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Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) Podcast: Episode 37

Boy, did I have a blast the last couple of days! :)

Earlier this week, our CTO, Anders Wallgren, and I were thrilled to attend the 2-dayMobile Delivery Days conference (#mobileDD) in San Francisco. Last night, we had the privilege of helping the organizers wrap up the show with a special episode of #c9d9 - live from the event (video below).

DevOps for Mobile: The Community Is Here to Help
Delivery and operations of mobile applications is still in its early stages - the tool set is brittle, and best practices and patterns for the different stages along your pipeline are still emerging.

If you're looking to enhance your skills-set and learn from the community how to streamline your delivery practices for mobile apps - I strongly encourage you to look out for the presentations and talks from #mobileDD - which according to the organizers will be made available online soon. This content is GOLD!

Throughout Monday and Tuesday, we got to hear great talks from folks responsible for delivering mobile applications at companies such as LinkedInPreziMicrosoft,WikipediaTwitterSpotify, and more. The stellar lineup also included inspiring, fast-paced, Ignite talks and Open Spaces, as well as talks from conference organizers themselves: Patrick Debois on the Operational Side of Mobile Apps, and Trent Peterson and Pawel Wojnarowicz from AWS on The Art of Mobile Testing.

The Open Spaces were especially interesting and valuable. Attendees rotated between organic discussion groups and shared some of their challenges and learnings around various aspects of mobile delivery. The Open Spaces' topics included:

  • Measuring and driving engagement
  • Aquiring beta testers
  • Challenges with backend systems
  • Android emulators
  • Tips for mobile testing
  • Experimentation and A/B testing
  • Mobile delivery toolchain
  • Automation frameworks
  • Optimizing content for delivery
  • Dealing with AppStore policies and approvals
  • Property-based testing
  • and more..

It was great to see how engaged, helpful and forthcoming participants were, and how educational (and at times, damn right entertaining!) these discussions are.

The value you get from talking with peers who are in the same boat as you, trying to solve the same problems, is just immeasurable, and it was invigorating to hover between the various groups and listen to the discussions taking place.

Watch the replay of the special c9d9 episode - live from #mobileDD:

Learn about the current state of DevOps for Mobile, the main challenges folks are encountering, and some of the key takeaways and tips from the conference.

This episode features:

Patrick Debois Patrick Debois



Nassim Kammah Nassim Kammah



Trent Peterson Trent Peterson



Felix Krause Felix Krause




#mobileDD is very much a labor of love - an event by the community, for the community.

A big shout out to the conference organizers and sponsors who put out an awesome (free!) event - where like-minded people got to connect, learn from each other and inspire one another.

It was incredible to be part of it, and we'll continue to follow as the community and DevOps practices for Mobile continue to evolve. Like Patrick said: this has been a unique experience. Everyone is struggling with the same things - let's do this together!


On the next episode of Continuous Discussions:


Episode 38: CI Acceleration

Join us on April 5, to discuss tips for accelerating your CI efforts.

This episode will feature:

christopher-stauffer Cristopher Stauffer
Director of Test Engineering at Yodle Inc. Christopher has over a decade of experience integrating test automation and continuous delivery into complex software systems.


eric melski c9d9 Eric Melski
A "developer's developer" who creates tools for developers; now Chief Architect at Electric Cloud, where he makes high-performance build tools.


ifran-sayed Ifran Sayed
Ifran is a DevOps disruptor, MSys DevOps Innovation Lab co-creator, SCM/ Build Release proficiency, eager technologist, future strategist.


nirav-sanghavi Nirav Sanghavi
Nirav Sanghavi is GM, technology & solutions at Cygnet Infotech. He is Agile enthusiastic & his blood is tested positive for Java and Scrum.


Spencer Allain Spencer Allain
Spencer was an early adopter of Jenkins and Gradle to support his love of automation. He relaxes by mentoring FIRST Robotics programs.


Vishnu Datla Vishnu Datla
Founder & CEO of AutoRABIT, Inc., a SaaS based enterprise class Continuous Delivery product suite for cloud technologies focusing on

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Continuous Discussions (#c9d9) is a bi-weekly series. See all episodes here.

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Anders Wallgren is Chief Technology Officer of Electric Cloud. Anders brings with him over 25 years of in-depth experience designing and building commercial software. Prior to joining Electric Cloud, Anders held executive positions at Aceva, Archistra, and Impresse. Anders also held management positions at Macromedia (MACR), Common Ground Software and Verity (VRTY), where he played critical technical leadership roles in delivering award winning technologies such as Macromedia’s Director 7 and various Shockwave products.