Presentation: Production - Designing for Testability

Track: Developer Experience: Level up Your Engineering Effectiveness

Location: Broadway Ballroom South Center, 6th fl.

Duration: 4:10pm - 5:00pm

Day of week: Tuesday

Level: Intermediate

Persona: Architect, CTO/CIO/Leadership


A major part of our lives is working safely with production - yet few organizations today are designing production to enable higher quality and end to end verification of the code we write and deploy. In this talk, we build on the foundation of great microservice architectures to include the first class design of testability as one of the most important artifacts that high velocity and high-quality teams should consider. In particular, we’ll explore what it’s like to build quality software with no development, QA, or staging environments. We'll include a deep dive into “verification in production” and what it really takes to build software that can safely be tested continuously in production. Let’s build developer happiness by *knowing* production is correct.

Speaker: Michael Bryzek

Cofounder & CTO, previously Co-Founder & CTO @Gilt

Michael is the CTO and co-founder of Gilt Groupe, an innovative online shopping destination offering its members special access to the most inspiring merchandise, culinary offerings, and experiences every day, many at insider prices. Gilt continually searches the world for the most coveted brands and products, including fashion for women, men, and children; home decor; artisanal ingredients; hotels and travel experiences on every continent; and unique activities in a growing list of cities and destinations. We believe that every day is an opportunity to inspire and be inspired. Michael has built Gilt's technology platform to support massive bursts of traffic as sales start every day at noon. He holds a BSc and Masters in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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