Steve Smith and Matthew Skelton
|Steve Smith is an Agile consultant and Continuous Delivery specialist at Always Agile Consulting Ltd.An XP/Lean developer with 10+ years of experience in enterprise software development in Britain and New Zealand, Steve favours practices such as Pair Programming and Test Driven Development to build quality into software products. As an early adopter of Continuous Delivery he has overseen transformation programmes in multiple organisations to reduce lead times and increase product revenues.
Steve is a co-author of the Continuous Delivery and DevOps book “Build Quality In“, a co-organiser of the monthly London Continuous Delivery meetup, a co-organiser of the annual PIPELINE conference, and a regular conference speaker.
|Matthew Skelton has been building, deploying, and operating commercial software systems since 1998, including systems for London Stock Exchange, TUI Travel, Virgin Mobile, and MRI brain scanning machines.Between 2011 and 2014 he led the build and deployment activity at thetrainline.com, the UK’s busiest travel booking website, where he helped establish Continuous Delivery practices such as end-to-end deployment pipelines and product-aligned teams. He now specialises in Continuous Delivery, DevOps, and software operability as an independent consultant.
Matthew founded and runs the 600-member London Continuous Delivery meetup group, and instigated the first conference in Europe dedicated to Continuous Delivery, PIPELINE Conference. He is a regular presenter on the international conference circuit – speaking on DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and software operability – and co-facilitates the popular Experience DevOps workshop series.
He is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a member of the British Computer Society (MBCS).