Tuesday 10th May, 2016
9:40am to 10:20am
At TransferWise, we're undergoing a journey of giving the reigns of the whole product lifecycle to our developers. It covers both pushing changes to production and monitoring the state of live systems.
This approach obviously is what DevOps is about. In itself it serves as an interesting case study of what we have learned while doing that with a system that's gone from 1 to a few dozen components in 12-24 months, in an organization that's grown from 15 to 80 developers in the same timeframe.
What makes the case study stand out, however, is our definition of DevOps as a function, not a role, as we see in many other organizations. We've seen organizations who start with their ops team being responsible for production systems and often end up defining DevOps as a separate role, rather than a responsibility. TransferWise sees strong value in taking that responsibility straight to developers and we'd love to share our experience in making that happen. It also involves balancing fast time-to-market goals with compliance concerns.
Our talk would focus on defining DevOps for a high-growth fintech startup as TW, and showing how we've implemented that vision in the organization.
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