Cloud Native London, June 2018

Sainsbury's Tech Hub - 33 Holborn EC1N 2HT - View Map Cloud Native London
Tue, Jun 5, 2018, 6:30 PM (BST)

About this event

Hi folks!

We're looking forward to our Cloud Native London June meetup, and hope you are too. We've lined up some great speakers for you, and plus the usual free food, drinks and networking with interesting fellow techies!

NOTE: We are in a different venue this month (Sainsbury's Technology Hub, Holborn). You need to have signed up at least 24hrs beforehand, so we can send the guest list to the venue. If your name is not on the list, you won't be able to enter!

6:30 Food and drink
7:00 Kick off
7:15 Evolving Systems Design: From Unreliable rpc to Resilience with Linkerd
7:45 Multi-cloud Connectivity Made Easy
8:15 Break
8:30 Best Practices for Using Developer Tooling to Drive Operations with GitOps
9:00 Wrap up and pub

See you there!

Cheryl (@oicheryl)


Best Practices for Using Developer Tooling to Drive Operations with GitOps (Ilya Dmitrichenko, Weaveworks)

More and more businesses are requiring developers to own end-to-end delivery, including operational ownership. In this talk, Ilya Dimitrichenko (Developer Experience Engineer, Weaveworks) will take you on a journey of discovery into the world of GitOps. Ilya will share with you what it means, and how easy it is to create cloud native applications, CICD pipelines, integrate operations and more, using GitOps. Inherited from best practices going back 10-15 years, cloud native is making these practices more relevant today. At Weaveworks, their experiences are based on operating a full CNCF stack in anger for more than two years. This includes continuously updated Kubernetes, Prometheus, Istio, OpenTracing, and more. Ilya will showcase best practices and tools, including some of Weaveworks’ use cases.

Ilya is a Developer Experience Engineer at Weaveworks and CNCF Ambassador, focused on making the adoption of microservices easier. Prior to Weaveworks, Ilya worked at Xively, where he personally experienced the shift to a true DevOps culture. He began to shift focus down the stack, becoming one of the early evangelists of and contributors to open source projects in the emerging Docker/container ecosystem.

Multi-cloud Connectivity Made Easy (Ed Smith, Megaport)

Born in the cloud? This presentation will show how you can establish seamless connectivity to and between multiple Cloud Service Providers without the need to own and manage physical infrastructure.

As Head of Europe, Ed Smith works with enterprises and service providers across the region to drive customer success with Megaport’s leading Software Defined Network. With over 13 years of B2B experience in the telco industry, Ed has worked for some of the largest carriers in Australia, focussing on technological innovation and improving business outcomes. Ed has been an integral member of the Megaport team for 3 years, starting as Ecosystem Director for ANZ and recently moving to head up the company’s EU sales operations. As Megaport continues to shake up the telco landscape, Ed looks to deliver fast and flexible connectivity strategies for businesses in Europe.

Evolving Systems Design: From Unreliable rpc to Resilience with Linkerd (Ed Wilde, Form3)

Form3 delivers cloud-based connectivity, payment processing, clearing and settlement services to a wide range of regulated financial institutions. Every transaction in fintech represents real money from real people. Protecting the integrity of service communication here is key. In this talk, Edward describes how Form3 built a payments platform that is reliable, safe, and resilient.

He starts by looking at a previous generation system that suffered from unreliable messaging and poor tail latencies. He then covers modern design techniques used to solve those legacy problems. This talk examines how Linkerd is used and deployed to protect financial transactions from failure and latency. Warning this talk contains live demonstrations!


Tuesday, Jun 5
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM (BST)


Sainsbury's Tech Hub
33 Holborn EC1N 2HT


  • Eunice Hung

    Eunice Hung

    EHCO Services Limited

    Lead Organizer

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