Drupal GovCon 2017 - Learn about Probo & Continuous Collaboration

July 24, 2017

From July 31st to August 2nd is the third annual Drupal GovCon, an awesome conference focusing on Drupal and Open Source Software in the government (mostly the U.S. Federal Government). This completely free event is being held on the gorgeous and expansive campus of the National Institute of Health in Bethesda Maryland, and we're excited to have our CTO, Jody Hamilton, present a session on Continuous Collaboration with Probo.CI.

Jody's session is at 9am on Monday 07/31, so if you're interested in going and want to learn more about how Probo can dramatically help your dev workflows, you should try and arrive at the NIH early to account for the security lines. Below is the session description- if you're coming to Drupal GovCon we hope to see you there!

Have you had any of these pain points?

- You've got a bunch of changes deployed to your development environment but you're asked to deploy just some of them to production. Now you have to spend hours carefully cherry-picking commits.

- You have tons of tickets in the 'Needs Review' column of your Kanban board. The senior developers never seem to have time to review everything. Eventually you just give up and mark them closed.

- You can't seem to get stakeholders to give you feedback on your development or staging environments. They want to wait until you're done the whole project and do final UAT. It's too confusing for them to figure out what's a bug and what is just not built yet. But you need their feedback early on to avoid blowing the budget and timeline at the end of the project.

- It keeps taking you twenty minutes or more to review one ticket because you always have to resync the database on your local environment, run updates and do other jobs. Then you end up having to do the QA too. 

We built https://probo.ci/ to address these issues and it's helped us take our workflow to the next level.

Probo integrates with GitHub and Stash to quickly spin up disposable review environments for each pull request. You configure Probo to run all your deploy steps and any automated tests, like BDD or visual regression. 

This talk will be about the benefits of a continuous collaboration workflow and how to effectively use Probo and related workflow tools to improve your quality and efficiency.