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The 10 Commandments of Release Engineering

We are broadening our horizons in our December meetup as we talk about Release Engineering.  Join us at this meetup to learn how to perfect your release process from Dinah McNutt, Release Engineer at Google, as she distills the truths that she's found in her 20 years of building commercial software.  

For each truth, she will provide reasons and examples that support the truth.  Some of the commandments are controversial, but she will include examples of where these commandments do not apply.  This talk will surely help you consider different approaches to reach better solutions.  

Thank you New Relic for hosting us! 


6pm - Check-in, pizza / drinks

6:45pm – Talk(s) begins

7:20pm – Talk(s) ends, Q&A begins

7:40pm - start general mingling

~8:30pm - Meetup ends.  


About Dinah McNutt:

Dinah McNutt is a Release Engineer at Google, Inc and is also chairing the USENIX 2014 Summit on Release Engineering. She has been involved with systems administration since the mid-1980’s. Some of her accomplishments include writing the Daemons & Dragons column for Unix Review Magazine, writing for SunExpert Magazine, Byte, and other publications. She has served on the LISA program committee several times including chairing the conference. She has 20 years of commercial release engineering experience and has released all types of Unix-based software from shrink wrapped to web-based services to network appliances. 

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  • Leo C.

    Hi All - It was great to see everyone last night, and thanks to Dinah for a great talk. She's shared her slides with us. You can find them here: Also, she's shared a link to another talk that she's done, where she went into more detail about Google's package manager. Check it out here:

    1 · December 18, 2013

  • Henrique M. G.

    The presentation was really nice. I just expected more "best practices" from the complex Google release process.

    2 · December 17, 2013

    • Leo C.

      Hi Henrique - Thank you very much for the feedback. This is very helpful. :) The last two meetups we did cover more specific best practices, and this one happened to be more high level and also your first one. I hope that you'll come back to see us again on our next meetup, as we may go back to a more detailed topic. See here for a talk from her about Google's package manager.­

      1 · December 18, 2013

    • Leo C.

      One more thing - here's a very useful blog about Google's testing process: http://googletesting....­ There's a lot of good information here.

      1 · December 18, 2013

  • Andy Le R.

    Absolutely the best!

    1 · December 17, 2013

  • walid


    December 5, 2013

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