Cloud Native London, February 2020

Sainsburys Technology Hub - 33 Holborn London - View Map Cloud Native London
Wed, Feb 5, 2020, 6:30 PM (GMT)

About this event

Hi all!

Welcome! Get ready to enjoy tasty pizza and beer, while learning about the latest and greatest in cloud native.

6:00 Reception open
6:30 Food and drink
7:00 Reception close + Kick off
7:15 The Cheesy Analogy of MLflow and Kubeflow (Byron Allen, Servian)
7:45 Cloud native disaster recovery in Cloud (Ines Cheikhrouhou, Agyla)
8:15 Break
8:30 My Journey into Site Reliability Engineering (Jai Campbell, Contino)
9:00 Wrap up and pub

See you there!

Cheryl (@oicheryl)

The Cheesy Analogy of MLflow and Kubeflow (Byron Allen, Servian)
MLflow. Kubeflow. Both are open-source projects. Both are supported by major players in the data analytics industry. MLflow is backed by Databricks and Kubeflow is widely backed by Google. Both tools are touted as the next best thing since sliced bread when it comes to tracking ML experiments and supporting the production ML lifecycle. But how do they compare?

Byron is a Texan transplant to Australia turned Australian transplant to the UK. He works as a consultant at Servian in their London office, wearing a few hats - ML engineer, data engineer, cloud engineer, data scientist, and scrum master - and has a passion for all things related to the produciton ML lifecycle along with cheesy analogies.
Cloud native disaster recovery in Cloud (Ines Cheikhrouhou, Agyla)
A talk about challenges faced before and thru planning and executing disaster recovery in the cloud.

Ines is a Devops and cloud consultant, find her on twitter @icheikhrouhou
My Journey into Site Reliability Engineering (Jai Campbell, Contino)
Intro about myself and my growing participation and interest in the cloud native community, why I started the London SRE meetup group and how current and future CNCF projects sit well with working as an SRE.
My origin as a Wintel (Windows Engineer) and how my career changed dramatically as I pivoted into DevOps then onto SRE.
This forms a story where I describe how some of the tools and principles I learnt as a Wintel engineer were transferable and how they compare and contrast with the tools and principles of SRE today, notably the cloud native tools in the CNCF landscape and those that I use in GCP.
I will also provide advise to the audience for those who may have questions about what is required from an SRE and SRE team and what skills and training I have found valuable in working in the role for those wishing to make the transition to becoming an SRE.
As a relatively new SRE what tools in the CNCF I use/have used and those that I find invaluable to perform my role.
As a SRE and as the year takes shape, what am I excited about in the CNCF and the CDF landscapes.
Chaos engineering and SRE, how the two principles overlap and complement each other.

Jai Campbell is a Google Cloud Consultant / Site Reliability Engineer at Buildit @ Wipro, and Lead Organiser of the London SRE Site Reliability Engineering meetup group. Jai has been working as an SRE for the last two years mainly on AWS, GCP and Azure. Jai has 4 professional GCP certs ranging from security to developing apps, this year Jai plans to add more to that list with the CKA and CKAD being the certs he is currently working towards. His favourite sports team is the Golden State Warriors, with San Fran being his favourite holiday destination.
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Wednesday, Feb 5
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (GMT)


Sainsburys Technology Hub
33 Holborn London


  • Eunice Hung

    Eunice Hung

    EHCO Services Limited

    Lead Organizer

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