DevOps Exchange - June @ Depop

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London's DevOps Exchange in June is hosted by Depop - the creative community’s go-to mobile marketplace, on Thursday the 20th.

The event will take place in the heart of Shoreditch, with 3 interesting and varied talks delivered.

Agenda

David Blooman - Platform Engineer @ Depop
Title: Kubernetes on EKS: The first 6 months.

Synopsis: Depop had an issue, new services took a lot of time to set up, with new services requiring many people involved to get a simple app into production. EKS and kubernetes has been essential to Depop for scaling out our business, allowing us to double the number of production services in less than 6 months

Tom Clark - Head of Common Platform @ ITV
Title: ITV's Common Platform v2: better, faster, cheaper, happier

Synopsis: In 2015 ITV thought they'd built the last hosting platform they'd ever need. In 2019 they're replacing half of it. In this frank retrospective, ITV share what they've learned from v1 and what steps they're taking so that v2 really will be _last_ last hosting platform they'll ever need.

Daniel Caballero Rodriguez - Senior SRE @ Fastly
Title: Infrastructure as Code or Infrastructure as Configuration?

Synopsis
Im sorry to say that, but Infrastructure is everywhere; no matter if you are using k8s, GCP, AWS, or any other offering... you need to describe the infrastructure requirements your application needs to run... with code? Are we really using code, or are we back to configuration management? Should we? We will be reviewing how we have been interacting with Cloud Providers in the last 10 years, using scripting, actual code and configuration files. Code snippets will be supporting us in this time travel, while we will be blaming the Twelve-Factor App methodology (and ourselves?) given we ended up messing with templates... Some newer alternatives will be presented (Terrascript and Pulumi) and thoughts about the convenience of changing (or not?) the model.

Daniel is a SRE Engineer at Fastly, also part-time lecturer in La Salle University (DevOps program I had the honour to introduce), previously working as Staff Devops at Schibsted, NTT, Oracle (and others!) where I have been trying to code, build and maintain backend services, infrastructure and (automation) tools. In parallel, maintaining tcpgoon but cooking some extra OSS I hope I can release soon ;). Daniel is flying over from Barcelona especially to be with us.

It looks to be a great event and we're excited to see you all there!

All the best,
Doxlon team
@doxlon

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