What we're about

DevOps Manchester is a community of like-minded individuals that get together and talk about DevOps, whether it’s technical or cultural and regardless of industry.

The aim is to have 4 - 6 meetups per year with a flexible format of two 30 - 45 minutes talks, one technical and one not; Followed by the possibility of some lightning talks, panels, roundtables and networking time.

Food and drink are provided, usually by the host or a sponsor.

What we are not about

Recruitment, vendor pitches & knowledge declaration.

The group will be a safe place to discuss experiences and ideas. With this in mind, we’d prefer no recruiters take part with the intent to source clients and that vendors don’t do pitches at our events.

Sponsors are of course welcome, but the notoriety and thanks are what we can offer.

Code of conduct

TL;DR: Be nice, understanding and helpful.

1. I am an attendee at DevOps Manchester, learning from and sharing with other DevOps Manchester attendees in an effort to better myself and my industry. I co-create the experience with fellow attendees. I am prepared to give my energy, presence and sensitivity to creating the best possible experience for myself and others.

2. I am coming to DevOps Manchester to interact with people. I understand that imagery and language which is suggestive or derogatory will offend and make people uncomfortable. I also understand that people may have boundaries and sensibilities different from my own. I will accept without question when informed that something is offensive or unacceptable in the context of the DevOps Manchester event.

3. I will never intentionally harass or offend another attendee regardless of gender, sexual orientation, disability, appearance, size, race or religion and will not abide another attendee being harassed or offended. If I am aware that anyone is uncomfortable or unsafe, I will notify those giving offence and the DevOps Manchester event organizers.

4. If I am offended or harassed, I will inform people around me who make me feel safe and the event organizers. If I feel safe, at my discretion, I will inform those giving offence of the specific actions with the hope that the other party is well-intentioned and ignorant, but I am under no obligation to do so.

5. I understand that people are different and I attempt to be forgiving of others actions at the level of their sincere intent, but my priority is protecting my safety and the safety of others. I will act without hesitation or reservation until there is no question of the safety of all parties.

6. I trust the DevOps Manchester organizers and attendees will co-create the best possible experience for everyone involved, as I will.

7. If I or any other attendee violates the code of conduct, I expect the DevOps Manchester organizers to protect the attendees by direct action, including expelling those in violation and contacting the proper authorities if required.

Talk guidelines

Talks that tell a story are often the most popular, so please share your experiences and encourage discussion.

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Upcoming events (2)

DevOps Manchester 15 - The Return

Auto Trader UK

We're back and this time we brought even more friends! A group of us from a range of North West businesses have got together to restart the DevOps Manchester meetups and this is our first meetup as part of that team. On the night we have two talks followed by three lightning talks. ================ Talk One Jon Vines - AO.com ================ When looking at the principles and practices of DevOps as well as the opportunity and awesomeness of Serverless, we can be left thinking are these two approaches to delivering software compatible? The original premise of DevOps was to bring developers and operations closer together. Serverless architectures enable us to remove the operational burden as much as possible. Framed this way, you’d think they were incompatible, but DevOps has come along way since those early beginnings. We’ll use the three ways to look at how using Serverless can take us closer to operating with a DevOps mindset. ================ Talk Two Raj and Zubair - DevOps Group ================ Raj and Zubair will talk about their journey and experience of implementing DevOps in a large enterprise. They will provide the context of what it feels like to work in the Defence Industry where platforms such as Eurofighter Typhoon, Dreadnaught Submarines and Queen Elizabeth Carrier are designed, built and supported over decades. Raj and Zubair will then talk about the introduction of DevOps ways of working in a traditional waterfall environment and will include the philosophies, principles and practices employed for stimulating alignment to shared goals, transforming leadership and culture, building teams and providing the right environment for productivity with the adoption for the right practices and measures. As a result, you will discover how a large enterprise, for strategic internal products, realised 30% service improvement 300% throughput improvement, 25% improved customer satisfaction and 100% improvement in team morale through changing the ways of working. ================ Lightning Talks ================ Jenny Nilsen From Labcoat to DevOps Having completed a Beng and MSc in Mechanical Engineering, Jenny spent two years working in nuclear R&D. In this talk, she explains how she transitioned into her role as an Infrastructure Engineer at BookingGo. Varuna Venkatesh Taking control of your legacy... Code If the term 'legacy code' fills your heart with dread, you've probably experienced the struggles and complexities involved in working with it. In this talk, Varuna explains how we can start to break away from our legacy systems. Andy Burgin Intercontinental Jet Set DevOps Superheroes I embarked on an epic journey, over the seas to a land far, far away. There I realised that it doesn’t matter if you’re a dev, an op, a sys admin, architect, even a CTO - we all possess DevOps powers, and to some that makes us superheroes… ================ Arrival is from 18:00 and we'll be getting started around 18:30. As always a variety of food and drink will also be there! Please let us know if you have any special dietary requirements. We'll be over at the AutoTrader offices on First Street. 1, Tony Wilson Place, First Street, Manchester M15 4FN See you there!

DevOps Manchester 16

BookingGo (Booking.com)

Details coming soon...

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