The DevOps Exchange Manchester - Launch Event


The DevOps Exchange is pleased to announce our very first Manchester Meetup - DOXMAN.

We are very excited about building our North West Community and have lined up an all-star event, hosted at the entrepreneurial hub - Barclays Eagle Labs.

We will be joined by Jaguar Land Rover's Principal SRE, Jason Hughes, who will be talking us through a PCF migration to Kubernetes and GCP.

James Young at BJSS and Cloud consultant extraordinaire will be also be joining us to introduce Pulumi's open-source infrastructure as code SDK.

We will also be joined by Dave Whyte, Operations Lead at Auto Trader who will be treating us to a live demo of the DevOps Tooling behind the scenes at the UK's largest digital automotive marketplace, including within the popular Service Mesh area with Istio.

Be sure to RSVP today to secure your place!

Full Agenda;

6:30: Arrival & Drinks

7pm: Jason Hughes, Principle SRE, Jaguar Land Rover

Title: From PCF to Kubernetes

Bio & Synopsis: Principle SRE at JLR, Jason is leading the migration from Pivotal Cloud Foundry (PCF) to an innovative platform running Kubernetes on GCP. The fast growth of JLRs Digital Delivery Center (DDC) demands a robust and scalable platform with the potential to scale globally without delay. This talk will cover the demands of the DDC and how the SRE team have met these challenges.

7:20pm: Dave Whyte, Operations Lead, Auto Trader

Title: Live demo - Showcase of Auto Traders ‘DevOps’ tooling

Bio & Synopsis:
Dave Whyte is an Operations Squad Lead at Auto Trader UK. Auto Trader is the largest digital automotive marketplace in the UK. Over the last 15 years, Dave has played a key part in continually evolving the IT Operations department which has resulted in enviable levels of stability, availability and performance. Dave will carry out a live demo, showcasing some of the DevOps tools used at Auto Trader, including their new ‘Platform Dashboard’ which utilises data from Kubernetes / Istio Service Mesh.

7:40pm James Young, Cloud Consultant, BJSS

Title: Introducing Pulumi

Bio & Synopsis: James possesses 20 years experience in IT and is well versed in Azure, AWS and GCP. He'll be discussing Pulumi - an open source cloud development platform with a difference. A programming model that allows you to use real programming languages. James will introduce and discuss Pulumi as a viable tool for provisioning cloud infrastructure.

8:00: Continue the Conversation & Drinks

We look forward to seeing you there!

All the best,
Tony, Nick and the DOXMAN Team

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