EscapingLegacyHell- The Migration of a PHP-Monolith from Bare-Metal to AWS Cloud

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Work & Share Coworking Space

ul. "Tintyava" 15-17 · Sofia

How to find us

The event will take place at the Auditorium of Work&Share. Once you get at the parking just follow the pizza smell and the "coliquio Meetup" signs on the walls, they will get you to the right place! ;)

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Join us for the meetup in Sofia and enjoy the true story of how the team behind migrated a 7 year old legacy system and its 150k users from Bare-metal Server to AWS Cloud. You'll learn about what this little team with almost no prior experience in Cloud Computing, DevOps or Microservices discovered when they opened Pandora's box.
Jens (Senior Engineer at coliquio) looks back on what happened from 2015 to 2018 at coliquio's engineering, the time they grew from 4 to 21 engineers.
Did they know they would rewrite and change almost everything behind
Could anyone imagine they would replace 2 Bare-metal server by about 150 VM and Container instances?
How did they transform their deployment strategy from manual file-upload to automated pipelines?
Was it actually planned to write more than[masked] Lines of Code in Terraform?
What did they experience when they replaced a simple LAMP-stack with a huge landscape of technologies and tools?
Where they prepared to do this? Did they expect to be successful and were they indeed?
At our meetup in Sofia Jens is going to share his findings on technical, organisational and cultural level. Of course with time for questions & answers.

18:30 - 19:30 - Welcoming & Beer talks
19:30 - 20:30 - How To Escape Legacy Hell - True Story of a PHP-Monolith being migrated from Bare-Metal to AWS Cloud - by Jens (Head of on-line operation engineering at coliquio)
20:30 - 21:30 Beer time & Talks