The CD Foundation is hosting a one-day ‘Continuous Delivery Summit’ on November 18 just before KubeCon San Diego (Nov 18-21). This time round, Christie Wilson and myself, Tracy Miranda, will be co-chairs and look forward to welcoming you to the summit!
We had our very first CD Summit at KubeCon Barcelona where we had fun and learnt a lot. We were very grateful for feedback on that event and that people wanted to hear more about:
- Best practices showcases
- More on integration efforts
- Customer implementation examples/case studies
Since then the CD Foundation has gotten bigger (we are only just 6 months old!) and it is great to see our community growing. For the CD Summit call-for-papers we had 57 amazing submissions for just 15 slots!
We would like to thank the following community members who volunteered and reviewed talk submissions:
- Tessa Kriesel (Circle CI)
- Sarah Conway (Snyk)
- Tracy Ragan (DeployHub)
- Michael Neale (CloudBees)
- Jayne Groll (DevOps Institute)
- Fatih Degirmenci (Ericsson)
- Andy Glover (Netflix)
- Tim Fong (Linux Foundation)
- Raj Panchapakesan (JFrog)
We had some excellent talk submissions and were pleased to see so much choice, especially covering the topics we highlighted in the call-for-papers that are the focus areas of the CD Foundation. It was tough to select just ~25% of the submissions, and in some cases we had to get creative to squeeze a speaker/talk onto the program.
We are featuring talks on the CDF’s 4 member projects, Jenkins, Spinnaker, Jenkins X & Tekton, including:
Jenkins and Spinnaker are highlighted in Using Jenkins and Spinnaker to Supercharge Your Deployment Pipelines by Isaac Mosquera, Armory, as well as in lightning talks.
Tekton is showcased in our Real World Case Studies and Lightning Talks.
Real World Case Studies
We love a real world story of people figuring out CI/CD, warts and all! We have some great talks including these two from insurance company North West Mutual, and building materials company Heidelberg Cement (yes a cement company – should be a solid talk!)
- Automating Security Compliance at Scale – Ravi Devineni & Michael Pereia, Northwestern Mutual
- Adopting Best GitOps Practices at HeidelbergCement – Peishu Li, HeildelbergCement/Lehigh Hanson
We were very happy to have these speakers focus on some key topic areas, namely making sense of the CI/CD Landscape, Security, Interoperability & Integration and the Human side of DevOps.
- What About Us? Upskilling the Humans of CI/CD – Jayne Groll, DevOps Institute
- Exploring the CDF Landscape to Define Your Ultimate Pipeline – Tracy Ragan, DeployHub
- Tackling Challenges in Integrating Multi-community CI/CD Pipelines – Emil Backmark & Jenny Bjorneberg, Ericsson
- Software Supply Chain Security – Kay Williams, Microsoft & Robert Martin, The MITRE Corporation
We had some really intriguing talk submissions that we just couldn’t fit into the program but we really wanted to hear from them somehow or the other at the summit. With that in mind we have invited these lovely folks onto a CI/CD panel on Teams & Tools:
- Dawn Parzych, LaunchDarkly
- Angel Rivera, CircleCI
- Vincent Demeester, Red Hat
- Eric Sorenson, Puppet
To round out the day we have a good mix of lightning talks, including in the emerging area of MLOps. Dan Lorenc has enthusiastically volunteered to MC these and keep everyone on track – speakers you have been warned!
- Triggers: Event Based Workflows for Tekton Pipelines and More! – Dibyo Mukherjee, Google
- Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery. Continuous Security? – Hayley Denbraver, Snyk
- Securing Jenkins with Pod Security Policies – Kurt Madel, CloudBees
- The Journey of Building Cloud Native Platforms – Mauricio Salatino, Camunda
- MLOps, Kubeflow, and Tekton – Simon Kaegi, IBM
- Overcoming Organizational Challenges in Continuous Delivery with Spinnaker – Brandon Leach, AutoDesk
The event runs on November 18 from 9am to 5pm. We have space for 200 registrants and at the time of writing 60 spaces were already gone, so please do register soon. Additionally we will have an evening social event (after the Kubecon lightning talks) – details to follow.
We’re very excited and to finish off, here’s what my co-chair Christie has to say about joining us at the event:
“It’s always exciting to bring together so many people who are focused on an often neglected activity at the heart of all of our software cycles: CI/CD. There’s so much potential in this space and so much room for everyone to get involved and make it better – hope to see you there!”