• LeedsDevops - March 2019 Meetup

    ODI Leeds Node

    We’re back at the ODI Node in Leeds on Tuesday 19th March 2019 for our Devops meetup, here's what we have in store for you: 6:45 - 7:15 : Doors open, have a chat, make some new devops friends 7:15 - 7:25 : Group updates/news/announcements 7:25 - 8:05 : Devoperability: Putting the Ops back into DevOps 8:05 - 8:20 : Intermission 8:20 - 9:00 : Reliability Engineering for Humans 9:00 - late : Social Our first speaker of the night is Alexandra Moore. Alex has worked in IT, Marketing/Web design, Software Support and Software Delivery before moving into her current System Build (DevOps) role within TransUnion (formerly Callcredit). She spends her days making stuff better and says that a day without Metal and motor racing is a dull one. We do "DevDev" really well, but are Ops people sufficiently engaged in 'DevOps' efforts and do we know what Operability means? We seem to have moved the wall between Dev and Ops a little bit further to the right, instead of destroying it! Many larger organisations are guilty of this and TransUnion are not immune. One of our greatest challenges is to encourage product teams to look not just at deploy-and-run-ability but also at long term operability of solutions. I'll talk a bit about what operability means for us and how we can embed the right concepts early - with particular emphasis on understanding, testing and deployment. Our headline speaker sees the welcome return of Hannah Foxwell. Hannah is delivery manager at Pivotal, where she helps teams transform how they deliver software. A HumanOps champion, a HugOps evangelist, and a DevOps believer, Her Talk "Reliability Engineering for Humans" discusses how the concepts and practices of site reliability engineering are changing the way we build and operate our platforms, enabling us to have more meaningful conversations about availability, service-level objectives, and cost. But what are the benefits for the engineer holding the pager? Can we add a human element to our error budgets? First Time Attendees Here at LeedsDevops we understand that coming along to your first meetup can be an anxious experience, walking into a large room full of people can be daunting. So when you arrive at the meetup we'll have an additional small room for new attendees to make friends with other first time attendees. Then shortly before the start we'll show you into the main room helping make the whole experience less intimidating (but honestly there's nothing to worry about the LeedsDevops crowd is a friendly bunch) Refreshments We're continuing to expand the range of refreshments on offer, there will be a wide range range of quality soft drinks, teas and coffees - a massive thanks to our sponsors Infinity Works (https://www.infinityworks.com/) for their continued support and sponsorship. Code Of Conduct Please note that we have an anti harassment policy and code of conduct http://www.leedsdevops.org.uk/post/165145559625/code-of-conduct)in order to support the inclusive nature of the meetup. All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at any LeedsDevops event are required to agree with the code of conduct. Venue The ODI Node Leeds is situated at Munro house, on Duke Street opposite Leeds Bus Station. If you want to find out more about the ODI details can be found at http://theodi.org/nodes/leeds If you'd like to find out more about leedsDevops then head to http://www.leedsdevops.org.uk/ or talk to us on twitter @leedsdevops (http://twitter.com/leedsDevops/). For more details see the event page on leedsdevops.org.uk (http://www.leedsdevops.org.uk/post/2019-03-19-tuesday-19th-march-2019-at-the-odi-node-in-leeds/)

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  • LeedsDevops - February 2019 Meetup

    ODI Leeds Node

    **As the meetup is full and the waitlist function causes us so much hassle, we've closed RSVPs, they will be re opened on Sunday 17th for any last minute free places, please check back if you didn't get a space** Time for our second meetup of 2019 at The ODI Node in Leeds on Monday 18th February 2019: 6:45 - 7:15 : Doors open, have a chat, make some new devops friends 7:15 - 7:25 : Group updates/news/announcements 7:25 - 8:05 : The Case Against Microservices 8:05 - 8:20 : Intermission 8:20 - 9:00 : Habitat 9:00 - late : Social Our first speaker of the evening is Aled Sage who is VP Engineering at Cloudsoft and co-founder of Apache Brooklyn. He spends his time helping customers migrate, run and evolve their applications in AWS; and developing the backend automation and processes to do this efficiently and reliably. He also helps big enterprise with devops and automation, particularly for disaster recovery and cloud-native. Aled has 20 years experience developing and managing distributed applications, mostly in the enterprise sector. Particular areas of interest include cloud, automation, devops, docker, fault tolerance and concurrency. His talk is about the case against microservices as he believes there are not enough talks out there about the downsides of microservices. Lots of people talk about how to do microservices right, some about the pitfalls and failures that we can learn from. But are microservices even the answer to your biggest painpoints, or will they inevitably increase the pain for you? This presentation covers why many companies should not even try to do microservices: highlighting simpler ways to get the "benefits of microservices", the downsides of microservices, and the risks they introduce. Finally, it covers the scenarios in which microservices are a good fit. We are delighted to have Adrian Daniels who is a Field Solutions Architect at Chef Software. Adrian says he thrives on helping people to use and understand technology so that they can be more efficient and produce higher quality software. Adrian will be talking about Habitat, an open-source project by Chef that enables you to ship your application, to any platform, along with all the automation you'll need to manage it in production. In this talk, he'll look at creating the habitat plan, building packages, exporting to common container platforms, and running the habitat packages in their own process management supervisor. You'll learn the steps to create repeatable, portable application environments for your applications from a clean room environment to running them in production. There will be plenty of examples of how its been used by customers. Refreshments As it's the start of a new year we've decided to expand the range of refreshments we offer, there will now be a wider range of quality soft drinks, teas and coffees - a massive thanks to our sponsors Infinity Works (https://www.infinityworks.com/) for their continued support and sponsorship. Code Of Conduct Please note that we have an anti harassment policy and code of conduct http://www.leedsdevops.org.uk/post/165145559625/code-of-conduct)in order to support the inclusive nature of the meetup. All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at any LeedsDevops event are required to agree with the code of conduct. Venue The ODI Node Leeds is situated at Munro house, on Duke Street. If you want to find out more about the ODI details can be found at http://theodi.org/nodes/leeds If you'd like to find out more about leedsDevops then head to http://www.leedsdevops.org.uk/ or talk to us on twitter @leedsdevops (http://twitter.com/leedsDevops/). For more details see the event page on leedsdevops.org.uk (http://www.leedsdevops.org.uk/post/2019-02-06-meetup-monday-18th-february-2019-at-the-odi-node-in-leeds/)

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  • LeedsDevops - January 2019 Meetup

    ODI Leeds Node

    Happy new year, we've our first meetup of 2019 at The ODI Node in Leeds on Thursday 24th January 2019: 6:45 - 7:15 : Doors open, have a chat, make some new devops friends 7:15 - 7:25 : Group updates/news/announcements 7:25 - 7:55 : Site Reliability Engineering: If it works for Google... 8:55 - 8:10 : Intermission 8:10 - 9:00 : The Unexpected (Infrastructure Management) Journey 9:00 - late : Decamp to the Wardrobe Our first talk is from Sam Smith who is a Reliability Engineer at Sky Betting and Gaming, his interests include graphs, data stores and not having to turn things off and on again at 02:00 whilst on call. The talk is entitled "Site Reliability Engineering: If it works for Google..." ...It might not work so well for you. That is, unless you adapt it. Sam will give a brief overview of what reliability engineering is and how it is different from "DevOps" along with some of the main pillars of SRE pactices. Next he will jump into a ongoing story of attempting to implement these practices at a non global scale. This will touch on monitoring practices, incident response and post mortems and their place in the Service Reliability Hierarchy. He will relate this paper exercise to reality, what tools do we use and why? Which of these have worked well and which haven't. Expect a story or two of unfortunate DevOps accidents and how they could have been avoided with different practices and mindsets. Finally he will talk about how you can start to organise for cultural change from your own team to get cross business buy in and change working practices for the better in your own work place. Our second talk is from Mihaela Drumeva (Micky for short), ahead of her appearence at Config Management Camp she brings us a preview of her talk "The Unexpected (Infrastructure Management) Journey". Micky has a passion to automate all things. If she needs to perform a task more than twice, she'll automate it. Currently an operations engineer at Solarwinds, her 6 year career has spanned 3 companies and over 6 diverse teams, from development to test, build and infrastructure. Micky will cover.. - What is it like to start new in infrastructure management land coming from unconventional background? - How do you wrap your head into infrastructure as code when all you cared before was if your code compiles? - How do software development techniques translate to infrastructure management? Having started her first job as an operations engineer roughly 18 months ago, she had all of those questions and many more. Coming from development background the transition into a more ops role and a DevOps team has been a fascinating journey. She'd like to share the lessons she learned along the way and encourage more people to blur the traditional lines. Refreshments As it's the start of a new year we've decided to expand the range of refreshments we offer, there will now be a wider range of quality soft drinks, teas and coffees - a massive thanks to our sponsors Infinity Works (https://www.infinityworks.com/) for their continued support and sponsorship. Code Of Conduct Please note that we have an anti harassment policy and code of conduct http://www.leedsdevops.org.uk/post/165145559625/code-of-conduct)in order to support the inclusive nature of the meetup. All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at any LeedsDevops event are required to agree with the code of conduct. Venue The ODI Node Leeds is situated at Munro house, on Duke Street. If you want to find out more about the ODI details can be found at http://theodi.org/nodes/leeds If you'd like to find out more about leedsDevops then head to http://www.leedsdevops.org.uk/ or talk to us on twitter @leedsdevops (http://twitter.com/leedsDevops/). For more details see the event page on leedsdevops.org.uk (http://www.leedsdevops.org.uk/post/2019-01-15-meetup-tuesday-24th-january-2019-at-the-odi-node-in-leeds/)

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  • LeedsDevops - December 2018 Meetup

    ODI Leeds Node

    We're going to see the new year out in style at The ODI Node in Leeds on Thursday 6th December 2018: 6:45 - 7:15 : Doors open, have a chat, make some new devops friends 7:15 - 7:25 : Group updates/news/announcements 7:25 - 8:05 : DevTest Microsoft stack environments. 8:05 - 8:20 : Intermission 8:20 - 9:00 : Terraform 0.12 guided tour Our first speaker is Sam Williams, Sam has been in the IT industry for nearly 15 years. Having qualified in the pharmacy industry his career has been tightly coupled with healthcare. He has worked primarily on the operational side of IT, for the last 7 years providing technical solutions for delivering large enterprise applications to NHS organisations for EMIS Health. Today he focuses on how they can deliver faster and to more complex environments. Sam will walk you through how EMIS are exploring and adopting a hybrid on-prem-cloud solution along with the Hashicorp toolset, to provide more efficient DevTest environments for some of their monolithic applications in a very traditional Microsoft stack software house. Our second talk is from Nicolas Corrarello of Hashicorp. He says "The times, they are a changing. Generalised splat operators, GRPC, for loops. Join me on a quick tour of the new features of Terraform 0.12” Nicolas Corrarello's background includes 6+ years of Unix and Windows Server system administration roles, managing AIX/Solaris/Linux and different versions of Windows Server (2000 AS and above) systems in different companies. Nicolas also worked two years as a support engineer and instructor/examiner for Red Hat delivering RHCE/RHCA courses. As an open source enthusiast, he has more IT in his house than appliances. While he spent years doing things manually, he’s now a firm believer that the IT practice needs to evolve and rise to the challenges of current times. He's currently the Regional Director for Hashicorp’s Solutions Engineering team in Europe. Once again we say a massive "Thank You" to Infinity Works (https://www.infinityworks.com/) for sponsoring the refreshments and lodgings for the evening, ensuring there are plenty of our favourite refreshments and soft drinks in supply. Code Of Conduct Please note that we have now added an anti harassment policy and code of conduct http://www.leedsdevops.org.uk/post/165145559625/code-of-conduct)in order to support the inclusive nature of the meetup. All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at any LeedsDevops event are required to agree with the code of conduct. Venue The ODI Node Leeds is situated at Munro house, on Duke Street. If you want to find out more about the ODI details can be found at http://theodi.org/nodes/leeds If you'd like to find out more about leedsDevops then head to http://www.leedsdevops.org.uk/ or talk to us on twitter @leedsdevops (http://twitter.com/leedsDevops/). For more details see the event page on leedsdevops.org.uk (http://www.leedsdevops.org.uk/post/180284485580/meetup-thursday-6th-december-2018-at-the-odi)

  • LeedsDevops - October 2018 Meetup

    ODI Leeds Node

    After our extended summer break we're back at the ODI Node in Leeds on Tuesday 23rd October for a night of Devops chatter: 6:45 - 7:15 : Doors open, have a chat, make some new devops friends 7:15 - 7:25 : Group updates/news/announcements 7:25 - 8:05 : Azure DevOps 8:05 - 8:20 : Intermission 8:20 - 9:00 : Accelerating Delivery Velocity With Kubernetes 9:00 - late : Decamp to the Wardrobe Our first talk is from Simon Thurman who is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft, he'll be showcasing Microsoft's latest toolchain, covering the components of the system such as pipelines, test plans, artifact repos, boards and more. Simon will demonstrate the steps involved and interactions as code moves from commit to production in Azure Devops. Our headline speaker is Simon Westcott a hands-on architect with 10+ yrs experience of building high traffic websites. In late 2016 Simon moved into the world of platform engineering to help re-imagine Sky Betting & Gaming's delivery approach and drive operational efficiency. Delivery agility is key to Simon and his Team's success. As their engineering team grows, they have an increasing number of greenfield products to comission, as well as monolithic applications to decompose into microservices. To manage this they need a platform that can keep pace, both in the cloud and on-premise. Simon will explore with you why they choose Kubernetes, how they're adapting both on AWS and on-premise and the challenges they faced. As an extra treat we'll also be giving away 2 tickets for the upcoming DevOpsDays Edinburgh conference on the 1st and 2nd of November. Once again we say a massive "Thank You" to Infinity Works (https://www.infinityworks.com/) for sponsoring the refreshments and lodgings for the evening, ensuring there are plenty of our favourite refreshments and soft drinks in supply. Code Of Conduct Please note that we have now added an anti harassment policy and code of conduct http://www.leedsdevops.org.uk/post/165145559625/code-of-conduct)in order to support the inclusive nature of the meetup. All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at any LeedsDevops event are required to agree with the code of conduct. Venue The ODI Node Leeds is situated at Munro house, on Duke Street. If you want to find out more about the ODI details can be found at http://theodi.org/nodes/leeds If you'd like to find out more about leedsDevops then head to http://www.leedsdevops.org.uk/ or talk to us on twitter @leedsdevops (http://twitter.com/leedsDevops/). For more details see the event page on leedsdevops.org.uk (http://www.leedsdevops.org.uk/post/179051054730/meetup-tuesday-23rd-october-2018-at-the-odi-node)

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  • LeedsDevops - June 2018 Meetup

    Platform

    With just over 200 shopping days until Christmas it must be time for the June devops meetup at Platform in Leeds on Tuesday 5th June 2018. Yet again we have a bumper line up for you: 6:45 - 7:15 : Doors open, have a chat, make some new devops friends 7:15 - 7:25 : Group updates/news/announcements - Findmypast 7:25 - 8:05 : True North Operations 8:05 - 8:20 : Intermission 8:20 - 9:00 : Hyper Cloud, Hyper Scale, Hyper V - CapGemini 9:00 - late : Decamp to the Wardrobe Our first speaker is Neil Crawford who is head of technology at Findmypast after serving as software architect and technical lead. He made his start in games programming but found his passion for web development working on Lives of the First World War. He blogs on the Findmypast tech blog and is an active member of the local JavaScript meetup in Dundee, Scotland. His talk discusses why a True North is an impossible vision of perfect operations. It is a set of guiding principles that deliver direction and clarity in decision making. Direction and clarity are essential to solving your biggest problems. A True North aligns everyone towards your perfect vision of operations." Our second talk is from Indy Bains and Doug Thomson of Capgemini and is entitled "Hyper Cloud, Hyper Scale, Hyper V". It covers a demonstration on how Terraform can be utilised to build a globally dispersed multi-OS container platform, spanning numerous cloud providers. Indy is a highly experienced platform architect, software engineer, RedHat 7 Certified System Administrator and AWS Certified Solution Architect with over a decade of delivery experience on UNIX/Linux platforms on large-scale enterprise projects. He specialises in creating continuous delivery and deployment environments, and implementing infrastructure-as-code. Doug is a Platform Automation Engineer with over 17 years experience working on large scale Enterprise services in the Public Sector. Main interests include AWS, open source tooling, Platform Automation and culture/organisation­al change. Doug is also co-organiser of the Birmingham Digital and DevOps Meetup. Once again we say a massive "Thank You" to Infinity Works (https://www.infinityworks.com/) for sponsoring the refreshments and lodgings for the evening, ensuring there are plenty of our favourite refreshments and soft drinks in supply. Code Of Conduct Please note that we have now added an anti harassment policy and code of conduct (https://tmblr.co/ZdJfSq2PpSK99)in order to support the inclusive nature of the meetup. All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at any LeedsDevops event are required to agree with the code of conduct. Venue Platform is located a above Leeds Rail Station and we're way up on the 10th floor, please sign in at reception when you arrive. If you'd like to find out more about leedsDevops then head to http://www.leedsdevops.org.uk/ or talk to us on twitter @leedsdevops (http://twitter.com/leedsDevops/). For more details see the event page on leedsdevops.org.uk (http://www.leedsdevops.org.uk/post/174121418925/meetup-tuesday-5th-june-2018-at-the-odi-node-in)

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  • LeedsDevops - May 2018 Meetup

    ODI Leeds Node

    In the words of Thomas Dekker, it's the Merry Month of May, which means it's time for another devops meetup at the ODI Node in Leeds on Tuesday 15th May. We bring you a terrific lineup : 6:45 - 7:15 : Doors open, have a chat, make some new devops friends 7:15 - 7:25 : Group updates/news/announcements 7:25 - 8:05 : Introduction to Google Cloud Platform 8:05 - 8:20 : Intermission 8:20 - 9:00 : You had one job - Failures in a complex distributed system 9:00 - late : Decamp to the Wardrobe Our first speaker is Richard Rose who is a lead platform engineer with over 20 years of experience working on complex infrastructure and software architecture. As a founder of the Leeds Google Developer Group, he is very interested in all form of technology, especially Cloud and Android. In his spare time, he loves to read and experiment with different technologies. Richard’s talk is an introduction to Google Cloud Platform and discusses the highs and lows of working in a Google-centric universe versus the more well-publicised market competitors. Depending on your perspective (developer or operations) you may be surprised by the approach taken by Google and also at the range of packages on offer within this environment. The talk will cover the primary components of using the platform and offer some advice on getting started, general architecture patterns and where to go when it all goes wrong. Speaking of stuff which breaks. It’s one of the basic fundamentals of IT, but there are some things you expect to just work. But what happens when these things decide to let you down, especially when part of a large distributed system? Our second talk is from Ed Hiley and Dan Rathbone who offer an overview of the technical renaissance going on in parts of the NHS, where things are being done in a modern way. Ed and Dan explore a recently launched data processing system that utilizes Apache Spark, Riak, and Python and discuss the events they encountered along the way where things they took for granted just stopped doing the things they expected. Ed and Dan dive into some of these events to debunk the assumptions they made and explain how they troubleshot and fixed the issues. Edward Hiley is a principal systems engineer with NHS Digital, where he has worked on national services such as SUS+, a ground-up full replacement of the current Secondary Uses Service (SUS), which involves myriad challenges, including immutable infrastructure, disputed compute clusters, and multi-data-center deployments. Dan Rathbone is cofounder and technical director of Infinity Works, a 200-strong consultancy and software house based out of Leeds and London, where he builds and operates high-scale and high-performance systems for Infinity Works’ clients. Most recently, Dan has been working with NHS Digital to drive the modernization of critical national services, reengineering them using FOSS, end-to-end DevOps teams, and Agile and Lean delivery techniques. Once again we say a massive "Thank You" to Infinity Works (https://www.infinityworks.com/) for sponsoring the refreshments and lodgings for the evening, ensuring there are plenty of our favourite refreshments and soft drinks in supply. Code Of Conduct Please note that we have now added an anti harassment policy and code of conduct (https://tmblr.co/ZdJfSq2PpSK99)in order to support the inclusive nature of the meetup. All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at any LeedsDevops event are required to agree with the code of conduct. Venue The ODI Node Leeds is situated at Munro house, on Duke Street (not too far from the Adelphi). If you want to find out more about the ODI details can be found at http://theodi.org/nodes/leeds If you'd like to find out more about leedsDevops then head to http://www.leedsdevops.org.uk/ or talk to us on twitter @leedsdevops (http://twitter.com/leedsDevops/). For more details see the event page on leedsdevops.org.uk (https://tmblr.co/ZdJfSq2Xas76h)

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  • LeedsDevops - April 2018 Meetup

    ODI Leeds Node

    It's time for another devops meetup at the ODI Node in Leeds on Tuesday 17th April. The evening will be: 6:45 - 7:15 : Doors open, have a chat, make some new devops friends 7:15 - 7:25 : Group updates/news/announcements 7:25 - 8:05 : Look Ma, no Code! Apache Kafka and KSQL 8:05 - 8:20 : Intermission 8:20 - 9:00 : Ansible Enterprise Grade 9:00 - late : Decamp to the Wardrobe For those of you who squeezed into the ODI for our February meetup you will have heard from William Hill about their use of Kafka, we've invited Robin Moffat from Confluent to come and give us a deep dive in all things Kafka and streaming data. Robin is a Partner Technology Evangelist at Confluent, the company founded by the creators of Apache Kafka, as well as an Oracle ACE Director and Developer Champion. His career has always involved data, from the old worlds of COBOL and DB2, through the worlds of Oracle and Hadoop, and into the current world with Kafka. He blogs at https://www.confluent.io/blog/author/robin/ and http://rmoff.net/ (and previously http://ritt.md/rmoff) and can be found tweeting grumpy geek thoughts as @rmoff. Robin's talk us "Look Ma, no Code! Building Streaming Data Pipelines with Apache Kafka and KSQL" - Have you ever thought that you needed to be a programmer to do stream processing and build streaming data pipelines? Think again! Companies new and old are all recognising the importance of a low-latency, scalable, fault-tolerant data backbone, in the form of the Apache Kafka streaming platform. With Kafka, developers can integrate multiple sources and systems, which enables low latency analytics, event driven architectures and the population of multiple downstream systems. These data pipelines can be built using configuration alone. In this talk, we'll see how easy it is to stream data from a database such as MySQL into Kafka using the Kafka Connect API. In addition, we'll use KSQL to filter, aggregate and join it to other data, and then stream this from Kafka out into multiple targets such as Elasticsearch and MySQL. All of this can be accomplished without a single line of code! Our second talk of the evening is from Phil Cornelius who is an Ansible Specialist for EMEA. He joined Red Hat in 2016 from Credit Suisse where he was responsible for the developer tools and services for 3000 applications, developed by 8000 developers globally. Phil's background is primarily application development, specifically Enterprise Java. Phil brings over 18 years of experience in what is now commonly called DevOps. As you introduce Ansible into your organisation there are additional requirements to make running Ansible ‘Enterprise Grade’. This session is a live demo of some of key use cases for Ansible in the Enterprise. You will get to see Ansible Tower with a specific focus on Application Lifecycle Management. We are again delighted to have Infinity Works (https://www.infinityworks.com/) sponsor the refreshments and lodgings for the evening, ensuring there are plenty of our favourite refreshments and soft drinks in supply. Code Of Conduct Please note that we have now added an anti harassment policy and code of conduct (https://tmblr.co/ZdJfSq2PpSK99)in order to support the inclusive nature of the meetup. All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at any LeedsDevops event are required to agree with the code of conduct. Venue The ODI Node Leeds is situated at Munro house, on Duke Street (not too far from the Adelphi). If you want to find out more about the ODI details can be found at http://theodi.org/nodes/leeds If you'd like to find out more about leedsDevops then head to http://www.leedsdevops.org.uk/ or talk to us on twitter @leedsdevops (http://twitter.com/leedsDevops/). Look forward to seeing you there! For more details see the event page on leedsdevops.org.uk (https://tmblr.co/ZdJfSq2WnH6oq)

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  • LeedsDevops - March 2018 Meetup

    ODI Leeds Node

    Spring is in the air and it’s time for a devops meetup at the ODI Node in Leeds on Tuesday 27th March. We bring you an couple of brilliant talks: 6:45 - 7:15 : Doors open, have a chat, make some new devops friends 7:15 - 7:25 : Group updates/news/announcements 7:25 - 8:05 : VeriSM - making sense of digital transformation - Claire Agutter 8:05 - 8:20 : Intermission 8:20 - 9:00 : Questions you should ask at your "DevOps" interview - Bob Walker 9:00 - late : Decamp to the Wardrobe We are delighted to welcome back Claire Agutter for our first talk entitled "VeriSM - making sense of digital transformation". Claire is a service management trainer, consultant and author. In 2017 she was recognised as an HDI Top 25 Thought Leader and was part of the team that won itSMF UK’s thought leadership award. Claire is the host of the popular ITSM Crowd hangouts, and Chief Architect for VeriSM. In the last 5 years, the world of IT has exploded with buzzwords, new ways of working, and the ever present demands to do more with less. Digital transformation is the latest phrase, but what does it actually mean? Claire is going to talk about the changes that are needed at the personal and organisational level for digital transformation to actually deliver results, and how the VeriSM approach has been written to help. Or second speaker is Bob Walker, Bob is one of the organising team behind DevopsDays London and claims to have been doing devops since before it was called devops and has been doing on call longer than that. bob is currently working at dxw as System Operations Engineer but has been the Supreme Ruler of the YAML engineers at the UK Government Digital Service and has only recently stopped being on call for GOV.UK. Bob's talk is "Questions you should ask at your "DevOps" interview" - Ever wondered how best to respond when an interviewer asks if you have any questions? Drawing on his experience from both sides of the table, bob offers some suggestions for questions which will not only make you look well-prepared but also help you decide whether you want to work there. We are again grateful to have Infinity Works (https://www.infinityworks.com/) sponsor the refreshments and lodgings for the evening, ensuring there are plenty of our favourite refreshments and soft drinks in supply. Code Of Conduct Please note that we have now added an anti harassment policy and code of conduct (https://tmblr.co/ZdJfSq2PpSK99)in order to support the inclusive nature of the meetup. All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at any LeedsDevops event are required to agree with the code of conduct. Venue The ODI Node Leeds is situated at Munro house, on Duke Street (not too far from the Adelphi). If you want to find out more about the ODI details can be found at http://theodi.org/nodes/leeds If you'd like to find out more about leedsDevops then head to http://www.leedsdevops.org.uk/ or talk to us on twitter @leedsdevops (http://twitter.com/leedsDevops/). Look forward to seeing you there! For more details see the event page on leedsdevops.org.uk (https://tmblr.co/ZdJfSq2W2Xekv)

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  • LeedsDevops - February 2018 Meetup

    ODI Leeds Node

    Happy new year! it’s time for the first devops get together of 2018 at the ODI Node in Leeds on Tuesday 27th February. We have a fantastic duo of talks for you: 6:45 - 7:15 : Doors open, have a chat, make some new devops friends 7:15 - 7:25 : Group updates/news/announcements 7:25 - 8:05 : Building Pipelines with Kafka from Scratch - Ben Abramson and Robert Knowles of William Hill 8:05 - 8:20 : Intermission 8:20 - 9:00 : Docker 101, Moby and K8s - Dan Finneran of Docker Inc 9:00 - late : Decamp to the Wardrobe First up we have from Leeds, Ben Abramson and Robert Knowles of William Hill. They will be talking about their experiences of building a Low-Latency, High-Throughput Pipelines with Kafka from Scratch. Covering the story of what they built, what went well, what didn’t go so well and what they learnt. This is a story of how a team of developers learnt (and are still learning) how to use Kafka. They hope that you will be able to take away lessons and learnings of how to build a data processing pipeline with Apache Kafka. Then we are joined by Dan Finneran a Solutions Architect at Docker, Dan describes himself as someone who spent "Thirteen years of breaking and fixing IT Infrastructure (but mainly breaking) that led to the realisation that there have to be better ways of doing things. This talk will cover the how's and why's of the Docker Engine, orchestrating your container environment and some of the tools in the Moby Project that can provide immutable and scalable infrastructure", So wether you are completely new to container technology or an old hand there will be something for you to take away. Once again Infinity Works (https://www.infinityworks.com/)have agreed to sponsor the refreshments and lodgings for the evening, ensuring there are plenty of our favourite refreshments and soft drinks in supply. Code Of Conduct Please note that we have now added an anti harassment policy and code of conduct (https://tmblr.co/ZdJfSq2PpSK99)in order to support the inclusive nature of the meetup. All attendees, speakers, sponsors and volunteers at any LeedsDevops event are required to agree with the code of conduct. Venue The ODI Node Leeds is situated at Munro house, on Duke Street (not too far from the Adelphi). If you want to find out more about the ODI details can be found at http://theodi.org/nodes/leeds If you'd like to find out more about leedsDevops then head to http://www.leedsdevops.org.uk/ or talk to us on twitter @leedsdevops (http://twitter.com/leedsDevops/). Look forward to seeing you there! For more details see the event page on leedsdevops.org.uk (https://tmblr.co/ZdJfSq2V2Y35-)

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