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MongoDB and Continuous Delivery Best Practices

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We are pleased to have Ken Sipe here for both sessions tonight. The first talk will be about some of the best practices in Continuous Delivery, along with the main presentation being a working session demonstrating the pros and cons of MongoDB development.

About Ken Sipe:

Ken has been a practitioner and instructor of RUP since the late 1990s, and an extreme programmer and coach since the middle 2000s. Ken has worked with Fortune 500 companies to small startups in the roles of developer, designer, application architect and enterprise architect. Ken's current focus is on enterprise system automation and continuous delivery systems.

Ken is an international speaker on the subject of software engineering speaking at conferences such as JavaOne, JavaZone, Jax-India, and The Strange Loop. He is a regular speaker with NFJS where he is best known for his architecture and security hacking talks. In 2009, Ken was honored by being awarded the JavaOne Rockstar Award at JavaOne in SF, California and the JavaZone Rockstar Award at JavaZone in Oslo, Norway as the top ranked speaker.

5:30-6:00: Networking and Food

Food, Soda, Beer and Networking. We are grateful to Cody Powell from TEksystems ( for their continued sponsorship of the Food and Soda! Also, thanks to Mike Henninger of BWBacon ( for supplying the beer.

6:00-6:05: Announcements

6:05-7:00: Continuous Delivery Best Practices by Ken Sipe

There is a new “movement” in software development circles called DevOps. It is about the automation of development best practices as well as the automation of the deployment pipeline. Answer this question, “How long does it take your organization or team to push 1 line code of change into production?” That’s what this session is all about.

7:00-7:15: Break


MongoDB: Scaling Web Applications by Ken Sipe

Google “MongoDB is Web Scale” and prepare to laugh your tail off. With such satire, it easy to pass off MongoDB as a passing joke… but that would be a mistake. The humor is in the fact there seems to be no end to those who parrot the MongoDB benefits without a clue. This session is about getting a clue.

8:45: Door prizes:

Safari Online Book Subscription (1-year, 10-slot) - provided by DevelopIntelligence ( Training

Amazon Gift Cards - provided by Lea Holmboe of ECS (

JetBrains ( IDE License

ZeroTurnaround JRebel ( License

A couple O'Reilly and Pearson books

Heroku ( T-shirts and server credits - provided by James Ward of Heroku

9:00: Networking at Ice House Tavern. Very special thanks to Katie Green from ReadyTalk ( for their sponsorship of food at this location.