Sheffield Devops - October 2019 Meetup

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After a slightly longer than usual Summer break. the next Sheffield Devops event takes place on Thursday 10 October 2019 at 6pm, at Couch on Campo Lane.

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. 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

About the Speakers

The first talk will be by David McKay (@rawkode) who is coming all the way down from Glasgow to present this talk. David is a Developer Advocate for InfluxData, the company behind InfluxDB.

As a serial user group organiser, Cloud Native advocate, and lover of esoteric programming languages, David is always on the hunt to learn and share knowledge with others in fun and exciting ways.

The Telegraf Toolbelt: It can do that, really?

Telegraf is an agent for collecting, processing, aggregating, and writing metrics.

With over 200 plugins, Telegraf can fetch metrics from a variety of sources, allowing you to build aggregations and write those metrics to InfluxDB, Prometheus, Kafka, and more.

In this talk, we will take a look at some of the lesser known, but awesome, plugins that are often overlooked; as well as how to use Telegraf for monitoring of Cloud Native systems.

The second talk will be by our very own Oliver Leaver-Smith from Sky Betting & Gaming:

You Did What?! The (condensed) story of why using the wrong tool for the job is sometimes the right thing to do.

The company is ready to move to a cloud-first, container-focused way of working. It’s the Devops dream come true. Except we don’t have a cloud platform to put these new containers on, and no expertise in creating one, and then there is the small matter of licensing restrictions stopping us from using any public cloud provider not based on an island in the English Channel off the coast of Normandy. Oh, and another area of the business might just be investing a lot of R&D resource into creating a shared Kubernetes platform.Where did we come from? Where are we now? What does the future hold? What’s it like to work on a project without mammoth scope creep? The answers to most of these questions will be revealed.


Couch, 29–31 Campo Lane Sheffield S1 2EG


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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