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Releng 2014 - Keynote 2: Dinah McNutt, Release Engineering, Google Inc. | Talks at Google

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Part two of Releng 2014 held at Google on April 11th, 2014.
Introduction to Releng 2014 and 2nd Keynote by Dinah McNutt, Release Engineering, Google Inc.

The 10 Commandments of Release Engineering.

This talk will present 10 commandments that I have found to be truths in my 20 years of building commercial software. For each truth, I will provide reasons and examples that support the truth. The commandments are simply solutions to requirements or problems, but it is more entertaining and provocative to present the truths up front, let the listener react, and then discuss the requirements and problems that led to the truth.


Dinah McNutt is a Release Engineer at Google, Inc. She has been involved with system administration since the mid-1980s. Some of her accomplishments include writing the "Daemons & Dragons" column for Unix Review Magazine and writing for SunExpert Magazine, Byte, and other publications. She has twenty years of commercial release engineering experience and has released all types of UNIX-based software, from shrink-wrapped to Web-based services to network appliances.

Hosted by
Foutse Khomh, assistant professor at the Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal (Canada).

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