chapman is a Technical Principal at Liatrio, helping our clients deliver software faster and safer. With a background in software development, he has spent the past 20 years architecting, building, and enabling software systems for large complex organizations ranging from US... Read More →
avatar for Tiffany Jachja

Tiffany Jachja

Technical Evangelist, Harness
Tiffany Jachja is a technical evangelist at Harness. She is an advocate for better software delivery, sharing applicable practices, stories, and content around modern technologies. Tiffany is an ambassador at the Continuous Delivery Foundation and has given talks about software delivery... Read More →
avatar for James Jones

James Jones

Solutions Architect, Digital Turbine
James (Bob) Jones has been a technologist for 13 years, specializing in software engineering and architecture. Leveraging his experience at small startups and large corporations in the finance industry, he helps organizations build software services with emerging cloud technologies... Read More →
avatar for Lindsey Yeadon

Lindsey Yeadon

Engagement Lead, Red Hat
Experienced Release Train Engineer, Agile Coach, and Agile and SAFe Transformation Specialist with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in leading teams, trains and teams of teams in Scrum and Agile Methodologies, coaching... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 10:45am - 11:25am EDT
  Continuous Delivery

11:25am EDT

BoF Session: SIG Interoperability - Kara de la Marck, Cloudbees & Fatih Degirmenci, Ericsson
A Birds of a Feather informal, open discussion.

Speakers
avatar for Kara de la Marck

Kara de la Marck

Open Source Developer Relations, CloudBees
Kara works at CloudBees with the Jenkins and Jenkins X open source communities. She is co-chair of the Continuous Delivery Foundation’s Interoperability SIG, chair of the Jenkins Cloud Native SIG, and is a mentor and org admin for Outreachy and Google Summer of Code. As a board... Read More →
avatar for Fatih Degirmenci

Fatih Degirmenci

Principal Developer, Ericsson
Fatih specialises in automation, infrastructure, CI/CD, and DevOps and is currently involved in several CI/CD initiatives across Ericsson and within open source. He has previously served in the OPNFV Technical Steering Committee as a committer-at-large representative and has led the... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 11:25am - 11:55am EDT
  BoF Sessions

11:25am EDT

BoF Session: Tekton - Christie Wilson, Google & Andrea Frittoli, IBM
A Birds of a Feather informal, open discussion around Tekton.

Speakers
avatar for Andrea Frittoli

Andrea Frittoli

Open Source Developer Advocate, IBM
Andrea Frittoli is a Developer Advocate at IBM and an open source enthusiast. He is one of the maintainers of the Tekton project and a member of its governance team. Before Tekton, he contributed to OpenStack for several years, focusing on testing and CI/CD, serving as the QA project... Read More →
avatar for Christie Wilson

Christie Wilson

Software Engineer, Google
Christie Wilson (she/her) is a software engineer at Google and co-creator of the Tekton project. Over the past decade+ she has worked in the mobile, financial and video game industries. Prior to working at Google she built load testing tools for AAA video game titles, and founded... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 11:25am - 11:55am EDT
  BoF Sessions

11:25am EDT

Sponsored BoF Session: Reckoning with the Onslaught of Online Content - Melissa McKay, JFrog
There are many ways that developers and other tech practitioners can learn technical concepts and improve their skills. Online conferences, videos, and articles abound that allow for asynchronous learning of a variety of content. The availability of online content isn’t new, but the quantity of content has exploded in response to the pandemic.
Be prepared for a lively discussion of the following questions:
  1. What online content is the most effective for learning?
  2. What is your favorite type of online content? Least favorite?
  3. How do you think online content can be improved?
  4. What are your thoughts on paid vs free content?
  5. How does one (especially a junior developer) best evaluate existing content?
As we slowly recover and emerge from our homes, many regular speakers and developer advocates hope to return to the live conference format. But one could argue that the pandemic has increased the opportunities for those who have historically been unable to engage in live conferences due to family obligations, the hefty time commitment away from work, or travel budget constraints. It would be nice to keep online opportunities available, but how do we ensure quality moving forward?

Join Melissa McKay in an informal discussion for both teachers and learners — we are all BOTH!

Speakers
avatar for Melisssa McKay

Melisssa McKay

Developer Advocate, JFrog
Melissa is a long-time developer/software engineer turned international speaker and is currently a Developer Advocate on the JFrog Developer relations team, sharing in the mission to improve the developer experience with DevOps methodologies. Her background and experience as a software... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 11:25am - 11:55am EDT

11:25am EDT

Break & Networking
Thursday June 24, 2021 11:25am - 11:55am EDT
  Breaks & Networking
  • Technology Focus All

12:00pm EDT

Keynote Session: The State of Continuous Delivery - Tracy Miranda, The Linux Foundation & Christie Wilson, Google
Continuous delivery is a software development practice in which teams release software changes to users safely, quickly and sustainably. Delivering new software features faster, while making sure services are solid and secure is a key differentiator for every organization today. As organizations grapple with continuous delivery adoption, they have to contend with the space going through a renaissance with the onset of microservices, containers and cloud-native technologies. In this keynote, Tracy Miranda and Christie Wilson take a look at the current state of continuous delivery, how it continues to evolve and how we can all work together in open source to drive its future. 

Speakers
avatar for Christie Wilson

Christie Wilson

Software Engineer, Google
Christie Wilson (she/her) is a software engineer at Google and co-creator of the Tekton project. Over the past decade+ she has worked in the mobile, financial and video game industries. Prior to working at Google she built load testing tools for AAA video game titles, and founded... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Miranda

Tracy Miranda

Executive Director, Continuous Delivery Foundation, The Linux Foundation
Tracy Miranda is the executive director of the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) where she leads the mission to improve the world's capacity to deliver software with security and speed.  Prior to CDF, Tracy was the Director of Open Source at CloudBees. Tracy is a veteran of the... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 12:00pm - 12:15pm EDT
  Keynote Sessions
  • Technology Focus All

12:15pm EDT

Keynote Session: What it Takes to Achieve Production Excellence: A Fireside Chat - Charity Majors, Honeycomb.io & James Governor, RedMonk; Moderated by Tracy Miranda, The Linux Foundation
Many teams are burned out from spending too much time debugging and fixing production issues instead of shipping new features—and they risk falling behind competitors that ship faster and manage production better. James Governor (Redmonk co-founder) and Charity Majors (Honeycomb CTO and co-founder) will discuss what it takes to achieve production excellence and the best practices that lead to:
  • Fewer production issues
  • Faster release cycles
  • Less developer frustration and burnout
  • Happier customers
  • Better business outcomes
This session will help you adopt the production excellence mindset and come away with tactics around implementing modern software practices like progressive delivery, observability, and service-level objectives (SLOs).


Speakers
avatar for Charity Majors

Charity Majors

Co-founder and CTO, Honeycomb.io
Charity Majors is the co-founder and CTO of Honeycomb.io, provider of tools for engineering teams to debug production systems faster and smarter. Previously Charity ran infrastructure at Parse and was an engineering manager at Facebook, where she ran next-generation distributed systems... Read More →
avatar for James Governor

James Governor

Analyst & Co-founder, RedMonk
Founded RedMonk in 2002 with Stephen O’Grady. We focus on developers as the real key influencers in tech. Understanding that people choose technology because of gut instincts, not facts per se. An ex-journalist, I have managed teams and news agendas in weekly publication grind... Read More →
avatar for Tracy Miranda

Tracy Miranda

Executive Director, Continuous Delivery Foundation, The Linux Foundation
Tracy Miranda is the executive director of the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) where she leads the mission to improve the world's capacity to deliver software with security and speed.  Prior to CDF, Tracy was the Director of Open Source at CloudBees. Tracy is a veteran of the... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 12:15pm - 12:35pm EDT

12:35pm EDT

Sponsored Keynote Session: Delivery Engineering @ Netflix - Creating a Seamless Experience to lower Cognitive Load during Software Delivery - Amy Smidutz, Netflix
Continuous Delivery enables organizations to respond to customer needs in today’s fast-paced world. Join this session to learn how Netflix is continually improving this process by creating a seamless experience that lowers cognitive load by reducing complexity to make continuous integration, delivery of code, and configuration easy, repeatable, and predictable.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Smidutz

Amy Smidutz

Director of the Delivery Engineering Team, Netflix
Amy is the Director of the Delivery Engineering Team at Netflix. Delivery Engineering owns a variety of platforms responsible for Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery, and Infrastructure Experimentation. She and her team continue to build and enhance delivery tools that enable... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 12:35pm - 12:55pm EDT
  Keynote Sessions, Sponsored Sessions
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

12:55pm EDT

Sponsored Keynote Session: Slicing and Dicing: Building DevOps Word Salads - Jeremy Meiss, CircleCI
While it seems that every week new terms appear to describe DevOps tools, segments, ideas, practices, etc., are they really new? CI/CD, Progressive Delivery, AIOps, GitOps, TreeOps (not real, but who knows, maybe it will be next week?) -  are they all the same, or are they just reimagining last week’s buzz words? In this talk we will break down a few of these terms, what they mean, how they’re used, and why they may matter for you and your teams.

Speakers
avatar for Jeremy Meiss

Jeremy Meiss

Director, DevRel & Community, CircleCI
Jeremy is Director, DevRel & Community at CircleCI, formerly at Solace, Auth0 and XDA. He is active in the DevRel Community, and is a co-creator of DevOpsPartyGames.com. A lover of all things coffee, community, open source, and tech, he is also house-broken, and (generally) plays... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 12:55pm - 1:10pm EDT

1:15pm EDT

Keynote Panel Session: A Deep Dive into the Benefits of CD: A Fireside Chat - Kelsey Hightower, Google; Rosalind Benoit, Themist; Brandon Leach, Autodesk & Isaac Mosquera, Armory
Join Kelsey Hightower as he moderates a fireside chat diving into the benefits and importance of CD and Spinnaker in an organization. This panel will dig into this subject from two perspectives: from an orchestrator of CD at a large company, and a business that is developing tools to support release automation and CD at scale.

Speakers
avatar for Kelsey Hightower

Kelsey Hightower

Director, Developer Advocate, Google
Kelsey Hightower has worn every hat possible throughout his career in tech, and enjoys leadership roles focused on making things happen and shipping software. Kelsey is a strong open source advocate focused on building simple tools that make people smile. When he is not slinging Go... Read More →
avatar for Isaac Mosquera

Isaac Mosquera

CTO, Armory
Isaac is the CTO & Co-founder at Armory. He has been leading engineering and product teams at Armory engaged in the Spinnaker community since it was open-sourced in 2015. He has recently been elected to both the Spinnaker Steering Committee and the Continuous Delivery Foundation’s... Read More →
avatar for Brandon Leach

Brandon Leach

Software Architect, Autodesk
Brandon is a software architect at Autodesk. His background includes software delivery automation, data and identity platforms, and distributed systems engineering.  His current focus areas are service quality, engineering efficiency, and enabling Autodesks’ transformation to a... Read More →
avatar for Rosalind Benoit

Rosalind Benoit

CEO, Themist
Rosalind, CEO of Themist, is building a policy-driven ops platform that provides each persona in the software supply chain with a smart, equipped context to quickly get up and running. An ex-employee of Armory and Puppet and former sysadmin, Rosalind holds an MSIS in Database & Internet... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 1:15pm - 1:45pm EDT

1:50pm EDT

Sponsored Keynote Session: The Singularity is Here : Are Your Deployments Ready? - Stephen Chin, JFrog
Speakers
avatar for Stephen Chin

Stephen Chin

VP Developer Relations, JFrog
Stephen Chin is VP of Developer Relations at JFrog, chair of the CDF governing board, member of the CNCF governing board, and author of The Definitive Guide to Modern Client Development, Raspberry Pi with Java, Pro JavaFX Platform, and the upcoming DevOps Tools for Java Developers... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 1:50pm - 2:05pm EDT

2:10pm EDT

Keynote Session: The Future of Testing - Kohsuke Kawaguchi, Launchable Inc.
The last decade has seen a relentless push to deliver software faster. Automated testing has emerged as one of the most important technologies for scaling DevOps. So much so that companies are investing enormous time and effort to build end-to-end software delivery pipelines with automated testing built-in. In this keynote, Kohsuke Kawaguchi, creator of Jenkins and co-founder of Launchable shares insights into emerging trends in the testing space. This session will highlight innovations in testing and future approaches that are emerging for those looking to nurture a continuous quality culture.  



Speakers
avatar for Kohsuke Kawaguchi

Kohsuke Kawaguchi

Co-CEO, Launchable Inc
I'm passionate about developer productivity. Early on, I've helped this cause as a developer, building numerous open-source projects, most notably award-winning Jenkins, which enabled CloudBees. As the project and the company got bigger, I became more of an enabler -- create and foster... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 2:10pm - 2:30pm EDT

2:35pm EDT

CDF Community Awards
CDF Community Awards reward community members, open source contributors, ambassadors, and end users who are working most effectively to advance the adoption of continuous delivery.

For complete details - visit our awards page.

Thursday June 24, 2021 2:35pm - 2:55pm EDT
  Keynote Sessions
  • Technology Focus All

2:55pm EDT

BoF Session: Best Practices - Terry Cox, Bootstrap Ltd. & Tara Hernandez, Google
Birds of a Feather (BoF) session is an informal discussion about topics concerning Best Practices.  It's the perfect opportunity to meet with project leaders and peers to catch up, share information and ask questions.

Everyone is welcome to ask questions & share ideas.



Speakers
avatar for Tara Hernandez

Tara Hernandez

Senior Engineering Manager, Google
Tara Hernandez is a specialist in software engineering infrastructure and was an early promoter of what came to be known as the Continuous Integration revolution. Her most notable stint was at Netscape Communications Corporation where she initially helped develop new developer tools... Read More →
avatar for Terry Cox

Terry Cox

Director, Bootstrap Ltd
Terry has a 30 year background in entrepreneurship, technology and the design of software and hardware products with a focus on tackling big problems at scale. He currently leads the CDF MLOps Roadmap and is MLOps Lead for Jenkins-X. He is a practiced public speaker.


Thursday June 24, 2021 2:55pm - 3:25pm EDT
  BoF Sessions

2:55pm EDT

BoF Session: Continuous Delivery - Spinnaker @ Scale - Isaac Mosquera, Armory & Paul Roberts, AWS
Join Isaac Mosquera, Paul Roberts and other industry experts including Adam Jordens of Netflix; Mark Huber of Cox Automotive; Robert Wen of Salesforce & Shrirang Moghe of Autodesk for this informal discussion on Spinnaker @Scale. It's the perfect opportunity to meet with project leaders and peers to share information and ask questions.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Wen

Robert Wen

Lead Build and Release Engineer, Salesforce
Robert Wen is a lead build and release engineer at Salesforce. His team is responsible for DevOps, CI/CD and developer productivity. Prior to Salesforce, Robert has contributed to build automation and release management for Oracle, Google, Sony, and Splunk.
avatar for Adam Jordens

Adam Jordens

Netflix
Adam is an engineer and a long-time member of the Spinnaker community. He has been involved with the project since its inception and his team has responsibility for the ongoing development and operations of Spinnaker at Netflix. Previously, Adam helped build critical services for... Read More →
MH

Mark Huber

Cox Automotive
avatar for Isaac Mosquera

Isaac Mosquera

CTO, Armory
Isaac is the CTO & Co-founder at Armory. He has been leading engineering and product teams at Armory engaged in the Spinnaker community since it was open-sourced in 2015. He has recently been elected to both the Spinnaker Steering Committee and the Continuous Delivery Foundation’s... Read More →
PR

Paul Roberts

Principal Solutions Architect & Strategic Accounts, Amazon Web Services (AWS)


Thursday June 24, 2021 2:55pm - 3:25pm EDT
  BoF Sessions

2:55pm EDT

BoF Session: Jenkins - Oleg Nenashev, CloudBees & Rick Zhao, Qingcloud
This Birds of a Feather (BoF) session is an informal discussion about topics concerning the Jenkins community. It's the perfect opportunity to meet with project leaders and peers to catch up, share information and ask questions.

Everyone is welcome to ask questions, share ideas and talk about how the entire community can work together to push the ecosystem forward.


Speakers
avatar for Rick Zhao

Rick Zhao

Senior Software Engineer, Qingcloud
Rick is a senior software engineer in QingCloud, currently is a dedicated contributor to KubeSphere. He is focusing on the DevOps and open-source area. Especially he did a long-term contribution to the Jenkins community as the leader of Chinese Localization SIG. He is also the ambassador... Read More →
avatar for Oleg Nenashev

Oleg Nenashev

Principal Software Engineer, CloudBees
Oleg is a Jenkins core maintainer and board member. Oleg started using Hudson for Hardware/Embedded projects in 2008 and became an active Jenkins contributor in 2012. Nowadays he leads several Jenkins SIGs, outreach programs (Google Summer of Code, Hacktoberfest) and Jenkins meetups... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 2:55pm - 3:25pm EDT
  BoF Sessions

2:55pm EDT

BoF Session: Screwdriver - Jithin Emmanuel & Venu Narayanabhatla, Verizon Media
Birds of a Feather (BoF) session is an informal discussion about topics concerning the Screwdriver community. It's the perfect opportunity to meet with project leaders and peers to catch up, share information and ask questions.

Everyone is welcome to ask questions, share ideas and talk about how the entire community can work together to push the ecosystem forward.




Speakers
avatar for Jithin Emmanuel

Jithin Emmanuel

Sr Mgr, Software Dev Engineering, Verizon Media
Jithin Emmanuel is a Senior Manager for Software Development at Verizon Media and a CDF Member. Jithin is also the product owner for Screwdriver, an open-source build platform designed for Continuous Delivery, and leads its product development. Jithin had given talks at CDCon 2020... Read More →
avatar for Venu Narayanabhatla

Venu Narayanabhatla

Senior Director, Software Dev Engineering, Verizon Media
Hi I am Venu Narayanabhatla , Lead the Developer Productivity Group at Verizon Media. We are part of Core Platforms that enable  Verizon Media builders to develop, build, test, deploy and monitor their applications efficiently, securely at scale on both public and private clouds.My... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 2:55pm - 3:25pm EDT
  BoF Sessions

2:55pm EDT

Break & Networking
Thursday June 24, 2021 2:55pm - 3:25pm EDT
  Breaks & Networking
  • Technology Focus All

3:25pm EDT

How Netflix Autoscales CI - Rahul Somasunderam, Netflix
Netflix's CI currently builds about 45k unique build configurations and about 600k builds/wk. We use Spinnaker for CD and most of our infrastructure runs on AWS. In this talk, we will discuss how autoscaling is being used to improve efficiency and developer experience.

Speakers
avatar for Rahul Somasunderam

Rahul Somasunderam

Senior Software Engineer, Netflix
Rahul Somasunderam is a Senior Software Engineer at Netflix, working on the Continuous Integration Team.



Thursday June 24, 2021 3:25pm - 3:55pm EDT
  Continuous Delivery
  • Technology Focus Jenkins
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

3:25pm EDT

Embrace ChatOps by Following the git-flow as Usual - Rick Zhao, Qingcloud
Simplicity matters. It’s not desirable for us to invest in more systems or platforms. The best scenario is to keep our daily work unchanged. For example, software engineers usually spend a lot of time writing codes or documents and also have interactions with various pull requests. Lighthouse is similar to Prow, but it supports multiple git providers. We can speed up delivery no matter if you're using GitHub, Gitlab, or Gitea.

Speakers
avatar for Rick Zhao

Rick Zhao

Senior Software Engineer, Qingcloud
Rick is a senior software engineer in QingCloud, currently is a dedicated contributor to KubeSphere. He is focusing on the DevOps and open-source area. Especially he did a long-term contribution to the Jenkins community as the leader of Chinese Localization SIG. He is also the ambassador... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 3:25pm - 3:55pm EDT
  GitOps & Cloud Native
  • Technology Focus Jenkins X
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

3:25pm EDT

Project Shipwright in Depth - Adam Kaplan, Red Hat & Enrique Encalada, IBM
Shipwright is a framework for building container images on Kubernetes, but how does it work? And how is it powered by Tekton? In this session, Adam Kaplan and Enrique Encalada will peel back the layers of Shipwright’s interface and reveal how Tekton’s core features drive the application build process. This information will then help attendees learn how to write their own BuildStrategies through a live coding demonstration. This presentation will also preview new Shipwright features that will be available to developers and build strategy authors in a future release. After this talk, attendees will understand how Shipwright compliments Tekton and will be able to write strategies for their own build tools.

Speakers
avatar for Enrique Encalada

Enrique Encalada

Software Developer, IBM
Enrique Encalada is a Software developer at IBM Germany, currently leading a team for enabling a in-cluster Build system inside one of IBM's Cloud services and a maintainer of Project Shipwright. Previously, Enrique was actively involved in the Cloud Foundry community, where he was... Read More →
avatar for Adam Kaplan

Adam Kaplan

Principal Software Engineer, Red Hat
Adam Kaplan is a Principal Software Engineer at Red Hat and a founding member of Project Shipwright. He maintains the open source components that facilitate application development on OpenShift/OKD, including both the Build system and the Source to Image tool. Before joining Red Hat... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 3:25pm - 3:55pm EDT
  GitOps & Cloud Native
  • Technology Focus Tekton
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

3:25pm EDT

Lessons Learned as a New Manager During a Pandemic - Sean Corkum, Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
Being promoted to a leadership position and then almost immediately transitioning from working in the office to fully remote has lead to some unique challenges. In this talk, Sean will go over some of the challenges faced by all new managers, compounded by the pandemic, and the role that CI/CD played in helping with the transition to remote work.

Speakers
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Sean Corkum

Assistant Director, Engineering, Northwestern Mutual
Sean Corkum is an Assistant Director, Engineering at Northwestern Mutal for the CICD Platform team. Sean is passionate about bleeding edge tech, blazing fast automated pipelines, and cloud-native projects. His experiences in the CICD space cover a wide range of technologies including... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 3:25pm - 3:55pm EDT
  Leadership
  • Technology Focus All

3:25pm EDT

Diversity & Inclusion Workshop Sponsored by Netflix - From Allyship to Sponsorship: Solutions to Design a Diverse and Inclusive Community, Yulkendy Valdez, Forefront
This session will engage the audience in creating a more diverse and inclusive open-source community. Research undoubtedly shows that investing in diversity and inclusion helps you develop better technology and increases your bottom line. The challenge is how we get there and how we, as individuals, develop the leadership skills required to be part of the solution. Join our session to define what Diversity and Inclusion mean for you, and learn the best practices to be part of the solution.

Speakers
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Yulkendy Valdez

Co-Founder & CEO, Forefront
Yulkendy Valdez is a master educator and expert in developing experiential programs focused on diversity and inclusion. She is a Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Entrepreneur and TEDx Speaker. She has received numerous fellowships from the Harvard Kennedy School, Opportunity Nation, Young... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 3:25pm - 3:55pm EDT
  Sponsored Session
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

3:35pm EDT

Lightning Talk: Microservices Visualization - Challenges of Microservices Management - Karamjot Singh, Tata Consultancy Services
Microservices and DevOps together have opened new doors of software engineering. The number of microservices used in an organization is increasing exponentially and so are the challenges around managing them. Grouping microservices by business domains is the prominent norm around managing them. The power of visualizing microservices simplifies managing them for both developers and leadership. In this session, we will explore the basic challenges around the management and visualization of microservices and discuss how the Ortelius open source project provides the tools to achieve easier microservices management at scale.

Speakers
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Karamjot Singh

Systems Engineer, Tata Consultancy Services
Spring Boot Microservice Developer. Engaged in migration of legacy applications for BFSI to Cloud as microservices. Community Member at Ortelius Open Source. First-time speaker.



Thursday June 24, 2021 3:35pm - 3:45pm EDT
  Continuous Delivery, Lightning Talks
  • Technology Focus Ortelius
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

3:45pm EDT

Lightning Talk: Did Micro-services Kill CICD? - Michael Pereira, Northwestern Mutual
The rise in popularity of micro services has brought a lot of benefits to the software development world, but also created drawbacks that make it harder to deploy applications to production though a CICD pipeline. Can we find a good middle-ground that works for everyone?

Speakers
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Michael Pereira

Lead Architect, Northwestern Mutual
Michael Pereira is the Lead Architect of the Devops Engineering group at Northwestern Mutual, working on improving the Continuous Delivery pipeline for the whole organization by improving the tools and processes used by the development teams. Previously, Michael helped Syncsort bring... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 3:45pm - 3:55pm EDT
  Continuous Delivery, Lightning Talks
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

4:00pm EDT

Destroying Non-Production - Saving 44% on Cloud - Shlomo Bielak, Benchmark Corp.
The only reason non-production persists is due to ineffective SDLC/CICD processes. 44% of resources in a cloud are non-production systems. 76% of those workloads are idle because of release cadences and our fear of recreation. We have developed true Cloud Native CI/CD pipelines that make the SDLC so efficient that we add a new state to non-production, destruction. Collect your telemetry and metrics, shift security together, promote your code, & destroy those resources. Saving money and capacity for others (cloud & on-prem). We will demonstrate this using our advanced pipelines that delivers environments and applications together some marked for destruction. We call it On-Demand-Non-Production!

Speakers
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Shlomo Bielak

CTO, Benchmark Corp.
Shlomo, Benchmark Corp’s CTO is building expertise to shift global markets in understanding how to make a transformational initiative scale without heroics. His experience and thought leadership coupled with his talented engineering effectiveness department are creating never-before-seen... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
  Advanced Delivery
  • Technology Focus Jenkins
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

4:00pm EDT

Accelerate your Culture of Innovation with Everyday Inclusion - Shaaron A Alvares, Disney
Based on 10 years of research on cognitive diversity and innovation, we know that safer and more inclusive DevOps teams perform and innovate better. Companies that have more diverse management drive 19% higher revenue due to greater innovation. Racially diverse teams outperform non-diverse ones by 35%. And 67% of job seekers look for evidence of inclusion and equality programs when considering a new company. Yet, leaders still struggle to create an inclusive environment for their teams. In this presentation, Shaaron will share effective and actionable practices to help DevOps teams and managers embody inclusion through everyday interaction and collaboration.

Speakers
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Shaaron A. Alvares

Sr. Agile & DevOps Coach, Disney
Shaaron A.  Alvares works as an Agile and DevOps Transformation Manager at The Walt Disney Company. She has a global work experience leading product, organizational and cultural transformation across technology, aerospace, automotive, finance and telecom industries within various... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
  Community
  • Technology Focus Jenkins
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

4:00pm EDT

Roadmaps for Open Source Projects - Experience Report - Mark Waite & Oleg Nenashev, CloudBees
As open source projects grow, develop, and evolve, a "roadmap", or shared plan for future improvements can encourage new contributors to join the project and guide the efforts of existing contributors. Oleg and Mark will share the experiences of the Jenkins project as it has developed a roadmap and used the roadmap to improve the project. We'll share the principles that have guided the creation of the roadmap, the challenges we've encountered, the techniques we've used, and some of the successes and failures of the roadmap. We'll review the history of the Jenkins project roadmap from its beginning at FOSDEM 2020 to its current state.

Speakers
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Mark Waite

Manager, CloudBees
Mark is the Jenkins Documentation Officer, a long-time Jenkins user and contributor, and maintains the git plugin and the git client plugin. He is active in Jenkins special interest groups including the Docs SIG, Platform SIG, and Advocacy SIG.
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Oleg Nenashev

Principal Software Engineer, CloudBees
Oleg is a Jenkins core maintainer and board member. Oleg started using Hudson for Hardware/Embedded projects in 2008 and became an active Jenkins contributor in 2012. Nowadays he leads several Jenkins SIGs, outreach programs (Google Summer of Code, Hacktoberfest) and Jenkins meetups... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
  Community
  • Technology Focus Jenkins
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

4:00pm EDT

DevOps Worked! ...But Why Hasn’t Security Kept Up? - Joni Klippert, StackHawk
Over the past decade, DevOps solidified itself as the best-in-class way for engineering teams to build, deliver, and operate software. With this proven model, however, application security has not kept up. The current application security model is broken. While operations and QA were “shifting left,” embracing automation and dev-first tooling, application security stayed stagnant. Many application security teams today still rely on infrequent production-only scans, outdated tooling, and internal cultural processes that prevent scaling. Join StackHawk Founder & CEO Joni Klippert as she shares learnings from building DevOps products and where the future of AppSec is headed. Learn how engineering teams can take ownership of security, how security teams can build infrastructure for secure development, and how this can be automated in the pipeline.

Speakers
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Joni Klippert

Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, StackHawk
Joni Klippert is Founder & CEO of StackHawk, an application security SaaS startup built to help developers find and fix security vulnerabilities in their code. Joni has been building software for developers for more than 10 years, previously serving as VP Product, VictorOps from seed... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
  Continuous Delivery

4:00pm EDT

Gamification Strategy for Enterprises to Enable DevOps Practice - Garima Bajpai, DevOps Community of Practice, Canada
This talk proposes an enterprise level Gamification strategy and eventually highlights the Convergence of Gamification and Machine Learning to build next-generation products The Enterprise level Strategy for gamification lays the foundation for - - Introduce culture of experimentation - Measuring innovation by integration of scores - Engage End-User in Gamification, mock-up.. - Introduce researchers in the process - Creating Open-Source Projects - Map the Road to Organized innovation This talk proposes an enterprise level Gamification strategy The Enterprise level Strategy for gamification lays the foundation for - - Introduce culture of experimentation - Measuring innovation by integration of scores - Engage End-User in Gamification, mock-up.. - Introduce researchers in the process - Creating Open-Source Projects - Map the Road to Organized innovation

Speakers
avatar for Garima Bajpai

Garima Bajpai

Strategist | Community advocate, DevOps Community of Practice, Canada
- Industry Speaker – Digital Twin, Product Practices, AI-Ops, DevOps - Women IT awards (WIT -Canada) Finalist for Young leader of year - Women in Communication Mentor (WCT-FCT) -Canada Chapter - Founder of DevOps Community of Practice -Canada - Co-Organiser DevOps Summit – Canada... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 4:00pm - 4:30pm EDT
  Continuous Delivery
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

4:35pm EDT

No K8s Expertise? No Problem. How to Use Open Source Ketch to Deploy Cloud Native Applications Without a K8s Skillset - Bruno Andrade, Shipa.io
Ketch is a new and fully open source project for deploying and managing cloud native applications on any Kubernetes cluster *without* writing YAML configuration files. While Kubernetes is now the gold standard orchestrator for containerized and microservices-based applications, operating it requires overcoming a steep learning curve. Traditionally, successful Kubernetes deployments require developers to become experts in Kubernetes concepts, objects, and YAML file writing and management. Open source Ketch eliminates this complexity by deploying applications directly to Kubernetes clusters – rendering YAML files unnecessary and flattening the learning curve for developers. Ketch enables developers to focus on writing code rather than on infrastructure, and to deploy and run applications on Kubernetes with no expertise necessary.

Speakers
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Bruno Andrade

CEO and Founder, Shipa
Bruno Andrade is the CEO at Shipa.io, a cloud native application management framework to manage the full application lifecycle. Previously, he has held engineering leadership roles at Juniper Networks, Oracle, and IBM, and was the CEO of HTBASE. Bruno also speaks regularly on cloud... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 4:35pm - 5:05pm EDT
  Continuous Delivery
  • Technology Focus Other
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

4:35pm EDT

Tekton's Hassle-free Journey with Tekton Operator - Vincent Hou, IBM & Savita Ashture, Red Hat
Vincent and Savita will introduce what Tekton operator is, why we need it, and history of Tekton operator in Tekton community, explain how to install, configure and upgrade Tekton components, and demonstrate how Tekton experience becomes easier by leveraging Tekton operator. In addition, they will walk you through the experience on how Tekton Operator installs Tekton components on different Kubernetes services in a platform-agnostic way.

Speakers
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Vincent Hou

Advisory Software Engineer, IBM
Vincent Hou is a Chinese software engineer, who used to study in Belgium and is currently working in North Carolina, US. He has been an active open source contributor, since he joined IBM in 2010. He used to be an active contributor to Cinder project, OpenStack block storage service... Read More →
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Savita Ashture

Senior Software Engineer, Red Hat
Savita Ashture works at Red Hat as a Senior Software Engineer India, Bangalore.She is an Open-Source enthusiastic who contributes to Open Source in every possible way. She has working experience on Public, Private Cloud, Kubernetes, Knative, Service Mesh etc... around Cloud native... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 4:35pm - 5:05pm EDT
  Continuous Delivery
  • Technology Focus Tekton
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

4:35pm EDT

The 5-Step Checklist for your Migration to Tekton - Priti Desai, IBM & Jerop Kipruto, Google
What do you use to build, test, and deploy your cloud native applications? Is your choice of CI/CD solution powerful yet flexible for all of your use cases? Have you heard about Tekton? Tekton is an Open Source CI/CD pipelines execution engine. Tekton Pipelines can define Steps, Tasks (collection of steps), Custom Tasks (advanced Run objects), and Pipelines (collection of Tasks and Custom Tasks). Pipelines also support resources to connect multiple Tasks through input/output models or workspaces to share a file system across many different Tasks. Tekton is implemented based on four core design principles: Reusability Simplicity Flexibility Conformance Tekton is highly optimized for building and deploying cloud native applications compared to other CI/CD tools. In this session, we will demonstrate migrating common CI/CD pipelines to Tekton by building a checklist for the migration.

Speakers
avatar for Jerop Kipruto

Jerop Kipruto

Software Engineer, Google
Jerop is a Software Engineer at Google working on Cloud CI/CD, specifically Tekton. She works on projects that enable software developers to build and ship cloud native applications. She is also a speaker with technical talks featured in Continuous Delivery Conference (cdCon) in both... Read More →
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Priti Desai

Software Engineer, IBM
Implements CI/CD with Tekton and Serverless with OpenWhisk. Returning from cdCon 2020 with more interesting topics. OpenStack Evangelist in the past and have presented at various OpenStack summits including Paris, Vancouver, and Japan.



Thursday June 24, 2021 4:35pm - 5:05pm EDT
  Continuous Delivery
  • Technology Focus Tekton
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

4:35pm EDT

Is it Worth it? Four Metrics to Determine Platform Efficiency - Michael Stahnke, CircleCI
A successful platform is normally measured by adoption and usage — important metrics to track to ensure you’re serving your internal customers. From a business perspective, though, you also need to show that your platform delivers a worthy return on the investment your organization makes to build, run, maintain and evolve it. Join CircleCI's VP, Platform, Mike Stahnke in this talk as he walks attendees through four key metrics to determine platform ROI and ways to put them into practice.

Speakers
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Michael Stahnke

Vice President, Platform, CircleCI
Michael Stahnke is VP Platform at CircleCI running SRE, Security, and tooling. Prior to this, he worked at Puppet running Puppet Enterprise Engineering, Platform Engineering as well as SRE. He is an established author where he has co-authored State of DevOps Reports and State of Software... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 4:35pm - 5:05pm EDT
  Leadership

4:35pm EDT

Spinnaker Success Stories - Fireside Chat with Interswitch & a large Telecom Company - AbdulBasit Kabir & Grace Akinsola, Interswitch; Balaji Siva, OpsMx & Marc Andre Vanier, Telecom Company
Enterprises are looking to deliver releases faster and safer.  Spinnaker has emerged as a leading tool to provide scalable multi-cloud deployments among these Enterprises. Spinnaker allows the ability to enable self-service, control (through policy integration), and deploy safely with automated verification.  In this session, we will talk to InterSwitch and a Large Telecom Company in North America that use Spinnaker in production, and learn about their use cases,  best practices, and lessons learned. 

Speakers
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AbdulBasit Kabir

DevOps Engineer, Interswitch
AbdulBasit Kabir Is a creative problem solver working with one of the largest digital payments providers in Africa. He has been in various roles which involved evolving & streamlining efficient development and delivery of multiple software applications. He's a co-organizer and a mentor... Read More →
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Balaji Sivasubramanian

VP Product, OpsMx
Balaji is VP of Product at OpsMx where he is focussed on helping enterprises adopt Spinnaker at scale. Balaji brings 15+ years of experience in product management and marketing in the enterprise software space. Prior to OpsMx, Balaji was head of product management at Cisco for cloud... Read More →
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Grace Akinsola

Program Manager, Interswitch
Grace Akinsola has seven years of experience working with Software Engineering teams throughout the software development life cycle and delivery process. In the past, She has functioned as a Software QA Analyst, Automation Engineer, and Scrum Master. She currently functions as an... Read More →
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Marc Andre Vanier

Business Solutions Architect, Telecom Company
Marc-André Vanier is a Freelance Solution Architect for a large Telecommunication company. He has experience in various domains like telecommunications, Banking, Media, and Consulting Services fulfilling different roles. Marc-André was responsible for evolving the delivery process... Read More →



Thursday June 24, 2021 4:35pm - 5:05pm EDT
  Spinnaker Summit
  • Technology Focus All
  • Presentation Slides Attached Yes

5:05pm EDT

Closing Remarks - Tracy Miranda, The Linux Foundation
Speakers
avatar for Tracy Miranda

Tracy Miranda

Executive Director, Continuous Delivery Foundation, The Linux Foundation
Tracy Miranda is the executive director of the Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) where she leads the mission to improve the world's capacity to deliver software with security and speed.  Prior to CDF, Tracy was the Director of Open Source at CloudBees. Tracy is a veteran of the... Read More →


Thursday June 24, 2021 5:05pm - 5:20pm EDT
 
Friday, June 25
 

9:00am EDT

Jenkins Contributor Summit
Friday June 25, 2021 9:00am - 4:30pm EDT

4:30pm EDT

 
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