All Hands on DevOps #6 - Automation, Automation, Automation...

Feb 2, 2017 · Greater London, United Kingdom

We're back! It's 2017 and while the world outside of DevOps may be rapidly changing, within the DevOps sphere some staples do remain... This month we're focusing on one of those: AUTOMATION. 

We have an exceptional venue confirmed as Puppet has kindly opened their doors to share their new London space with us at Aldgate Tower (13th floor).

Alongside the venue (and views) we have an enticing speaker line up with a double act from the team at Elsevier (RELX Group) alongside Puppet sharing some real world stories... 

As always we'll have pizza from the ECS Digital team alongside beers and soft drinks from the team at Third Republic to keep us going through the evening. 

Here is a rough agenda for the evening: 

18:30 - Doors open, refreshments and networking 

19:15 - Taming the chaos though Automation from Iain Gray and James Rasell

Iain Gray is a Technical Operations Manager trying to keep the sanity in operations, leading 4 teams within Elsevier. Iain is generally seen explaining the role of Operational Maturity and why it is a good thing to product owners and developers who may otherwise be ignorant of this.

James Rasell is a Systems Engineering Lead working within Elsevier's TIO Core Engineering team and has experience in managed hosting and high-performance computing.

They will talk about some of the challenges and solutions in managing ~100 AWS accounts, running ~400 VPCs, used by ~ 100 diverse development teams. 

19:50 - pizza, refreshments etc. 

20:10 - 2016 State of DevOps - Q&A with Russ Parsloe and John Boero. 

Russ Parsloe is a Technical Solutions Engineer at Puppet. He is a former Windows Server Engineer who began his Puppet journey when given 3 weeks to deploy Nagios monitoring across an unfamiliar Linux estate. Russ now spends his days explaining how using Puppet Enterprise makes this simple.

John Boero is a Solution Engineer and Architect for Puppet from Chicago. His passion is how containers and Puppet will make your 2017 easier.

The aim of this talk is to make the session less presenting focused and more interactive after hearing about the fierce Q&A's at past AHODevOps events. What we should say it's that Russ and John are happy to answer any question regarding the challenges they experience at work with configuration management automation and containers across all technologies. 

20:45 - networking, refreshments etc.

21:00 - Head to The Hoop & Grapes (between Aldgate and Aldgate East)

We have some incredibly exciting plans All Hands on DevOps in 2017 and look forward to seeing you all in the 2nd! 

The All Hands on DevOps team. 

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