SREday 2023

14 - 15 Sep London, UK
Site Reliability Engineering Conference

Feature Flags with OpenFeature: Enabling Faster, More Collaborative Development

David Hirsch

Have you ever thought about using Feature flags to reduce the risk every time you release? Why not get started with OpenFeatuere, an opensource option to dive into progressive delivery

Feature flags and open source software are both powerful tools for managing and controlling software features and functionality. With feature flags, developers can deploy new code changes without immediately exposing them to all users, enabling faster and more controlled release cycles. OpenFeature, an open source project for feature development and testing, enables teams to collaborate on feature development and testing in real-time. In this talk, we will explore the benefits of using feature flags and OpenFeature in software development, as well as strategies for successful implementation and use. We'll discuss how to set up feature flags and OpenFeature in your codebase, how to manage them over time, and how to use them to support continuous delivery and experimentation. We'll also cover best practices for using feature flags and OpenFeature, including how to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams, how to measure the impact of different feature flag strategies on user engagement and adoption, and how to integrate OpenFeature with your existing feature flagging practices. By the end of this talk, you'll have a solid understanding of the benefits of feature flags with OpenFeature, as well as practical strategies for using them effectively in your software development process. Whether you're a developer, manager, or technical leader, you'll walk away with actionable insights and best practices to help you streamline your release cycle, improve your overall software quality, and foster more collaborative and innovative development practices within your team.

David works as a Program manager at Dynatrace's Open Source Program Office. He is driving process, compliance, and security efforts around Open source within the company, as well as contribution and the creation of new projects. He also supports projects in their early stages, helping drive adoption and community development for Keptn, OpenFeature, and OpenTelemetry, working closely with the engineering teams. David is a member of the InnerSource Commons and TODO Group, furthermore, he fosters collaboration with foundations and participation in the community and conferences.

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