DevOps Meetup - May 2018

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108 people went


7.00pm - 7.20pm Arrival & Welcome (Pizzas and Drinks served)
7.20pm - 8.10pm Not Actually A DevOps Talk, Michael Cote
8.10pm - 8.40pm How to break your Docker infrastructure in 6 simple ways, Florian Besser

Not Actually A DevOps Talk, Michael Cote
Most people putting DevOps in place have only the foggiest notion of what it is beyond a “better mouse trap, and something about ‘culture.’” This talk uses failures and successes from DevOps-practicing organizations to give advice from the real world on on practicing DevOps well.

“DevOps” has developed a broad definition that’s come to mean “whatever the things are we do that makes IT better.” While it’s annoying to have to spend the first 10 minutes of any conversation calibrating on what “DevOps” means, this points towards a broader need: organizations are desperate to improve how they create, deploy, and manage their custom written software. The goals of DevOps align perfectly with this need, though as organizations who try to “scale” DevOps are finding, DevOps doesn’t solve all of your problems. This talk will cover this framing of DevOps and then walk through several case studies of how (mostly large, but some medium and small) organizations are failing and succeeding at applying DevOps. In doing so, this talk provides advice for high level planning and then daily tactics for not only “doing the DevOps,” but improving the way organizations manage their stable of software.

About Michael Cote
Michael Coté works at Pivotal on the advocate team. He’s been an industry analyst at RedMonk and 451 Research, worked in corporate strategy and M&A at Dell in software and cloud, and was

How to break your Docker infrastructure in 6 simple ways, Florian Besser
Many organizations would like to reap the benefits of DevOps and containerization and this talk follows a not entirely fictional company on it’s way to introducing Docker and moving closer to DevOps. The company starts out with the “traditional” Dev and Ops silos, but would like to adopt Docker to increase the velocity with which they can deliver features to their customers.
The main point of the talk is to highlight potential pitfalls, problems and their solution when introducing DevOps to a company, and I will bring examples from my previous projects in Switzerland and Singapore. The talk will make a clear distinction between tools, people and organization but mainly focuses on the latter two.

About Florian Besser
Msc in Software Engineering from ETH in Zurich. Working with Zuhlke Switzerland and Zuhlke Singapore for more than 4 years, across a wide range of projects and fields including telecommunication, air traffic control, financial information, entertainment