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DevOps Exchange August - Toronto, Ft. IBM, Eclipsys Solutions, Financeit

Last week saw our August instalment of DOXTOR take place, this time hosted by Financeit as we returned to Toronto for the 6th month in a row. Similar to previous events, this event was pretty popular within the Toronto DevOps community and attracted over 80 like-minded individuals. As always, we were joined by three established companies who delved into the latest advancements in the DevOps world. We were joined by; American multinational technology corporation, IBM, Oracle Cloud Solutions Provider, Eclipsys Solutions and finally our hosts at Financeit. If you couldn't make the event last week, we have put together a short summary below so that you are up-to-date with what was covered. The event was also recorded, so if you'd like to watch all three talks, the links are also featured in the summary below. DevOps Exchange August - Toronto Kosseila Hd, Solutions Architect @ Eclipsys Solutions "What’s OIDC and why should you use it asap in your GitHub pipeline" In this talk, Kosseila delved through the whole story of Authentication standards up to OIDC, and explained to the audience how it can be leveraged by Github actions Identity provider. He also went into great detail on the benefits and best practices when going SecretLess With OpenID Connect & Workload Identity Federation (OIDC) and why organizations should get on board with this to avoid making it easy for hackers to infiltrate your company's system.

Iftikhar Ali, Senior Manager @ IBM "Use-case study: Using GitOps to manage app deployments on OpenShift platform" Next up on stage we welcomed Iftikhar from IBM who introduced the audience to converting build processes and adopting modern CI/CD tools. Iftikhar spoke about the challenges faced when transforming a script-driven build process into a contemporary GitOps based CI/CD tool chain, and how to leverage technologies like Red Hat OpenShift, Tekton pipeline, & Argo CD.

Jonas Dizon, Director of IT @ Financeit "Running small but efficient DevOps teams" Last but certainly not least, we welcomed to the stage Jonas Dizon from our hosts at Financeit. Jonas gave a talk around Financeit's DevOps Culture, the power of small teams, SRE Practices, and workload prioritisation approach.

Thank you to everyone who made the event, it was great to see so many of you. 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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