Continuous Delivery

Julys DevOps Exchange has a theme very relevant to anyone currently working in the DevOps Community; Continuous Delivery. The event is being kindly hosted by our friends at Moonfruit and has all the signs of another great event.

The agenda will be the usual 3 x 20 minute slots followed by an opportunity to mingle and share a beer with others in the industry. Spaces are limited, so please register your interest early to avoid missing out.  

We have another strong agenda and some great speakers lined up;

Nathan Fisher – Maxymiser
@natbobc

Title: Snakes and Ladders - Continuous Delivery edition

Nathan Fisher is a Senior Systems Engineer with a range of experience in release automation, configuration management, and production maintenance and monitoring. He started his IT career in 2000 and throughout his meandering path has worn many hats; support technician, developer, QA, consultant, and systems administrator. He was a senior DevOps consultant at ThoughtWorks where he focused on helping clients incorporate Continuous Delivery and a DevOps culture into their organisation.

Description: In IT the ability to reliably and efficiently deliver ideas to market is no longer a "should have" but rather a "must have" for competitive advantage. Continuous Delivery provides stakeholders with a finer-grained control of the release schedule. This talk will discuss pitfalls and opportunities to seize on the path to reliable releases.

Matthew Skelton - Skelton Thatcher Consulting skeltonthatcher.com  | @matthewpskelton

Title: How to choose tools for DevOps - collaboration over automation

Matthew Skelton has been building, deploying, and operating commercial software systems since 1998. Co-founder and Principal Consultant at Skelton Thatcher Consulting Ltd, he specialises in helping organisations to adopt and sustain good practices for building and operating software systems: Continuous Delivery, DevOps, aspects of ITIL, and software operability. Matthew founded and leads the 700-member London Continuous Delivery meetup group (http://londoncd.org.uk/), and instigated the first conference in Europe dedicated to Continuous Delivery, PIPELINE Conference (http://pipelineconf.info/). He also co-facilitates the popular Experience DevOps workshop series (http://experiencedevops.org/).

Description: With an ever-increasing array of tools and technologies claiming to 'enable DevOps', how do we know which tools to try or to choose? In-house, open source, or commercial? Ruby or shell? Dedicated or plugins? It transpires that highly collaborative practices such as DevOps and Continuous Delivery require new ways of assessing tools and technologies in order to avoid creating new silos. Matthew Skelton shares his recent experience of helping many different organisations to evaluate and select tools to facilitate DevOps; the recommendations may surprise you.

Steven Thair – DevOps Guys
devopsguys.com | @DevOpsGuys

The goal of the presentation is to give attendees some of the reasons why the current models for product development and operations might not be suitable in a rapidly changing, cloud-hosting, mobile enabled world.

Thanks to all involved and we look forward to another great event. Keep an eye on @dataloopio and @linuxrecruit for any further announcements. 

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  • Kate D.

    Did someone mention videos of the talks would be available somewhere?

    July 29

  • Adam C.

    I just posted my notes on the talkers at the meetup last Thursday - http://adamj.eu/tech/2014/07/29/devops-exchange-london-continuous-delivery/ . I look forward to the official blogpost too with all the slides :) Thanks again to all - see you at the next one!

    3 · July 29

    • Adam C.

      No worries, it's nice to walk out with something to research! Thanks for the links.

      July 29

    • Matthew S.

      Oh, and here are the details I promised about my definition of DevOps:

      "Highly effective, daily collaboration between software developers and IT operations people to produce relevant, working systems"

      http://blog.skeltonth...­

      3 · July 29

  • David G.

    Great venue, great crowd and great speakers!

    July 26

  • Norman D.

    My first DevOps meetup - excellent presenters, high quality content. A+ will meetup again :)

    July 26

  • Matthew S.

    Great crowd and great questions & conversations - very enjoyable.

    July 25

  • Yogesh K.

    it was very useful!! nice to hear the real life experience...

    1 · July 25

  • Jack M.

    Another great meetup guys. Good job!

    July 25

  • Dennis O.

    Insightful talk. Especially on how to incorporate ops tools. Although being on the windows team, we lost some points tonight with that sleep mode incident :-) Thanks for the talk.

    1 · July 24

    • Dennis O.

      Yes an odd one indeed.

      July 25

    • Steven A.

      Awesome talk nonetheless. Plenty of humour and I thought the laptop sleeping added a bit to the show :)

      1 · July 25

  • Marc C.

    Great presentations and very crowded event, congratulations!

    July 25

  • Andrew H.

    David, good one. Thanks again for all your hard work in organising these and carrying the essential supplies... :-)

    1 · July 25

  • Stephen T.

    I enjoyed both of the other talks and though Moonfruit HQ was a fun venue too. Need to get them lagers colder though lads! :-) Thanks for having me as a presenter!

    July 25

  • Sean F.

    Superb!

    July 24

  • Tom A.

    My prior commitment is now cancelled, so I could come after all. Any chance of getting smuggled back onto the list?

    Thanks!

    July 24

  • Chris J.

    Sorry gents, schedule is not going to accomodate this tonight. See you all in September! :)

    July 24

  • Warren M.

    Wish I could make it this evening. Will have to make do with the videos this time.

    July 24

  • Hector

    amazing, I was confirmed, I wanted to add a guess and it put me in the bottom of the waiting list!!! :(

    Can I at least get back?

    July 23

    • Steven A.

      Hi Hector, quite a few people dropped off so there's no wait list.

      July 24

  • Ivan F.

    Just release my spot, unfortunately I cannot make it

    July 23

    • Steven A.

      No worries, see you next time.

      July 24

  • Anthony G.

    Is there a waiting list on the door?

    July 24

    • Steven A.

      Hi Anthony, quite a few people dropped out so there's no wait list now. We will need to sign people off the list on the door though.

      July 24

  • Tom A.

    Unfortunately I can't now make it. Will there be videos?

    July 22

    • James H.

      No problem Tom - yep videos will be up a few days afterwards as always.

      July 22

    • Tom A.

      Awesome, thanks!

      July 22

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