The London Continuous Delivery meetup group had its first session of 2013 on 17 Jan. We were fortunate to be able to use the offices of [my employer] thetrainline.com in central London, and doubly fortunate to be joined by Andy Hawkins from Opscode, who ran what turned out to be a brave demo showing how Chef can work with CI tools to provision EC2 instances.
Software performance guru Martin Thompson (@mjpt777) gave an illuminating talk on event-sourced architectures, and why event-driven, state-machine designs are the way forward for complex, multi-path software systems (“Event Sourced Architectures and what we have forgotten about High-Availability”, [slides: 700KB PDF]).
I liked the “unconference” format (no formal programme; attendees vote for their favourite sessions in advance), and ended up in four of the many sessions:
- DevOps on Windows
- Log Analysis for Search Results
- DB Changes without Downtime
- Handling Errors at Scale
Very pleased to receive this email today:
From: Michael Brunton-Spall
Sent: 19 November 2010 16:07
To: Matthew Skelton
Subject: You are invited to ScaleCamp 2010 – 10th December at the Guardian offices, London
We are so pleased to be able to invite you to Scale Camp 2010 on the 10th December at the Guardian Offices here in London.
I’m looking forward to some great conversations and debate, particularly around DevOps and how that can contribute to scaling a software platform.