dotnetsheff: [🌏 Online] 10 Years of Monitoring & Learnings from migrating legacy to modern

This event will be broken down into 2 talks, "10 years of monitoring: lessons, horror stories, and working at Raygun " and "What did I learn trying to migrate teams from legacy to modern?" being presented by Innocent Bindura and Matteo Emili.

❗❗ 🌐 This is an online event, we'll be hosting the event on Zoom, the link for the meeting is below, however, we'll only announce the password just before the event.
🔗 us02web.zoom.us
🔑 TBA

📅 Agenda
- 👋 Welcome
- 🗑️ Housekeeping
- 👨‍🏫 10 years of monitoring
- 👨‍🏫 Migrate teams from legacy to modern?
- 🍻 Virtual Bar

👉 10 years of monitoring: lessons, horror stories, and working at Raygun

In this talk, Innocent Bindura, Snr Developer at Raygun, takes us through the highs, lows, and best-practices of software monitoring, learned over his 10-year career.

Using examples, Innocent will explain the importance of monitoring
in order to deliver a fast and reliable experience for your users, show you where to find the root cause when things go wrong, and how to use data to prioritize performance optimizations that will have the biggest impact on customers.

Innocent will take a quick look at the pros and cons of other popular monitoring tools and share with you how the team at Raygun use Raygun, supported by some technical examples of recent performance wins.

There will be plenty of time for Q+A so please bring along
any performance challenges you are currently facing, so Innocent can help you get to the bottom of it.

👨‍🏫 About the speaker
Innocent Bindura (Snr Developer at Raygun)

I am a well-seasoned software developer with over 10 years of software development using the Microsoft stack of technologies. I am a fervent follower of new technologies and from time to time I get my hands dirty to find out what works best.

My professional experience spans several industries ranging from online marketing, retail, financial to entertainment. Having been able to adapt to these industries demonstrates my ability to learn fast and produce results.

In recent years, I delivered a customer loyalty application, a bespoke billing system for third party back-office transaction clearing, and have integrated several e-commerce solutions with payment gateways(PayPal, PayU, Payfast)

👉 What did I learn trying to migrate teams from legacy to modern?
I spent an incredible amount of time doing migrations and transformations (on both process and technologies), as a consultant for most of my career but also inside a product company, bringing ALM, Agile and then DevOps to people varying from who was willing to change and who just wanted to retain their 20 years old habits.
The amount of lessons I learned is massive, not just about technology itself – that changes at the speed of light – but about how to deal with change in an organization.
This is not going to be a technical session – far from it – but instead it will be a short collection of some of the most striking experiences I had since I first heard about Software Engineering.

👨‍🏫 About the speaker
Matteo Emili is a Microsoft MVP since 2010.

He is passionate about technology, but it is not his only interest – what really makes him tick is how technology acts as a tool to solve a complex business problem, ultimately bringing benefits to the company.

A regular speaker at conferences and meetups, he enjoys sharing back with the worldwide technical communities – especially about ALM, Agile, and DevOps.

He currently works at Avanade UK as a Manager for Software Engineering.

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dotnetsheff is a monthly user group focused on software development, particularly in the .NET ecosystem. We welcome people with interests in software development of all ages and levels of experience. Please get in touch via Twitter (@dotnetsheff) or email (organisers at dotnetsheff.co.uk) if you or someone you know may be interested in speaking.