• Weaveworks
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  • Mastercard
Cloud native technologies enable organizations to scale rapidly and deliver software much faster than before. To do this, most organizations need to rethink their CI/CD systems and Kubernetes best practices. GitOps, operation by pull request, is a new paradigm and a set of best practices for cloud native.
But what does it mean and how can you go about adopting it for your CI/CD needs? How do you empower change agents and champion best practices in your organization?
Watch the panel discussion between industry experts from Cloudbees, State Street, Mastercard and Weaveworks who provide insights into:

  • GitOps
  • Best practices for CI/CD for cloud native
  • Tooling that can help automate these practices
  • End-user stories of their experiences learning about the best ways to setup CI/CD for their specific applications and needs



Alexis Richardson, Weaveworks

Alexis is the Founder and CEO of Weaveworks, and the former chairman of the TOC for CNCF. Previously he was at Pivotal, as head of products for Spring, RabbitMQ, Redis, Apache Tomcat and vFabric. Alexis was responsible for resetting the product direction of Spring and transitioning the vFabric business from VMware. Alexis co-founded RabbitMQ, and was CEO of the Rabbit company acquired by VMware in 2010. Rumours persist that he co-founded several other companies including Cohesive Networks, after a career as a prop trader in fixed income derivatives, and a misspent youth studying and teaching mathematical logic.


Ivan Pedrazas

Ivan is a Solutions Architect. He has a background in development and architecture. He has been helping companies like the UK Home Office, Soho House, and State Street to adopt Kubernetes and release better software, more often. He enjoys designing and building distributed systems. Ivan has been running Kubernetes in production for the last four years.

Ivan is very involved in the community and runs the Kubernetes London Meetup, the London Junior engineering Meetup and the London Production Workgroup.


Allison Richardet, Mastercard 

Allison is a Principal Software Development Engineer for Mastercard in Saint Louis, MO. Her focus is on Kubernetes, where she and her team utilize GitOps and best practices in platform support. Her career began in embedded systems engineering, and shifted to cloud native practices.

She is involved in the Saint Louis chapter of Women Who Code, and speaks at other various meetups.


Tracy Miranda, CloudBees

Tracy Miranda is director of open source community at CloudBees, where she works closely with the Jenkins & Jenkins X communities. A developer and open source veteran, Tracy is on the governing board for the CD.Foundation, after helping launch the foundation as the new home for Jenkins, Spinnaker and other open source CI/CD projects. Tracy has a background in electronics system design and holds patents for her work on processor architectures.

Tracy is a regular conference speaker and blogs on tech careers, open source, and diversity at tracymiranda.com.

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