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London DevOps #61 (Online) – 13th May

May 13 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


This month we will have an SRE-focused meetup. We will begin with a talk from Sal Kimmich from Reliably, and follow this with a panel session exploring some of the aspects of Sal’s talk.

The Zoom link for the meetup is

Please see speakers and agenda below;

6:00pm – Introductions

6:10pm – Sal Kimmich – From DevOps to SRE in Cloud: Understanding Error Budgets, SLOs and SLI Automation

There’s a major culture shift going on in tech today: both the software infrastructure and management/operations of people have become increasingly distributed and automated. Those who’s been in tech in the last decade are likely very familiar with the concept of DevOps, defined as a set of practices that combines software development (Dev) and IT operations (Ops). The new field of Site Reliability Engineering was introduced in the last decade. Defined by Ben Treynor, founder of Google’s Site Reliability Team, as “what happens when a software engineer is tasked with what used to be called operations”, this new way of developing with reliability first changes the way we think about building software fundamentally.

In this talk we’ll cover two important things:
1) Handling incidents in post production is dangerous and costly, so shifting to an error budget can change the way you fundamentally engineer and monitor your system
2) Micro-service architectures are complex, learn to automate the way you handle increasingly micro-service structures and their distributed dependencies with open source tooling

Sal Kimmich is the Developer Advocate for Reliably, the leading SRE automation tool. Sal is passionate about evolving the best practices of site reliability engineering, distributed computing and tracing. They care about the human-centered management of data-driven systems, helping people build data ecosystems that make sense, and solving hard problems through the clever use of math.

6:35pm – Panel Session

We will be talking about some of the topics covered in Sal’s talk. If you have an interest in SRE, Error Budgets, SLOs and SLIs and would like to be on the panel, please get in touch!

7:00pm – Social Session

We’ll use the Zoom meeting to socalise afterwards – feel free to unmute and turn your video on to say hello.

If you’d like to participate in a future meetup, please fill in this form and we’ll get back to you!


May 13
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


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