#DOXLON October 2017

Posted by : David Gildeh | Monitoring, DOXLON, DevOps Exchange (DOXLON)

Our October DOXLON featured a solid DevOps Exchange line up, covering some very current topics in the DevOps world. We started with Rob Elkin, CTO @ Busuu talking about Serverless, then Matthew Macdonald-Wallace, a seasoned DevOps consultant ranting about how DevOps has been hijacked by marketing and sales teams, and last but not least, Connon MacRae, VP TechOps at Ticketmaster, talking about their journey to DevOps.

We want to thank everyone who attended this month and look forward to seeing you at the next DOXLON! 

Rob Elkin, CTO @ busuu

Big Data, Terraform, Serverless, Kinesis, Snowplow, Lamdba, Real time. Lots of buzzy terms, and adding them in to any one project can be a daunting task. So when we decided that we wanted to re-architect our data processing and events systems to have a single pipeline, we decided to try and use some of the newer tools available to really understand if they would help us deliver faster, or hinder us. We built a brand new, real time data pipeline that deals with all the user events and tracking information on our platform, in real time with minimal latency, to enable our business teams to understand user behaviour and for our data science models to help predict in real time. In this talk, I'll cover why we wanted to take on such a challenge, how we achieved it, and what it's like to run 16k events per minute through a (mostly) serverless architecture.

Robs's Video: 

Matthew Macdonald-Wallace, Founder @ Mockingbird Consulting

Join Matthew as he rants about why DevOps is about more than tools, the death of the sysadmin, the rise of the programmer, and why he started his own consultancy in a world where the true meaning of DevOps has all but been eroded by marketing and sales teams.

Matthew's Video: 


Connon MacRae, VP TechOps @ Ticketmaster

Ticketmaster's journey through DevOps and what we're doing next to prepare our org, and technology, for the future.

Connon's Video:

This content came from DevOps Exchange London (#DOXLON), a monthly DevOps Meetup in London. 

If you'd like to speak at a future DOXLON or join the Meetup, please visit the DOXLON Meetup page.

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