Tinderbox: Continuous Deployment and Better Code Reviews

Christian Nelson ·

A couple of months ago, we committed to hosting Tinderbox talks every 8 weeks. We’re excited to announce the second event in the new series, which is scheduled for Wednesday April 30th. This is what we have on the docket:

Paul Biggar, founder of CircleCI, is joining us to discuss the Many Ways of Continuous Deployment:

So… Continuous Deployment. You hear that you should be practicing continuous deployment, but nobody every pointed out that there are many different ways to do it!

This talk compares and contrasts different kinds of continuous deployment strategies. Implementation, requirements, tradeoffs will be covered. Case-studies, examining different strategies practiced at companies such as Facebook, GitHub, IMVU, Heroku and CircleCI.

We use CircleCI on many of our projects these days and think it’s pretty wonderful.

Doc Ritezel, from the Ministry of Velocity, is joining us to share some wisdom on the subject of Better Code Reviews:

Do your team’s technical discussions devolve into tense confrontations? Are you frequently confused by other people’s code changes? Is there someone who you just can’t seem to get along with? Software peer review on a modern development team is essential to healthy code and a happy team. But it’s riddled with human-sized pitfalls. Learn why talking about code in person is important, how to talk about code without burning bridges, and most importantly, how to take dread out of your workplace.

We shoot for an intimate atmosphere, great talks and insightful Q & A. We’re pretty proud of our previous events not only because the content has been good, but the questions and interactions have been high-quality. We hope you can join us.

Doors open at 6:30 and the talks begin at 7. Please RSVP at the Tinderbox meetup.

Christian Nelson
Christian Nelson

Christian is a software developer, technical lead and agile coach. He's passionate about helping teams find creative ways to make work fun and productive. He's a partner at Carbon Five and serves as the Director of Engineering in the San Francisco office. When not slinging code or playing agile games, you can find him trekking in the Sierras and playing with his daughters.