All Hands on DevOps #10

Aug 24, 2017 · Greater London, United Kingdom

All Hands on DevOps #10 full agenda now confirmed:

We have partnered with Shazam, one of the world’s most popular apps who will be hosting the event in their incredible Hammersmith space! 

Agenda for the evening:

18:30 - Doors open, refreshments and networking 

19:05 - Dawn James – Portal Architect at Kobalt Music - Strangling the Monolith: 

Dawn is a technical architect and general software geek at Kobalt Music focusing primarily on scalable Web applications and APIs. Past companies include Yahoo!, Betfair, FT and several startups. Spare time activities mostly include various music projects.

Strangling the Monolith: How Kobalt Music is evolving and growing by breaking its technology stack into more manageable pieces, migrating to the cloud and moving to a more self-service, DevOps-focused model.

19:40 - pizza, refreshments etc. 

20:00 - Ben Belchak, Head of SRE and Jesús Roncero, Site Reliability Engineer at Shazam - Shazam's SRE Journey and Kubernetes, Helm and Google Container Engine.

Ben is Head of SRE at Shazam, based in London. He leads a team in London and San Diego and is responsible for making Shazam's services reliable and performant for over 120 million monthly active users to enjoy. Before joining Shazam, he was based out of Salt Lake City, Utah, working in Technical Operations for both large and small businesses, including the Salt Lake 2002 Winter Olympics. 

Ben will speak about Shazam's SRE journey over the past three years. He'll touch on topics such as how Shazam got out of reactive firefighting, got on top of out of control monitoring, and stabilised the infrastructure to allow for greater flexibility and innovation. 

Jesús is a Site Reliability Engineer at Shazam. He's been with the company for a few years and has seen the company transform from running all of its infrastructure on bare metal servers provisioned using everything from csh scripts to Puppet. 

Now that Shazam is committed to moving its infrastructure to the cloud, they needed a way to deploy applications quickly and with little operational overhead. One of the ways Shazam has decided to solve this problem is to use Kubernetes; specifically Google Container Engine. In this talk, Jesús will review some of the lessons learned and best practices for using Kubernetes that Shazam has picked up along the way. He'll also provide insights into what it's like to work with GKE and Docker in a production environment.

20:45 - networking, refreshments etc. 

21:15 - On to a local watering hole that is to be confirmed.

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Look forward to seeing you all on the 24th of August for what looks to be a All Hands event.

The All Hands on DevOps team. 

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    All Hands on DevOps has been created as a London-centric monthly Meetup focused on DevOps as a methodology and platform for Engineers, Administrators, Architects, Leaders and Evangelists to share experiences of implementing DevOps into environments of various scales.

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