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Feb 6, 2023

Colin is the SVP of Product at Octopus Deploy. As a technical product leader, his career has spanned music, health, financial, and technology industries with companies like Microsoft, Johnson Controls, Brink’s, Orion Health, and officialCOMMUNITY. He is passionate about growing product people through his work with the Product Aotearoa community. You can learn more about him at


Topics of Discussion:

[2:23] How Colin got involved in Octopus Deploy.

[5:43] What is the value proposition for Octopus Deploy?

[11:30] Who is Octopus Deploy built for?

[12:52] How do we categorize all the after-deploy activities?

[14:46] How do we get happy deployments?

[18:36] What are some of the themes or categories that have emerged in Runbooks that are universally applicable?

[21:51] What has happened in the DevOps space since 2010 when the term “DevOps Engineer” was first used?

[24:01] Colin talks about infrastructure as code in the cloud.

[30:01] Colin talks about his view on the future of Windows Server and Windows Server Operating System.

[36:28] What is the easiest way for someone to get started in Octopus?


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Azure DevOps

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