17th #ebaytechtalk: Cloud and DevOps

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We like to invite you to our 17th #ebaytechtalk. This time we have two talks focused around Cloud and DevOps. Each talk will take 30 minutes. Some food and drinks would be provided. This event also provides ample opportunity for you to interact first-hand with eBay engineers that keep the platform running like clockwork.

Talk 1: Automation in the Small: Code to Cloud


Advanced software development processes and deployment automation are necessary for any large software development team. However, even small teams and lone developers can benefit from these techniques.

Let me show you how with a few tools that are powerful, simple to understand, and free to use. I will cover solutions for CLI & GUI package management, machine imaging, virtualization, and configuration management. You will see examples that can create a unified software deployment approach for both local development environments & production cloud instances.


Jay Barker (@jbrkr) is a Software Development Manager at mobile.international GmbH, an ebay company. He is leading the group that delivers mobile applications for mobile.de, Germany's biggest online automotive marketplace.

Talk 2: Moving towards cloud computing to meet the rapidly changing demands of Generation Z


The digitally native millennial generation, also known as Generation Z, drives web companies to react faster and faster to changing trends all while maintaining site stability and performance. Let us take you on a journey from 2006 to now, as we describe how our organization has evolved from having rigid, manual server provisioning and software deployment processes to today, where we embrace a DevOps culture and provide a highly automated IAAS.

As we look toward the horizon, we envision an infrastructure which prioritizes self-service, scalability, and minimal operational overhead. We invite you to share your experiences and challenges as we head down this road.


Ben Leibig: Site Operations Manager at mobile.international GmbH

Jonathan Colby: Operations Engineer at mobile.international GmbH since 2006. One of the more senior team members, Jonathan has supported the evolution of the mobile.de infrastructure, from the days of big-bang Perl software deployments to a highly automated, highly virtualised data center.