I was a speaker at the 2nd International Workshop on Release Engineering @ Google HQ last week. I enjoyed meeting up with other release engineers and sharing ideas with them. Here are some talks I enjoyed:
- Chuck Rossi from Facebook gave a keynote about release engineering about mobile apps (ex: iOS & Android)
- One big TODO is that Apple and Google need to provide a programmatic way for people to upload/release apps, and not some rinky-dink WWW UI form
- Sarah Goff-Dupont from Atlassian presented a marketing slide deck on Atlassian Stash which was interesting to me only because we’ve been looking to evaluate it at VI
- Alan Grosskurth from packagelab.com presented on the Heroku buildpack API & his improvements to it. He also touched on LXC containers and how he’s using them.
- Dinah McNutt presented on “The 10 Commandments of Release Engineering”
Finally, my own presentation went quite well. There were a lot of people in the audience that came up to chat with me afterwards and it seemed that the message really resonated with the audience (confirmation bias, much? : ). From the sounds of it, I may have an opportunity to give an extended-version of this talk at Google and VMware in the near future which is great because there were several ROI examples and software industry anecdotes around quality and time-to-market that I had to cut out to meet the time requirements.
Here are the slides I used: