Continuous Deployment at Square: Hard & Soft Skills to Avoid Outages

In this talk, Pascal-Louis Perez of Square NYC will  share lessons learned at Square and provide a detailed layering of the best practices that they employ. This talk will cover non-controversial topics such as Test Driven Development, but from new angles. We'll also cover emerging practices like continuous deployment, and softer areas such as engineering management practices geared towards safety. This talk was recorded at the Continuous Delivery NYC meetup at Etsy Labs.


In just a few years, Square has achieved ubiquitous recognition for mobile card processing grossing over $15B a year in credit card transactions. At the heart of Square's technology are many financial systems which must operate safely, correctly, and sustain rapid growth.