Sheffield Devops - March 2020 Meetup

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The next Sheffield Devops event takes place at Kelham Island Musem on Thursday 12 March 2020 at 6pm.

Our event is generously hosted by our sponsors Affecto Recruitment with 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. 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

Infrastructure-as-code for a scalable online classroom using AWS Cloud Development Kit

See code examples and learn about tools you can use to automate infrastructure in AWS. In this talk, Dave describes how Tutorful are building the infrastructure for an online classroom using Typescript and Cloud Development Kit to automate deployment in AWS. Dave Porter is the Chief Technology Officer at Tutorful. Coding since childhood, a Computer Science degree, and 20 years building distributed risk calculation systems and leading global teams at investment banks in London and Singapore, Dave is now helping to shape the technology at Tutorful.

Tutorful is a Sheffield based EdTech startup. It is the UK’s largest online marketplace for finding a tutor for in-person or online private tuition. Tutorful makes it easy to find and have lessons with a trusted high-quality tutor. The Trusted Way To Find A Private Tutor - Tutorful With 100% satisfaction guaranteed and over 9000 tutors, Tutorful is the UK’s leading place to find hand-picked, private tutors for any subject, any age, anywhere.

Building a new government service: devops in a small multidisciplinary team

Hive IT has been working with the Department for Education on delivering a new service for the dissemination of statistics through discovery, alpha and into a soon to launch public beta.

In this talk we’ll look at the challenges, successes and lessons learnt from developing a new service with a small team, and how adopting some of the devops principles has enabled fast iterations in response to user research and feedback.

Working for somebody else means you don’t always have full autonomy over your toolsets, we’ll look at how technology choices have been influenced, informed and changed over the course of development. Expect a lot of Azure from databases to devops, why you don’t need to have Kubernetes and how to compromise between the perfect solution and the one that’s good enough to get the job done.

James Cutts, Senior Software Engineer at Hive IT


Kelham Island Museum Alma St Sheffield S3 8RY

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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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