About Paul

Paul's approach to release engineering and DevOps is different.

J. Paul Reed started his career in technology over fifteen years ago in the trenches as a build/release and tools engineer, working with such storied organizations as VMware, Mozilla, Postbox, and Symantec.

Paul is an internationally recognized speaker on DevOps, release engineering, and operations complexity. He's written articles for O'Reilly, DZone, and Atlassian and is the author of DevOps in Practice.

He is also the founding host of The Ship Show, a twice-monthly podcast tackling topics related to build engineering, DevOps, and release management.

Latest Thoughts

What's Luck Got To Do With It?

October 6, 2020

Why, exactly, do we even ask about "luck" in retrospectives?

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REdeploy is REturning!

May 1, 2019

REdeploy, the industry's premier resilient socio-technical systems conference, returns to San Francisco this October!

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I Ran This Whole Conference and I Didn't Even Get a T-shirt

April 11, 2019

Some thoughts on running a first year conference.

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