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Friday, May 3 • 10:20am - 10:55am
Your Build Server Is On Fire

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Scaling is hard, especially when the thing you need to scale is your CI system. At a certain point, conventional approaches break down and the blog posts telling you the five easy steps to solve your problems start disappearing. It's time to assess the problems and find solutions.

When setting up a company for success, one of the least-invested systems is CI infrastructure, and yet with rampant growth and large Engineering departments it inevitably comes to the fore when it cannot scale. Increased build durations, increased queue times, and flakey test systems are symptomatic as this problem compounds. Once this tipping point is reached, it is a scramble to find the bottlenecks and patching and hoping it never happens again. In this talk, we'll go over ways to identify and mitigate in the moment, as well as approaches used to make our CI systems as scalable as our application code.


Andrew Nordman

A maker of many mediums, Andrew enjoys tinkering with unexpected applications of languages or technology, including a fully autonomous beer-brewing appliance written in Ruby. At GitHub, his team focuses on developing tools and services to improve the developer experience. His aspirations... Read More →

Friday May 3, 2019 10:20am - 10:55am
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