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Anna Shipman

Anna Shipman
Technical Architect, Government Digital Service


Anna Shipman is Lead Infrastructure Developer at the Government Digital Service. She does development and web operations engineering for the GOV.UK website. At the moment she uses Puppet, Ruby, Python, Perl and other web technologies, although in the not-too-distant past she worked mainly in Java and the JEE stack.

She has previously spoken on topics as diverse as data visualization in JavaScript, why agile might not be the best solution, and her leaky roof.

She blogs here and is always up for a game of pool.


Anna Shipman (Government Digital Service)
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As fans of infrastructure as code, we wanted reliable tools to automate creation and configuration of machines and networks for GOV.UK and other projects. However, as the UK Government, we were limited in our suppliers, and the tools we wanted didn't exist. So we built them. This talk will cover the challenges and successes of doing modern infrastructure engineering in a traditional environment. Read more.