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In 2015 Auto Trader reached a milestone in its release automation journey by handing over control of application deployments to delivery squads. This was the culmination of a 9-month project, 2 years of loose discussion and years of previous automation… but the journey does not end there.
We’ll cover the context in which the project was carried out, the approach that was taken and what we learned along the way. This session is intended to appeal to all levels of technical knowledge.
Mark has worked as a developer since 2005. He has worked at Auto Trader since 2007 and is currently based in operation, where he leads the development of a deployment API governing repeatable deployments of applications and infrastructure into Auto Trader's private cloud. He is also involved in the monitoring infrastructure and continuous integration environment.
He has previously led a team of 16 developers creating a bespoke content managed website system for 5,500 automotive retailers, complete with self serve customised look and feel and edit functionality.
His interests include system design, data visualisation, monitoring and resilience, and software quality, although he is particularly interested in code craftsmanship and the academic aspects of language and computing.
He helps to organise DevOps Manchester meetups and has an unhealthy fascination with underground Manchester, running Hidden Manchester in his spare time.
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