Organizations keen to deliver innovative digital services are increasingly turning to cloud, virtualization, and automation tools. While these can lower technical barriers to rapidly delivering and evolving software, new practices and techniques are needed to make sure systems are secure, stable, and maintainable.
Infrastructure as Code (IaC) brings tools and practices from agile software engineering to ensure that infrastructure can be continuously evolved with a rigorous focus on quality. This is possible because infrastructure has become abstracted from physical hardware, meaning it can be treated like a software system. Version control systems, Test-Driven Development (TDD), Continuous Integration (CI), and Continuous Delivery (CD) can now be applied to the realm of infrastructure.
Kief Morris leads the Cloud Technology Practice at ThoughtWorks UK, and wrote the O'Reilly book "Infrastructure as Code" ( http://oreil.ly/1JKIBVe ). He helps organizations to take advantage of emerging technologies and practices in infrastructure and platforms. Originally from Tennessee, Kief moved to London in the dot-com days and has been there ever since.
6:30 PM -- Doors open for refreshments and networking
7:00 - 7:45 PM -- TWer Kief Morris talks about Implementing Infrastructure as Code
7:45 - 8:00 PM -- Speaker Q&A
Light refreshments and snacks will be served.