Steve Grunwell

Open-source contributor, speaker, and electronics tinkerer

Cloud Gate (a.k.a. "The Bean"), surrounded by tourists in Chicago, IL.

Continuous Integration and Delivery @ php[tek] 2023

It’s been a long time since my last in-person conference: php[tek] 2020 was cancelled due to the pandemic, and the live conference circuit has been sparse since COVID-19 rocked the world. As a result, my few speaking engagements have been strictly virtual since early 2020.

To be perfectly honest, it has been a total let-down. A pandemic sucks on its own, but seeing so many small conferences going under—it’s been painful to watch. My friends Heather and Eli at One for All Events have seemingly had to shutter their company, and their flagship events, php[tek] and php[world], haven’t happened since 2019.

php[architect], the organization that run those conferences, is now under new ownership: John Congdon and Eric Van Johnson of DiegoDev acquired the company in October 2021. Now, they’re bringing back php[tek] for the first time in three years, and I’m thrilled to be a part of it!

Build and Release Confidently with Continuous Integration and Delivery

It’s been a minute, but you may recall that test automation and Continuous Integration and Delivery (CI/CD) are two major passions of mine, so I’m excited to be able to revive this talk that I haven’t given since Ohio Laravel in 2019.

Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD) are the Holy Grail for software development teams: no matter who pushes the feature, the same tests are run, the same processes are followed, and nothing gets released without satisfying well-defined quality standards.

Unfortunately, setting up that initial CI/CD workflow can be a bit daunting for teams that don’t have an experienced DevOps engineer.

Fear not, my dear developers! This talk breaks down the basic concepts of continuous integration, continuous delivery, and how to integrate them into your team’s workflow. Whether you’re working on a small side project or your next big idea, CI and CD can make the journey better.

For this talk, we’ll be using GitLab’s (free) CI/CD pipelines, but the principles translate well to any major CI/CD platform!

If you’re on the fence about attending, please know that you’re not alone. I have been (and will continue to be) masking in all public settings. This pandemic has been terrible, and we all have different levels of comfort. Even after being fully-vaccinated and boosted, I’m not going anywhere without my KN95!

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Event details

php[tek] 2023
Sheraton Suites Chicago O'Hare
6501 Mannheim Road,
Rosemont, Illinois, USA, 60018 May 16 – 18, 2023

Be excellent to each other.