April Birmingham Digital & DevOps Meetup

Apr 26, 2018 · West Midlands, United Kingdom

Welcome to our April MeetUp, which will take place at The Old Joint Stock (http://www.oldjointstock.co.uk/) in Birmingham, starting at 18:00. AVI Networks will be co-sponsor for this event and providing a technical overview and demo.

As usual we'll be using the 1st Floor Function Room and providing food & drinks 😊

So, we’ll be diving into the world of Digital & DevOps to include...

17:30-18:00 - Meet & Greet

18:00 - Docker for Windows & Automating the creation of Windows Containers. Presented by Mike Bookham, Senior Solutions Architect, Capgemini & Doug Thomson, Principal Platform Engineer, Capgemini

Synopsis: Talk about how you can accelerate your move to the cloud by converting existing .net based applications into docker containers. This enables you to run them on any platform where docker is available. Once in a container you can use a devops approach with modern CI tooling to give these apps a new lease of life!!!!

Bio: Mike is working as an architect at Capgemini, previously to this he had many years experience designing and implementing cloud and datacentre solutions for some well known retail and transport organisations. Interests include Cloud particularly Azure, Docker and Citrix…..

Doug is an Architect/Senior Engineer at Capgemini in the Digital Platform Engineering Group - with over 17 years IT industry experience. Interests include Cloud, Automation, developing engineering capability......and docker.

18:30 - AVI Networks - The Path to Zero Code Automation of Application Services. Roberto Casula, Senior Systems Engineer, Avi Networks

Synopsis: Roberto will discuss the various automation options available when using Avi's Vantage platform for application delivery. We will briefly set the scene by explaining Avi's architecture and approach, touching briefly on Avi's operation in container orchestration environments, and will then talk through the various levels of automation that customers might use at different stages of their journey towards a DevOps way of working. Finally we will look in detail at how Avi works with one specific automation tool, Ansible, and how Avi's Ansible modules allow effortless service deployment with zero code required.

Bio: Roberto is a technologist with over twenty years experience in the networking, application delivery and software space. Originally a software developer and maintaining a keen interest in coding to this day, Roberto moved into design and consultancy, helping customers bridge the gap between infrastructure and application teams and their business unit customers. Roberto joined Avi Networks in 2017 and is now helping drive adoption of Avi's next-generation application service delivery platform in some of the largest organisations in the UK.

About Avi Networks: Avi Networks provides a software-defined, Enterprise-class application delivery platform incorporating load balancing and application security services including the Intelligent Web Application Firewall. The Avi Vantage platform provides a fully automate-able elastic service fabric incorporating rich application analytics and performance monitoring able to run in any environment including bare metal, private or public cloud, or container clusters.

19:15 - Break - Food & Drink

19:30 - FIDO Authentication. Steve Petty, Architect at Capgemini

Synopsis: A brief introduction to the specification developed by the FIDO Alliance, and how these provide a standards basis for the interception of mobile biometrics as a method for authenticating customers.

Bio: Steve is a senior architect at Capgemini, with a focus on Customer Contact and Biomectrics

20:00 - Close & Networking

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  • Birmingham Digital and DevOps Meetup

    The Birmingham Digital and DevOps meetup is made up of people with a passion for the Digital and Devops technology sector. We aim to meet every 1-2 months in Central Birmingham, where our events are made up of demo's, presentations, hands-on and informal networking sessions.Our events are free and refreshments are provided.

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