SheffieldDevops: Sheffield Devops - September 2017 Meetup

The next Sheffield Devops Meetup takes place on Thursday 14th September and is generously sponsored by Affecto. Hosting will be at Couch on Campo Lane, with refreshments on arrival.

NOTE: Earlier start this month - 6pm food, 6:30pm first talk...
6:00 - 6:30: Doors open
6:30 - 7:15: Bobby Devaux - Using Vault with OpenShift
7:15 - 7:30: Break
7:30 - 8:15: Rory Gibson - DevOps for a Dummy

About the Speakers
The first talk will be by Bobby Devaux - Using Kubernetes Secrets within OpenShift
Bobby delivered a great container talk for us in the Spring of this year and now he's back, this time focusing on using Secrets within the OpenShift platform.

The second talk will be by Rory Gibson, a developer, sometime CTO, consultant and, recently, startup founder.
For the last 9 months Rory has been splitting his time between consulting on agile and DevOps adoption in the public sector, and starting a side project / startup called CTX, a search product for digital teams that helps them get control of their data in cloud based tools ( )
The talk is entitled "DevOps for a Dummy" and will be a case study in applying the basics of the techniques we know and love in a greenfield startup environment with a very small team (1 person!).
Expect to hear about
- Ansible
- Simple and effective Continuous Integration / Continuous Delivery setups
- Choosing a cloud provider without just plumping for AWS as the easy option
- Security in the cloud when you're not on AWS.
- Quick, dirty and effective monitoring and alerting

29–31 Campo Lane
S1 2EG
0114 2756361

Affecto Recruitment
This month we are proudly sponsored by Affecto Recruitment
At Affecto Recruitment, our consultants are dedicated to supporting clients and candidates across Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire’s booming digital and technology sector.
Part of what drives us is our commitment to promoting just that, whilst tackling what we believe is a ‘perception only’ talent shortage in the area, and it’s this approach that has helped us establish an unrivalled reputation for connecting exceptional individuals with exceptional organisations.
Investing heavily in our own ongoing development, we consider ourselves to be ‘in the know’ when it comes to the latest technological advances. Insight that means the businesses we partner with can rely on us for informed market intelligence in talent requirements, as well as wider issues that could impact their organisation.
CMS (formally Nabarro LLP)
CMS is proud to be a long term sponsor of Sheffield Devops. CMS is an international law firm with a specific sector focus on the technology and digital sectors. Ben Hendry, a partner in CMS's Sheffield office said “We are passionate about supporting the growth of the Sheffield City Region. Like the Sheffield DevOps team, we want Sheffield to be the UKs next big technology hub, attracting the best tech businesses and talent from across the UK and beyond, and encouraging innovation. Supporting organisations like Sheffield DevOps is a vital part of this strategy and we are very much looking forward to working with both in order to achieve our common goal.” For more information on CMS's technology focus click here:

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The devops group in Sheffield has been founded to provide a forum for discussion on:

* Adoption of software development lifecycle practices into operations and system administration.
* Creating collaborative working culture/environment for developers and operations teams.
* Applying agile principles in an environment dominated by changes, firefighting and reluctance to change.
* Automation - version control, branching strategies, CI/CD pipelines, deployment and monitoring.
* Metrics - collection of system/application/business/build/SLM metrics and the subsequent reporting and sharing.
* Technology - cool new tools from clusters to containers, cloud solutions, paas, iaas, visualization, monitoring and dashboards - just so long as they help create the devops culture.
* Adoption of Lean principles to improve the flow of work through an organisation.

We plan to meet on the second Thursday of each month in central Sheffield, we’ll have a couple of talks on the above subject areas and then head to a nearby public house to continue the discussion in an more informal manner.

We’re on the look out for speakers, so if you (or someone you know) have a passion for any of the above topics and have something to share then please get in touch via email or twitter.

The group has been created thanks to the efforts of great people on the Sheffield Digital slack channel for the digital community in Sheffield - if you want to lend a hand in running the group or have any ideas to make it bigger and better then please get in touch.