Slides from talks

Most of my slides are online on either Slideshare or Speakerdeck:

Forthcoming talks are listed at the Events page on the Skelton Thatcher Consulting website.

Older events

Here are some older events I have spoken at:

I am available for speaking at conferences and events on software systems engineering in general, and in particular: software build and deployment, continuous delivery and web operations.

Contact me for details.


Some recent presentations I have given include:

End-to-end deployment pipelines – avoiding pipeline fragmentation

Slide - Pipeline Fragmentation

The deployment pipeline is a key feature of continuous delivery. Avoiding fragmentation of deployment pipelines is crucial if the maximum benefit is to be derived from pipelines. This presentation shows why pipeline fragmentation is bad, examines some of the reasons why pipeline fragmentation may occur, and explores some of the challenges involved in implementing end-to-end deployment pipelines.

Continuous Delivery vs X

Slide - Continuous Delivery vs X

A very brief attempt to clarify the differences between Continuous Delivery and Continuous Integration / Continuous Deployment / “Continuous Development” / Agile / + DevOps

The Watt Governor and its relevance to software systems

Slide - Watt Governor

What is the Watt Governor? How it works. Control systems. Why it is important. Applications. Relevance to computer systems.

Slide decks are on SlideShare ( and SpeakerDeck (

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