Sheffield Devops - Sky Betting and Gaming at Sheffield Digital Festival May 2019

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The next Sheffield Devops event takes place on Thursday 16th May 2019 and this month we’re joining the fringe of the Sheffield Digital Festival 2019.

Our event is generously hosted by Sky Betting & Gaming, with refreshments provided on arrival and the first talk starting at 6:30pm. Please use the rear entrance of the Electric Works where someone will be present to sign you in.

About the Speakers

The first talk will be by Tom Hoyland - Agile Delivery Lead at SBG

How would you build a team from scratch? What techniques would you use? What metrics should you respond to?

In this talk you’ll see how we assembled a team, embedded agile values, a DevOps mindset and a clear purpose to create a squad with an infectious, high performing culture.

We’ll demonstrate the coaching and visualisation techniques we used to reduce batch size and improve quality. You’ll see how to reveal ‘hidden’ product backlogs, make the invisible visible, and use domain driven design, theory of constraints and language to optimise team resilience.

Bio: With a background in software engineering, product development and service transformation, Tom likes to get under the bonnet of products and teams to understand what makes them tick and how they could be better.

He’s led a range of agile and digital transformations, working with organisations to develop high performing, resilient cultures that go on to create innovative products and services.

A host of Agile Sheffield and regular speaker at agile and DevOps meetups, Tom likes to tell the stories of teams and their journeys, weaving together case studies, research, insights and metrics.

The second talk will be by Will Marshall and Rachael Morgan – Infrastructure Engineering Managers at SBG

Imposter Syndrome, the beast within… ‘Most people experience it, for some it lasts a moment and for others a lifetime. It affects all genders, all ethnicities and people up and down the career ladder. Having explored the issue we want to take you through what we have found and some practical ways that you can battle the beast and win.’


Sky Betting and Gaming
Electric Works
Sheffield Digital Campus
S1 2BJ



Sky Betting & Gaming

Sky Betting and Gaming are proud to be supporting Sheffield Devops and International Womens Day 2019.

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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

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