DevOpsConf May 2020

An amazing first DevOpsConf, glowing feedback from attendees..

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Many thanks to all the speakers that took the time to deliver such interesting talks and to all the attendees that took the time to listen as well as ask questions(of which there were many!). We had great feedback from those listening, so we can definitely say it was a success that we hope to recreate in the future. As requested by popular demand but also for those who couldnt attend we have shared the talks and the slides below, enjoy!

Obi Ikegulu


Host, Introduction to Devops.

  • Introduction to devops (The history of Devops)
  • Why your DevOps transformation is failing. (challenges ecountered)
  • Mistakes that doom a DevOps transformation from the start.

Eli Ezeugoh

Head of Engineering - Wireless, News UK

Building and grooming teams for DevOps - lessons for hiring managers.

Adopting and entrenching a DevOps culture is a team sport and requires buy-in from across the development organisation. This talk will go through the opportunities presented, challenges faced and and lessons learned when I was tasked with assembling a team to insource the talkSPORT mobile apps and supporting backends.

Hardish Wilkhu


Active, not reactive systems - Leveraging FAAS to create dynamic systems that self heal.

Even with the best monitoring and alerting solution the problem still falls in the lap of a human who needs to be readily available 24/7 to react. That is time the the system is vulnerable or time the system is unavailable. Having seen this across industries, we promote an active system, leveraging events to drive automated actions and changes to keep it safe while we sleep.

Nabil Andaloussi

Platform Engineer

An introduction to automating and managing kafka resources with the strimzi kubernetes operator.

Managing a large scale implementation of kafka with a microservice ecosystem can be particularly challenging. This talk will introduce you to some of the fundamentals of kafka Topic and User management using the CNCF Strimzi kubernetes operator for microservice environments

Sia Gholami

Lead DevOps Engineer

Git the basics: Effectively leveraging git for development and release.

In the modern world of all things devops, git emerged as the the heart of development and CI/CD. We use git to keep track of our application source, infrastructure templates, config management code, ops scripts and so much more. So let's take this opportunity to cover some tips and tricks for using git effectively as well as leveraging it in a larger development workflow to build and deploy your code. This session is aimed at people with a little to intermediate levels of git experience.

Ola Tunde

Principal Enterprise Transformation Coach|Speaker | DevOps Trainer

Agile DevOps Dojo is a place where Agile team members go for hands-on experience.

In Japan, a dojo is a safe environment where someone can practice new skills.

In software development and, Agile DevOps Dojos provide Agile teams with an immersive environment where team members can gain practical work experience without having to worry about introducing errors into the production environment as the team deliver more to prod environment with virtually no defects.

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