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matthew-skelton-img_20160804_184619656-crop-sepiaMatthew Skelton has been building, deploying, and operating commercial software systems since 1998. Co-founder and Principal Consultant at Skelton Thatcher Consulting (http://skeltonthatcher.com/), he specialises in helping organisations to adopt and sustain good practices for building and operating software systems: Continuous Delivery, DevOps, aspects of ITIL, and software operability.

Matthew curates the well-known DevOps team topologies patterns at devopstopologies.com and is co-author of the books Database Lifecycle Management (Redgate, 2015), Continuous Delivery with Windows and .NET (O’Reilly, 2016), and Team Guide to Software Operability (Skelton Thatcher Publications, 2016).

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Matthew Skelton has been building, deploying, and operating commercial software systems since 1998. Co-founder and Principal Consultant at Skelton Thatcher Consulting (http://skeltonthatcher.com/), he specialises in helping organisations to adopt and sustain good practices for building and operating software systems: Continuous Delivery, DevOps, aspects of ITIL, and software operability.

Matthew curates the well-known DevOps team topologies patterns at devopstopologies.com; he founded and leads the 1500-member London Continuous Delivery meetup group (http://londoncd.org.uk/), and instigated the first conference in Europe dedicated to Continuous Delivery, PIPELINE Conference (http://pipelineconf.info/). Matthew is co-author of the books Database Lifecycle Management (Redgate) and Continuous Delivery with Windows and .NET (O’Reilly) and is co-editor of Build Quality In, a book of Continuous Delivery and DevOps experience reports (http://buildqualityin.com/).

Biography (long)

Matthew Skelton has been building, deploying, and operating commercial software systems since 1998, including systems for London Stock Exchange, thetrainline.com, TUI Travel, Virgin Mobile, and MRI brain scanning machines. He is co-founder and Principal Consultant at Skelton Thatcher Consulting (http://skeltonthatcher.com/), a specialist consultancy that helps its clients to make the changes to technology and teams needed for cloud computing. He focuses on helping organisations to adopt and sustain good practices for building and operating software systems: Continuous Delivery, DevOps, aspects of ITIL, and software operability. He curates the well-known DevOps team topologies patterns at devopstopologies.com.

Matthew founded and runs the 1500-member London Continuous Delivery meetup group (http://londoncd.org.uk/), and instigated the first conference in Europe dedicated to Continuous Delivery, PIPELINE Conference (http://pipelineconf.info/). He is a regular speaker at conferences around the world – speaking on DevOps, Continuous Delivery, and software operability – and co-facilitates the popular Experience DevOps workshop series (http://experiencedevops.org/). Matthew is co-author of the books Database Lifecycle Management (Redgate) and Continuous Delivery with Windows and .NET (O’Reilly) and he co-edited Build Quality In, a book of Continuous Delivery and DevOps experience reports (http://buildqualityin.com/).

Matthew is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and a member of the British Computer Society (MBCS).