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Homebrew (the open source software package manager) had a problem.

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We had a hard, three-month deadline to migrate all our package hosting from Bintray (which was shutting down) to something else. We had several options, no full-time engineers and no explicit agreement on how we should move forward.

In this talk, I’ll discuss the following:

- the key factors we evaluated to decide between the options available

- how compromises were made within and between Homebrew and GitHub (my employer)

- what techniques we used to implement the migration by the hard deadline with zero downtime

- how to use “soft power” to affect change in your organisation without “hard power” to decide what any individual works on