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London Kubernauts,

Live Stream link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CXt5O__b5t8

The wait is finally over! It's time to meet for the first time this year and chat all things Kubernetes.

We've got some great speakers lined up for you!

But first, we'd like to thank our sponsor, Monzo, who have kindly provided the venue, food and drinks for the night. Let's give them the first round of [virtual] applause \o/

We will kick the night off with a talk given by the one and only Liz Rice, the Technology Evangelist with container security specialists Aqua Security. She will talk about, what she described to us at the end of last year as "the most spectacularly useless thing ever done with Kubernetes" - I mean if this doesn't make you feel intrigued, nothing will!

We will follow up with a talk given by our sponsors. Miles Bryant, a Platform engineer at Monzo, will give a follow-up talk to the one given by Oliver Beattie a few years back. It should be super interesting to see how things have changed since then!

We will finish the night with a talk by Charlotte Godley, a backend software engineer currently working on applying DevOps workflows to Data Science at Dotscience. She will talk about how to Dev the Ops and Ops the Dev to avoid getting your Ops team overworked and how to overcome it if you’re already there.

That's all from us folks, for now, we are looking forward to seeing you all at Monzo on 12th February! Be there or be square! (Shut up Milos!)

Until then stay awesome,

Your Organizers.

Program:
18:30 - 19:00 Food, drinks and socialising
19:00 - 19:10 Welcome by organisers
19:10 - 19:30 Liz Rice, The most pointless thing I’ve done with Kubernetes. Probably...
19:40 - 20:00 Miles Bryant, Building a bank on Kubernetes vol. 2
20:00 - 20:20 Charlotte Godley, Kubernetes Dev(and)Ops

20:30 Pub

Abstract and Speaker Bios:

Liz Rice
Liz Rice is the Technology Evangelist with container security specialists Aqua Security, where she also works on container-related open source projects including kube-hunter, kube-bench and manifesto. She was Co-Chair of the CNCF’s KubeCon + CloudNativeCon 2018 events in Copenhagen, Shanghai and Seattle.

Abstract: Top secret most uselessly interesting thing once can do with Kubernetes.

Miles Bryant
Miles is a Platform engineer who has been working with Prometheus and Kubernetes for 2 years. Over the last 9 months at Monzo he has built out a monitoring system that processes 800k samples a second. He is currently revamping the way we provision Kubernetes, and on a good day can recite the 9 different ways of specifying multiline strings in YAML.

Abstract: At Monzo, we’re aiming to improve the financial lives of millions of people, and key to this is building a bank using modern technologies that don’t suck. We made a bold decision to adopt Kubernetes quite early on (version 1.3). Why did we choose Kubernetes, and what have we learnt?

Charlotte Godley
Charlotte is a backend software engineer currently working on applying DevOps workflows to Data Science at Dotscience. She loves playing detective on distributed systems, talking about developer experience, and working to make the team she is in a better place for all involved.

Abstract: When large companies choose to migrate to Kubernetes, there’s one team that’s going to be the lynchpin holding it together - your ops team or DevOps team depending on your preference. Your ops team that took on all the other tooling you asked them to look after and is now getting a new, very complicated beast to look after on top of that pile. This talk discusses how ops teams become overworked, how to avoid it if you’re heading towards the iceberg and how to overcome it if you’re already there.