Meet the CDF Events SIG at cdCon 2021

By May 27, 2021Blog

Contributed by Tracy Ragan, CEO DeployHub (CDF Member)

It has been just 2 months since the CD Foundation announced the Events SIG. Since that time the team has been super busy with driving the Events initiative forward. Find out what the team has been up to by joining the Events Birds of a Feather held at cdCon 2021 on June 23 at 11:15 ET. Registration is easy and free. 

Founding contributors of the Events SIG included technologists from Ericsson, IBM, Dynatrace, DeployHub, doWhile, Armory, and eBay. Interest in this area continues to grow with the addition of OpsMx, Red Hat and CloudBees to the Events SIG roster. The addition of new members has begun to foster new thought and innovation in this area with discussion on how CD Pipeline tooling can easily support an events based process.

Attend the Events BoF and meet the core contributors. This is a great opportunity to share your thoughts and get your questions answered about all things Event-based. It will also give you a sneak peek into what they have been up to over the last 2 months. Here is a summary. 

As with all new technologies, establishing a common vocabulary is critical. The team has been working to define common terms which can then translate into an “event standard” essential for creating a common protocol for event processing. It will not be long until terms like “core events,” “pipeline events,” and “version control events” will be used to describe a sequencing of occurrences that drive logic to the desired pipeline outcome.  

If you have never heard of an “event-based” pipeline, you are in for a treat. In the works is a simple Proof of Concept for a protocol “draft” that will demonstrate an event listener and sequence. This is the essence of an event-based pipeline and will set the groundwork for moving forward. 

While the team is just getting started, there has been a collection of discussions for building upon this early work including events in DevSecOps, GitOps, and SPDX as well as ways to organize events—called “buckets.” The potential for “Event” growth is limitless, so creating a structure for defining and managing Events will be essential for the organization and development of Events moving forward.  

The Events team welcomes input and contribution from all who want to be a part of defining a new way of pipeline management. If this is an area you are passionate about, consider becoming part of the group. 

Join the Events SIG 

  1. Join the #sig-events channel on CDF Slack.
  2. Submit a pull request with your name to the SIG Events README.
  3. Jump in and join a meeting.
  4. Attend the Events SIG BoF on June 23.
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