Sheffield Devops (theme: Data and DBA) - November 2017 Meetup

The next Sheffield Devops event takes place on Thursday 9th November and is generously sponsored and hosted by CMS, with sandwiches, nibbles and beers, wines and soft drinks provided on arrival.

Last month was had a testers theme - this month a data and DBA theme.

We’re continuing the earlier starts of 6pm food, 6:30pm first talk. (please let us know if you can’t make this time as we’re open to change and tweak to help accommodate where we can)

About the Speakers

The first talk will be by

Craig Stewart:

“Our journey from Redis 2 to Redis 3 at scale - while not taking the site down!”

We have recently embarked upon a process of upgrading our Redis servers, to enable the use of the native clustering features available from Redis 3.2. This talk explains why we’re using clustering, what problems we have encountered along the way, and what our solutions have been while trying to support more than 20,000 people logging in within a single minute.

The second talk will be by Alex Yates:

“DevOps 101 for data professionals – how your jobs will change”

In 2009 John Allspaw and Paul Hammond changed the way millions of people would think about
software delivery for years to come. DevOps was born.
In 2013 Kenny Gorman declared “The DBA is Dead”. (I don’t believe that, but others do.)
What is DevOps? Where did it come from? How do data folk stay relevant?


1 South Quay
Victoria Quays
S2 5SY

Parking is available… just buzz in at the barriers and say you’re here for the Sheffield DevOps event.,-1.460541


CMS (formally Nabarro LLP)

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:

More Info

If you’d like to find out more about Sheffield Devops then head to or talk to us on twitter @sheffieldDevops.Look forward to seeing you there!

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