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ExCeL London

One Western Gateway Royal Victoria Dock · London

How to find us

Come to the main keynote theatre for the meetup

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We have a real treat for you this month which features a journey through running a hundred million pound ecommerce business on Docker, Mesos and AWS, along with insight into microservices at Channel 4 and our very own Steven Acreman from Dataloop on monitoring.

We're excited to partner up with IPExpo to host what should be one of our largest meetups yet if you guys can make the trip over to Excel in East London.

They have kindly given us a huge keynote theatre, and will also be providing an Oktoberfest beer festival for those of you who can come earlier around 4pm to enjoy the free beer/pretzels.

You will need to register here ( to go into the exhibition, and the meetup will be starting slightly earlier than usual, but other than that it will be the same format with 3 great speakers followed by Beer/Pizza.

Containerisation and particularly Docker is a hot topic for the whole DevOps Community at the moment so if you want to understand the journey, the aches, pains and joy - the do’s and don’ts which could help your business in the future please RSVP early to avoid disappointment.

Talk 1: Our journey to world (gifting) domination - how ( Docker - Nic Jackson - Development Manager

In this presentation we will take you through our journey, the pain, the joy, and the road to the ultimate success of running a hundred million pound ecommerce business on Docker, Mesos and the AWS cloud. Our mission was to break down a monolith, to chip away at it, and constantly deliver business value, all the while without needing a migration big bang that was bigger than the one that created the universe.

Whilst extending and rebuilding our core platforms using a microservice pattern would deliver our need for change, it also introduced complexity around deployment and development - hence our need for Docker. We truly believe that without containers we would have failed in our mission, and in fact, adopting Docker has given us so much more than the ability to change. It has given us the ability to scale, to geolocate, to develop in a way we never thought possible, and above all it has given us the ability to transform our business. We went “All In”, every single line of code for our front and back end systems is running in a container and we would love to share the story of how we did it.

Talk 2: Speeding up software delivery at Channel 4 - A look into why Channel 4 needed to speed up the software delivery pipeline and how a Micro services architecture, a CI/CD approach and Docker is helping to make that happen - Brendon Foxen - Senior Technical Architect

Talk 3: Apps are getting more complex every day as the world moves towards micro services. With the rise of containerisation the number of metrics being gathered is exploding and the infrastructure is permanently changing as tools like Mesos and Kubernetes promote what we affectionately call the 'YOLO Architecture'.

Steven will discuss how a layered approach to monitoring that traverses operations, dev and business data is essential to running a successful online service. With some real life examples of how monitoring can bridge the gap between dev and ops which makes the entire company smarter.- Steven Acreman - CTO Dataloop.IO


6pm - Arrive
6.30pm - 7.30pm - 3 talks of 20 minutes;
7.30pm: Refreshments
8.30pm: Retreat to a local pub.

LinuxRecruit and Dataloop are kindly sponsoring further drinks in a local bar TBC. A tab will be behind the bar for all those who can make it!

Hope to see you all there!

Tony, David, Marco and the rest of the Doxlon team

@linuxrecruit @dataloopio @gothighops