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In addition to great guest speakers, this year we will host a ton of engaging and up-to-the-moment workshops on a whole range of topics.

There are 10 different workshops scheduled on Nov 19 & 20. In addition, on Nov 15 there is a bonus workshop arranged with Dan North - Originator of BDD.

If you are coming earlier, your Build Stuff workshop ticket is valid for the workshop on Nov 15 as well!

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Sunday, November 20 • 09:00 - 17:00
James Nugent & Paul Stack - Modern Cloud Operations & DevOps

As Werner Vogels said way back in 2006 – “You build it, you run it!”

When agile development practices meet with the promise of ubiquitous, cheap computing power, developers start to take on responsibility for maintaining their applications throughout the whole lifecycle – from sunrise to sunset. In practical terms this sometimes translates to the simple idea of “developers on call”.

It course covers the fundamentals of cloud operations for 21st century applications – applications designed from the start with an API in mind, which have a small area of concern, which are intended to be ephemeral/stateless, and which are built and deployed as artefacts.

Intended audience: seasoned or newer software developers new to the idea of running their own applications in a cloud environment.

The course covers:

  • What is Cloud Operations – how does it differ from traditional operations?
  • Scalability – what primitives are available to scale applications in the cloud?
  • Automation – how to automate the integration, testing, build and deployment of applications
  • Architecture – what are the principles required to develop scalable, maintainable, portable applications? What are 12-factor applications?
  • Observability – how to instrument and monitor systems to publish metrics and events to answer key questions about what is happening, what just happened, and what is going to happen next?
  • Cloud paradigms – from instances (EC2), to containers (Docker), to serverless (Lambda)
  • Operability - using the idea of a runbook to spark discussion and emerge understanding around operational readiness

The course will be instructor-led, but hands on, and will take a real application, and deploy, scale and monitor it, using all three paradigms.

The Amazon Web Services ecosystem provides everything needed to develop, deploy, and maintain applications in the public cloud. 

Intended audience: software developers or system administrators with some exposure to running systems in the cloud, especially, AWS, and looking to get up to speed with the range of concepts and tools available in the Amazon public cloud.

Subjects covered include:

  • Devops – what is Devops? What are core Devops methods, concepts and practices?
  • Infrastructure as Code – how to describe programmatically what a system should look like and how it should behave, with CloudFormation and Opsworks
  • Deploying Applications – Amazon CodeDeploy, Elastic Beanstalk, EC2 Container Service and Registry
  • Performance Tuning and Security – Monitoring, metrics and logging with CloudWatch and CloudTrail
  • Availability and Elasticity – architecting for the cloud, autoscaling groups, RDS, ELB/ALB
  • Continuous Integration and release automation with CodeCommit and CodePipeline

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Paul Stack is a product / infrastructure coder and has spoken at various events throughout the world about his passion for continuous integration, continuous delivery and good operational procedures and why they should be part of what developers and system administrators do on a day... Read More →

Sunday November 20, 2016 09:00 - 17:00 EET