Killing off the Dinosaurs

May 1, 2014 · Dublin, Ireland

This month, we'll have Noel King talking about moving traditional enterprise towards a more DevOps model. 

Killing off the Dinosaurs

The evolution of software development practices and principals has been accelerated by the “Adapt and Overcome” mantra of a vibrant startup community. They have rejected rigid heavyweight project management frameworks for lightweight agile alternatives. They have broken down the walls between product management and development, development and operations. And with widespread adoption of Cloud services like RackSpace and AWS the infrastructure landscape is also changing.

Despite the obvious benefits resulting from this rapid evolution, there exist a few backwaters that have been left behind. There, dinosaurs still roam the plains in blissful ignorance of what is happening beyond them there hills. Focusing on IaaS and PaaS adoption to address some of the dinosaurs you may encounter on your journey and how to kill them off.


Noel is VP for Engineering at VSWare an Irish Software company which provides a Cloud based administration system to the education sector  He has led and developed software solutions across multiple sectors and is focused on driving excellence through team orientated development utilising the best industry standards. He has a passion for quality assurance, development automation, continuous delivery and leveraging cloud to get your product to market quicker.

He spends his free time volunteering with CoderDojo, mentoring the technology innovators of the future, building cool and fun course material and promoting the ideology.

As always, meeting space, beers and pizza generously provided by Engine Yard.

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