(Talk given at PIPELINE Conference 2016, London https://pipelineconf.info/2016-event/speakers/)

Metrics and Logging form the foundations of operating a live service but we know very little about the environments and pipelines that support the path to live. How do you improve often overlooked environments and tools without the data to help teams identify issues or bottlenecks. I start with the question: “Can we use what we have learnt with live monitoring, to get metrics and insight into our pipelines”. I’ll then explore how this opened up a stream of data on commits, pipeline duration, success, failure, deployments and more so that teams could build event driven processes and improve their continuous delivery pipelines.

Steve Elliott is a Senior Technical Staff Member, Performance and Reliability Specialist and Log Enthusiast @ LateRooms.com IT team. With over 10 years experience in Web Development, he’s spent the last 2 years bringing visibility to LateRooms.com production estate and he speaks about his findings regularly at conferences and professional organisation meetings. He now mostly helps developers deliver by building the tools and platforms they need to ship value, quickly. In his free time, he works as a contributing member of Dev Ops Manchester and the newly formed Elasticsearch Manchester User Group.