Past Meetup

November DevOps Meetup

This Meetup is past

109 people went

Metropolitan Hotel

1 Bridge St · Sydney

How to find us

The Metropolitan is on the corner of Bridge + George Streets, above the McDonalds. The entrance is on Bridge Street. When you arrive, just keep on heading up the stairs until you find us on the second floor!

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Doors open at 18.00 for a 18.15 start.

Applying DevOps thinking to environmental data management - Dave Kennewell

DevOps is delighting customers by bringing developers and operations together to own a shared outcome.

But what happens when those developers and operators work for different companies and under different contracts? Can we make this work? What can DevOps teach us here?

Let's look at the world outside of software development.

Using rainfall as an example, we’ll trace the path of environmental data from when it literally falls out of the sky, through to the multi-million dollar impacts this data can have on Sydney’s next infrastructure projects.

Is it possible for government decision makers to delight customers the same way a tech startup can?

About Dave

Dave Kennewell is an environmental engineer. He helps governments, land developers and transport planners put their kit in the right place so it doesn’t get washed away in the next flood, or pollute the beach downstream.

He's worked on projects from fixing local creeks on Sydney's northern beaches through to masterplanning flood management for India’s newest ‘smart’ cities.

Dave is founder at, where we are passionate about using open data and web mapping to improve collaboration.

Lightning talks (5-10 minutes each):

• What DevOps Means To Domain – Jason Brown

If you want to give a lightning talk, please let Mick & Lindsay know (!