Sheffield Devops - April 2018 Meetup

The next Sheffield Devops event takes place on Thursday 12th April and is generously sponsored and hosted by Sky Betting and Gaming, with refreshments provided on arrival.

Event opens at 6pm for food and drinks, with the first talk starting at 6:30pm.

About the Speakers

The first talk will be by Oliver Leaver-Smith - Engineered Chaos: Breaking Prod and Getting Away With It

“A whistle stop tour of chaos engineering and disaster recovery testing. We’ll cover what they are and how some of the big names in tech use the principles to make things better by breaking them. The talk will also give an insight into how Sky Betting and Gaming use the principles of chaos and DR testing to improve both our services and our incident response.”

The second talk will be by Jon Topper from The Scale Factory who will be discussing how Boring Is Powerful.

“People often think of boredom as a bad thing: I’ll argue that in systems design and operations, it can actually be a virtue. Boredom is the motivation that leads us to automate the things we find ourselves doing frequently.

Software, frameworks or services that are “boring” often seem that way because they’re predictable, reliable and trustworthy. Bored is the ideal state for an on-call engineer.

I’ll make the case that we should ration our excitement, saving it for the things that differentiate us from the competition.”


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Sky Betting and Gaming will be supplying pizza, drinks and a venue for the evening so register now for your free ticket. We look forward to seeing you on the night.


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:

More Info

If you’d like to find out more about Sheffield Devops then head to or talk to us on twitter @sheffieldDevops.Look forward to seeing you there!

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