Past Meetup

Ansible London Tue 19th March meetup

This Meetup is past

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33 Holborn EC1N 2HT · London

How to find us

Sainsbury's staff will show you to the auditorium

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We've got talks, drinks and pizza, so come along and mingle with fellow Ansiblers :-)

Thank you to for providing the pizza and drinks.

G-Research is a leading quantitative research and technology company. By using the latest scientific techniques, we produce world-beating predictive research and build advanced technology to analyse the world’s data. For more information on what we do and our current vacancies, visit

Sainsbury's continue to provide us with our excellent meeting space and are hiring Ansible Engineers, see

Please arrive anytime between 6.00pm and 6.30pm when we will start with the first session.


1) An overview of how G-Research use Ansible for infrastructure automation
by Luke Griffith, G-Research
G-Research use Ansible to automate infrastructure and perform orchestration tasks. I will be talking about the various technologies that we automate with Ansible and the different ways we run our playbooks.

2) Variable precedence: Where should I put a variable?
by Jiri Tyr
We once again welcome Jiri to the stage, this month he's showing us everywhere that you could define Ansible variables and how the override each other.

3) Data Deployments with Ansible
by Prash Majmudar
Growth Intelligence is building a platform to help businesses grow faster and connect to their customers using AI.
We deploy machine learning models into a web app backed by data on millions of UK businesses. In this talk, I will talk about how we also use Ansible to deploy the data our machine learning models rely on and describe how we use Ansible roles and playbooks to snapshot/restore Elasticsearch indices into our staging and prod environments.

4) How I Provision My Macbook with Ansible
by Adam Johnson
For nearly 5 years I've been installing software and setting up dotfiles on my Macbook with Ansible. It has saved me a bunch of time - first in synchronizing between home and work laptops, and second when they have to get wiped! I'll walk through how it works and hopefully inspire the audience to use Ansible for automating their personal IT too

5) ...TBC, maybe you?

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