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Wed, 16 Nov



DevOps Exchange November - Sony Playstation, Accurx, ONTO

Join us at the DevOps Exchange London on the 16th of November hosted by our good friends, Healthtech company Accurx.

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Time & Location

16 Nov 2022, 18:30 – 17 Nov 2022, 20:30

London, Curtain Rd, London EC2A 3LT, UK

About the event

Have you ever wondered how Kubernetes powers real time game servers? We'll hear from Sony Playstation about how they're building an Open Source project to run in Kubernetes, which ensures Playstation consistently and seamlessly provide great shared-world game experiences.

Electric Vehicle organisation ONTO will be joining us to give an insight into what lessons can be gained from working backwards from strong Product Vision, and what can be borrowed from successful Product teams when building Platform teams.

Finally, our hosts Accurx will also be taking the stage to give us a full insight in trying to grow an engineering function within the healthcare industry. The trials and tribulations of working closely with doctors and practitioners within the NHS to develop ground breaking solutions to improve patient care.

The usual format will be followed, with 3 x 20 minute talks, followed by refreshments (from Accurx's inhouse chefs!) and the usual continued discussion.

We have a capped limit on capacity so please RSVP asap.

Joseph Irving @ Sony Playstation

Playstation and Kubernetes: How to solve a problem like real-time

Kubernetes can be a natural fit for hosting things like websites and APIs - but hosting something that requires sets of long-lived stable connections may not work as well in the shifting sands that is a Kubernetes cluster. Realtime video game servers are one of these things, as a group of friends would not enjoy being booted out of their 30 minute match because the pod they were playing in got autoscaled. At PlayStation we're trying to use an open source project, Agones, to run game servers in a Kubernetes cluster. We hope to get all the benefits that come with the Kubernetes ecosystem, without sacrificing the ability to provide great shared-world game experiences.

Joseph is a Senior DevOps Engineer working in Playstation's centralised technology team. He’s been using Kubernetes to run production workloads for over 6 years and he enjoys trying to solve company wide problems in a simple but flexible way, building common tools and platforms to simplify and speed up development.

Simone Casciaroli @ ONTO

Are we building Cloud Platforms using the right metrics?

Despite the excitement in the industry for Cloud Platforms, the truth is that they are often created without a strong Product vision, and they end up being either not fully adopted or overwhelmed with customer support tickets. I will share some key learnings that I borrowed from Product Management and have helped me set up successful Platform teams.

Simone is a technical leader who is specialised in enabling teams to work autonomously and continually and incrementally ship value to users. He has spent the last two decades leading technical teams across startups and scale-ups with roles at the intersection of delivery, product, and technology (Now TV, Babylon Health, SecureSafe).

Simone has co-founded two health and personal development startups and recently joined the Electric Vehicles revolution as Head of Engineering at Onto.

Bharat Reddy @ Accurx

Devopsing it: a retrospective on doubling our engineering team and living to tell the DevOps tale

Seeding a culture of devops from day 1 is really difficult but absolutely essential. Come along on a tour of some of the practices that helped and hindered our pace and reliability in meeting doctor and patient needs for the NHS, such as shortening feedback loops for quicker product validation, learning from incidents, and finding the balance in giving engineers the right amount of privilege to encourage good practice.

Bharat Reddy has 15 years of software development and deployment experience in both the finance and healthcare sectors. He’s currently a tech lead in the Platform Team at Accurx, where he’s building out the cloud infrastructure and development platform to enable the engineering organisation to rapidly build out the next generation of healthcare communication. He is absolutely hustling you when he claims he’s not actually that good at pool.

All the best,

The DOXLON Team @thedoxhub

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