Review worst practices for releasing software: how to destroy scope in a single meeting; "death sprints" (more agile than death marches); how to avoid testing; how to make your software impossible to configure; and finally, when pushing out a webapp release, how to make your ops team hate you. This tongue in cheek session will review things learned painfully and late at night.
Tropo's platform for voice, SMS, and IM is a hosted cloud service, and we've opened the source of the core platform. Hear the lessons learned from running a cloud service and a parallel open source project. We did a lot wrong, and we got many things right. We'll discuss what we've learned about product management, release management, marketing, and third party licensing.