Put open source to work
July 16–17, 2018: Training & Tutorials
July 18–19, 2018: Conference
Portland, OR

Concourse: Cloud-scale continuous delivery

Topher Bullock (Pivotal)
11:00am11:40am Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Level: Beginner

Who is this presentation for?

  • DevOps engineers and those using cloud platforms or implementing continuous delivery

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Familiarity with cloud platforms and continuous delivery and integration

What you'll learn

  • Explore Concourse and learn how to use it to manage cloud platforms
  • Understand how to get involved in Concourse's development


Concourse is a simple, scalable open source CI/CD tool with pipelines and containers at its core. As an OSS project sponsored by Pivotal, Concourse has become a mainstay in the Cloud Foundry community for deploying large infrastructures. Topher Bullock offers an overview of Concourse and walks you through using it to deploy and manage cloud platforms. You’ll learn how Concourse’s use of containerization and pipelines allows for flexible automation of continuous delivery and DevOps tasks and how the simple abstractions behind Concourse have been used successfully to deploy and manage Cloud Foundry. You’ll also see how Concourse’s concepts can apply to other cloud platforms.

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Topher Bullock


Topher Bullock is a staff software engineer at Pivotal, where he is the anchor of the team focused on improving the efficiency and scalability of the core runtime of Concourse. In 2017, Topher was named one of Canada’s top “30 under 30” developers.