Sheffield Devops - November 2019 Meetup

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The next Sheffield Devops event takes place at Kelham Island Musem on Thursday 14 November 2019 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

How We Accelerated Our Vault Adoption With Terraform

“When we first started with Vault for secret management, we were the all powerful admins doing everything manually. This was an audit nightmare, and with increasingly more users, our workload became unmanageable. We could not let that stand. We have the word “Automation” in our job titles, after all. In this talk, I will outline how we started chipping away at the manual processes, keeping track of changes over time, and automating parts of our configuration. And I will show you where we are today, with Pull Requests, ChatOps, and Terraform. While our specific pipeline is not going to be the best for everyone, I hope you come away from this talk with ideas for how to manage your own Vault clusters.

Lucy Davinhart is an automation engineer at Sky Betting & Gaming, meaning their job is to maintain internal platforms and services (e.g. Vault), finding ways to do things manually as infrequently as possible, and supporting their internal customers using some of the HashiCorp toolset. Lucy is a non-binary trans woman. In their spare time, when not catching up on Netflix, they fiddle around with silly coding projects, sometimes live on the Internet where everyone can see their typos.”

Something old, something new; Integrating legacy desktop systems with a modern AWS Cloud platform

“IRIS Software Group is the UK’s largest privately held software company serving over 650,000 SMEs, 21,000 accountancy firms and over 11,000 schools through our 16 office locations across the country. 12 months ago we embarked on an ambitious journey to modernise the IRIS software portfolio through a cloud based platform support a broad range of microservices. This talk will explore some of the challenges in lifting this project off paper and into the cloud!”


Kelham Island Museum, Alma St, Sheffield S3 8RY


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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