DevOps Manchester 19


We are back for our next meetup hosted at WeWork on St Peter's Square.

We've got two great sessions lined up for the evening with contrasting takes on what is happening in the DevOps world.

Approximate running order will be as follows:

18:00 - 18:15 - Drinks, Food Arrival
18:15 - 18:30 - Opening intro slides and welcome
18:30 - 19:00 - Terraforming the Future from Stuart Jones AND Digital
19:00 - 19:15 - Interval, Comfort Break
19:15 - 19:45 - Manchester’s new pipeline of Cloud Talent - Michael Houlihan from Generation
19:45 - 20:00 - Closing up session

Further Information on the talks:

Terraforming the Future
How the 12.0 features recently added to Terraform allow for better separation of code and config, reduce repetition, and make multi-cloud approaches easier to adopt

Bio: Stuart Jones
Platform Engineer, AWS Professional, with experience in Azure, Infrastructure-as-code and several CI/CD toolsets. 20+ years in IT, experience from desktop support, development, architecture, through to traditional on-prem infrastructure and networking, before transitioning to cloud. Covered a number of sectors from Civil Service, Banking/Financial Services, Airports/Aviation, and Consulting. Outside of work, predominantly employed as Dad's Taxi running several boys between different football/rugby/practices/matches; lapsed gamer; caffeine addict.

Manchester’s new pipeline of Cloud Talent
Overview of a new 12 week bootcamp model, launched in Manchester, helping young adults with latent potential to break into the technology sector. Delivered in partnership by AWS, Generation and Prince’s Trust, the programme widens access to great jobs, improves tech-sector diversity, whilst also addressing the digital skills gap.

Bio: Michael Houlihan
CEO of Generation UK, a social enterprise and part of a network of global organisations that have helped over 33,000 young people into life-changing jobs. Previously COO of two London based tech-start ups.
Outside of work: aspiring, flagging, triathlete & a DIY wannabe