• WinOps Conf 2018
    PLEASE NOTE - You must buy tickets through our website: https://www.winops.org/london/ The world’s only dedicated conference to 'DevOps in a Windows World' is back for 2018! We're heading back to CodeNode/Skills Matter on November 15th and 16th for two full days of all things WinOps. Old and new faces alike will be joining us to present, discuss and collaborate as we showcase the latest ideas in DevOps on Windows. The popular half-day workshops on day one will be returning, with the full conference on day two. Early bird tickets are available NOW. Buy yours and secure yourself a place at the world's best conference for DevOps on Windows! Keep up to date with the latest conference news by RSVPing here, or subscribing to our mailing list. You can also follow us on Twitter: @winopsldn. https://www.winops.org/london/

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    Skills Matter | Code Node

    10 South Place EC2M 2RB · London

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  • WinOps@ Global DevOps Bootcamp 2018
    *PLEASE NOTE YOU MUST REGISTER ON EVENTBRITE. LINK AT BOTTOM* Global DevOps Bootcamp is a global event that will be held on Saturday June 16th and is all about DevOps on the Microsoft Stack. Centrally organized by Xpirit and Solidify and offered to you by WinOps London. During this 1-day event we will join (Microsoft) DevOps communities all around the world to talk, learn and play with DevOps concepts. Goals of the GlobalDevOpsBootcamp: DevOps in general Insights into where we are heading when it comes to DevOps and new technologies Get people's hands dirty and let them play with all the good Microsoft DevOps stuff This year's theme will be 'From one release per month to multiple releases a day'. We will kick off with an introduction of a well-known authority in the DevOps space, followed by a keynote from the local partner about where we are heading with DevOps. This time the event is all about DevOps and improving your release cadence. It will help you understand the latest DevOps trends and insights in modern technologies that enable you to release multiple times per day. It is an amazing combination between getting your hands dirty and sharing experience and knowledge around VSTS, Azure, DevOps with other community members. Of course you won't be on your own. During the day you will be supported and guided by local experts who are active in the Microsoft Community. Please head over to the Eventbrite page to register for this event: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/global-devops-bootcamp-2018-reactor-london-tickets-46481030012

    Microsoft Reactor

    70 Wilson Street EC2A 2DB · London

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  • Meetup #21 - Spektrix
    This month Spektrix are welcoming us to their offices in Blackfriars. They have let us borrow Domenico Musto and Freddie Porter for the evening, who will talk about one of their most recent projects, and how they moved their central session store from DB to Redis. They will cover why they did it, how it was done, and what benefits they've seen from the transition. We also have the DevOpsGuys' Steve Thair talking about cloud adoption: most of the major cloud vendors have published "Cloud Adoption Frameworks" (CAFs"), as have advisory groups like Gartner and Forrester. But what are they, do you need one, and what's the value in adopting one for your cloud journey? Steve will look at 4 Cloud Adoption Frameworks, discuss their relative strengths and weaknesses, talk about the different types of CAFs, different types of cloud adoption strategies and how DevOps could (and should) play a role in your cloud strategy. Bios: Domenico Musto is a Principal Engineer at Spektrix. He has 15 years of experience in software architecture, and is a strong advocate of distributed systems, event driven architecture, automation testing and continuous delivery. Freddie Porter is a Product Owner at Spektrix. Whilst relatively new to engineering, Freddie has over 6 years of experience in supporting theatre and the arts with data-driven processes. His experiences at Spektrix show the challenges facing those outside of the tech world adopting new technologies. Steve Thair has twenty five years of IT experience working for top government and corporate organisations in Australia and the UK, including BNP Paribas, Vodafone and Credit Suisse. Prior to co-founding DevOpsGuys, Steve was the Web Operations Manager for Totaljobs and was responsible for running their online job board platform. Steve’s passion is creating operationally excellent platforms for web applications that are secure, scalable and manageable. He is an expert across a wide range of technologies, with Microsoft web server infrastructure being a specialism. Agenda: 18:30 - 19:00: Arrival, Networking and Welcome 19:00 - 19:30: Domenico Musto and Freddie Porter: A Devops story: Moving session state from SQL Server to REDIS 19:30 - 19:45: Food & networking break 19:45: - 20:15: Steve Thair: Cloud Adoption Frameworks - what are they and why do you need one? 20:30: Finish. Head to a local pub to continue the discussion!

    Spektrix

    3 Dorset Rise, · London

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  • Meetup #20 - Microsoft Flow @ Ticketmaster with Jaap
    Automating everything with Microsoft Flow - Jaap Brasser Microsoft Flow is a great workflow automation tool, but most likely PowerShell is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about Flow. In this session, Jaap will show how to integrate Microsoft Flow in PowerShell scripts and vice-versa and highlight the benefits that this provide. This demo-heavy session will feature a lot of PowerShell code and live demos. Bio: Jaap Brasser is a Technical Marketing Engineer at Rubrik and a Cloud & Datacenter Management MVP with a big passion for scripting and automation. As an IT professional Jaap is part of several technical communities, speaks at events and authors articles on a variety of subjects on his personal blog and other websites and magazines. As an active member of the PowerShell community, he supports users by providing answers in forums, blogs about PowerShell and creates and collaborates PowerShell modules and functions. Agenda: 18:30 - 19:00: Arrival, Networking and Welcome 19:00 - 19:45: Jaap's Session - Part 1 19:45 - 20:15: Food & networking break 20:15 - 21:00: Jaap's Session - Part 2 21:00: Wrap up and off to a pub nearby to continue our conversations

    Ticketmaster

    4 Pentonville Road · London, N1 9HF

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  • Meetup #19 - Docker Workshop @ Avanade
    A WinOps First! In March we are hosting a Docker workshop. ** Strictly 20 attendees only ** If you want to attend please email [masked] We will be holding a different style of WinOps this month with a hands on workshop from one of our WinOps partners, Docker. The ever present Elton Stoneman will be on hand to hold the workshop in the swish Avanade offices opposite Mansion House station. Bring your laptops, roll up your sleeves and be ready to learn about the latest developments and best ways to use Docker in a Windows environment. Workshop Run by Elton Stoneman, Developer Advocate at Docker More details to come…… https://www.linkedin.com/in/eltonstoneman/ This workshop has extremely limited space due to the nature of the meetup and you must RSVP directly to [masked], we will be selecting people at random please do not be offended if you’re unsuccessful this time as if it is a success there will be many more like it. Please email with phone number attached as we will be calling people personally in advance to ensure attendance due to extremely high demand. 6:00pm - Arrival and drinks 6:30pm - Docker Workshop kicks off! 8:30pm - Beer and food provided by Avanade 9:00pm - Home time!

    Avanade

    30 Cannon Street · London

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  • Meetup #18
    Our first meetup of 2018 will be held at Accenture's offices on Fenchurch Street. The meetup will be on Tuesday 30th January and we will have two great talks on the night. Due to security at this venue, we ask all attendees to bring ID with them on the night. As well as hosting us this month, Accenture have also sponsored the food and drink for the evening. 6:30pm - Arrival and drinks 6:50pm - Welcome talk 7:00pm - Luis Sousa - DevOps AssociateManager at Accenture (https://www.linkedin.com/in/lu%C3%ADs-sousa-09a85019/) Topic: DevOps/Cloud journey to Azure on Monolith Pre-Packaged Applications In a market where more and more companies want to adopt DevOps practices, how do you reconcile that with existing app stacks that are not cloud and automation friendly? I will walk through the DevOps/Cloud journey to Azure of a project that had a rather monolithic stack in place in their datacentre. 7:45PM - Gavin Campbell - Database Developer | Continuous Delivery, functional programming (http://arapaima.uk/) Topic: Database Continuous Delivery with SSDT and VSTS An overview of Continuous Delivery and the benefits such approaches bring in the context of developing database applications with SQL Server. We will take a look at the features of SSDT that faciliate rapid database development, as well as the features of VSTS that can ease development in a shared environment. 8:30pm - Beer and food provided by Accenture 9:00pm - Home time! *PLEASE BRING ID*

    Accenture

    30 Fenchurch Street, EC3M 3BD · London

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  • WinOps #17
    This month our WinOps meetup will be hosted by Moonpig.com at their London Bridge offices. This is the last meetup of 2017 and is bound to be a great one! We have a great talk lined up from Moonpig planned and will also have two more guest speakers on the night. 6:30pm - Arrival and drinks 6:50pm - Welcome talk - 7:00pm: - Amanda Colpoys, Agile Coach at Moonpig Topic: Transforming Technology for Business Growth This case study will cover how Moonpig transformed its technical capabilities to allow for ambitious business growth. We’ll describe how we achieved this through transforming the architecture, adopting continuous integration and deployment, and rolling out a programme of continuous improvement via a technical backlog. 7:30PM - Alex Yates, Data Platform MVP Topic: GDPR and DevOps: Building privacy by design and default In May 2018 the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force. It's getting pretty sensational headlines regarding the scale of the legal and technical challenges ahead for tech folk like us, as well as the potential penalties. I will examine the technical challenges posed by one key aspect of the GDPR to general software development: “Privacy by design and default”. • Is DevOps suitable for highly regulated environments? • What effect will the GDPR have on the DevOps movement?• Could the GDPR kill DevOps? 8PM - John O'Connor, Senior Release Engineer at Puppet Topic: Puppet Discovery and Puppet Tasks for Windows. Probably the simplest way to start automating. At Puppet we know what challenges our clients and the Open Source community have to face when starting the journey to automation. That’s why we have come up with new products like Puppet Discovery to help you finding out what you have running across the entire IT stack and Puppet Tasks to help you start automating straight away newly discovered resources. Join us to see how Puppet Discovery helps you finding what resources live in your Azure environments and how you can bring those resources under Puppet management or updating them with a simple Task 8:30pm-9pm: Beer and pizzas sponsored by Moonpig! We will also be heading to a local pub afterwards for more networking.

    Moonpig.com

    30 Great Guildford Street London SE1 0HS · London

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  • WinOps @ Future Decoded
    In conjunction with Microsoft we are having another WinOps usergroup meetup on the evening of the first day of Future Decoded. Day 1 of Future Decoded finishes at 17:45, the Expo area will be open downstairs. From 18:00, we encourage you all to come upstairs to the Capital Suites where food and drinks will be served. It has been provided by Microsoft so please come up, mix with the community groups and take some time to eat with us. 17:30 – 18:00 – expo open and post event drinks available 18:00 – 19:00 – food and refreshments served for community members attending meetups The menu provided will be: • Beef burger with beetroot and horseradish relish • Cumin roasted vegetable burrito Cajun spiced potato wedges • Buttered corn on the cob Wine, beer and soft drinks 19:00 – community event starts Agenda Current state of Data Devops – Simon Sabin Do you have SQL Databases, Integration Services Packages, Reporting Services Reports, Analysis Services Cubes and more and are looking to integrate them into your DevOps pipeline ? Have you struggled to find the tooling and answers to your questions? Data devops is evolving and the tooling options growing. This will be a run through of the options you’ve got for doing devops for your data platform and highlight some of pitfalls that you might come across. Park Bench – Data DevOps Panel Simon Sabin – Sabin.io (MVP, Microsoft RD, SQL MCM) Alex Yates (https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexanderyates) – DLM Consultants (MVP) Tugberk Ugurlu (https://www.linkedin.com/in/tugberk) – Redgate (MVP) Geoff Clarke (https://www.linkedin.com/in/geoffreyrclark) – Head of Data Wonga We've formed a group of experts on data devops to discuss data devops and answer questions you might have like: • Migrations or model how should you deploy the DB? • Should you test your DB? • How do you keep backwards compatibility? • In a NOSQL world how do you apply data fixes? This is also a park bench so if you’ve got something to contribute you will be free to join the bench. 20:45 – community event ends As well as RSVPing here on meetup you will also have to register with future decoded to attend be able to get into this meetup. If you are already registered for Future Decoded then you just need to RSVP here.

    ExCeL London

    One Western Gateway Royal Victoria Dock · London

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  • WinOps #16
    This month our WinOps meetup will hosted by Ticketmaster on Thursday 19th October at their offices in Angel. This is the first meetup following the WinOps Conf last month. At the conference we had a great keynote from Ticketmaster's Connon MacRae on their "Journey to DevOps". 6:30pm - Arrival and drinks 6:50pm - Welcome talk 7:00pm: Daniel Krebs - Snr Systems Engineer at Ticketmaster Topic: Terraform Apply: How and why Ticketmaster International created two cross-region Active Directory forests in AWS from scratch We share our story and lessons learned of embracing a DevOps mindset to create two cross-region Active Directory forests in AWS from scratch with the help of GitLab, Chef, Jenkins, Packer, PowerShell and Terraform. 7:45pm: Owain Perry - Principal Engineer at JUST EAT Topic: Running Kubernetes on Windows on AWS Windows support for kubernetes went into alpha in version 1.5 end of last year. At Just Eat we wanted to experiment with understanding the windows implementation and working in the kubernetes eco system. This is a demo and some open sourced code to run these same experiments yourself in AWS. 8:30pm-9pm: Beer, food and Networking! We will also be heading to a local pub afterwards for more networking.

    Ticketmaster

    4 Pentonville Road · London, N1 9HF

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  • WinOps Conf 2017 - Two day event!
    The dedicated conference to 'DevOps in a Windows World'. The conference will be about discovering and sharing experiences of using products and tools within the Microsoft DevOps world such as: PowerShell, TeamCity, Octopus Deploy, Azure, Vagrant, Chocolatey, AppDynamics, ScriptRock, Chef, Puppet, Ansible, Docker etc... Speakers include: Jeffrey Snover - Creator of PowerShell and Microsoft Technical Fellow • Sam Guckenheimer - Visual Studios Product Owner • Connon MacRae - VP of Tech Operations at Ticketmaster • Elton Stoneman - Developer Advocate at Docker • Ian Margetts - Programme Manager at ASOS • Alexandra Carter - System Build Engineer at Call Credit Group Full speakers list here. (https://www.winops.org/london/speakers.php) One day or two-day tickets available here! (http://www.winops.org/) Full agenda is available on our website. Day 1 - Wed 20th Sept Workshops from Chef, Puppet, Docker, New Relic and Chocolatey. Day 2 - Thurs 21st Sept Conference day - Three keynote, four tracks, panels and after party! NOTE: THIS IS NOT A MEETUP, RSVPs WILL NOT OPEN FOR THIS EVENT. All attendees must purchase a ticket for this event from our website. Head to http://www.winops.org/london/ to check out the agenda and purchase your tickets NOW!

    Skills Matter at CodeNode

    10 South Place, London · EC2M 2RB