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Presentation: Experimentation for Speed, Safety & Learning in CD

Track: Sponsored Solutions Track II

Location: Liberty, 8fl.

Duration: 4:10pm - 5:00pm

Day of week: Tuesday

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Abstract

How do companies like Netflix, LinkedIn, and booking.com crush it year after year? Yes, they release early and often. Look deeper and you'll find that all of these teams also build in fine-grained control and observability of the payloads passing through their CD pipelines, allowing them to ship faster, with greater safety, while focusing on observable customer impact (results), not just releases.

The lessons learned from early implementations of this approach (known as “shift right testing” or “feature experimentation”) have been published, but not widely read. This talk is a condensed summary of a decade’s worth of those lessons, followed by key takeaways that will equip you to achieve similar benefits in your own environment.

While this talk is part of the solutions track, it focuses exclusively on the industry leaders and best practices that inspired the Split commercial solution. There won't be any Split sales pitch or demo. For that, you'll want to drop by the Split booth in the exhibit hall before or after the talk.

#continuous delivery #observability #experimentation #data science #devops

Speaker: Dave Karow

Continuous Delivery Evangelist @SplitSoftware

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Dave has three decades of experience in developer tools, developer communities and evangelizing ways to make software delivery more sustainable. Dave grew up just “off-campus” from Stanford as Silicon Valley morphed from defense to chips to software and finally internet services. Dave's front-row seat to all of this action equips him with a unique point of view on the long arc and repeating themes of technology evolution.

As CD Evangelist at Split Software, Dave speaks on aligning progressive delivery (i.e. gradual rollouts of new code) with observability of system health, user experience, and user behavior. Before Split.io, he democratized "shift left" performance testing at BlazeMeter.

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