If you ever wondered what would happen when some of the leading lights of the software development world came together with a couple of hundred very real world users, you really should have been at Continuous Lifecycle London 2016.
The event saw around 300 people, including 40 speakers and 260 attendees, getting together at the Royal College of GPs in London.
We had attendees from as far away as India and North America, as well as Sweden, Holland, Italy…and Stoke.
Bona fide Continuous Delivery guru Jez Humble discussed software delivery in the 21st century. You’ll be glad to know that job satisfaction is a major element of getting it right.
Etsy senior engineer and ops veteran Katherine Daniels raised the possibility of rolling out DevOps culture right across the organisation.
Both speakers decried the notion that there is a talent shortage, whether in DevOps specifically or tech as a whole. Rather, they said, the industry needs to do a much better job at opening itself up to all as part of a cultural change that will benefit techies, their companies and their customers.
If that wasn’t enough to get the audience thinking hard, there were 36 other sessions to challenge conventional thinking, whether it came to code or culture. The main conference sessions ranged from culture to code, via microservices, containers, databases, UX, QA, and CD.
But how did it all go down with the attendees, the people who count?