Meetup - Tuesday 23rd October 2018 at The ODI Node in Leeds

After our extended summer break we're back at the ODI Node in Leeds on Tuesday 23rd October for a night of Devops chatter.

Posted by LeedsDevops on Sun, Oct 14, 2018
In Meetups
Tags azure, kubernetes

After our extended summer break we're back at the ODI Node in Leeds on Tuesday 23rd October for a night of Devops chatter:

6:45 - 7:15 : Doors open, have a chat, make some new devops friends
7:15 - 7:25 : Group updates/news/announcements - Findmypast
7:25 - 8:05 : Azure DevOps
8:05 - 8:20 : Intermission
8:20 - 9:00 : Accelerating Delivery Velocity With Kubernetes
9:00 - late : Decamp to the Wardrobe

Our first talk is from Simon Thurman who is a Cloud Solution Architect at Microsoft, he'll be showcasing Microsoft's latest toolchain, covering the components of the system such as pipelines, test plans, artifact repos, boards and more. Simon will demonstrate the steps involved and interactions as code moves from commit to production in Azure Devops.

Our headline speaker is Simon Westcott a hands-on architect with 10+ yrs experience of building high traffic websites. In late 2016 Simon moved into the world of platform engineering to help re-imagine Sky Betting & Gaming's delivery approach and drive operational efficiency. Delivery agility is key to Simon and his Team's success. As their engineering team grows, they have an increasing number of greenfield products to comission, as well as monolithic applications to decompose into microservices. To manage this they need a platform that can keep pace, both in the cloud and on-premise. Simon will explore with you why they choose Kubernetes, how they're adapting both on AWS and on-premise and the challenges they faced.

As an extra treat we'll also be giving away 2 tickets for the upcoming DevOpsDays Edinburgh conference on the 1st and 2nd of November.

Once again we say a massive "Thank You" to Infinity Works for sponsoring the refreshments and lodgings for the evening, ensuring there are plenty of our favourite refreshments and soft drinks in supply.

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

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Tickets are free and are available over on eventbrite or