Build Systems that Drive Business
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

There can be only one (environment): Production

Paul McCallick (Nordstrom)
4:35pm–5:15pm Thursday, June 14, 2018
Continuous Delivery, Production Engineering, SRE, and DevOps
Location: LL21 C/D Level: Beginner
Secondary topics: Systems Architecture & Infrastructure
Average rating: *****
(5.00, 7 ratings)

Prerequisite knowledge

  • Familiarity with test and production environments

What you'll learn

  • Learn how and why Nordstrom has moved to an only-production viewpoint


Teams often waste effort on such useless things as integration tests and maintaining multiple nonproduction environments. Paul McCallick discusses how and why Nordstrom has moved to an only-production viewpoint, saving countless engineering cycles and putting effort where it matters. Along the way, Paul shares tips for testing in production, examples from real-world scenarios, and lessons learned.

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Paul McCallick


Paul McCallick is director of product discovery at Nordstrom, where he supports multiple teams responsible for delivering personalized and relevant product information to customers. His scope includes the recommendation, personalization, and search systems that power Nordstrom’s omnichannel customer experiences.