Upcoming Industry Talk on Releases in Gmail: A Case Study by Christian Nester of Google

We will host an industry talk this coming winter semester; the talk is open to the public:

  • by: Christian Nester
  • about: Releases in Gmail: A Case Study
  • on: Friday 2014-10-31, 10:15-11:45 Uhr
  • at: Room 0.031 (Martensstr. 1)

Abstract: The first part of this talk gives an introduction to software releases and highlights the advantages of being able to quickly release software with high quality. It discusses the prerequisites for a fast release process and what that means for the launch of new features. The second part of the talk is a case study on the concrete release process Gmail frontend engineering uses to update the service twice a week.

Speaker: Christian Nester is a Staff Software Engineer at Google (Switzerland). Christian leads a Gmail development team in Zurich. In this role, he focuses on server side software development. Before joining Gmail he worked as a software engineer in the Google Shopping team. Prior to Google, Christian was a software developer at SAP in Germany and Skyva International in the US. Christian has a diploma degree in computer science from the University of Karlsruhe.