Meetup - Tuesday 31st October 2017 at The ODI Node in Leeds

It's time for our 4th anniversary bash at the ODI Node in Leeds for an evening of spooktacular devops talks and cackling!

Posted by LeedsDevops on Mon, Oct 16, 2017
In Meetups
Tags leeds, devops, mesos, mesosphere

It's time for our 4th anniversary bash at the ODI Node in Leeds for an evening of spooktacular devops talks and cackling:

  • 6:45 - 7:15 : Doors open, have a chat, make some new devops friends
  • 7:15 - 7:20 : Group updates/news/announcements
  • 7:20 - 8:05 : Rightsizing for the Cloud - Bernard Jauregui
  • 8:05 - 8:20 : Intermission
  • 8:20 - 9:00 : Mesosphere 101 - Matt Jarvis
  • 9:00 - late : Decamp to the Wardrobe

We are delighted to welcome Bernard Jauregui from BJSS, this talk is about Bernard's time as a test lead, focusing on minimising platform overheads. He takes the discussion beyond the obvious concerns of cost; looking at risk, motivation and solution longevity. A well architected cloud solution can meet demand with elasticity, hear about getting a robust approach to right-sizing, potential pitfalls and cloud specific complications. The talk highlights some key considerations:

  •    Metrics for elastic architectures
  •    Risks and rewards
  •    Weird outcomes and gotchas
  •    Effective refactoring of infrastructure as code

Our headline speaker for the evening is Matt Jarvis is a developer advocate at Mesosphere, his job is to engage with the communities around DC/OS and Mesos. Matt has spent more than 15 years building products and services around open source software, on everything from embedded devices to large scale distributed systems. Most recently he has been focused on the open cloud infrastructure space, and in emerging patterns for cloud native applications.

His talk Mesosphere 101 showcases the Apache Mesos project as a distributed system for running other distributed systems, often described as a distributed kernel. It's in use at massive scale at some of the worlds largest companies like Apple, Netflix, Uber and Yelp. DC/OS is an open source distribution of Mesos, which adds all the functionality to run Mesos in production across any substrate, both on-premise and in the cloud. In this talk, he'll introduce both Mesos and DC/OS and talk about how they work under the hood, and what the benefits are of running these new kinds of systems for emerging workloads.

As it's our 4th birthday bash and Halloween we thought we'd introduce a little trick or treat fun - we're going to have a prize giveaway for the best Halloween costume, so turn up in your best spooky outfit and the best one will win a small but perfectly formed Raspberry Pi Zero! No one leaves LeedsDevops empty handed so we have commissioned a set of beautifully crafted artisan LeedsDevops stickers, all attendees may take one home and decorate their laptops as they see fit.

Once again Infinity Works have agreed to sponsor the refreshments and lodgings for the evening, ensuring there is a plentiful supply of our favorite beverages, soft drinks and as it's Halloween a bumper supply of sweets!

The ODI Node Leeds is situated at Munro House, on Duke Street. If you want to find out more about the ODI details can be found at

Code Of Conduct

Please note that we have now added an anti harassment policy and code of conduct in order to support the inclusive nature of the meetup.


Tickets are free and are available over on eventbrite or