Last month we did our 4th general DevOps meetup which we held at DigitasLBi’s great offices in London. 3 more great speakers and a great attendee turnout, it was great to see lots of regulars, and also many new faces for beers and pizza afterwards.

Our next meetup will be on 7th October at Europe’s largest Sysadmin/DevOps trade show, IPExpo, You don’t need to come to the show if you can’t make it during the day, but we highly recommend coming early, not only to check out our very own Outlyer stand, but also to enjoy the free Oktoberfest beers and pretzels beforehand! If you want to come to the show then sign up now and to register for the meetup please sign up here.

Vik Bhatti (Beamly) - Service Discovery for DevOps

What is service discovery? In the modern world of containers and highly distributed systems, service discovery is mentioned time and time again, but details on how and why it should be implemented are pretty thin. In this talk I will walk through the trials and tribulations of how Beamly has approached the problem, and how the solutions have changed over the past 3 years as the architecture as grown.

Vik Bhatti (Beamly) – Service Discovery for DevOps from Outlyer

Rich Harvey (Ngineered) - A look at GKE and Kubernetes

A practical look at Google’s new container platform GKE and its integration with Kubernetes. Covering the basics of how to get started with a live demo launching Nginx containers and connecting them to load balancers, using kubectl.

Rich Harvey (Ngineered) – A look at GKE and Kubernetes from Outlyer

Chris Jackson (Pearson) - DevOps Ground Zero

In the beginning there was nothing… No, really, nothing. This talk is a snapshot of the first six months of working in a 150-year old Enterprise and my drive to establish new working practices, seed the through processes, organisational structure and beliefs that support DevOps and get senior leadership to buy into an approach that gives you the opportunity to prove you are right and break traditional decision making cycles. This talk will be an honest, sometimes humorous, sometimes terrifying account of what it is like to build DevOps from zero which highlights good suggestions and patterns for people in similar situations but also the huge achievement associated with progress on this kind of work.

Chris Jackson (Pearson) – DevOps Ground Zero from Outlyer