Hi folks! Hope you're looking forward to what is technically our May Cloud Native London meetup, even if it's really in April! We've lined up some great speakers for you, and the free food, drinks and networking isn't bad either!
Don't forget to sign up directly with the venue: https://skillsmatter.com/meetups/10916-cloud-native-london-may-2018
Note that this meetup is on a Monday, instead of our usual Tuesdays.
6:30 Food and drink
7:00 Kick off
7:15 Building a healthy on-call culture
7:45 How we made Redis highly available, scalable, durable and cloud native!
8:30 Distributed tracing by example
9:00 Wrap up and pub
It's going to be a great night!
Building a healthy on-call culture (Serhat Can, OpsGenie)
Paging people just creates series of problems unless you put enough resources to build a healthy “on-call” culture. There are several points you have to take into account to make on-call suck less. At the center of each of these items, there is people. If you put your people at the center and design your incident response thinking about them in the first place, on-call becomes a competitive advantage. In this presentation, Serhat will about the key steps towards building a healthy on-call culture.
Serhat is a technical evangelist at OpsGenie (https://www.opsgenie.com/) and @srhtcn on twitter
How we made Redis highly available, scalable, durable and cloud native! (Pieter Cailliau, Redis Labs)
RedisLabs grew from a Redis DaaS company into an on prem and a managed “in your VPC” provider. The core underlying technology is however the same. We’ll walk you through how we solved problems as repartitioning a production database without downtime and how our technology compares to those of cloud providers.
Pieter is part of the Solutions Architect team of RedisLabs based in London. He holds a MSc in Computer Science from Ghent University, where he wrote a distinguished thesis on time-based graph models. Prior to joining RedisLabs, Pieter used to work for Neo4j and was an instanceof Software Engineer at TomTom, the world’s leader in location and navigation software. He can be found on @cailliaup.
Distributed tracing by example (Nick Joyce, Real Kinetic)
Distributed tracing is invaluable for increasing the observability of your application. We take a look at the state of the art and walk through a practical example using Kubernetes and OpenTracing.
Nick Joyce is a partner at Real Kinetic where he helps companies build scalable systems and organisations. He has been working with the cloud for the past 10 years and is an advocate for cloud native technologies such as containers and Kubernetes. He is in Twitter as @nick_joyce.
If you're interested in speaking or sponsoring, fill out this form (https://goo.gl/forms/izNlnDzK9dwgYHdj2)and we'll get back to you.