Sheffield Devops - May 2017 Meetup

The next Sheffield Devops Meetup takes place on Thursday 11th May and is generously sponsored by Affecto. We’re at a new venue for us, Couch on Campo Lane, with refreshments on arrival.

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/sheffield-devops-may-2017-meetup-tickets-34047688553

  • 6:30 - 7:00: Doors open
  • 7:00 - 7:05: Welcome talk
  • 7:05 - 7:45: Alexandra Carter/Marcus Robinson - “Let’s put this legacy solution into Docker Containers on Windows” said Callcredit.  This is what happened…
  • 7:45 - 8:00: Break
  • 8:00 - 8:45: Ramen Sen - Techniques in DevOps adoption and embedding culture at NHS Digital/HSCIC. What we achieved, how we got there, and the issues we faced.

About the Speakers

The first talk will be by Alexandra Carter, System Build Engineer, Callcredit and Marcus Robinson, Technical Evangelist, Microsoft:

“Let’s put this legacy solution into Docker Containers on Windows” said Callcredit.  This is what happened…

Each deployment of Callcredit’s Numéro solution is bespoke configured and any updates need to be applied deliberately and specifically to the instance. This isn’t scalable as usage of the solution increases.

Callcredit need to be able to deploy the “next new client” into a hosted environment in an automated, repeatable and supportable way that meets the following requirements:

  • portable (i.e. deployable onto Cloud providers or on a client’s premise)
  • able to push an update once and for it to update many hosted instances
  • able to quickly replicate a specific client configured instance of the solution
  • methodology needs to be repeated for other products/solutions with the same deployment pattern

During this session we will tell the story of how Callcredit and Microsoft worked together to solve this challenge.

The second talk will be by Ramen Sen from NHS Digital:

Techniques in DevOps adoption and embedding culture at NHS Digital/HSCIC. What we achieved, how we got there, and the issues we faced.

How NHS Digital (then called HSCIC) have spread devops adoption across the organisation.

Discussion of some quite spectacular success stories, how devops adoption was achieved, what architecture was adopted, and the problems faced along the way.

Venue

Couch

29–31 Campo Lane
Sheffield
S1 2EG

0114 2756361

Sponsors

Affecto Recruitment

This month we are proudly sponsored by Affecto Recruitment

At Affecto Recruitment, our consultants are dedicated to supporting clients and candidates across Yorkshire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire’s booming digital and technology sector.

Part of what drives us is our commitment to promoting just that, whilst tackling what we believe is a ‘perception only’ talent shortage in the area, and it’s this approach that has helped us establish an unrivalled reputation for connecting exceptional individuals with exceptional organisations.

Investing heavily in our own ongoing development, we consider ourselves to be ‘in the know’ when it comes to the latest technological advances. Insight that means the businesses we partner with can rely on us for informed market intelligence in talent requirements, as well as wider issues that could impact their organisation.

CMS (formally Nabarro LLP)

CMS (formally Nabarro LLP) 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:
http://www.nabarro.com/services/sectors/technology/
https://cms.law/en/jurisdiction/global-reach/Europe/United-Kingdom/CMS-CMNO/TMT-Technology-Media-Telecommunications

More Info

If you’d like to find out more about Sheffield Devops then head to http://www.sheffielddevops.org.uk/ or talk to us on twitter @sheffieldDevops.Look forward to seeing you there!

Written on April 29, 2017