Frequent Releases for Enterprise Mobile: Make It a Reality Without Losing Your Sanity

Stacey Yan

As companies continue to embrace the mobile-first strategy, many are grappling with a formidable challenge: how to release mobile updates more frequently given the painful and archaic app publishing process. Beyond brute-forcing release cadence, there need to be cultural, technical, and infrastructural changes to make frequent releases a reality. Stacey Yan and Alex Cabanilla will explore these dimensions in depth and provide practical insights on how to boost build infrastructure and reduce build time, improve code quality and merge process and guard against bad code, manage mobile features through feature toggles, improve test automation and make tests less flaky, and leverage critical tests. They'll also detail the key elements necessary for a culture of frequent releases. You'll come away with actionable ideas on ways to improve large-scale mobile delivery and CI/CD practices to enable frequent releases. It is not only possible, but entirely necessary for an enterprise to invest in these areas in order to set their mobile platform up for sustainable growth.

About the Presenter

As enterprise mobile program lead at Capital One, Stacey Yan spent the last four years building and scaling their mobile platform with her mobile team. They launched their native flagship servicing app two years ago and have been scaling it ever since, and it has won a number of awards, including the prestigious JD Power Best Mobile Banking App 2017 & 2018. Prior to mobile, Stacey worked in various engineering organizations as delivery and program lead. She has a master's degree in systems engineering, and  she has spoken at a number of conferences on large-scale mobile delivery.  What is most rewarding to her is the opportunity to work with a team of talented people who trust and respect one another, care about shipping great digital products, and always look for a better way to deliver.

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