Paul Stovell tells us about the story of Octopus Deploy.

From the description:

In 2011, while stuck in a meeting, I started hacking on an idea. The idea became a prototype, and then a product. It is now used by thousands of customers around the world, and employs 8 people.

In this presentation, I’ll take you through the short history of Octopus Deploy, and where we are going. I’ll also share some of the lessons we’ve learnt, and mistakes we’ve made, along our journey building software that is installed on-premises by thousands of customers in different environments. I’ll discuss how building software as an ISV is fundamentally different to Enterprise software, and tools and approaches that you might use if you decide to start your own product company.

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About the speakers

Mr Octopus Deploy

Paul Stovell is the creator of Octopus Deploy, an automated deployment tool for .NET applications.

Prior to founding Octopus Deploy, Paul worked for an investment bank in London building WPF applications, and before that he was a developer at Readify, an Australian .NET consulting firm. He has worked on a number of open source projects and is an active user group presenter.

Paul was a Microsoft MVP for WPF from 2006 to 2013.

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