This month we are going back to the roots and the theme will be 'Anything DevOps', a chance for speakers to tackle their preferred topic rather than being constrained by a narrower theme.
As usual, we've lined up some great speakers, a great venue thanks to our host DigitasLBi, and free beer/pizza afterwards to meet and discuss.
Please note: This meetup venue is limited so while the RSVP is larger (as we always have dropouts who don't update their RSVP) it will be first come first served at the door if we end up being overcapacity so make sure you keep your RSVP up to date to ensure others don't miss out!
8-9pm: Beers and Pizza
9pm onwards: Local pub
Talk 1: The Goat and Silo: What an Old Calculus Problem Can Teach Us about Instilling the Culture Required for DevOps (Michael Ducy from Chef)
We may know the Goat and Silo problem as a common calculus mathematical problem, but Goats (scape goats) and Silo (organizational silos) problems also plague IT organizations. How can we turn Goats and Silos into assets that can help in implementing a culture supportive of Cloud, DevOps, and the next generation of IT paradigms. This talk will build on Organizational Management philosophies, as well as the philosophies of Lean and Agile
Talk 2: Long Live the DevOps Team! (Matthew Skelton from Skelton Thatcher)
What team configuration is right for DevOps to work? Devs doing Ops? Ops doing Dev? Everyone doing a bit of everything, or a special new silo doing Docker and Jenkins in the corner of the room? In this talk, Matthew Skelton joins speculation with practical in-the-trenches experience to arrive at some working 'team topologies' for effective DevOps.
Talk 3: Show me the metrics (James Brooks from betfair)
Time Series metrics can be an important part of a comprehensive monitoring solution. Betfair will present a talk on their experiences running OpenTSDB and a new open source tool called OpenTSP, designed to streamline the process of gathering and delivering system metrics quickly and reliably to multiple endpoints so that you can use any of your favourite tools to analyse the stream.