Sheffield Devops - April 2022 Meetup

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The next Sheffield Devops event takes place on Thursday 14th April 2022 at 6pm.

We’re striving for Sheffield Devops to be an inclusive event that is open to all. We operate a Code of Conduct. Please drop us a message on Twitter if you have any queries or would just like a chat ahead of the event.


About the Speaker

Oliver Leaver-Smith

Oliver Leaver-Smith, better known as ols, is a distinguished technologist currently working as a Data Operations Manager at a global sports betting, gaming, and entertainment provider.

His topics of expertise include OpenBSD, automation, chaos and resilience engineering, Dungeons & Dragons, and Nerf warfare; he also takes an interest in security, privacy, opensource, decentralisation and federation, hardware hacking, and cyberdecks.

He is a strong proponent of open software and concepts, and the culture of hackers, makers, and breakers.

The Talk

Being on call is tough. It affects your sleep, your wellbeing, and your personal life. Though the methods for waking engineers up have changed, a lot of the underlying parts of on call are still the same. Whether it’s being called out for a disk space problem, or something stop the world critical, there are things that we can do to make the process of on call better and healthier. Dad of two and ex-publican-turned-technologist ols has spent many years calling people out, and being called out, and as such has really come to value sleep. Implementing some of the suggestions in this talk can really help you get paid to sleep. This is not a pyramid scheme.

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

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