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Automation and Developer Infrastructure — Empowering Engineers to Move from Idea to Production

This talk was held on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at 7:00pm

At Indeed, we're growing quickly, from our engineer headcount to the number of features we deploy. Over the last three years, we’ve had a 6x increase in engineers and a 15x increase in number of deploys. We’re currently deploying over 700 new features each week. In this talk, we described the infrastructure built to support, scale and automate our software development and product releases, and how any organization can use these tools and techniques to improve release velocity in the face of rapid growth. Specifically, we discussed Hobo -- an easy, standardized way for developers to run our application stacks in Docker. We also described Control Tower, which manages software releases by unifying all of the information about application features into a single interface. These tools allow engineers to focus on product development, while moving their work from idea to production as efficiently as possible.

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