The Crafty Consultant's Guide to Consulting Craftily in DevOps - Daniel Bryant

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UCL, Darwin Building, University College London, Gower Street

University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E · London

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This talk will be held in the Darwin Lecture Theatre - See this Map:

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Come along and learn how the Crafty Consultant makes his money by consulting craftily in DevOps. We'll see how silos can be broken down by introducing more independent and isolated team, how only idiots automate everything, and why monitoring only provides actionable insight that simply confuses your clients...

...and then we'll look at the real world implementation of DevOps :-) The primary aims of this talk are to introduce the concepts behind the DevOps movement, and we'll do this by debunking all of the Crafty Consultant's advice. We'll cover the drivers of breaking down silos (in business and in tech), the benefits of automation (especially with provisioning and configuring infrastructure), and the power that monitoring provides (particularly when deploying to the cloud, or implementing a microservice architecture).

If none of the above interests you, then you are still welcome to come along and play buzzword bingo. I'll guarantee you hear the following phrases: microservices, cloud, immutable infrastructure, anti-fragile, Docker (Rocket?), Gerbil, Mesos, Kubernetes, ELK, build pipeline, continuous delivery, Puppet, Chef, Wookie, JMeter, hystrix, mechanical sympathy, thinking outside the container, 'low hanging fruit' and more...

Note for regular LJC attendees: This presentation will be similar in concept to my previous "Chuck Norris doesn't do DevOps", but with less Chuck and more craftiness...

This session will focus on the ideas and application of DevOps through the magic of Powerpoint

A joint event between the London Java Community and the Front Endgineers groups.

Who should attend:

Open to all, from junior to senior, developers and QA to operations. This will be a relatively introductory session on DevOps, and so people without much exposure to the concept will benefit the most (and senior DevOps practitioners probably won't see anything new, but are welcome to come and heckle)


Daniel Bryant is a Principal Consultant for OpenCredo, and specialises in enabling agility within organisations. His current work includes introducing better requirement gathering and planning techniques, focusing on the relevance of architecture within agile development, and facilitating continuous integration/delivery. Daniel’s current technical expertise focuses on 'DevOps’ tooling, cloud platforms and microservice implementations. He is also a leader within the London Java Community (LJC), contributes to several open source projects, writes for well known technical websites, and regularly presents at international conferences such as JavaOne, Devoxx and FOSDEM.



18:15: Doors open
18:30: Main presentation (approx 45 mins)

We'll then be heading to the pub for drinks after the main talk.

Please Note:

This event will be held in the Darwin Lecture Theatre at UCL, Gower Street, London WC1E 6XA. Please refer to this map:

We will head to 'Hotel Ibis - London, Euston, St Pancras' - 3 Cardington Street, London, NW1 2LW - for networking and further informal discussion after the event: (

This event is being sponsored by the awesome guys at VersionOne ( Many thanks to VersionOne for supporting the community and helping to make events like this possible!

“VersionOne ( is a global leader in agile ALM software solutions. Our mission is to help companies envision and deliver great software. We make scaling agile easier by combining product and platform with an ecosystem of agile training, consulting, and community resources.”

Event organised by the awesome folk at RecWorks - check out the blog here: (