Tech Nottingham September 2017
This month we have a talk and workshop double whammy from Tech Nottingham regular Jonathan Relf; he's here to help us say goodbye to server issues, environmental differences and human error. We'll be turning those laborious operational tasks you do over and over into elegant, testable and repeatable code.
Everyone is welcome and there are no tickets required. Just turn up - it's free!
Devel-ops: bringing development practices to operations tasks
by Jonathan Relf
The platform you choose to run your software on is a key part of how secure your solution is.
During the first half of the evening Jonathan will discuss how "infrastructure as code" can help you build secure, up to date environments consciously & collaboratively. You will be introduced to some of the methods and tools he has used to automate and test building virtual machines and the benefits he's learned through the process.
The second half of the evening will see a practical session where you can have a go at creating your own virtual machine build pipeline, putting into practice what we learned in the first half.
Jonathan Relf (@jbjon) is the Software Operations Team Lead at Esendex championing DevOps approaches. Building on his development experience, he transitioned to Operations & leads a team of engineers who assist delivering software changes in reliable, repeatable ways.
Outside of work, he enjoys music, electronics and YouTube. He's also a runner who ParkRuns and recently completed his first marathon at the London Marathon.
Win free JetBrains software at Tech Nottingham
This month at Tech Nottingham we'll be giving away a 1 year subscription to a JetBrains product of your choice, including Resharper, IntelliJ and PHPStorm.
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