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The Continuous Delivery Foundation Announces Keynote Speakers, Diverse Speaker lineup for Inaugural cdCon

By September 22, 2020November 11th, 2020Announcement, Blog
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Top CI/CD practitioners and open source project leaders gather to advance the world’s capacity to deliver software with speed and security. 

The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF), a Linux Foundation project and organization, today announced the keynote speaker lineup for the first-ever cdCon, which takes place on October 7 & 8, 2020.  

The CDF exists to establish best practices of Continuous Delivery, from the standpoints of people, processes and technology; to propel the education and adoption of Continuous Delivery throughout industries across the globe; and to facilitate cross-pollination of the delivery ecosystem to improve the world’s capacity to progress software updates with security and speed. 

cdCon will bring together CI/CD practitioners and open source communities looking to work together to advance continuous delivery adoption and share emerging practices. The cdCon keynotes industry experts and end-user practitioners that will enable the audience to understand how they can make continuous delivery a reality and evolve to meet upcoming trends in the industry. 

The opening keynote will be “The Past, Present and Future of Continuous Delivery” by CDF’s Executive Director Tracy Miranda, along with Tekton lead Christie Wilson of Google and Jenkins & She Code Africa contributor Zainab Abubakar of Interswitch. This talk looks at how software delivery has evolved, what the current situation is and how it will evolve in upcoming years. 

Two of the keynotes will focus on emerging trends in the software delivery space:

An end-user panel will also highlight approaches to continuous delivery and open source. John Mark Walker of Capital One will be joined by Yasemin Blanton, Head of Technology Delivery at BMO Financial Group and other end-user company representatives to have an open discussion on end-user needs and perspective on continuous delivery. 

Other keynotes include:

The schedule of announced sessions can be viewed here. Attendees can register here

“Software delivery right now is going through a renaissance with the onset of microservices, containers and cloud-native technologies. The whole space is evolving rapidly,” said Tracy Miranda, executive director, CDF. “As organizations transform themselves, learning what works and what doesn’t from other organizations is key. cdCon also brings together many different open source communities so we can foster collaboration and work towards better more interoperable tools. cdCon is an excellent forum for driving the future of software delivery.”

cdCon is made possible by support from our sponsors.

sponsor list: cloudbees, jfrog, armory, circleci, lightstep, deployhub, huawei, harness, shipa, stackhawk and nadog

For more information on sponsorship, please visit 

Diversity Scholarship

Equal access and diversity are important to the Continuous Delivery Foundation, which is why we are offering scholarships to attend cdCon. Learn more about the scholarship and how to apply here.

About CDF

Continuous delivery (CD) is a software engineering approach in which teams produce software in short cycles, ensuring that the software can be reliably released at any time. The Continuous Delivery Foundation (CDF) serves as the vendor-neutral home of many of the fastest-growing projects for continuous delivery, including Jenkins, Jenkins X, Tekton, and Spinnaker, as well as fosters collaboration between the industry’s top developers, end-users, and vendors to further continuous delivery best practices. The CDF is part of the Linux Foundation, a nonprofit organization. For more information about the CDF, please visit

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