Anna Shipman : CV


My CV (as a PDF).

Me on GitHub.

Me on Twitter.

Me on LinkedIn.


My blog.

I have written a chapter about DevOps at GDS for the book Build Quality In.

I wrote the sections on making source code open and reusable and running retrospectives in the Government Service Design Manual.

I have written several posts on the GDS technology blog, the GDS blog and the Government as a Platform blog. All those posts can also be read on my own blog.


Open sourcing government

14 November 2016

An introduction to coding in the open and its benefits and challenges, and what my plans are for government Open Source as Open Source Lead. Delivered at GOTO Berlin.

Video is on YouTube and slides are on SlideShare.

Operations: a developer's guide

06 November 2015

An introduction to the web ops skills that will help you be a better developer. Delivered at FFConf.

Slides and links are posted here and video is on YouTube.

A PaaS for government

29 October 2015

I gave a keynote at VelocityEU about the work I've been leading at GDS on building a PaaS for government.

Video is on YouTube, slides are here and the abstract is on the Velocity site.

Digital infrastructure for the government

30 September 2015

I delivered a talk at UCISA, the conference for the Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association about the work I've been leading on investigating a PaaS for government. Slides are available from the programme page and there is also a video which you can find on this page (you may have to register).

Delivering GOV.UK: DevOps for the nation

04 March 2015

My QCon talk on how we do DevOps on GOV.UK. Video is here, and the slides are on Slideshare There is also a nice write-up of it on the InfoQ site. It was listed as one of the top 5 presentations from the event.

Infrastructure as Code in Government

16 September 2014

A talk about how we do infrastructure as code on GOV.UK and my work on vCloud Tools, our open-source tools for automating provisioning. Video is here, abstract is on the Velocity site and the slides are on Slideshare.

Automating Government

06 June 2014

I gave a talk at the delightful Scotch on the Rocks in Edinburgh on my work on vCloud Tools – what we built, how we built it, some hard problems we faced and some tips on how to automate your own infrastructure. Slides are here.

Craftsman Softwareship

12 November 2013

I gave an Ignite talk based on my roof bug-fixing blog post.

Watch it.

Growing Fast Within Government

13 October 2012, 1 May 2013

I co-delivered this keynote about GDS at XPDay 2012, and we were invited back to deliver it again at the Edinburgh BCS.

Slides from Edinburgh.

Data Visualisations in JavaScript

03 July 2012, 12 Nov 2012

A workshop showing how to create three different kinds of visualisations in three different JavaScript visualisation libraries. I delivered this at SPA 2012. It received very high feedback scores and I was invited to deliver it again at miniSPA (the six top sessions from SPA) 2012.

Slides, Code.

When Agile Might Not Be The Best Solution

07 December 2009

A talk outlining some contraindications for Agile adoption. I delivered this in 2009 at XPDay, one of the main pro-Agile conferences, and it was very popular!