This is a group for System Administrators, Developers and anyone interested in automating IT infrastructure and the surrounding ecosystem.
Based in Newcastle and Hunter region, we'll get together to build and foster a community around Infrastructure Coding and other DevOps concepts. Designing and writing quality automation is more than just a tool. It's understanding your environment, your culture and what you need to create a functioning, automated ecosystem.
We'll discuss and demo Configuration Management (Puppet, Chef, Ansible etc), Virtualisation Automation (VMware, Docker, Vagrant) and enabling Continuous Delivery, hopefully branching beyond tooling debates into thoughtful discussions on strategy and techniques for writing beautiful automation as well as enabling others in your organisation to do the same.
Time: 6:00pm (6:30pm talk)
Our next meetup will be at Cricketers Arms in Newcastle with people starting to arrive at 6pm followed by a 6:30pm talk.
First up we'll have Klee Thomas of Newcastle Coders Group fame presenting:
- "Picking up the Jenga pieces", or "How to do a great post incident review"
Following this we'll do an informal round table discussion of tech, problems, general interest from attendees, great chance to find out how others in this space are solving similar problems.
We all know that the beautiful world of software is like a basketball balanced on a Jenga game. It's fine while it's fine but all it takes is a semi colon in the wrong place, a bad database fail-over or some unlucky road worker to cut a cable and the whole world comes crashing down. Fortunately we're all good people and when the pieces are on the floor we pull together and get it all balanced again. But then what?
This talk looks at the strategies for Post Incident Review, and guarantees^ something new for everyone.
^Not actually a guarantee
Klee Thomas is that guy in the stupid shirt standing around in the office kitchen muttering about null.
If you have a topic you'd like to hear about or keen to practice some public speaking let us know, always happy to help!
Be there, or do it manually!
Kurt, Wayne, & Mat