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Chuck Norris Doesn't Do DevOps... but Java Developers might benefit!

Chuck Norris Doesn't Do DevOps... but Java Developers might benefit!
Presented by Daniel Bryant - 45 mins approx.

We all hear the term "DevOps" being thrown around on a daily basis, but what does it actually mean? With a little help from everyone's favourite 80's action hero, we'll undergo a whistle-stop tour of the philosophy, culture and tooling behind this buzzword, specifically aimed at Java developers. We'll also look at a real-world case study from Instant Access Technologies Ltd, and explore the key role that DevOps has played during a successful upgrade of the epoints customer loyalty platform to support increasing traffic. 

The core discussion will focus on the challenges encountered as we moved from a JVM-based monolithic app deployed into a data centre on a 'big bang' schedule, to a platform of loosely-coupled components, all being continuously deployed into the Cloud. We will conclude the talk by recommending a learning path for Java developers who are interested to learn more about DevOps.

This will be a 45 min PPT presentation

Who should attend: 

Anyone interested in learning more about 'DevOps' or how to improve the working relationship between Developers, QA and Ops, with the ultimate goal of deploying working software in an efficient and effective manner


Daniel Bryant is a 'hands-on' CTO working for IAT Ltd, a small company that specialises in increasing customer loyalty. In his spare time Daniel contributes to open source projects, and has a passion for sharing his knowledge through blog posts, writing articles for well known technology websites and also presenting at international conferences, including JavaOne, Devoxx and FOSDEM. Daniel is a strong supporter of 'Agile' methodologies, and constantly seeks to improve the effectiveness of the teams he leads. He is embracing the 'DevOps' movement, and has had some success (and a lot of fun) experimenting with changing culture, processes and tooling alongside some amazing colleagues at IAT. Daniel is an Associate in the London Java Community (LJC), and he sits on the LJC JCP committee and assists in running LJC hack days, specifically for OpenJDK (the RI for Java). 


19:15: Doors open. 
19:15/30 approx: Main presentation
20:00/20:15: Networking and informal discussion at: 'Hotel Ibis - London, Euston, St Pancras' - 3 Cardington Street, London, NW1 2LW

Please Note: 

This event is being held at UCL in the UCL Medical Sciences Building -  Room number: 131 A V Hill Lecture Theatre, Malet Place, WC1E 6BT.
Please refer to this map: 

We will head to 'Hotel Ibis - London, Euston, St Pancras' - 3 Cardington Street, London, NW1 2LW - for networking and further informal discussion after the event:

Event organised by the awesome folk at RecWorks - check out the blog here:

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  • Samantha h.

    Hey guys if anyone wants to watch Daniels talk again, you can see it here...

    5 · March 16, 2014

    • Daniel B.

      Many thanks Sam! You've done a seriously awesome job with the video!! :-)

      1 · March 16, 2014

    • felix o.

      thank you

      1 · March 17, 2014

  • Nawazish R.

    This talk was so effective I had a dream involving Chuck Norris!

    Great talk and lots of interesting discussion afterwards.

    March 14, 2014

  • Daniel B.

    Many thanks to everyone who came along last night, and thanks also for the kinds words via the comments and emails! I've put the slides up IAT's new tech blog, and there is also a link there to my slideshare account:

    If you have any more feedback, then please do get in touch!

    2 · March 14, 2014

    • Daniel B.

      Also, here is a link to Andrzej's continuous delivery talk I mentioned at the end­ This contains some great tips for improving collaboration between teams! :)

      March 14, 2014

    • Suneet K.

      Great talk Daniel. Lots of useful nuggets of info.

      I mentioned the devops area on stack exchange. Check it out here

      1 · March 14, 2014

  • Stephen W.

    good talk

    1 · March 14, 2014

  • Mani

    Daniel is a great speaker! And this one was a classic delivery, even though Chuck Norris didn't turn up - we were kept informed and entertained throughout the talk.

    2 · March 13, 2014

  • Dominik S.

    In shortcut.. .it was Epic. Great speech ... amazing stuff, tons of useful resources to read (shame,that day has 24 hours only) ...Really good..

    1 · March 13, 2014

  • Jakub C.

    Any chance this is videoed? Can't make this Thursday

    March 10, 2014

    • Daniel B.

      I'm not sure Jakub, as by default I don't think the LJC talks are recorded when presented at UCL... I'll try and confirm with Sam though :-)

      March 10, 2014

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