• Philly DevOps April Meetup

    The Comcast Center

    Note: Please ensure your correct name is part of the rsvp, Comcast security has been tightening up on letting people in who haven't registered properly. I submit the attendee list to Comcast first thing in the morning on the day of the event. I can't get you in past that. 6:30 - Food and whatnot, Courtesy of Comcast 6:40 - Welcome - Announcements from the DevOps Community 6:45 - 60 Seconds Each from 5 People That Are Hiring 6:50 - A Word from our After-Meetup Sponsor - TBD 7:00 - Gates: Why manual intervention in your pipeline is an anti-pattern, and how to overcome it Summary: Manual steps during your CI/CD pipeline is usually a necessary stage as your devops maturity increases, but lots of teams end up relying on them to provide deployment stability instead of build out proper automated testing, deployment, and monitoring. Jonny will talk about the benefits of removing manual gates from your pipeline, the issues that are presented when doing so, and how to overcome them. The talk also includes a technical demo of using IOT devices to engage your team and encourage them to deploy more often. Jonny Sywulak is a Principal Architect for Stelligent, helping delivery teams reduce cycle time and increase quality of their products. He's worked with both enterprise corporations and government agencies to achieve success moving their applications in the cloud and building a strong devops culture. He has recently has worked with a federal agency to modernize a monolith application into containerized microservices, deploying all the way to production on every commit. He also uses way too many emojis in his commit messages. 8:10 - After-Meetup Drinks Sponsored by TBD

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  • Philly DevOps March Meetup

    The Comcast Center

    6:30 - Food and whatnot, Courtesy of Comcast 6:40 - Welcome - Announcements from the DevOps Community 6:45 - 60 Seconds Each from 5 People That Are Hiring 6:50 - A Word from our After-Meetup Sponsor - Gitlabs 6:55 - First Talk - Serverless Application tests made easy - Yang Ye I will focus on the various test suites we have for our lambda functions, which includes component test, integration test along with other basic tests. I will also introduce how we integrate the test with deployment, where everything is automated from development to production. Yang Ye is a software engineer at Capital One 7:25 - Second Talk - Decreasing complexity while increasing velocity with GitLab - Kelly Hair and Larry Beigel We live and work and in an environment of "dizzying acceleration" according to Pulitzer Pricing winning author, Thomas Friedman's new book “Thank you for being late." Friedman deftly acknowledges the implications to nations, companies and individuals. The rate of change has never been more apparent and a challenge to navigate. The key metric is cycle-time. The challenge is how do organizations reduce cycle time? One way is to reduce complexity. Optimization & modernization of the SDLC tool chain can eliminate brittle and dependance development infrastructures which delay value delivery. Please join us as GitLab discusses and demonstrates how organizations can reduce cycle time by reducing complexity and empowering developers. BIOs: Kelly Hair is a Solutions Architect at GitLab. Kelly’s Intellectual curiosity has led him to a number of professional pursuits spanning technical architecture, hands on implementation, operations management and software development program & release management.Kelly’s Personal time is spent with the family and dogs up in the NYC metro area as well as the Catskills in upstate NY. Larry Biegel: Larry Biegel - At Serena, HP Software, CA, and others, Larry has helped organizations to leverage technologies to gain a market advantage for the last 20 years. The past 6 years at Rally/CA and now GitLab have been enlightening as Agile and DevOps go hand and hand transforming how organizations plan and execute. 8:10 - After-Meetup Drinks Sponsored by Gitlabs

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  • Philly DevOps February Meetup

    The Comcast Center

    6:30 - Food and whatnot, Courtesy of Comcast 6:40 - Welcome - Announcements from the DevOps Community 6:45 - 60 Seconds Each from 5 People That Are Hiring 6:50 - A Word from our After-Meetup Sponsor - Piper Companies 6:55 - First Talk - Serverless for DevOps Engineers- David Roberts 7:20 - Second Talk - Building resiliency in: practices and patterns for reliable applications - Maurício Linhares In this presentation we’ll go through best practices, tips and solutions to make your applications more resilient, how these practices affect how we build and architect our apps and the trade offs we have to make as reliability becomes more and more important in today’s distributed environments. 8:10 - After-Meetup Drinks Sponsored by Piper Companies

  • Philly DevOps January Meetup

    The Comcast Center

    6:30 - Food and whatnot, Courtesy of Comcast 6:40 - Welcome - Announcements from the DevOps Community 6:45 - 60 Seconds Each from 5 People That Are Hiring 6:50 - A Word from our After-Meetup Sponsor - Instana 6:55 - First Talk - _eBPF: a Quick Introduction to Production Super-Powers_ - Tim Gross 7:15 - Second Talk - Kevin Crawley - Practical Guide to Not Building Silos Description: I’ll discuss how approaching DevOps not as another siloed effort but instead as a discipline by continuously improving the quality of automation across the entire SDLC. I’ll discuss the benefits when automation and reliability become core tenants of every engineer in your organization and show conclusive evidence that it will improve the reliability and speed at which software is delivered. Key takeaways: Audience members should walk away with a better understanding on their own teams dynamics and how they may be impacted by choices they make today in the coming months and years. They should better understand that DevOps as a discipline across their entire engineering organization is where they will see the bulk majority of their efforts pay off. I will discuss statistics from multiple published studies over the past 3 years, and cover the areas of the DevOps figure 8 where the most improvement is needed. Benefits: Technical leaders are challenged with understanding and leading efforts across a huge ecosystem of tools, integrations, and processes. While the concepts I’m presenting here aren’t new, it can be helpful to these leaders to be reminded of how organizations have been successful at digital transformation, and why having a culture of excellence across the entire organization is essential to this evolution. Kevin is a Developer Evangelist at Instana, an APM and container monitoring service provider and speaks globally on topics including distributed computing, microservices, containers, monitoring, logging, deployment automation, observability, public speaking, alert fatigue and human ops. He is passionate about sharing the stories of success and failures as a technical leader for various efforts over the course of his career. 8:10 - After-Meetup Drinks Sponsored by Instana

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  • Philly DevOps December Meetup- Note the Day Change, Wednesday not Tuesday.

    6:30 - Food and whatnot, Courtesy of Comcast 6:40 - Welcome - Announcements from the DevOps Community 6:45 - 60 Seconds Each from 5 People That Are Hiring 6:50 - A Word from our After-Meetup Sponsor - Linode 6:55 - First Talk - 7:10 - Second Talk - Reliability Theater, when things break and why managing risk is important. - Pete Shannon Control your service reliability, don't let it control you. Who runs services in production? Who knows their service availability? Don't be a victim of reliability theater. We will discuss how service reliability impacts your business and how to manage, and understand risk. We will also discuss how to communicate the important concepts of risk and availability with stakeholders. With recommendations from SRE, learn how you can take control of your services reliability. 8:10 - After-Meetup Drinks Sponsored by Linode

  • Philly DevOps November Meetup

    The Comcast Center

    6:30 - Food and whatnot, Courtesy of Comcast 6:40 - Welcome - Announcements from the DevOps Community 6:45 - 60 Seconds Each from 5 People That Are Hiring 6:50 - A Word from our After-Meetup Sponsor - Sonatype 6:55 - First Talk - Title: Shallow Dive in to the world of Serverless - Nate Fonseka We will do a quick shallow dive into What is serverless? what are the pros/Cons of leveraging serverless? how should developers leverage serverless tech. 7:15 - Second Talk - Integrating open source governance into a CI/CD pipeline -Maury Cupitt In this session Maury will take you through how to configure your builds that ensure development can continue to accelerate while also layering in open source security and governance. 8:10 - After-Meetup Drinks Sponsored by Sonatype

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  • Philly DevOps Spooky October Meetup- NOTICE THE DATE CHANGE

    PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE. We are meeting Wednesday, not Tuesday this month. 6:30 - Food and whatnot, Courtesy of Comcast 6:40 - Welcome - Announcements from the DevOps Community 6:45 - 60 Seconds Each from 5 People That Are Hiring 6:50 - A Word from our After-Meetup Sponsor - Still Looking/TBD 6:55 - First Talk - Still looking/TBD 7:15 - Second Talk - Delivering stuff at D3b(Data Driven Discoveries in Biomedicine) Center - Alex Lubneuski - More details to follow. 8:10 - After-Meetup Drinks Sponsored by TBD

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  • Philly DevOps September Meetup

    The Comcast Center

    6:30 - Food and whatnot, Courtesy of Comcast 6:40 - Welcome - Announcements from the DevOps Community 6:45 - 60 Seconds Each from 5 People That Are Hiring 6:50 - A Word from our After-Meetup Sponsor - SignalFx 6:55 - The dumb story of the dumb thing that a dumb customer made me do alternatively: “how I learned some weird edge cases around autoscaling groups” - Jonny Sywulak 7:15 - Automating Database Deployments As Capital One moves towards a more robust and efficient deployment process, creating and re-using that CICD pipelines for technologies such as AWS Lambda or Spring Boot Application deployment typically follows the same pattern. However, as we tried to employ the same pattern for the AWS Aurora RDS, we come to find this particular technology is not like the others. We like to share our goals with deployment of a database using the CICD process, what's been accomplished, and the technical and process hurdles we encountered as part of our journey. Presenters: Vikram Tatavarthi : I am a Software Engineering Manager at Capital One. I am from the Consumer bank Money Movement space. I am currently leading and taking care of the software delivery responsibilities for multiple teams within that space. David Wei : I am a Tech lead at Capital One. I am from the Consumer bank Money Movement space. Currently, leading a team within that space. 8:10 - After-Meetup Drinks Sponsored by SignalFx

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  • Philly DevOps August Meetup

    The Comcast Center

    6:30 - Food and whatnot, Courtesy of Comcast 6:40 - Welcome - Announcements from the DevOps Community 6:45 - 60 Seconds Each from 5 People That Are Hiring 6:50 - A Word from our After-Meetup Sponsor - TBD 6:55 - First Talk - implemented distributed tracing in an event-driven architecture - Arun Lakshmanan - More details to follow. 7:15 - Second Talk - Metrics, alerts and dashboards: what, when and how - Maurício Linhares In this talk we’ll discuss what are metrics, alerts and dashboards, when we’re going to make use of them and how we can do it. How do we figure out which metrics are important enough to be tracked? What and when should we alert on? How should we build dashboards and what are their actual goals? Tip, you should not be looking at them all the time. At the end we should have a better perspective on how to make use of these constructs to build and manage our systems in a much more effective way. 8:10 - After-Meetup Drinks Sponsored by TBD

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  • Philly DevOps July Meetup

    The Comcast Center

    6:30 - Food and whatnot, Courtesy of Comcast 6:45 - Welcome - Announcements from the DevOps Community 6:50 - 60 Seconds Each from 5 People That Are Hiring 7:00 - A Word from our After-Meetup Sponsor - TekSystems First Talk - Still confirming. Possibly aws summit discussion Second Talk - Title: Scalable DevOps with Atlassian Dev Tools & Docker Abstract : The DevOps dream promises faster software releases while fostering collaborating and improving quality and customer experience. Docker provides the key capabilities to empower DevOps initiatives. This talk will demonstrate practical tips for using Atlassian tools like Trello, Bitbucket Pipelines and Hipchat to achieve continuous delivery of Docker based containerized applications. We will also look at how ChatOps enables conversation driven collaboration and automation for self provisioning cloud and container infrastructure. Speaker Bio- Himanshu Chhetri is the CTO at Addteq and has a background in DevOps & Atlassian Tool implementations. His recent interests include ChatOps, Containers and Serverless Computing. He has spoken at numerous Atlassian User Group's, webinars, training sessions and was featured during guest vlogs such as #c9d9.When Himanshu is not working he likes listening to podcasts, trying different microbrews, exploring NYC in his version of 'Yelp Roulette' and his newfangled interest in the quantified self. 8:10 - After-Meetup Drinks Sponsored by TekSystems

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