The London DevOps meetup returns this February.
Doors open from 18:30 and beer and pizza will be available thanks to the Guardian (who, predictably, are hiring - at the moment they are looking for a Senior DevOps engineer to join their team and are always on the lookout for exceptional talent).
Jay Harrison, the Senior DevOps Engineer at Rebellion Games in Oxford (prior to that with the Playfish Operations team working for EA) is talking about bringing DevOps to a company that doesn't have Operations Engineers and using SaltStack to build their first application stack on AWS.
Andy Sykes, a former embittered university sysadmin, now making the lights change in the patterns he wants as DevOps Engineer at Forward3D is going to ask us to Please stop using Nagios (so it can die peacefully)... As most who've worked with Nagios, he both hates and loves it. The talk isn't just a whinge about what's broken with Nagios; it will highlight the things Nagios does well, and the things we need from the next generation of monitoring tools. He'll discuss what he sees as the best way forwards, set out a call-to-arms to rally around other tools, and invite us to discuss (aka disagree forcefully) with him.
And a few lightning talks from some folks at the Guardian on encrypting data in puppet, feature switches that automatcially turn off and homoiconic deployments.
At the end we'll be heading to a nearby pub to continue the conversations until late.
The future of London DevOps
We are aiming to run meetups on a bi-monthly basis, so look out for details about an April meetup in the near future. Speaking of which, the call for speakers for future London DevOps events is open. If you have a tool, story or adventure that might be interesting to others please get in touch, whether it will fill 5 minutes or 40.