Mike Brittain, TweetDirector of Engineering at Etsy.
Biography: Mike Brittain
Mike Brittain is the Director of Engineering for infrastructure teams at Etsy in Brooklyn, New York. He manages the low-level platform teams that focus on enabling Continuous Deployment in an engineering team of over 100 people. The focus of these teams is on developer tools, testing automation, web performance, database access, caching, and site resilience.
Mike has been involved in Internet development for over 12 years as a generalist, with interests frequently bouncing between front-end (client) technologies to back-end database architectures and services. He has put his experience to work over the last seven years leading small development teams at a handful of Internet start-ups in New York City.
Presentation: TweetContinuous Delivery: The Dirty Details
Continuous Delivery changes the fundamental processes involved with building software and launching new features. This talk will focus on the impact of Continuous Delivery on software release cycles, managing versions of software and database schemas, the structure of your engineering team, and risks involved with Continuous Delivery and how to manage them. Using Etsy as a case-study, I'll discuss each of these aspects with takeaways that you can apply to your own teams.