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DevOps Exchange New York City - Rokt, AWS, Sal Furino

Last week saw the DevOps Exchange host another successful event in New York City, this time hosted by Rokt, a global leader in ecommerce technology & software solutions. In its usual fashion, we we're joined by another 3 exciting companies; Customer Reliability Engineering specialist, Sal Furino, AWS and our hosts Rokt. With 3 super interesting topics, this event attracted a large crowd of DevOps enthusiasts from New York and further afar. Check out what we got up to below!

DevOps Exchange - New York City Sal Furino, Customer Reliability Engineering Specialist "9 Things You Should Do When Starting to Use SLOs" With so much literature out there describing what SLOs are and how calculate them, incubating SRE and observability culture at organizations can be challenging. As a Customer Reliability Engineer himself, Sal has witnessed many organizations encounter stumbling blocks while attempting to implement SLOs. In this talk, Sal discussed 9 of the common issues that are encountered whilst attempting to implement SLOs and exactly you can get the most value out of the SLOs you create. Watch Sal's talk here. Calvin Barker, Software Engineering Manager @ Rokt "Edge-Terminating Authentication: How we're consolidating our authentication strategies for a more pleasant experience" Next up, we welcomed to tge stage Calvin from our hosts at Rokt. For this talk, Calvin explored Rokt's new approach to simplifying their authentication system. He discussed the key themes of using a service mesh and edge gateway with Istio and Envoy, terminating existing authentication methods at the edge to issue a standardized identity token, and finally how to validate those tokens with a lightweight public key distribution system using JSON Web Key Sets (JWKS) on AWS. Calvin explained that using this combined strategy not only improved Rokt's security posture but also streamlined the developer experience. Watch Calvin's talk here. Matteo Rinaudo, Senior Developer Advocate @ AWS "AWS CloudFormation - technical introduction" To concule this event, we welcomed to the stage Matteo from AWS. In this session, Matteo went into detail on a technical overview of how we can use AWS CloudFormation to programmatically describe infrastructure with code, including best practices and lessons learned from Matteo himself. Watch Matteo's talk here. 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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