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Balance for Better - Tech Women London & Women in DevOps collaboration

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Join us in our second meetup of the week to celebrate International Women's week!

The world has made progress on the problem of gender inequality, however, inequality is still a global issue.

We exist to support and inspire, empower and diversify the technology world. A balanced workforce drives innovation and we believe that businesses need to do more than attract and retain women into their communities, we exist to bridge that gap.

In line with International Women’s Day 2019 we have teamed up with Women in DevOps. The event will celebrate the amazing achievements of women in the tech industry, whilst giving you the opportunity to network with market leading professionals and campaign together for greater progress towards gender equality.

6pm - Doors open, Registration and Networking

6:30pm - 'My Journey, Lessons and Takeaways' - Leigh Dixon, Head of Employee Engagement @ Cloudreach

Originally from the North of England and a proud Yorkshire woman Leigh has lived and worked in London for the past ten years. She started her career working at a Venture Capital company evaluating and investing in early stage startups where she got to experience the importance of strong people operations and employee related strategies. After completing her CIPD qualifications she spent five years at a tech company helping expand the business across the EMEA and APAC regions before joining Cloudreach just over one year ago as their Head of Employee Engagement

7pm - Tania Ash, Azure Cloud Architect & Idelkys Quintana, Cloud Systems Developer @Cloudreach

Cloudreach believes diversity and individuality lead to better decision-making, improved problem solving, greater creativity and innovation.

Tania Ash, who joined Cloudreach as an experienced Architect, and Idelkys Quintana who joined Cloudreach through their popular Fast Track to the Cloud programme will share their experience, possible career paths and some of their project work. We will have a look at BigData workflows in Azure DevOps and Terraform/Jenkins CI/CD pipelines in AWS.

7:30pm - Break

7:45pm - Ariane Gadd, Lead DevOps Engineer @ KPMG

Ariane will talk the kind of projects our engineers get involved with on a daily basis, in particular, the deployment of a customer due diligence solution for a high-profile banking client in AWS. This solution is composed of a number of microservices that are deployed to containers using AWS Fargate. She will dive into the details of the solution's architecture. We discuss how the infrastructure and applications are deployed using third-party tools, such as HashiCorp’s Terraform and Jenkins, and share best practices for running containers in production workloads. We also go into detail on the AWS resources used in the solution, including Amazon DynamoDB, Amazon ECS, AWS Fargate, and Amazon S3, as well as CI/CD and automation.

8:15pm - 8:45pm - Networking