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DevOps Exchange August - Jaguar Land Rover, Syntasso, Bark

The 29th August saw the return of the DevOps Exchange London, this time hosted by our friends at Financial Services company, Zopa at their headquarters in London Bridge. With just shy of 150 attendees registered, this event was hugely popular amongst our growing online community and attracted many DevOps enthusiasts from London and further afar. For this event, we were joined by 3 established companies; British multinational automobile manufacturer Jaguar Land Rover, Software Development company Syntasso and finally web-based services marketplace, Bark. All videos, recordings and associated links from the event can be viewed below.

DevOps Exchange August - London Mike Skaife, Head of Engineering @ JLR "DevOps on Wheels - Continuous Deployment of Vehicle Software" First up on stage we welcomed Head of Engineering at JLR, Mike Skaife. Mike shared with the audience exactly how JLR utilise DevOps practices, and their cloud-native microservices platform, to update a global fleet of vehicles 'over the air'. Mike also explained the unique challenges faced whe updating cars vs containers and how it's possible to use DevOps to repair and even improve a vehicle over its lifetime.

Paula Kennedy, co-founder and COO @ Syntasso "From infrastructure to app deployment: Where does a platform start and end?" Next up, we welcomed to the stage Paula from Syntasso who very kindly stepped in to talk for us at a moments notice (thank you!). Paula gave a very insightful talk around the popular topic of Platform Engineering. Paula provided advice on key platform engineering questions in relation to organisations and shared practices from the many Platform Teams that she has worked with and also highlighted examples of those highest-performing teams.

George Gkirtsou, Head of DevOps @ Bark "How Platform Team quickly created Atlas, an Internal Developer Platform at Bark" Finally, we listned to George Gkirtsou from Bark as he gave an interesting talk on how the business created Internal Developer Platform, Atlas. In this talk, George covered the challenges of running different versions of architectures and how they moved workloads onto Atlas without downtime, their approach building an MVP, the speed they worked at, the technology components and what fast follow features are on their roadmap.

As always, thank you to everyone who made the event. However, if you couldn't make it, don't worry, we plan to schedule another event very soon, details will be published on our Meetup page. The DevOps Exchange Community is growing, so be sure to follow us on Twitter & LinkedIn to keep up to date with new locations, events and speakers. DOX Events are organised by LinuxRecruit - Continuous Delivery of top tech talent to innovative businesses. Check out our live vacancies today


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