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DevOps Institute SKILup Africa is a community for people interested in DevOps in and around the region. We meet regularly online and in-person and are open to all who want to talk about anything DevOps. We provide the platform to connect, engage, and collaborate with others from around the world and just around the corner.

DevOps Institute is a global learning community focused exclusively on all things DevOps. Our mission is to empower the people who power IT, by giving them both the technical and personal skills to truly transform their business with technology. Offering deep practical knowledge, a large professional network, respected certification programs, and insider events, DevOps Institute helps IT professionals embrace and shape the future of IT.

Upcoming events (4+)

SKILup Hour SRE - Incident Management

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Incident Management
SKILup Hours are educational webinars for IT Professionals that include roundtable discussions moderated by industry experts. They provide discrete buildable, how-to knowledge on topics crossing people, process and technology.

Incident management is a pivotal IT service that changes as organizations adopt higher levels of DevOps capabilities. DevOps insists that we balance stability with throughput. Teams need to find ways to ensure that accelerating change and release cycles, doesn’t impact the availability of their digital products and services. And at the same time, teams must find ways to reduce Mean Time to Discovery (MTTD) and Recovery (MTTR) so that they are released from the burden of unplanned work.

Join our experts for this SKILup Hour to learn about how Incident Management with DevOps helps organizations reduce the time and energy spent managing incidents, and achieve higher levels of innovation and performance.

### Who Should Attend?

  • Heads of IT Operations
  • Incident Management Teams
  • DevOps and Engineering Leaders,
  • Developers
  • IT Operations Engineers
  • Support Analysts
  • Release Engineers
  • Cloud Architects
  • Site Reliability Engineers

### What Will You Learn?

- How DevOps principles like CICD, progressive deployments and AIOps support incident management
- How lighter-weight change management can be introduced without increasing downtime
- Why changing approaches to incident management injects capacity into IT teams that can be invested in innovating more value for customers

SKILup Day Site Reliability Engineering

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The practice of SRE has risen to a must-have engineering practice for enterprises seeking to accelerate digital transformations or re-engineer their interfaces to digital-first. During our SRE research, 62% of survey respondents said that they are leveraging SRE. As enterprises are implementing SRE in their respective teams, by developing and adjusting the best practices introduced by Google, this operating model continuously gains attention from decision-makers within IT.

Our SRE research has also highlighted a variety of benefits from adopting SRE: teams that have adopted SRE perceived their company as leaders across customer experience and the quality and speed of innovation across different products, offerings, processes or services. Continuously improving customer experience and the speed of innovation requires attention for digital transformations or digital-first to succeed. But there are also challenges associated with the adoption of SRE, such as finding people who are skilled and knowledgeable to step into this new role and operating model.

At this event, you will meet leading SRE experts and practitioners who will share their stories of SRE implementations. You will gain invaluable insights into how SRE practices have accelerated their entry into the digital economy and how their investment has provided returns in business and customer outcomes.

## Who should Attend?

  • Site Reliability Engineers
  • Heads of Engineering
  • Product Managers and Owners
  • Software Engineers
  • CIO/CTOs
  • DevOps Engineers
  • Cloud Architects and Engineers
  • Platform Engineers
  • IT Operations Analysts and Engineers

## What will you Learn?

  • How to start an SRE journey and how to scale
  • How to implement SRE practices within a variety of industries and organizations
  • What gets in the way of SRE adoption and how to get it out of the way
  • Why DevOps plus SRE = digital transformation
  • The career paths that lead to SRE and beyond

DevOps Institute February Community Hour

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Join DevOps Institute Chief Ambassador, Helen Beal, special guests from DevOps Institute, and our Ambassadors to discuss what’s happening in the DevOps Institute Community and industry-wide topics. We want to hear from you! Think of this as our office hours and join us for a discussion and get any questions you may have answered by the experts. Wherever you are in your DevOps journey we are here to guide you and provide content, connection, and community!

  • Open to all DevOps Institute members - join today!
  • Open agenda - we'll bring some ideas, but you can ask anything
  • Updates on the latest industry developments and breaking news

SKILup Hour Enterprise Kubernetes - Containers Orchestration

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Containers Orchestration
SKILup Hours are educational webinars for IT Professionals that include roundtable discussions moderated by industry experts. They provide discrete buildable, how-to knowledge on topics crossing people, process and technology.

Containers have revolutionized the IT infrastructure landscape by being less resource hungry, more portable, consistent and efficient than traditional server and machine virtualization approaches. They allow for building, testing and deploying applications in smaller units to support the DevOps goal of loosely coupled systems that can be continuously delivered. But everything’s a trade-off in life and these advantages can be outweighed by the increased complexity — and this is where container orchestration comes in.

Join our experts for this SKILup Hour to learn about how Container Orchestration helps organizations architect for higher velocity, adaptability and reliability resulting in higher performing software delivery organizations.

### Who Should Attend?

  • Heads of IT Operations
  • Incident Management Teams
  • DevOps and Engineering Leaders
  • Developers
  • IT Operations Engineers
  • Support Analysts
  • Release Engineers
  • Cloud Architects
  • Site Reliability Engineers

### What Will You Learn?

- How DevOps principles like CICD, progressive deployments and AIOps support incident management
- How lighter-weight change management can be introduced without increasing downtime
- Why changing approaches to incident management injects capacity into IT teams that can be invested in innovating more value for customers

Past events (25)

What's Hot in DevOps? Looking forward to 2023

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