This isn't just any DOXLON... DevOps Exchange March (hosted by M&S Digital)

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This isn't just any DOXLON... This is an M&S DOXLON....!

We're skipping February for various reasons, however due to the high demand in Januarys meetup (over 150 on the waitlist!), we felt we should announce March sooner rather than later to give ample time to RSVP.

A huge thanks to M&S Digital for providing us with a great space for what is shaping up to be another insightful DevOps Meetup.

Talks will be announced in the coming weeks and we look forward to seeing you all there. We would recommend RSVPing ASAP, as again there is a limit on space.

It is also St Patricks Day, so a great excuse (if you need one) for a night of DevOps, Pizza and a few drinks..


6.30pm arrive and drinks

7pm: Talk 1: Neil Saunders @ Beamly

Title: Securing your AWS Infrastructure with Hashicorp Vault

Description: A review of some of the facepalm inspiring AWS security lapses we’ve had at Beamly over the years, followed by an overview of Hashicorps Vault tool and a run through of how we use Vault in Beamly today to drastically reduce the risk and potential fallout from leaked credentials.

7.20pm Talk 2: James Nugent @ Hashicorp

Description: How one wierd trick with graph theory will improve your infrastructure provisioning

Terraform is a tool for describing infrastructure as code across providers both cloud-based and on-premise - from AWS to Joyent, and Azure to VMWare vSphere. Under the hood is a graph which encapsulates the hard work of determining how to implement a plan, allowing provider authors to implement a straightforward set of Create/Read/Update/Delete operations for each resource.

In this talk we'll take a deep dive of how the core of Terraform works, from parsing a set of configuration files to calling cloud APIs. We'll switch between illustrations and code written using Go - essential viewing for Terraform users and Go programmers alike!

7.40pm Talk 3: Colin Humphreys @ Pivotal

Title: Five Years of Foundry

Description: As we near the five-year anniversary of Cloud Foundry as-we-know-it, Colin takes a retrospective view of the last five years, and throws out some ill-conceived opinions about what Cloud Foundry might look like over the next five years.

As CTO for Cloud at Pivotal, Colin Humphreys is responsible for the company’s big picture strategy and roadmap for our cloud platform offerings. Colin joins Pivotal from its acquisition of CloudCredo, where Colin was co-founder and CEO. Colin led the installation of the first SLA-driven production Cloud Foundry deployment, delivers tooling to the Cloud Foundry community, and is a regular conference speaker on PaaS-related topics. He also organises the London PaaS User Group, and is passionate about “Infrastructure as Code”, “Continuous Delivery”, “Devops”, and “Agile Testing”. Colin has spent the last 15 years sitting on the fence between development and operations, delivering solutions for eBay, Volkswagen, Paypal, Cineworld, and others.


We look forward to seeing you all on the 17th.

All the best,

Tony, David and the rest of the DOXLON team

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