London DevOps #39 @ John Lewis


For our first London DevOps meetup of 2019 we are generously hosted at the John Lewis and Partners head office near Victoria station. The loose agenda is as follows:

6:45pm - Introductions

7:00pm - Do You Need a Service Mesh? - Matt Turner (Tetrate)

Service meshes are cool, but are they useful? We'll explore what a service mesh is and what they can do for your microservices. Are the claims of observability, resiliency, and WAF features real? Are they useful during development, production, or both? Using pictures and demos, we'll find out!

Matt Turner is a software engineer at Tetrate, working on Istio-related

7:40pm - Rapidly prototyping a Python web app with AWS - Chirayu Shishodiya (Growth Intelligence)

Growth Intelligence have recently built a web application to visualise all the Machine Learning models and features we use. We are using Continuous Delivery using AWS Elastic Beanstalk and AWS CodePipeline. The app is written in Python using the Dash framework. I've learnt lessons in automating deployment process, security and infrastructure along the way which I'd like to share.

Chirayu Shishodiya works as a software engineer for Growth Intelligence

8:20pm - TBA - panel or open-floor

Many thanks to John Lewis for the venue, and to Prism Digital for sponsoring the food and drink.

Please get in touch with Marc, Matt or Jack if you'd like to speak at a future meetup :)