Adventures in Data Engineering : GitHub Actions & CI/CD (part 1)

Ryan Howe
7 min readNov 16, 2023


I started doing data work as an analyst and while the team I worked on had our own GitHub repo most of the team didn’t use it. Most the team was relatively new to data work and there wasn’t much need outside of some reports and a process used for finance/accounting. Eventually I moved on and became a data engineer and version control and CI/CD are now much more relevant and needed.

When I worked at Facebook a lot of this was pretty seamless and owned by other teams. Facebook used a…