• DevOps Exchange - May @ River Island

    1 Curtain Place

    London's DevOps Exchange in May will be hosted by the one of Britain’s most well known high street fashion brands – River Island on the 15th. The event will take place in the heart of Shoreditch, with another 4 interesting and varied talks organised. We have a tight limit this month so RSVP early.. See you there! Agenda 7pm Alessandro De Maria @ Synthace Introducing Kapitan into your startup: first 100 days at Synthace Synopsis: Introducing Kapitan into a real startup to simplify processes and gain control over Kubernetes deployments. My experience of joining a fast-moving startup and initial strategy to gain control over deployments. Bio: Alessandro De Maria recently joined Synthace, a London Biotech company, as Head of SRE. Prior to joining Synthace, Alessandro was Head of DevOps and Production Systems at DeepMind Health. Alessandro joined DeepMind in 2013 before the Google acquisition, and during the 6 years there he was able to contribute during several start-up / fast growing moments of the company, including DeepMind Health which grew from 6 to 150 in 2 years. Whilst at DeepMind, Alessandro and his team created the Open Source project Kapitan, which is used to manage complex configurations and is especially suited for Kubernetes 7:20pm: Peter Flood and David Edwards @ River Island DevOps transformation at River Island, a product team perspective Synopsis: The journey of a fledgling project team into a maturing value led product team embracing DevOps culture. This presentation will include some of the challenges faced and the technologies/processes used to overcome them. Peter Flood: Golang developer currently working with River Island (contractor). I tend to work on highly-available distributed applications, experienced at all levels of the stack including architecture. David Edwards: A retail technology expert with lots of experience implementing successful high-quality solutions using quadrant leading vendor and open source technologies covering most parts of a retailers enterprise architecture. 8pm: Daniela Petruzalek – GoCardless Pac Man from Scratch Imagine that: a Pac Man clone written in Go that runs on the terminal… with emojis! The purpose of this game is actually to provide a fun way to learn the Go programming language, instead of the traditional API and/or CRUD tutorials out there. While the game itself is very simple and the use of the terminal as a “screen” abstracts the need for using graphical libraries, we are still able to show some powerful features like the use of goroutines and channels. Bio: A Software Engineer at GoCardless and a Google Developer Expert in Google Cloud. Daniela’s main area of interest is backend programming, but also likes to explore big data and machine learning. 8:20: Phil Thompson @ Bloomberg The challenge for DevOps isn't Dev, and it isn't Ops either The content will be on leadership and systems thinking, about how DevOps can be seen as a local optimisation within a system, and solely focusing there may actually worsen the system as a whole. Bio: A deep believer in people and that things can be better than they are. Has worked with companies across many industries to improve their delivery of value by focusing on accepting and adapting to the complexities of their environments. Better is the goal, and won't be achieved through a focus on the adoption of any tool or process. People will naturally make places better if permitted, we just need to create the environments where they are permitted and will thrive. It looks to be a great event and we're excited to see you all there! All the best, Doxlon team @doxlon Sponsors LinuxRecruit (http://www.linuxrecruit.co.uk/) LinuxRecruit introduce great people, to equally great companies across Europe. Come and say hello to learn more! SHAPE (www.weshape.io/) Shape are a Cloud, DevOps and Agile consultancy with a difference. Deploying squads, delivering outcomes, creating lasting value.

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  • DevOps Exchange - April @ Monzo

    Monzo

    The DevOps Exchange April will be hosted by our good friends and everyone’s favourite FinTec, Monzo in Finsbury Square on the 9th of April. We have Direct Line Group telling us how they are challenging best practice Dogma at their new 'secret' insurance disruptor brand Darwin. Sonya from Pride in London sharing how GitHub Marketplace helped them automate and improve their workflow and how shifting left reduces costs and delays. Yitan from Asian cloud giant Alibaba will provide an insight into how Alibaba Cloud are using independent tools to build global platforms. Closing the event, we have Chris Evans demoing a lifesaver tool from Monzo, which is designed to reduce stress and coordinate incidents in a manageable way. As usual we'll have refreshments and food before and after, plus a tab from LinuxRecruit in the pub after we leave the venue. Doors open at 6:30pm and talks start at 7pm. Agenda: 7pm: Sonya Moisset, Security Engineer @ Pride in London Keep calm and secure your CI/CD pipeline Description. Synopsis: “Shifting left” significantly reduces costs and diminishes release delays. Continuous security validation should be added at each step from development through production to help ensure the application is always secure. We can then switch the conversation with the security team from approving each release to approving the CI/CD process and having the ability to monitor and audit the process at any time. Around the work done with Pride in London*, learn how the GitHub Marketplace helped the team automating and improving our workflow with different tools for accessibility, code coverage, code review, code quality, security and other functionalities (alerting with Slack), and how you can apply it to your projects. (*Pride in London website is a project using Gatsby2, Contentful and Netlify) Bio: A lifelong traveler who has lived in the Middle-East, North Africa and Asia. Most of her skills and knowledge are self-taught, and over the last 20 years, has been exploring many different programming languages, web/mobile development and cybersecurity. 7:20pm: Henrique Rodrigues, Principal DevOps @ Direct Line Group (Darwin) Best practices considered harmful Synopsis: Too often the term "best practice" is thrown around like a trump card, usually followed by a smug grin. I don't think so. Dogmas don't belong in an engineer's toolkit. Bio: Henrique is a sysadmin with a heart of DevOps. He's been working at Darwin, a secret project at Direct Line Group that leverages machine learning <20 min Break for Pizza> 8pm: Yitian Xu, Solution Architect @ Alibaba Cloud UK Multi-Cloud Enablement Synopsis: How to use mainstream third-party tools to manage cloud services, building global cloud deployment platform. 8:20pm: Chris Evans Platform Team Lead @ Monzo Managing Incidents at Monzo Synopsis: Dealing with incidents can be stressful. On top of dealing with the issue at hand, on-callers are often responsible for handling comms, both internal and external, reporting, and coordinating the efforts of other engineers. To reduce the pressure and cognitive burden on its engineers, Monzo built a tool to help coordinate and report incidents. Chris will walk through how we use it to make incidents awesome. Bio: Chris Evans leads the Platform and On-call Teams at Monzo. As an engineer with a coding background, he now finds himself honing his email-writing skills. 8:30pm – continue the discussion then head to the pub! Hope to see you there! The Doxlon Team @doxlon (https://twitter.com/doxlon) Sponsors LinuxRecruit (http://www.linuxrecruit.co.uk/) LinuxRecruit introduce great people, to equally great companies across Europe. Come and say hello to learn more! SHAPE (www.weshape.io/) Shape are a Cloud, DevOps and Agile consultancy with a difference. Deploying squads, delivering outcomes, creating lasting value.

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  • First DevOps Exchange of 2019!

    Sainsburys Technology Hub

    After taking an extended holiday, The DevOps Exchange is back and we have a fascinating line up for the first Meetup of 2019, with three awesome talks around Platform Engineering and DevOps, on the 12th of February. Heptio, fresh from their acquisition by VMware, will give us insight into their recent tooling and how they're going to be effected by the acquisition. Confluent are joining us to discuss running Kubernetes at scale on multiple cloud providers and how they ended up marrying Kafka and Kubernetes together. And last but not least, going against popular opinion, Fintech Start up Trussle are moving away from Kubernetes, find our why. We'll have refreshments and food before and after, plus a tab from LinuxRecruit in the pub after we leave the venue. Doors open at 6:30pm and talks start at 7pm. Agenda below Talk 1: Open Source tooling for taming your Kubernetes wild horses. Olive Power - Field Engineer @ Heptio (https://www.linkedin.com/in/olive-power-488870138/) Synopsis: Heptio, a startup of only two years old, was acquired by VMware in late 2018. This acquisition will drive the development of tooling projects initiated at Heptio, to address the higher order challenges of maintaining and controlling your kubernetes clusters. In this talk we will discuss what these projects are and how they can be consumed today and going forward. We will also talk about how the skills and values brought to life at Heptio is inspiring a new era in VMware and how this can only mean good things for the open source communities. Talk 2: Kubernetes at Scale at Confluent Petros Rizos - SRE Manager @ Confluent https://www.linkedin.com/in/prizos/ Talk: Running Kubernetes at scale in confluent on multiple cloud providers, a brief overview of how our current stack works together, and some patterns we ended up using to scale up reliably, also Kafka is kind of our bread and butter, so a bit about how we ended up marrying Kafka and Kubernetes together. Bio: Site reliability engineering manager for Confluent, mostly I do infra as code in *Nix environments with a focus on distributed systems. Talk 3: To kube or not to kube? Vik Bhatti - Head of Infrastructure at Trussle https://www.linkedin.com/in/vikbhatti/ Summary: With all the hype and community around Kubernetes right now its hard to ignore the project, but are all problems really kube-shaped? In this talk I will dive into some of the things that can go wrong with a poorly designed Kubernetes installation, and why Trussle is moving away from it in 2019. Hope to see you there! The Doxlon Team @doxlon (https://twitter.com/doxlon) LinuxRecruit (http://www.linuxrecruit.co.uk/) LinuxRecruit introduce great people, to equally great companies across Europe. Come and say hello to learn more! Outlyer (https://www.outlyer.com/) Outlyer is an infrastructure monitoring platform made for DevOps and microservices.

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  • London DevOps Exchange in conjunction with All Day DevOps

    The DevOps Exchange have teamed up with our good friends over at London DevOps, to put on the very first London DevOps Exchange (who ever thought this would happen!). Huge thanks to Kobalt Music for kindly hosting at their great offices in Cannon Street, next Wednesday the 17th. *To attend this Meetup you must register on Eventbrite - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-devops-exchange-tickets-51244796566* The partnership between the two Meetups has been born due to both communities being community sponsors for the All Day DevOps conference. All Day DevOps is a live online, streaming event, featuring over 120 speakers from around the world talking about their experiences implementing DevOps and DevSecOps within their companies. All sessions are practitioner led with a "No Vendor Pitches!" policy. https://www.alldaydevops.com/ Highlights include keynotes by Cindy Healy, who was on the team for the Mars Pathfinder mission, David Rensin, founder of Customer Reliability Engineering (CRE) at Google, and George Swan, Director of Engineering Solutions at Autodesk. We'll also be running a traditional Meetup, along with a viewing area for people wanting to watch All Day DevOps online. *You need to register on Eventbrite to have access to this Meetup* We'll be running our traditional 3 x 20 minute talks with refreshments and food. 7pm: Gary Rutland @ Kobalt Music - https://www.linkedin.com/in/garyrutland/ Title: Kobalt’s journey into container orchestration Synopsis: An introduction to the journey Kobalt Music has taken into container orchestration using AWS ECS Fargate 7:20pm: Jeramie Vallee @ Babylon Health - https://www.linkedin.com/in/jeremie-vallee-93a06562/ Title: Leveraging Kubernetes for global scale at Babylon Health - by Eirik Albrigtsen and Branden Faulls Synopsis: Running Kubernetes in production means drowning in a sea of YAML, and Helm only seems to add curly brackets to the madness. At Babylon Health, as we’ve scaled, we’ve built higher level automation tooling to drive and protect our deployments and keep our teams aligned, all using DSLs of awesome. Meet Shipcat and the other beasts onboard for our voyage around the world. 7:40pm: Marc Cluet @ DevOpsGroup - https://www.linkedin.com/in/marccluet/ Title: The DevOps Journey - How To Get There Painlessly Synopsis: In this presentation I’ll talk about my experience helping companies moving towards a DevOps and Agile approach, what are the most common problems, solutions and the over-arching journey covering everything from Engineering, planning to leadership. We look forward to another great event! The Doxlon Team @linuxrecruit (https://twitter.com/LinuxRecruit) | @doxlon (https://twitter.com/doxlon) | @outlyerapp (https://twitter.com/outlyerapp) Sponsors LinuxRecruit LinuxRecruit introduce great people, to equally great companies across Europe. Come and say hello if you want a chat on how to structure engineering teams, attract good talent (and keep them), resolve your hiring challenges or absolutely anything else. Outlyer Outlyer is an infrastructure monitoring platform made for DevOps and Microservices. We monitor your full stack—from servers and cloud providers to databases, containers and custom metrics. We give you dashboards, analytics and alerts that are easy to set up and customise for both developer and operations teams.

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  • DevOps Exchange @ Tech. in Retail Conference

    Printworks London

    In September, The Worlds biggest DevOps Meetup meets The Worlds biggest Technology conference for the Retail Sector! We have a treat for all DevOps Exchange members this month and have kindly been given the stage following Day 1 of the Tech. conference, brought to you by Retail Week and World Retail Congress and being held at the awesome Printworks location. The two day conference will be attended by 2,500 people from 800 companies with over 180 talks. As a DevOps Exchange member, we also have a discount code for the event. Further details on the conference and discount code are below. Tech. is the most important two-day festival of digital retailing and the technology driving it. It is the only event where retailers, tech suppliers, start-ups, investors and analysts join forces to work out how they will not only survive the digital revolution, but nail it. At Tech. the most disruptive thinkers are put under the spotlight - from the companies that are revolutionising their industries, to the tech firms creating the most innovative of products. The DevOps Exchange will be running from 6:30pm - 9pm on Wednesday the 12th with an opportunity to continue the discussion after the talks have concluded. *YOU DO NOT NEED TO ATTEND THE CONFERENCE TO ATTEND DOXLON* We'll have the usual drinks and refreshments, with the format of 3 x 20 minute talks, all of which are focused on DevOps into retail organisations. It's one of our strongest line ups to date with talks on Infrastructure as Code, Serverless Technology and Kubernetes in the Enterprise, all from retail organisations. *TO ATTEND THIS EVENT YOU MUST REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/preview?eid=49887012397 Talk 1 - Marcin Wyszynski -https://www.linkedin.com/in/marcinwyszynski/ at Deliveroo Lessons in scaling infrastructure-as-code At Deliveroo, we use infrastructure-as-code approach to manage our cloud. Overall it's been a very positive experience, but we also made a few mistakes - especially regarding scaling the solution. This short talk will go through some of our learnings from navigating these uncharted waters. Marcin is currently a Release Engineer at Deliveroo. Over the last year, he was responsible for the tooling side of massive migration to AWS cloud. When not helping fellow engineers to ship their code, he spends time cycling and playing with his kids. Talk 2 - Marek Fengler - https://www.linkedin.com/in/marekfengler/ and Chris Cooke - https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-cooke-20a9014a/ at Sainsbury's Live well for less with Serverless Among running a BigData platform and the challenges that come with it, one of the things we do here is to enable the DataScience teams to deliver and run algorithms into production systems, based on the data we have, scalable environments, reducing operational cost, giving more freedom to the development teams, reducing dependencies between various team members, make developers focus more on algorithms and become self sufficient. We’ve moved away from a classic model of running instances and large infrastructure on EC2 towards a light Serverless architecture. Talk 3 - Luke Ashe-Browne - https://www.linkedin.com/in/lukeab/ and Callum Anderson - https://www.linkedin.com/in/callum-anderson-86031210/ at Yoox Net-A-Porter How we introduced Kubernetes in the enterprise For tickets to the conference please see here - https://techtickets.retail-week.com/ Discount code for DevOps Exchange members: DEVOPS18 We look forward to another great event! The Doxlon Team @linuxrecruit (https://twitter.com/LinuxRecruit) | @doxlon (https://twitter.com/doxlon) | @outlyerapp (https://twitter.com/outlyerapp)

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  • DevOps Exchange July

    Sainsburys Technology Hub

  • DevOps Exchange July

    Sainsburys Technology Hub

    DevOps Exchange July will return back to the Sainsbury's offices in Holborn. Firstly we will hear from Tom Wilkie from Grafana Labs sharing his tips and tricks for getting the most out of your Prometheus monitoring. We will also hear from Ali Aktar and Irfan Ansari from ApplyingAgile taking us into their experience of DevOps and Hashistack on the Google Cloud platform. Finally, Iain Gray from Elsevier will take us through his journey of DevOps in the Enterprise and how to evolve a company in this way successfully. Please see 3 x 20 mins talks below: Talk 1: Tom Wilkie @ Grafana Labs Title: Monitoring Kubernetes with Prometheus Prometheus has become the defacto monitoring system for cloud native applications, with systems like Kubernetes and Etcd natively exposing Prometheus metrics. In this talk Tom will explore all the moving part for a working Prometheus-on-Kubernetes monitoring system, including kube-state-metrics, node-exporter, cAdvisor and Grafana. You will learn about the various methods for getting to a working setup: the manual approach, using CoreOS’s Prometheus Operator, or using Prometheus Ksonnet Mixin. Tom will also share some little tips and tricks for getting the most out of your Prometheus monitoring, including the common pitfalls and what you should be alerting on. Bio: Tom is VP Product at Grafana Labs, but really he is a software engineer. Previous Tom founded Kausal, a company working on Prometheus, and worked at companies such as Weaveworks, Google, Acunu and XenSource. In his spare time, Tom likes to make craft beer and build 3D printers Talk 2: Ali Aktar @ ApplyingAgile & Irfan Ansari @ ApplyingAgile Title: Its not all about Kubernetes - DevOps and Hashistack on GCP Google Cloud with full Hashistack using terraform as infrastructure as code. CI/CD using jenkins and Nomad for container deployment. Bio: Ali Aktar and Irfan Ansari have worked independently for many years in various contract and perm roles in the UK and abroad. A year ago they joined forces with several other SME's to form a specialist organisation delivering DevOps and Cloud transformation expertise to multinational companies. Their particular specialism is using Hashistack tools in multi cloud environments and attempting to solve difficult problems that others have yet to attempt. Talk 3: Iain Gray @ Elsevier Title: The Three-legged Stool - Devops in the Enterprise A journey through the evolution of a company and its devops function and a look at how to do this successfully using policy as code. Bio: Iain is a devops manager and cloud architect of far too many years experience to note. He started back in the day of 3.5" floppy disks and has managed to keep up with the changing face of operations while still maintaining both his sanity and sense of humour. Iain is focused on large scale cloud transformations and how the changing operations dynamic affects operational maturity in production. We'll again have a pizza, followed by drinks and a tab at the local pub to continue the discussion. Hope to see you there! The Doxlon Team @doxlon (https://twitter.com/doxlon) @linuxrecruit (https://twitter.com/LinuxRecruit) @outlyerapp (https://twitter.com/outlyerapp) Sponsors LinuxRecruit (http://www.linuxrecruit.co.uk/) LinuxRecruit introduce great people, to equally great companies across Europe. Come and say hello if you want a chat on how to structure engineering teams, attract good talent (and keep them), resolve your hiring challenges or absolutely anything else. Outlyer (https://www.outlyer.com/) Outlyer is an infrastructure monitoring platform made for DevOps and microservices. We monitor your full stack—from servers and cloud providers to databases, containers and custom metrics. We give you dashboards, analytics and alerts that are easy to set up and customise for both developer and operations teams.

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  • DevOps Exchange @ Cloud and DevOps World

    ExCeL London

    We're excited to be partnering with The Cloud and DevOps World conference for the next DevOps Exchange in June. *You don't need to RSVP for this event, but you will need to register in advance at https://tinyurl.com/ycq8j8m4* The Exhibition have asked us to take the stage (Expo Theatre F) for the afternoon of June the 14th, from 12:30 to 17:00. The brief agenda for the DevOps Exchange Track is below (we've exceeded the Word Count on Meetup!), so for full details on the Agenda, how to register and more info on The Cloud and DevOps World please click link here - https://tinyurl.com/ycq8j8m4 It looks like a great line up of talks and speakers. We will also have a stand at the Exhibition, so come and say hello! Agenda: Balancing Complexity: With Kubernetes And Vault Time: 13:30 - 14:00 Speaker: Richard Marshall (https://tmt.knect365.com/cloud-devops-world/speakers/richard-marshall-2) Job title: Head Of Platform Company: Wealth Wizards Micro Infrastructure At ITV Time: 14:00 - 14:20 Speaker: Tom Haynes (https://tmt.knect365.com/cloud-devops-world/speakers/tom-haynes) Job Title: Platform Engineer Company: ITV How Much Friction Is Acceptable? Time: 14:20 - 14:50 Speaker: Connon MacRae (https://tmt.knect365.com/cloud-devops-world/speakers/connon-macrae) Job Title: Technical Operations Company: Ticketmaster Observability In A Microservices World Time: 14:50 - 15:10 Speaker: David Gildeh (https://tmt.knect365.com/cloud-devops-world/speakers/david-gildeh) Job Title: Founder & CEO Company: Outlyer Driving Disruption From Statup To Innovating The Developer Experience Time: 15:10 - 15:30 Speaker: Chris Jackson (https://tmt.knect365.com/cloud-devops-world/speakers/chris-jackson) Job Title: Director of Cloud Platforms Company: Pearson Serving Up Environments: Accessing Containers With Codetainer Time: 15:30 - 16:00 Speaker: Andy Singleton (https://tmt.knect365.com/cloud-devops-world/speakers/andy-singleton-2) Job Title: CTO Company: Gauge The Doxlon Team @doxlon (https://twitter.com/doxlon) | @linuxrecruit (https://twitter.com/LinuxRecruit) | @outlyerapp (https://twitter.com/outlyerapp) Sponsors LinuxRecruit (http://www.linuxrecruit.co.uk/) LinuxRecruit introduce great people, to equally great companies across Europe. Come and say hello if you want a chat on how to structure engineering teams, attract good talent (and keep them), resolve your hiring challenges or absolutely anything else. Outlyer (https://www.outlyer.com/) Outlyer is an infrastructure monitoring platform made for DevOps and Microservices. We monitor your full stack—from servers and cloud providers to databases, containers and custom metrics. We give you dashboards, analytics and alerts that are easy to set up and customise for both developer and operations teams.

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  • DevOps Exchange April

    Sainsburys Technology Hub

    The DevOps Exchange in April is an opportunity to hear more about AWS Fargate, technology for Amazon ECS and EKS that allows you to run containers without having to manage servers or clusters. We'll have a live demo showing the developer journey of developing locally and deploying to production with no infrastructure to manage. Alongside this, and with the recent success of Cultural talks at DOXLON, Serhat Can from OpsGenie is travelling from Istanbul to explain to us how to set up effective and healthy On-Call strategies. Finally, DevSecOps (or SecDevOps) is real. The growth and evolution of Security within the DevOps space over the last 12 months has been huge and this doesn't appear to be slowing down. We have a 20 minute slot with Mika Boström, who will give us his unique and inclusive style of discussion, wth a talk and conversation surrounding usability lessons from 25 years of tool evolution. 3 x 20 minutes talks below: Talk 1: Ric Harvey (https://www.linkedin.com/in/richarvey/) - Technical Evangelist @ Amazon Title: From laptop to production with AWS Fargate A live demo showing the developer journey of developing locally and deploying to production with no infrastructure to manage. Bio: Ric Harvey is a technical developer evangelist at AWS, with a background in cloud/solutions architecture and Linux engineering coupled with knowledge of large scale deployments for the likes of C4, Ticketmaster and the six. nations Talk 2: Serhat Can (https://www.linkedin.com/in/serhatcan/) - SWE and Technical Evangelist @ OpsGenie Title: Key steps towards building a healthy on-call culture 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 are people. If you put your people at the center and design your incident response thinking considering 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. bio: Serhat is the Technical Evangelist for OpsGenie. He contributed to different parts of OpsGenie as a software engineer and now spreads the word by coding, writing and talking about DevOps. He is still a proud member of the on-call schedules. Talk 3: Mika Boström (https://www.linkedin.com/in/mika-bostr%C3%B6m-06b73028/) - Head of Infrastructure and Security @ Smarkets Title: Better Mousetraps - Usability lessons from 25 years of tool evolution Security and usability are often considered mutually exclusive, but that doesn't need to be the case. In this talk we'll cover the past, the present and the future. We'll again have a pizza, followed by drinks and a tab at the local pub to continue the discussion. Hope to see you there! The Doxlon Team @doxlon (https://twitter.com/doxlon) @linuxrecruit (https://twitter.com/LinuxRecruit) @outlyerapp (https://twitter.com/outlyerapp) Sponsors LinuxRecruit (http://www.linuxrecruit.co.uk/) LinuxRecruit introduce great people, to equally great companies across Europe. Come and say hello if you want a chat on how to structure engineering teams, attract good talent (and keep them), resolve your hiring challenges or absolutely anything else. Outlyer (https://www.outlyer.com/) Outlyer is an infrastructure monitoring platform made for DevOps and microservices. We monitor your full stack—from servers and cloud providers to databases, containers and custom metrics. We give you dashboards, analytics and alerts that are easy to set up and customise for both developer and operations teams.

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  • DevOps Exchange February

    Sainsburys Technology Hub

    February's DevOps Exchange brings a mix of culture and technology. Kubernetes, Microservices and Opentracing are covered along with the very important and under discussed subject of happiness at work, and the knock on effect of this when creating a high performing team. ITV (https://www.itv.com)'s Tom Clark has built one of the highest performing Platform Engineering functions in London, and will share his secret magic formula with the DOXLON crowd. Richard Marshall will give us Wealth Wizards (https://www.wealthwizards.com/) journey from Monolith to Microservices, with Kubernetes at the core, and Improbable's (https://improbable.io/) Scott Henderson is sharing they have adopted OpenTracing to all services. January was over subscribed, so please RSVP asap to avoid any disappointment. 2 x 20 minute talks, doors at 6.30pm and talks start at 7pm sharp until approximately 8pm, with refreshments following. Talk 1: Tom Clark (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tomonocle/) - Head of Common Platform @ ITV Are you happy at work? For many, being part of a “high performing team" can help, but sadly there is no magic formula a team can apply to become “high performing”… Or is there? In this talk, Tom shares his theory that high performance is an emergent property of three factors: environment, people and leadership. Blend those correctly and high performance follows as a side-effect… Almost like magic. Talk 2: Richard Marshall (https://www.linkedin.com/in/richmars/)- Head of Platform @ Wealth Wizards Life with kube, warts’n’all How we have found life, working with Kubrnetes and Microservices over the past 18 months." Most of us (at Wealth-Wizards) here have spent the last 10 years working in a LAMP-ish environment with monolithic apps, configuration management, etc. How have we found the transition to micro services and orchestration and what has that meant for the usual problem like patch management, deployments, monitoring, etc. Talk 3: Yifan Zhao (https://www.linkedin.com/in/yifanzz/) - Tech Lead @ Improbable OpenTracing: An Improbable series of events This talk will take you through how we brought OpenTracing to all services that run in Improbable's infrastructure, tracing everything from grpc & http request to backend DB calls. We will also walk through how we used OpenTracing to gain a better understanding of our own system and to identify bottlenecks within it. We hope to see many of you there! Apologies for the random links everywhere, the new Meetup page is terrible... All the best, Tony, Colin, David and the rest of the Doxlon team Sponsors LinuxRecruit (http://www.linuxrecruit.co.uk/) LinuxRecruit introduce great people, to equally great companies across Europe. Come and say hello if you want a chat on how to structure engineering teams, attract good talent (and keep them), resolve your hiring challenges or absolutely anything else. Outlyer (https://www.outlyer.com/) Outlyer is an infrastructure monitoring platform made for DevOps and microservices. We monitor your full stack—from servers and cloud providers to databases, containers and custom metrics. We give you dashboards, analytics and alerts that are easy to set up and customise for both developer and operations teams. Take part in Outlyers Monitoring Survey - https://goo.gl/forms/7hUvBeZugmWCXO3a2 (https://app.salesforceiq.com/r?target=5a821b92e4b0a2b34fe27d79&t=AFwhZf1LpILAU9FPp0jyA3NBrg_z5b71W-PVesfrov3Bv-ySTa8qLOemvFvG6sWpsh_yBETFMIZpRZQiBxsXoydLp1VcR-3MdpP-5zCawp5F2jY813NcT_4vwCkLPpP_65XvvRUjqAME)

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