March 3, 2015

Introducing Damian Maclennan

The Octopus Deploy team has grown considerably in the last year, but because we've been a bit head down working on the product it's been a while since we've posted an update on the blog about who's who.

Over the next couple of weeks we're going to fix that and introduce you to the newer members of the team.

Damian Maclennan

My name is Damian Maclennan, I joined in September last year as CTO. If you read our newsletter last week then you've seen something by way of introduction to me. I've been close to Octopus as a product since its inception, having worked alongside Paul as a consultant with Readify. I spent nearly 6 years there helping teams be agile and ship better software through better agile practices, software design and automation.

Automation has always been a bit of a passion of mine, having championed build and deployment automation since the early 2000s in digital agencies, often a very uphill battle.

I'm at Octopus to do a number of things; grow the team and our development processes as well as get more people using Octopus by reaching out to people in the community to help them be successful.

My other technical interests are scalable distributed architectures, typically messaging based. I'm one of the instigators of a .NET messaging framework called Nimbus. I blog (all too infrequently like most people) and Tweet @damianm.