"I love feature flags!" is a quote from Jason McGee, the VP overseeing IBM Kubernetes Service. This single post in Slack is when the IBM Kubernetes Service team knew they had fundamentally changed how they build, deliver, and operate the IBM Kubernetes Service. Since its inception three years ago, the IBM Kubernetes Service has been a leader in IBM by pushing the boundaries for tools and culture. It has evolved from a cumbersome monolith to a true cloud-native service that manages over 20,000 Kubernetes Clusters. They have embraced feature flags, initially for managing deployments, and now for the progressive delivery of new features and operational regions. This talk will cover the team's journey over the past three years, things they did wrong, things they did right, and where they want to go in the future. Speaker: Michael McKay, Senior Development Manager at IBM Host: Rich Manalang, Developer Advocate at LaunchDarkly #trajectory #launchdarkly #ibm Subscribe to LaunchDarkly: https://www.youtube.com/c/LaunchDarkly?sub_confirmation=1 Learn more about LaunchDarkly: Website: https://launchdarkly.com/ LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/launchdarkly Twitter: https://twitter.com/launchdarkly About LaunchDarkly: Feature management allows development teams to innovate faster by fundamentally transforming how software is delivered to customers. With the ability to gradually release new software features to any segment of users on any platform, DevOps teams can standardize safe releases at scale, accelerate their journey to the cloud and collaborate more effectively with business teams. Today, LaunchDarkly deploys peaks of 20 trillion feature flags each day, and that number continues to grow. Founded in 2014 in Oakland, California by Edith Harbaugh and John Kodumal, LaunchDarkly has been named on the Forbes Cloud 100 list, InfoWorld’s 2021 Technology of the Year list, and the Enterprise Tech 30 list.