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Continuous Lifecycle 2017: Meet the committee...

And impress us with your container, DevOps, CD and Agile stories

If you’re still working up your proposals for our Continuous Lifecycle London conference next year, you might want to consider the calibre of tech pro who’ll be perusing your proposals.

Whether you’re a prospective speaker, or attendee, you’ll be pleased to know we’ve got a mix of Continuous Lifecycle London veterans and some fresh blood. Crucially, all have real world experience of the full gamut of Containerization, Continuous Delivery, DevOps, and Agile. They’ll be helping us choose the most compelling proposals - and where appropriate, help us help you to give a final polish to any gems in the rough.

So who will be making the final choice on your finely crafted proposal? Let us introduce:

Dave Farley Dave is a thought-leader in the field of Continuous Delivery, DevOps and Software Development, co-author of the Jolt-award winning book “Continuous Delivery”, and one of the authors of the Reactive Manifesto. Dave has been having fun with computers for over 30 years. He is the former Head of Software development at LMAX Ltd, home of the OSS Disruptor, and is now an independent software developer and consultant, and founder and director of Continuous Delivery Ltd.

Chris Jackson Chris Jackson is the Director for Platform Delivery and Operations at Pearson, the world’s largest digital education company. Chris is tasked with modernising and transforming the IT services Pearson provides to its internal product teams using the cloud and his background in DevOps. Prior to Pearson, Chris spent over eight years at Rackspace, and was central to building out the next-generation service model based on automation known as the Rackspace DevOps & Automation Service.

Luke Marsden Luke heads up Developer Experience at Weaveworks, where he spends his time thinking about how to optimise for happy open source users. He gets involved in open source projects, develops experimental software, works on content and user journeys, and enjoys speaking at meetups and conferences. He previously founded ClusterHQ.

Kat McIvor Kat McIvor is the Principal Technologist for DevOps at QA. Kat has both a background in academia and in industry looking at various aspects of software development and DevOps. In industry she has been involved in different scale projects from inception through to setting up full deployment pipelines.

Fleshing out the committee, and ensuring a steady stream of coffee, biscuits and other sundries as the proposals are pondered will be:

Joe Fay Joe Fay is group editor at Situation Publishing, the publishers of The Register.


Julia Schmidt Julia Schmidt is an engineer and works as an editor at the German publishing house Heise Medien. She covers software development for the online news portal heise Developer.

The deadline for proposals is November 30, and the committee will be meeting shortly after, with the schedule for the event likely to appear before the Christmas break. If you’re looking for a bit of help with your proposal, get in touch. We want to make sure we have as diverse and broad a speaker lineup as possible.

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