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Wednesday, April 19 • 11:15 - 12:00
Continuous Deployment of Legacy Software: Crazy Smart or Just Plain Crazy? (Alex Freire)

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Abstract:
Imagine this:
You've just started leading a team tasked with substituting a legacy system more than a decade in production. It's one of the company's key products and brings in a lot of revenue every day.
Not only will you need to rewrite the system in a new language, you'll have to change database platforms and the communication protocols with several other systems.
Sound challenging?
How would you even start? Plan years of work and a Big Bang release? Could this succeed?
What would change if you knew, as my team did when confronted with this challenge, that the system was responsible for keeping 80% of all of Latin America on the web?
It might sound crazy, but the strategy we chose was based on one of the latest advances in technical agility: Continuous Deployment!
We delivered to production on the first week, then started delivering daily, and eventually were deploying to production multiple times a day.
Join me to better understand everything you’ll need enable Continuous Deployment, from testing automation, through a DevOps culture, to infrastructure as code for example. See how these changes helped us be extremely successful in this crazy (or crazy smart?) case study.
Learning Outcomes:
  • You'll walk away equipped to decide whether Continuous Deployment can help you with your team’s biggest challenges.


Speakers
avatar for Alex  Freire Kawakami

Alex Freire Kawakami

Director, Industrial Logic
Alex, who was one of the Agile pioneers in Latin America, now consults internationally, speaking frequently at conferences to help communities worldwide expand beyond their comfort zones. A programmer, coach, scientist, student and teacher, Alex loves learning and doesn't shy away from changing his mind. | As Director at Industrial Logic, he focuses on enabling our team to deliver quality software and solve real world problems through Modern... Read More →


Wednesday April 19, 2017 11:15 - 12:00
Room 3