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 (1)

DevOps Manchester 16

BookingGo (Booking.com)

We're back for our second meetup at booking.com! ===== Talk 1 ===== Tom Hoyland - 3..2..1.. Go - Building and Growing an Agile Team How would you build a team from scratch? What techniques would you use? What metrics should you respond to? In this talk you’ll see how we assembled a team, embedded agile values, a DevOps mindset and a clear purpose to create a squad with an infectious, high performing culture. We’ll demonstrate the coaching and visualisation techniques we used to reduce batch size and improve quality. You’ll see how to reveal ‘hidden’ product backlogs, make the invisible visible, and use domain driven design, theory of constraints and language to optimise team resilience ===== Talk 2 ===== James Ridgway - Save money and reduce risk by deploying your applications as Immutable Servers to EC2 Spot Instances Have you ever deployed an application only to have it fail? Have you then discovered that the issues were caused by a manual configuration change on the server? Ephemeral environments are increasingly becoming a popular solution to challenges such as configuration drift. Whilst containerising applications may be one solution, this has the overheads of managing container hosts and clusters, which can also become victims of configuration drift. What if every time you built your application, you provisioned a new server image from the ground up as a first-class citizen of your build process? Fully automated, fully version controlled, tested and immutable. Deploying your application becomes a straightforward process of launching a new server image and retiring the old server. The immutable server pattern is a practical alternative to containerising applications. In this talk, we'll look at the benefits of using immutable servers as part of an immutable infrastructure paradigm and look at a practical example of packaging an application into an immutable server. We'll take this a step further and look at how an Immutable Server is an ideal candidate for running as an EC2 Spot Instance on AWS, saving you up to 90% of the on-demand costs. ===== Lightning Talk ===== Richard Holt - Mental Health at Work : Managing Stress A talk I originally gave at the BookingGo Innovate week, talking about mental health in the workplace with a specific focus on managing your stress.

Past events (15)

DevOps Manchester 15 - The Return

Auto Trader UK

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