A Continuous Integration (CI) server is an essential tool for any developer, but with so many different servers out there its hard to choose which one to use. Buildbot has a pretty steep learning curve, but rewards with a very light footprint and amazing flexibility and configurability. In this talk I will walk through the build(ing) blocks and concepts required to put together a simple CI server based upon buildbot, and also suggest some more advanced features.
Mark is a Senior Developer at SignIQ, a leading supplier of shelf-edge labels in the retail environment. Before this he worked on his own company and also on big blue dinosaurs. He loves python for its simplicity, and RESTful api's for their beauty. He constantly strives for the simplest and most elegant solution to a complex problem.