Matt refers to an episode of “Coupling” on the BBC - the episode was Series 1, Episode 2, “Size Matters” - here’s the quote:
Patrick: Oh, don’t be so piecey.
Howard: Typical lefty puritan..
Sally: Typical what? Come the revolution-.
Patrick: What revolution!? You guys are in power! We’re the revolution now!.
Sally: No. No, it can’t be right…
Patrick: You’re the evil empire..
Howard: Yes! Like Star Wars, and Patrick and me are the Rebel Alliance..
Sally: No! You’re not the goodies, we’re the goodies! We’re lefties!! We’re always goodies!.
Patrick: puts glass on his mouth and makes a Darth Vader voice No, Sally. You’re the establishment.
J. Paul Reed has over fifteen years experience in the trenches as a build/release engineer, working with such storied companies as VMware, Mozilla, Postbox, Symantec, and Salesforce.
In 2012, he founded Release Engineering Approaches, a consultancy incorporating a host of tools and techniques to help organizations “Simply Ship. Every time.” He’s worked across a number of industries, from financial services to cloud-based infrastructure to health care, with teams ranging from 2 to 2,500 on everything from tooling, operational analysis and improvement, cultural transformation, and business value optimization.
He speaks internationally on release engineering, DevOps, operational complexity, and human factors and is currently a Masters of Science candidate in Human Factors & Systems Safety at Lund University.