Sheffield Devops - June 2019 Meetup

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The next Sheffield Devops event takes place on Thursday 13 June 2019 at 6pm, at Ambulo cafe housed downstairs in the Millenium Gallery (Arundle Gate entrance).

Our event is generously hosted by our sponsors Affecto Recruitment, who will be providing a wide range of refreshments on arrival along with some great food ahead of the first talk starting at 6:30pm.

We’re striving for Sheffield Devops to be an inclusive event that is open to all. We operate a Code of Conduct and are happy to meet & greet people on arrival. Ambulo is a great venue with plenty of space, whether you want to network with others or just have some quiet time ahead of the talks. Please drop us a message on Twitter if you have any queries or would just like a chat ahead of the event.

About the Speakers

The first talk will be a joint talk by James & Paul Ridgway - Running Ruby and Rails, purely serverless on AWS

A talk covering running basic ruby functions to a full-blown Rails site using AWS, Lambda and various serverless technologies to enable scalability and reduce costs. The talk will include a demo and, for anyone with an AWS account, the ability to follow along.

The second talk will be by Andy Burgin from Sky Betting and Gaming.

Sky Betting and Gaming have been on a Devops journey since 2011. They’ve undertaken numerous “Devops Transformations” and learned that this is an ongoing program rather than a “Big Bang” initiative. As the company has restructured in to agile autonomous tribes and squads, they’ve identified and reused a number of patterns and techniques as they’ve evolved their ways of working. This talk aims to share those learnings. It looks at how team structures changed, the way work was managed, how they learned, how products/services are owned and how they can safely increase velocity. In addition to looking holistically at the whole company, the talk will focus on one case study of how the Container Platform Squad evolved from a small greenfield POC to be the platform of choice for many projects/products across the tribes. To conclude there will be a whistle stop tour of our Kubernetes infrastructure addressing why we made certain design decisions and challenges.

Andy is a Platform Engineer at Sky Betting and Gaming. He considers himself a Kubernetes and Hadoop fettler, spending a far too much of his spare time making Raspberry Pis do things they shouldn’t. He was a small part of the organising team for DevOpsDays London 2018 and has been running the Devops meetup in Leeds for 5 years hosting over 40 events. He’s attended and spoke at a bunch of DevOps conferences and in his words is “an all-round DevOps nuisance”.


Ambulo (Millennium Gallery - downstairs) 48 Arundel Gate Sheffield S1 2PP



Affecto Recruitment

Affecto is a multi-disciplined, specialist technology recruitment business that focuses on permanent, interim and contract appointments across Yorkshire and The Midlands. We’ve spent years building our networks across IT from Development and Project Management to Infrastructure and Data Science. With such an intense battle for skills being fought, more and more organisations are looking to us to connect them with the people who can make a real difference.


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

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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