• July DevOps Galway Meetup (2019)

    Portershed

    DevOps Galway in association with ITAG (Information Technology Association Galway) and GuruTeam are pleased to bring you our July event, where we will have a presentation from Jayne Groll (Co-founder and CEO, DevOps Institute), and this will be followed by a panel discussion on Security in DevOps. Jayne Groll (Co-founder and CEO, DevOps Institute) ================= Jayne's IT management career spans over 25 years of senior IT management roles across a wide range of industries. Her expertise spans multiple domains including DevOps, Agile, ITIL and Leadership. Jayne is a recognized and respected IT thought leader and influencer. In addition to authoring the Agile Service Management Guide, Jayne has co-authored several IT position papers including “Modernizing IT Operations in the Age of DevOps” that was published in 2018 by IT Revolution. Jayne is very active in the global DevOps, ITSM and Agile communities and is a frequent presenter at local, national and virtual events. Jayne’s presentation "Continuous Culture Skil-Up" will focus on the importance culture plays in supporting DevOps initiatives as before you can change your culture, you have to understand culture. Jayne will highlight the characteristics of successful DevOps teams and how they have been more successful with continuous integration/continuous delivery, along with the impact positive cultures have had with automation, continuous testing and security. Panel Discussion on Security in DevOps ================= Panel to be announced shortly and will be comprised of security experts from the local community. The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions off the panel and learn from their experiences. > GuruTeam is a Galway-based Registered Education Partner with the DevOps Institute, and offers the full range of DevOps Certification and add-on instructor-led courses. > Thanks to ITAG for sponsoring the pizza and beer. We hope you enjoy the opportunity to network with the community! Directions ================= Portershed is located just off Eyre Square at the side of the Hotel Meyrick and the back of Galway Train Station. Paid parking facilities are available. If you would be interested in speaking at a future event please reach out directly with any of the organisers or email [masked].

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  • June DevOps Galway Meetup (2019)

    Portershed

    We will also be hosting a mid-June Meetup this year and are delighted to bring you the following: Jon-Paul Sullivan (Technical Lead with Cisco) ================= JP is a Technical Lead at Cisco, where he sates his knowledge for all things DevOps by working on cloud deployments across GCP, AWS and Openstack, and developing internal tools for development, deployment and operations of cloud-based solutions. He is also leading an inner-source initiative company-wide to further knowledge and code charing throughout Cisco. JP's talk will be "Pied Piper Picked a Python Pipeline Pattern" and pipeline patterns in general, using a python pipeline as an example. Shane Curtin (Software Engineer with IBM) ================= Shane Curtin has worked with IBM for 3 years as a Software Engineer, he spends his days developing integrations between a myriad of security products and IBM’s Resilient SOAR platform. He works closely with customers to understand their unique problems and brings that first hand knowledge of the Security Operations Center (SoC) into his work. Shane will talk about Security in a DevOps world and demonstrate how Security Automation and Orchestration (SOAR) facilitates rapid response to a real world incident. Shane will hopefully leave you with food for thought on what you need to consider if something does go wrong. Directions ================= Portershed is located just off Eyre Square at the side of the Hotel Meyrick and the back of Galway Train Station. Paid parking facilities are available. If you would be interested in speaking at a future event please reach out directly with any of the organisers or email [masked].

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  • May DevOps Galway Meetup (2019)

    Portershed

    The May DevOps Galway meetup will be held on Monday 27th May at 6:30pm in the Portershed Galway, and we are delighted to bring you the following. Patrick Palmer (Cloud Support Engineer at AWS) =================================================== Patrick has a passion for learning new technologies across the breadth of AWS services and using this experience to guide fellow engineers and customers. He leads a team of Security Engineers at AWS who continuously delight customers when they need it most. Outside of work, he spends the majority of his time with friends and playing video games. In this presentation Patrick will walk you through finding things in your environment to automate. Admins, Engineers and Builders should be empowered to automate anything in their pipelines that do not add to the overall value of their business. As we always have in computing, building more abstraction layers allows us to deliver and produce results much more rapidly. Niall Colreavy (Principal Architect with Fidelity Investments) =================================================== Niall has over 18 years’ experience in software design, development and operations. In recent months he has been migrating Fidelity workloads from the data centre to the cloud. Niall will talk about Fidelity’s journey to the cloud and specifically their adoption of AWS Elastic Container Service (ECS) as a container orchestration system. We will delve into the reasons for why we chose ECS, how we deploy to ECS, how we monitor applications running on ECS and how we achieve high availability and zero downtime deployments on ECS. Pizza's & Refreshments will be available on the evening sponsored by Fidelity Investments. Directions ================= Portershed is located just off Eyre Square at the side of the Hotel Meyrick and the back of Galway Train Station. Paid parking facilities are available. If you would be interested in speaking at a future event please reach out directly with any of the organisers or email [masked].

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  • March DevOps Galway Meetup (2019)

    Portershed

    The March DevOps Galway meetup will be held on Monday 25th March at 6:30pm in the Portershed Galway, and we are delighted to bring you the following. Tushar Sharma - Product Owner with PointNext R&D in HPE =================================================== Tushar is a newly converted Product Owner, coming from a background in development his career has been a journey through different roles, including; Quality, Project Management, Scrum Master. During this career evolution the products he has worked with have also evolved, tonight he will share some learnings from one of those experiences. Presentation: Integration Testing with a 3PP: HPE Experience A walk through of the journey that HPE has taken integrating with an emerging 3rd Party Partner and the challenges faced in doing so. Ger Colleran - Owner at Talent Fusion =================================================== Ger Colleran is owner of Talent Fusion, a small specialized business based here in Galway since 2002 focused on helping people from all job types to identify their ideal realistic career and use their natural skills and competencies in that career and to be the best they can be in their chosen profession. This evening, Ger will share his knowledge and his experience on how to speak to small and large groups in your place of work about what you believe in and are passionate about, so as to help others progress/learn/develop who are interested in what you have to say. Directions ================= Portershed is located just off Eyre Square at the side of the Hotel Meyrick and the back of Galway Train Station. Paid parking facilities are available. If you would be interested in speaking at a future event please reach out directly with any of the organisers or email [masked].

  • February DevOps Galway Meetup (2019)

    Avaya

    The February DevOps Galway meetup will now be held on Thursday 28th February at the earlier time of 6pm in Avaya, Mervue Business Park, Galway, and we are delighted to bring you the following. Please enter via Security at the front of the building close to Reception. Dr. Lorraine Morgan - Lecturer in Business Information Systems and Senior Researcher with Lero =================================================== Dr. Lorraine Morgan is a Lecturer in Business Information Systems and Senior Researcher with Lero, (the Irish Software Engineering Research Centre) at the National University of Ireland Galway. Her principle research interests include open innovation, open source software, inner source and crowdfunding. She has also been involved in a number of collaborative research projects involving international and national based industry partners, attracting over €20m in funding. Her research has also been published in leading journals including the Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Information Systems Journal, European Journal of Information Systems, Database for Advances in Information Systems and Information and Software Technology. The title of Lorraine's talk is “Inner Source from the Trenches”. Inner Source refers to the adoption of open source practices inside organisations. The presentation will focus on explaining what inner source is and look at the key factors for adoption. Darragh Bailey - Systems Software Engineer at HPE =================================================== Darragh supports the CI infrastructure and pipelines for HPE OneSphere, and has worked on CI/CD related tasks for 14 years, and has seen changes from Nightly builds, periodic, build on change, to gated CI, as well as the associated changes in technologies and tools through out Presentation: Why we do CI the way we do Ever team, organization and company seems to have a set of preferred tools for CI that are different. But it's not just the CI scheduler that informs how CI is done, it's everything from source control capabilities, testing approaches, infrastructure and culture all inform and affect CI and the rewards gained. While he will touch on some of the tooling, the main focus will be on the "why" these tools were adopted; taking past experiences from previous projects and identifying the problems encountered, Darragh will describe how subsequent approaches to CI were informed. Starting from a time when nightly builds, which were regularly broken, was a common pattern, Darragh, will go through examples of approaches that worked and failed, how this informed subsequent projects, and ultimately the reasons behind insisting on config-as-code for CI/CD, gated branch merging, and impact of single builds versus multiple smaller (common to microservices). It's the "why" process/tools are chosen that is important to learn from, rather than the tooling used. This should allow you to assess what you need and whether there is something that will work better for your use case. CI/CD Pipelines Panel Discussion =================================================== This will be followed by a panel discussion on CI/CD Pipelines. Panel consists of Darragh Bailey (HPE), Martin Hegarty (Avaya), Anthony O'Gorman (IBM). The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel, and gain some insight into their experiences with pipelines. Directions ================= Avaya is located in the Mervue Business Park, between the Tuam Rd and Wellpark Rd. Free parking is available. Please enter via Security 1 at the front of the building close to Reception. If you would be interested in speaking at a future event please reach out directly with any of the organisers or email [masked].

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  • January DevOps Galway Meetup (2019)

    Portershed

    To kickoff the new year our first meetup will focus on Kubernetes. Talks are scheduled to start at 6:30pm and agenda is as follows: Mark O'Connor - SysOps Engineer at Teamwork.com =================================================== Mark supports and maintains the cloud infrastructure for development and production @ Teamwork.com, and has worked in the field of DevOps for nearly 7 years, lately he has become fixated on all things containers. Presentation: Running Kubernetes in production, using Kops Kops is an open source tool for building production grade Kubernetes clusters.This talk will cover experiences using kops to run a substantial SAAS application on AWS infrastructure. Kubernetes Panel Discussion =================================================== This will be followed by a panel discussion on Kubernetes, the panel with consist of Mark O'Connor (Teamwork.com), Dessie Kirrane (Avaya), Owen Byrne (Cisco), Garret Taylor (IBM) and Nadja Sarsur (HPE). The audience will have the opportunity to ask questions of the panel, and gain some insight into their experiences with Kubernetes. Pizza's & Refreshments will be available on the evening sponsored by Genesys. Remember to fill out our survey on https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JNP3XYV where you can suggest topics of interest in the coming year, it only takes 2-3 mins. Directions ================= Portershed is located just off Eyre Square at the side of the Hotel Meyrick and the back of Galway Train Station. Paid parking facilities are available, and are charged at a 24-hour rate of €6.50 (https://www.apcoaconnect.ie/), alternative parking is available nearby. If you would be interested in speaking at a future event please reach out directly with any of the organisers or email [masked].

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  • End of Year DevOps Galway Drinks

    O'Connells Pub, Eyre Square

    We will meet next Monday from 19:00 in O'Connells Bar, Eyre Square for our end of year social get together. Open to everyone and anyone with even the slightest of interest in DevOps. Also thanks to everyone who has presented, sponsored and attended our 8 meetup's over the course of 2018. Also a big thank you our main meetup venue in the Portershed, but also to the Galway chamber of commerce for hosting our events.

  • October DevOps Galway Meetup

    Portershed

    This will possibly be the last meetup of the year and we are back in the Portershed on a Tuesday (as Monday is a bank holiday). Our first talk is from Vincent Canning and he will be talk on "Mapping the Cloud", a brief introduction on how to use Wardley Mapping to help guide the technology choices you make when building cloud products. Vincent is a Tech Lead working with Cisco Systems Galway for the last 11 years on enterprise collaboration technology, and for 10 years before that mostly in the online travel booking industry. He is passionate not just about technology but about optimising the teams and processes that deliver it. Our second talk is on "Monitoring Microservices," a brief overview of some of the tooling available to help with the every day challenges of maintaining and operating your cloud services and will be given by Colin Mullaney. Colin is a Software Engineer with Cisco Systems Galway working on the development and operation of microservices within the enterprise collaboration domain. Colin has been working within the collaboration application domain for the last 11 years and previously earned his undergraduate and postgraduate masters degrees at NUI Galway. Third talk is from Joe Smyth, who is the VP of R&D, AI Group at Genesys. Joes talk description is: “By applying the concepts of Microservices and DevOps, we will outline how to build horizontally-scalable, feature-rich SaaS applications with AI at their core.” Pizza's & Refreshments will be available on the evening sponsored by Cisco Systems Galway. It will be an action packed final meetup with 3 diverse topics for you to enjoy. Looking forward to seeing you all there! Directions ================= Portershed is located just off Eyre Square at the side of the Hotel Meyrick and the back of Galway Train Station. Paid parking facilities are available. If you would be interested in speaking at a future event please reach out directly with any of the organisers or email [masked].

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  • September DevOps Galway Meetup

    Galway Chamber of Commerce

    Apologies but we had to change this meetup to the Galway Chamber of Commerce and to a Wednesday for September only. For this meetup of the DevOps Galway group we are looking forward to bringing you talks on Moving a Windows environment to the cloud (Giulio Vian from Glass Lewis & Co) and DevOps in the Automotive Industry (Gerard Flynn from Valeo). Giulio Vian - Moving a Windows environment to the cloud =================================================== Giulio started coding assembler on a Sinclair ZX80, but now he is scripting Azure and hacking pipelines for Glass Lewis & Co. In between he programmed in many different languages, worked in a few countries and consulting dozens of disparate customers. He is a Microsoft MVP[masked] on Azure DevOps, he speaks at local and international events for fun and passion. A legacy application portfolio constrains which technologies to use in the DevOps journey. In Glass Lewis we are moving our application environment to the cloud. We had to face Active Directory, demanding databases, legacy apps, Linux and a fancy mix of OS versions. Are you curious to know how we solved the puzzle using Terraform, Powershell DSC, VSTS and some? Gerard Flynn - DevOps in Automotive Industry =================================================== Gerard Flynn works for Valeo Vision System Tuam (5 years). Current position R&D M&T Domain Engineer (Valeo term for DevOps). Gerard has 14 years experience as Network Engineer and IT Administrator for various companies, working on different platforms, OS, scripting and software development. When he joined Valeo they where in the need for a DevOps platform, and his skills from his previous role support this new concept. He implemented Jenkins and created a new process for Continuous integration. Valeo is an automotive supplier and partner to automakers worldwide. Now as software is a key in all automotive areas we needed a solution to get our code onto the product quickly, safely and efficiently. Pizza's & Refreshments will be available on the evening sponsored by Genesys. Looking forward to seeing you all there! Directions ================= Galway Chamber Of Commerce is located in Commerce House, Merchants Road across the road from the House Hotel and is a short walk from the Portershed. Paid parking facilities are available on the street or in the two multi story car parks on merchants Road. If you would be interested in speaking at a future event, or if you or your company would be interested in sponsoring one of our meetup's then please reach out directly with any of the organisers or email [masked].

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