DeliveryConf 2020

Sasha Rosenbaum

This year, I’ve been privileged to work with a great team across the DevOps community and help co-chair the new DeliveryConf 2020 conference, a non-profit conference dedicated to the technical aspects of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery. The conference is taking place on January 21 & 22 2020, at the Grand Hyatt in Seattle.

The goal is to have a highly technical DevOps-related conference that spans technologies and cloud providers, and I’m proud to say that the speaker line up is fantastic! We will have 2 days and 3 tracks of technical talks delivered by some of the most experienced and well-known practitioners, addressing all aspects of CI/CD. Each session will be followed by a facilitated audience discussion around the topic.

Session Highlights

What Will The Next 10 Years Of Continuous Delivery Look Like?
We are celebrating a 10-year anniversary of the groundbreaking Continuous Delivery Book, and I am happy to say that the book authors, Dave Farley and Jez Humble, will be on stage together for the first time ever, delivering the main keynote on the future of continuous delivery.

How Secure Is Your Build/Server?
The word DevOps is so much a part of our daily lexicon, that we do not stop to consider that it is also only 10 years old! The “father” of the term DevOps and the organizer of the first-ever DevOpsDays conference, Patrick DeBois will join us on stage to talk about bringing security into our CI/CD pipeline. An increasing attack vector used by our Red Teams here in Microsoft is to try and penetrate the software delivery pipelines, therefore I’m really looking forward to his session.

Microsoft Speaker Highlights

Real World DevOps
Abel Wang, principal cloud advocate, DevOps lead, will deliver a technical deep dive on starting from scratch and deploying a modern application into the cloud following DevOps best practices! As always, Abel isn’t scared of live demos and building things right in front of the audience!

CI/CD For PowerShell That Isn’t A Mess
Thomas Rayner, senior security service engineer, will show us a CI/CD implementation for PowerShell. Thomas will share his real-world experience of how we can leverage the power of CI/CD to deliver PowerShell scripts, modules and runbooks to production!

CI/CD + ML == MLOps – The Way To Speed Bringing Machine Learning To Production
David Aronchik, the head of Open Source Machine Learning strategy, will show us how to build a CI/CD pipeline for Machine Learning models! David will leverage Azure Pipelines, Azure ML and Kubeflow to build a pipeline capable of deploying an ML model into production in under 15 minutes!

It’s a conference aimed at folks wanting to improve their CI/CD automation and learn from a wide array of folks across the whole industry.

If you get in quick, the holiday discount is still available at the time of this writing, (until the end of day December 20th). If you are reading this post later, you can use the code MICROSOFT_ROCKS for a 10% discount we can share with our readers.

Having been involved with this conference from its inception, I’m really looking forward to watching as many of the sessions as possible – and I’m also sure there will be new technical improvement ideas to learn for everyone. I hope to see you there. If you do attend, then please stop me to say ‘Hi’ – I might even have some stickers with me!


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