19:00-19:20 - arrive, network, have some beer/pizza
19:20 - Andrew Sheppard (Product owner for the Digital Tax Platform) will give a talk on 'Using step & lambda functions to make life easier for my lazy dev ops teams'.
19:40 Ben Conrad (Technical Delivery Manager, HMRC) will give a talk on a recent migration they have completed from several disparate build systems on to a single new shiny one in AWS. The focus will be on why they did what they did and how they tried to minimise the work work required by the tenant services on their platform.
20:00 - James Pudney will give a talk on 'Deploying PHP services without Docker
20:15 James Gaisford will give a talk on 'How to deploy to on premise environments with Azure Devops (VSTS!)'
Bristol DevOps is back for September.
18:00 - 18:20, arrive, networking, pizza, beer.
18:20 - Mark Van Rossum will give a talk on "Continuous delivery for batch applications" which will cover using Jenkins Pipelines and Jenkins JobDsl to build and deploy batch applications.
18:50 - Crispin Veall will give a talk on 'Musings on Kubernetes and microservices'
19:10 - Dan Tagg will give a lightning talk on 'Python Fabric for DevOps'
19:30 Paul Jones will give a talk on 'Chaos Engineering in Practice.'
Bristol DevOps Lightning talks are back for August.
Each talk will have a strict time limit of 10 minutes, after which there will be time for questions. At the end we will do a prize draw.
19:00 - arrive, networking, beer, pizza
19:20 - Dan Jones will give a talk on 'Collaborative secret management in Ansible'
19:35 - James Armstrong will give a talk on 'Public Vs Private Cloud'
19:50 - James Pudney will give a talk on 'Deploying PHP services without Docker'
20:05 - Rob Barnes will give a talk on 'Security in DevOps'
20:20 - Tudor Georgescu will give a talk on Istio.
20:35 - Keith Watson will give a talk on “Its Enterprise DevOps Jim – But not as we know it!”
This month will see a change of format with DevOps Lightning talks. Each talk will have a strict time limit of 10 minutes, after which there will be time for questions. At the end we will do a prize draw.
19:00 - arrive, networking, beer, pizza
19:20 - Vinh Son Truong will give a talk on "Ansible vs Puppet (Ops Vs Dev)
19:40 - Craig McDonnell will give an overview of how ForgeRock have added support for Prometheus and Grafana to theirIAM products.
20:00 - James Andrews will give a talk on "Why Golang is good for Ops/Devops"
20:20 - Oliver Elliott will give a talk on '"Automating our network and F5s with ansible"
20:40 - Andrew Sheppard will give a talk on 'HMRC's Tax Platform - turning the vision into reality'
19:00 - 19:25: Grab a beer, some pizza and some networking with peers
19:25 - 20:00: Lee Myring will deliver a talk on 'Log aggregation using Elasticsearch, Fluentd/Fluentbit and Kibana (EFK)'. This will be a brief overview of log aggregation using EFK with a demo using a local docker/minikube development setup as a test environment.
20:00 - 20:30: Richard Donkin will deliver a talk on 'How Serverless Changes DevOps'
Summary: What does Serverless mean for DevOps, in practical terms? While Serverless does reduce the need for server-centric DevOps, it poses new challenges in many areas including security, app deployment and cloud resource provisioning, partly due to an explosion of "nanoservices". Based on a current project using AWS, we cover relevant tools, techniques and tips to deliver a smooth serverless experience for development through to production.
Lee bio: Lee transitioned from his early IT life as a Microsoft developer into DevOps contracting via release and deployment management roles. He has worked predominantly in the AWS and Chef ecosystems but more recently has started working with Ansible, GCP and Kubernetes.
Richard bio: Richard Donkin is an experienced DevOps consultant and engineer, working as a contractor, using DevOps techniques and tools such as Terraform, Ansible, Docker and Serverless Framework. He works mostly on cloud platforms such as AWS, using Linux, Docker and Serverless.
19:00 - 19:25: Grab a beer, some pizza and some networking with peers
19:25 - 20:00: DevOps tells us to break down the barriers between “dev” and “ops”. But what about all the other roles in building a product? And how do we scale beyond a small team? How do you optimise value delivery? How do you organise to out-learn your competitors? In this talk, Martin will share his learnings from Oracle’s transition to a Cloud company, operating at massive scale.
20:00 - 20:30: Tim Berry, SRE Team Lead at Claranet will give a talk on 'Infrastructure as Code with Terraform: Codifying your infrastructure'; bring the benefits of configuration management to your platform layer, with better quality control, predictable deployments and even shiny pipelines. This talk will give a brief introduction to Terraform, a vendor-neutral declarative tool that defines your infrastructure as code.
20:30 - 21:00 Edward Peason, Delivery Manager at DevOpsGuys will give a talk 'From Dev* to DevOps: Surviving a digital transformation'. Ed will talk about his transition into DevOps and provides personal insights to help you survive a digital transformation. By looking at the personal journey you will need to go on, what you will need from your team and what to expect when working as an agent of change, Ed will provide practical guidance for anyone embarking on or being taken on this journey.
21:00 onwards - pub and drinks on Andy Gale for those interested!
Tim Berry bio:
Tim runs the Site Reliability Engineering team for Google Cloud Platform at Claranet's Public Cloud Practice. Prior to that I built and managed the DevOps infrastructure for ForgeRock, another Bristol tech company.
19:00 - arrive
19:00 - 19:20 - networking, refreshments & some delicious food put on by Cookpad.
19:25 - 19:55 - Ed Robinson, Site Reliability Engineer at Cookpad, will give a talk on "Design patterns for Containerised Deployments". This will be about how Ed applied what he learned about deploying software in containers by reading "Design patterns for container-based distributed systems" written by Kubernetes founder, Brendan Burns.
20:00 - 20:30 - Takayuki Watanabe, Site Reliability Engineer at Cookpad will deliver a talk on "Practical Approaches to Achieve Continuous Deployment with Kubernetes". In this talk, Takayuki will review concepts of continuous deployments(CD), deployment strategies and pipeline tools for container applications. In addition, the speaker will share the authentic approaches to realize the CD with Kubernetes.
Ed Robinson bio:
Ed Robinson works as a Senior Site Reliability Engineer at Cookpad's Global Headquarters in Bristol, UK. He has been working with Kubernetes for the last 3 years deploying clusters on AWS to deliver resilient and reliable services for global audiences. He is a contributor to several open source projects and is a Maintainer of Træfɪk the modern HTTP reverse proxy designed for containers and microservices.
Takayuki Watanabe works as a Senior Site Reliability Engineer at Cookpad Inc. in Tokyo, Japan. He has been delivering reliable services on top of cloud platforms such as AWS, GCP, and OpenStack for the last 5 years.
He also takes ownership of reliability, automation, and scalability of Cookpad's international services. His current interests are reliable deployment strategies and resilient distributed system technology which make large organization development process more efficient.
19:00 - arrive
19:00 - 19:20 - networking, beer, pizza
19:25 - 20:00 - Stefan Krist, Platform Engineer, will give the first talk, "An introduction to Docker and how we use it in CI/CD". This is the story of the high and lows of Stefan's first Docker project, learning the ropes, failing often and making continuous tweaks to their tech stack. After a few months of trial and error the team arrived at 'beautiful' and robust CI/CD pipelines.
20:00 - 20:30 Matthew MacDonald-Wallace, DevOps & Internet of things consultant, will give a talk on "Bringing DevOps to the Internet of Things". This talk will explore how DevOps principles of collaborative working, automation, and iteration can be brought to IoT Devices and help improve decision making.
20:30 onwards - go to a pub
Stefan Krist bio:
Stefan is a Platform Engineer currently working at BJSS with a strong Linux sysadmin background. He also worked as a Ruby developer in the past mostly writing AWS automation tools and loves to automate complex workflows be that in the cloud or on tin.
Matthew Macdonald-Wallace has been encouraging organisations to adopt better ways of working through Agile and DevOps for the past 8 years. He's also worked in tech-support and systems administration, and he's even been known to turn his hand to writing code.
These days Matthew can be found helping organisations to harness the power of the Internet of Things in order to improve their decision making around environmental processes.
Matthew lives in Monmouth, Wales with his family and he can often be found chasing across the fields after the family dog whilst she refuses to come back to him.
18:00 - arrive (please try to arrive promptly as the reception closes shortly after 18:00)
18:00 - 18:30 – Opportunity to do a bit of networking/have a chat, grab some beer and/or pizza.
18:30 - 18:45 - Zoltan Tarcsay, Senior Cloud Architect at Forgerock will give a talk on "The BackStage journey from monolith to Docker Swarm to Kubernetes" - an overview of how Forgerock do microservices in practice, with some deep dives into difficult problems they had to tackle along the way (such as managing persistence in a stateless world), as well as some lessons learned and what they want to change in the future.
19:00 - 19:20 - John Clapham, Agile & DevOps Coach will give a talk on "Succeeding with DevOps; it's not about DevOps." It seems almost impossible to hide from extravagant claims about DevOps; bring operations and development together and you're almost guaranteed improved resilience, speed of execution, and quality - all at reduced cost. In reality just starting, never mind sustaining, DevOps ways of working is challenging. One reason is that IT seldom exists in isolation, it interfaces, and interferes, with many parts of the business. This talk explores why those people and system factors are critical to the success of change, how you can play your part, and how developing a DevOps culture could help, or hinder, your organisation.
19:45 - pub
Zoltan has been working at Forgerock since 2013. On a day-to day basis, he is involved in the whole lifecycle of the backstage.forgerock.com platform, from design and architecture through development and testing to deployment and maintenance. Last year he was part of the team that rearchitected their monolithic deployment into a microservice platform in AWS using Docker Swarm. This year they're going one step further and are moving to Kubernetes in GCP. They've been also adopting Agile and DevOps ideas along the way. Zoltan is currently developing Helm charts for the upcoming Kubernetes deployment.
John Clapham is an independent coach, trainer and consultant. He specialises in DevOps and Agile, helping teams to build great products, and organisations to become more effective, productive and enjoyable to work in. His broad experience ranges from start-up to enterprise scale, gained in the publishing, telecommunications, commerce, defense and public sector arenas. John’s initiatives are fueled by coffee, Lego and Bristol's frequent inclement weather. He occasionally surfaces as @JohnC_Bristol, and has been rumoured to blog at johnclapham.wordpress.com
Bristol DevOps is back with a bang!
We’ve got a couple of fantastic speakers lined up for January.
Location: ADP, 10 Temple Back Bristol BS1 6FL
What we’ve got planned:
19:00 to 19:15 – Opportunity to do a bit of networking/have a chat, grab some beer and/or pizza.
19:15 to 19:30 - Matt Banham, DevOps Transformation Lead will be giving a talk on “Putting the Ops back in DevOps” – he believes there’s still too much emphasis on developer based tooling and that very few organisations truly understand doing Ops at scale!
19:35 – 19:50 – Craig Watson, Senior Site Reliability Engineer in Claranet’s public cloud practice will be giving a talk on “DevOps 101”? – an introduction on implementing DevOps culture.
19:50 onwards – opportunity to discuss the talks & have some more pizza/beer
Matt is leading Altran’s DevOps transformation, introducing DevOps and CI processes and tools commensurate with Altran's High Integrity Agile approach.
He is a technologist with an illustrious background – he has developed the world’s lowest loss hollow-core optical fibre, developed Europe’s first full model of a pre-combustion, carbon sequestration power station and was instrumental in developing the world’s first operational, real-time, predictive air traffic control system - he was instrumental in developing the next generation of holographic radar as part of primary surveillance radar solutions at major international airports.
Craig is a Senior Site Reliability Engineer within the Public Cloud Practice at Claranet, with systems administration experience spanning both enterprises and start-ups.
As well as a passion for the latest-and-greatest tools in systems engineering - in particular AWS, Google Cloud, Terraform and Puppet - he has a specific interest in the practices and cultures that underpin today's DevOps arena, and has previously presented at PuppetCamp Stockholm in 2015 and to the British Computer Society's Mid-Wales branch at Aberystwyth University in 2016.
Special thanks to ADP for hosting us!