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Presentation: "A Leap from Agile to DevOps"

Track: DevOps/continuous delivery / Time: Monday 15:35 - 16:35 / Location: KeynoteRoom

"Be not afraid of DevOps: some are born DevOps, some achieve DevOps and some have DevOps thrust upon them" 

Though TIM Group is a Software As Service company, for the majority of our history we've lacked something most SAS companies are born with: system administrators. We used a Managed Hosting provider with our in-house Ops team as a buffer between developers and production. 

Over the past decade we've come very far in our development practices, successfully bootstrapping our experience along with our products. At this point we'd do well on most Agile purity tests. Our developers spent a lot of time improving our code, we've got an elaborate CI feedback infrastructure, but our production-side has not kept pace.

TIM Group decided on a break from the past, moving from Managed Hosting to a colocation facility, building a team of system administrators, and rethinking how we can consider our architecture, tools, and infrastructure as a unified platform. This quantum-leap happens Jan 2012. This talk will cover why we decided to make this change, successes and surprises, approaches and lessons learned.

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Jeffrey Fredrick, Internationally recognized expert on Continuous Integration

Jeffrey Fredrick

Biography: Jeffrey Fredrick

Jeffrey Fredrick is an internationally recognized expert on Continuous Integration. He is a 20-year veteran of the software industry with a mission to change the way software is created. From his varied career Jeffrey brings the perspective of having performed and managed virtual every role in the software development lifecycle, including stints as VP of Engineer and VP of Product Management. An early adopter of XP and Agile software development, a pioneer in continuous integration and developer testing, he has consistently been at the forefront of the industry. Jeffrey is an experienced industry speaker and trainer, and is currently indulging his passion for improving how software is made as Head of Technology Outreach and Productivity at TIM Group and as the Co-Organizer of the Continuous Integration and Testing Conference (CITCON).