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London DevOps kick off

Welcome to the Kick-Off meetup for London DevOps.

We're hosted for this meetup at Just Eat who are also sponsoring the food and drinks for the event (thank you very much!).

We will be having two technical talks (20 mins each) followed by the competition go give away a Velocity Europe ticket (thanks to O'Reilly), after this drinks, food and chatting :)


Talk 1 - Jeremy Brown - PaaS as a platform for DevOps

Jeremy is an Middleware Strategist at RedHat.

 This hands on talk will explain how to use PaaS as a platform for DevOps, showing both the developer perspective and the operations perspective in a live demo.

Talk 2 - Nic Ferrier - A talk about Docker

Nic (@nicferrier) is a hacker. He likes Emacs, Lisp and chainsaws.

I've been arsing around with docker. here's the story


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  • Rob V.

    Hi, I am new to the format, are the videos made available? Also is there a link to the velocity video, I will share in my organisation if so. See you at the next one

    September 10, 2014

  • David A. S.

    Thank you for last night! I hope this is the first of many.

    (1) When is the competition due by, if not over already?
    (2) When will the winner/others be notified?
    (3) Just to confirm, the hashtag for the prize is #VelocityEU?

    Many thanks and hope to see y'all soon!

    September 10, 2014

    • Marc C.

      HI David,
      The competition was at the meetup in person and the winner was announced at the meetup too

      September 10, 2014

  • Jeremy B.

    Thanks for re-activating this guys. Great event.

    2 · September 10, 2014

  • Sean F.

    Fantastic location @ JustEat, engaging (and clearly passionate) speakers an abundance of pizza & cookies plus some very interesting folk in the audience all came together to provide a fantastic evening. Thank you!

    4 · September 10, 2014

  • Jack M.

    Great first meet up last night! Great speakers, enough food to feed a small army and plenty of beer! Meet some very interesting people.

    3 · September 10, 2014

  • Jeremy G.

    Great meetup, thanks to the speakers for interesting talks. Thanks to JustEat for hosting, also again, thanks must be given for the superb cookies!

    3 · September 10, 2014

  • Rob V.

    Excellent meetup, I must say those cookies were fantastic. Really good talks

    4 · September 10, 2014

  • Nic F.

    V. Good fun. And the cookies were the bomb

    5 · September 9, 2014

  • Steve B.

    Great meetup! The talks were great and I had far too many cookies. Hopefully they'll be another event when I'm next back in the country.

    3 · September 9, 2014

  • Marko Samuli K.

    Sorry can't make there in time any more, I'll give my ticket for the next one.

    September 9, 2014

  • Danny T.

    Sorry guy's I was under the impression I was not going to make the cut tonight and now have to spend the night with the gf :(
    Unfortunately I will not be able to attend.

    September 9, 2014

    • Ian M.

      That's a shame - was going to see you there :)

      September 9, 2014

  • Philip W.

    Sorry I'm not feeling too good either, will come to the next one.

    September 9, 2014

  • Matt S.

    I have somehow managed to prevent myself eating all the triple-chocolate cookies that @Nankydoodle made for the meetup. If you enjoy one or three of them tonight please tweet her!

    2 · September 9, 2014

  • Basil O.

    My +1 isn't coming anymore. I guess it makes room for someone on the waiting list.....

    September 9, 2014

  • Jack M.

    Looking forward to the meet up tonight! See you all there!

    3 · September 9, 2014

  • Jeffrey F.

    Came down with a cold; sorry to miss the talks.

    September 9, 2014

    • Marc C.

      Get well soon!

      1 · September 9, 2014

  • Lewis B.

    My +1 has bailed on me this morning. Did you want to offer that space to the next person on the waiting list Marc??

    September 9, 2014

    • Marc C.

      Hi Lewis,
      Will do so, thanks for letting us know :)

      September 9, 2014

  • Paul M.

    Can you confirm the timings please? Is there a drinks/chat session to start with or are the talks starting promptly at 7pm?

    September 8, 2014

    • Marc C.

      Hi Paul,
      The talks will start at 7pm sharp, we expect to have pizza in by 8pm.

      September 8, 2014

  • Steven A.

    Talk 2 has the best summary I've ever read :)

    5 · August 21, 2014

    • Matthew H.

      I checked and was disappointed to find that docker mode does not run containers ontop of emacs.

      1 · September 8, 2014

    • Matt S.

      @Matthew surely only a matter of time. :)

      September 8, 2014

  • Rob T.

    Sadly I can't make it now as I will not be in London. Hope it goes well.

    September 8, 2014

  • Sean F.

    Really looking forward to meeting everyone!

    1 · September 8, 2014

  • Tom T.

    I'm on the waitlist, what's the likelyhood of getting in?

    1 · September 2, 2014

    • Marc C.

      Hi Tom,
      It's on a first come first served basis, hopefully people will RSVP off if they can't make it, stay tuned

      September 2, 2014

  • Jeremy B.

    Hi there, I'd be happy to do a talk about how PaaS can enable DevOps if you would like?

    1 · August 21, 2014

    • Marc C.

      Hi Jeremy, definitely interested, let me DM you

      August 21, 2014

    • Jeremy B.

      Hi Marc, yes absolutely, I would love to give a hands on demo of the differences and how to use this stuff.

      August 21, 2014

  • Peter M.

    Hey - I volunteer to speak. I've got some content for
    * how to make alerts (well)
    * how we do DevOps at JUST EAT
    * tools we use to enable DevOps at JUST EAT

    4 · August 19, 2014

    • Marc C.

      Hi Peter,

      Would be delighted! :)

      August 19, 2014

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