Atlassian DevOps Talks: Fireside Chat with CICD experts

Atlassian Open DevOps presents DevOps Talks. Join CICD experts and leaders from Bitbucket Pipelines, CircleCI, Harness, and Octopus Deploy as they share tips and tricks for implementing DevOps pipelines.

When the entirety of developer productivity rests on your shoulders, it can be daunting to introduce pipeline changes. That’s why Atlassian Open DevOps is introducing DevOps Talks. In this series, we’re bringing together DevOps leaders to share their learnings, cautionary tales, and answers to any burning questions you might have!

Join continuous integration continuous deployment (CICD) experts from Bitbucket Pipelines, CircleCI, Harness, and Octopus Deploy as they share lessons from implementing pipelines for development teams of all topologies, sizes, and industries. In this 45-minute webinar, you’ll learn:

  • What to do and what not to do when implementing and configuring your CICD pipeline
  • How to alter your pipelines to meet industry specific standards
  • Where they think the future of CICD is going



Daniel Tao

Head of Engineering, DevOps

Daniel Tao is the Head of Engineering for DevOps at Atlassian, leading the engineering organization responsible for developer-focused products. He has overseen initiatives at Atlassian including Bitbucket's migration from the data center to AWS, a strategic shift to supporting enterprises in the cloud, and launching a new beta product (Compass), among many others. Dan's professional experience spans a wide variety of roles at prior companies including ThoughtWorks, Google, and multiple startups across the industries of finance, entertainment, retail, and education.

John Bristowe

Product Director at Octopus Deploy

John is part of the amazing team at Octopus Deploy where he is responsible for product integrations. Before joining Octopus Deploy, he worked at Progress, Telerik, and Microsoft.

Rick Burta

Senior Software Engineer at CircleCI

Rick Burta is a senior software engineer on CircleCI’s Data Intelligence team. His focus is on using data-driven insights to build reliable and performant software. Rick is passionate about artificial general intelligence, automation, and graphs. When not working, he can be found at the beach walking his dog, reading a book, or being consistently humbled by the Rust compiler.

Nick Durkin

VP of Field Engineering & Field CTO at Harness

Nick Durkin is Field CTO for Harness, the first Software Delivery Platform to use AI to simplify DevOps processes, including CI, CD, Feature Flags, Cloud Costs, Chaos Engineering, and much more. He is responsible for the organization's worldwide field engineering team, post-sales engineering team, and a portion of product. He previously held technical and executive roles at OverOps, DataTorrent, and Zelle (Early Warning), where he ran critical infrastructure for the United States government. He also served as lead architect on the Department of Homeland Security’s Financial Institution – Verifying Identity Credential Service (FIVICS) initiative.

Ian Buchanan

Principal Partner Engineer, Open DevOps

While Ian has broad and deep experience with both Java and .NET, he's best known as a champion of agile methods in large enterprises. He's currently focused on the emerging DevOps culture and the tools for enabling better continuous integration, continuous delivery, and data analysis. During his career, he's successfully managed enterprise software development tools in all phases of their lifecycle. He has driven organization-wide process improvement with results of greater productivity, higher quality, and improved customer satisfaction. He has built multi-national teams that value self-direction and self-organization. When not speaking or coding, you can find Ian indulging his passions in parsers, meta-programming, and domain-specific languages. Follow Ian at @devpartisan.