2017-11-23

DevOps Montréal, décembre 2017

This month we have one awesome talk about AWS Lambda, CloudWatch and Ansible. Thanks to CloudOps for sponsoring this meetup!

18h – Pizza and drinks

18h40 - Scheduling Lambda with CloudWatch through Ansible

AWS Lambda is used to run functions in the cloud and is a cloud-friendly way to perform operations without worrying about the infrastructure.
In this talk, we’ll see how we can run python functions in an automated way on AWS.
The first part of the presentation is a short presentation on Lambda, CloudWatch and Ansible; the second part, is a live demo to see how to schedule Lambda functions using Ansible playbooks in AWS for a specific use case.
By Nicolas Deixonne, DevOps Sys Admin at CloudOps

The details

Please register on EventBrite to help us plan for food & drinks.

When: The first Monday of the month. Doors open at 6:00 pm, presentations start at 6:40 pm.
For anyone who is interested in DevOps or delivering software. Newcomers, masters and people looking to hire are all welcome!
Food & drinks: Yes! Including soft drinks :-)

Questions? Discuss with all attendeesAsk the organizers.

2017-09-05

DevOps Montréal: septembre 2017

This month we have two main talk around handling high volume of data. elastic.co will be presenting their Elastic Stack followed by Donald to explain how to deal with challenge of processing high volume of data.

19:00 The Elastic Stack (from Elastic)

Description:
An in-depth discussion of the elastic.co (formerly ELK) stack featuring Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash, Beats, and X-Pack. We will go through each component and discuss how it can help with DevOps workloads.
By Pat Wendorf

20:00 Practical Handling for High Data Volume Processing

Description:
Let’s talk about some real world bottle necks in processing extremely high volumes (opinion) of data, and why some approaches were considered over others. The talk is aimed around how things got from A to Z, and why, using easy to implement solutions without too much complexity. No algorithms or patterns, just a casual look at some cases and how we got from a few hundred records a day to billions and the various redesigns in its evolution. No product pitch or complex topics, just showing why processing data doesn’t need to seem insurmountable.
By Donald Donovan

The details

Please register on EvenBrite to help us plan for the food & drinks.

When: The first Monday of the month. Doors open at 18:00, presentations start at 19:00.
Who: Everyone who is interested in DevOps or delivering software. Newcomers, masters and people looking to hire are all welcome!
Food & drinks: Yes! Including soft drinks :-)

Questions? Discuss with all attendeesAsk the organizers.

2017-04-24

May 1st, 2017

This month,  AppDirect is providing the food, drinks and location.

This evening will offer two presentations:

19h00 Secret management with HashiCorp Vault (From AppDirect)

Description:
Introduction to Vault: implementing, using and concepts of a secret management system. With current complex architecture and multiplication of components, we have to manage more and more secrets. With passwords, keys and even temporary accesses, they can be impossible to track down and manage properly. Vault allows us to move the ownership and control over to Vault, taking care of securing, storing and controlling access of each of those resources.

By Jean-Philippe Bélanger

 

20h00 Linux debugging tools you’ll love  (From Stripe)

Description:
Ever want to figure out what your program is doing, but don’t know how? Let’s try to fix that! I’ll talk about a bunch of my favourite debugging tools on Linux, that you can use to debug any program in any programming language. We’ll learn a little bit about operating systems and networking, and use our knowledge to understand why our programs are slow!

by Julia Evans

The details

Please register on EvenBrite to help us plan for the food & drinks.

When: The first Monday of the month. Doors open at 18:00, presentations start at 19:00.
Who: Everyone who is interested in DevOps or delivering software. Newcomers, masters and people looking to hire are all welcome!
Food & drinks: Yes! Including soft drinks :-)

Questions? Discuss with all attendeesAsk the organizers.

2017-03-02

March 6th, 2017

This month, Oceanwide is providing the food, drinks and location.

This evening will offer two presentations:

Doing DevOps with .Net & Windows
Description:

Oceanwide is a leader in the property & casualty insurance software market and offers configurable, cloud based solutions to brokers and carriers. In recent years, Oceanwide has faced increasing challenges to deliver high quality and performing software, at an increasingly fast pace. And then came DevOps.
In this session, Oceanwide will present how it is adopting a DevOps culture and present an overview of the toolset it uses to automate its processes, from build to monitoring. Though there remains much work ahead, the road is better defined and this presentation will capture what has already been done as well as ongoing and future projects, towards a set integrated DevOps processes and cultural shift.

By Vincent Lamonde

Real-time Infrastructure Monitoring for Modern Ops Teams
Description:

Learn all about New Relic’s newest product and how you can get a precise picture of your dynamically changing systems. New Relic Infrastructure delivers real-time health metrics correlated with recent configuration changes, so you can quickly resolve issues, scale rapidly, and deploy intelligently.

By NewRelic

Please register on EventBrite to help us plan for the food & drinks.

When: Monday March 6nd. Doors open at 18:00, presentations start at 19:00
Where: l’Espace 660
1 Place Alexis Nihon
6 th floor
Montreal, quebec H3Z 3B8, at 1 Place Alexis Nihon
Who: Everyone who is interested in DevOps and delivering software reliably
Cost: Free
Food & drinks: courtesy of oceanwide.
Questions? Ask the whole gang, Ask the organizers.

2017-02-02

Monitoring Microservices in Docker, Cloud Foundry and AWS Cloud

This month, we have one presentation about visibility into containerized environments.

The meetup back to centre cloud.ca this month!

Food & beverages and the space will be sponsored by CA Technologies.

Presentations

Monitoring Microservices in Docker, Cloud Foundry and AWS Cloud
Description: CA Technologies will present us their way or getting visibility into Containerized infrastructure.

Microservices, Cloud Foundry and Dockerized applications are adding a new layer of complexity to an already complex application environment. When application issues arise, it becomes difficult to pinpoint the source and, too often, you find yourself in lengthy war rooms or assigning experts to triage every issue. As a result, brand loyalty, customer satisfaction and innovation are negatively impacted. The old approach to application performance management just isn’t working. A new approach is needed. In this session you will learn how to monitor these new modern applications to ensure the customer experience.

The details

Please register on EventBrite to help us plan for the food & drinks.

When: Monday February 6th. Doors open at 18:00, presentations start at 18:30
Where: Centre cloud.ca, at 420 Rue Guy
Who: Everyone who is interested in DevOps and delivering software reliably
Cost: Free
Food & drinks: courtesy of CA Technologies.
Questions? Ask the whole gang, Ask the organizers.

2016-10-28

mgmt

This month, one presentation about the next generation configuration manager.

The meetup back to centre cloud.ca this month!

Food & beverages and the space will be sponsored by cloud.ca Inc.

Presentations

MGMTconfig demo
Description: James will present us a next gen config management tool, and the specific problems this project solves.
Please note that the talk will be in English.
By James @purpleidea.

The details

Please register on EventBrite to help us plan for the food & drinks.

When: Monday November 7th. Doors open at 18:00, presentations start at 19:00
Where: Centre cloud.ca, at 420 Rue Guy
Who: Everyone who is interested in DevOps and delivering software reliably
Cost: Free
Food & drinks: courtesy of cloud.ca.
Questions? Ask the whole gang, Ask the organizers.

2016-09-02

Monolithic VS Microservices Cloud Architecture

This month’s presentation is about applications Cloud Architecture.
The meetup is at centre cloud.ca and is sponsored by Interactive Intelligence.
Food & beverages will be sponsored by Interactive Intelligence.

The main presentation will be in english, but it’s Montreal: as usual most of the people attending can answer you question in french or english.

Your idea of lightning/short talks are welcome up to the last minute! Share your experiences!

Presentation

Monolithic VS Microservices Cloud Architecture

Description: Not All Clouds Are Created Equal

Many older cloud applications are monolithic under the covers. Even though they can serve multiple tenants, they’re built as a large set of highly interdependent components. A failure in one component can have devastating impact on another, resulting in service outages for many or even all clients. The problems are often exacerbated by deployment in data centers with limited access to hardware. The PureCloud℠ platform takes a radically different approach. Instead of using a number of tightly coupled components, it divides its functionality into hundreds of microservices. Each microservice is stateless and independently load-balanced.

Let’s compare clouds.
A monolithic cloud architecture relies on massive amounts of interlinked software. If one piece of the software breaks, the whole application, and other applications that are interlinked, must be updated. Where as a True Cloud architecture is made of independent microservices. Updates can be made to smaller independent microservices without impacting the whole.
A monolithic cloud architecture requires complex annual upgrades. This can include massive amounts of time planning and even downtime. But with a True Cloud, you get continuous updates and innovation. New features or enhancements are rolled out consistently with little to no impact on the user.
A monolithic cloud can include multiple points of failure.

Par: Steve Dobrzanski

We are always open to talks ideas, short or long. Submit them to “devops-montreal _@_ googlegroups.com”

Please register on EventBrite to help us plan for the food & drinks.

When: Monday September 12th. Doors open at 18:00, presentations start at 19:00
Where: Centre cloud.ca, at 420 Rue Guy
Who: Everyone who is interested in DevOps and delivering software reliably
Cost: Free
Food & drinks: courtesy of Interactive Intelligence.
Questions? Ask the whole gangAsk the organizers.

2016-05-30

Agility in operations

This month’s presentation is about the adaptation of the Agile methodology to the system operations work.

The meetup is at centre cloud.ca and is sponsored by CloudOps Inc.

Food & beverages will be sponsored by Nuglif.

The main presentation will be in french, but it’s Montreal: as usual most of the people attending can answer you question in french or english.

Your idea of lightning/short talks are welcome up to the last minute! Share your experiences!

Presentation

Qu’est-ce que les sysadmins peuvent tirer de l’agilité?

Description: Un sysadmin agile, ça existe? Y a-t-il un lien entre le mouvement devops et le mouvement agile? Est-ce que les sysadmins peuvent tirer profit des processus agiles comme scrum et kanban? Si oui, dans quelles situations?
Par: Michel Rivard

We are always open to talks ideas, short or long. Submit them to “devops-montreal _@_ googlegroups.com”

Please register on EventBrite to help us plan for the food & drinks.

When: Monday June 6th. Doors open at 18:00, presentations start at 19:00
Where: Centre cloud.ca, at 420 Rue Guy
Who: Everyone who is interested in DevOps and delivering software reliably
Cost: Free
Food & drinks: courtesy of Nuglif.
Questions? Ask the whole gangAsk the organizers.

2016-04-26

May 2016: DevOpsMtl security Edition

This month, we have one main presentations about security in general.

The meetup is at centre cloud.ca this month!

Food & beverages and the space will be sponsored by CloudOps Inc.

Presentations

Securing Your Infrastructure By Expecting User Error
Description: We build our IT systems to be fast, performant, power efficient, and secure enough to withstand direct hostile attacks. However, we rarely consider security vulnerabilities that may arise due to human error — faulty design, programming bugs, or bad user decisions. In this talk, we will look at how automotive engineers have learned to anticipate and minimize the impact of human errors, and will survey what technologies are available for us to apply the same approach when designing our IT infrastructure. By Konstantin Ryabitsev

There is opening for lightning talks about security, submit them to “devops-montreal _@_ googlegroups.com”

Please register on EventBrite to help us plan for the food & drinks.

When: Monday May 2nd. Doors open at 18:00, presentations start at 19:00
Where: Centre cloud.ca, at 420 Rue Guy
Who: Everyone who is interested in DevOps and delivering software reliably
Cost: Free
Food & drinks: courtesy of CloudOps Inc..
Questions? Ask the whole gang, Ask the organizers.

2016-03-01

config management Edition 2016

This month, we have three presentations about automation and configuration management.

The meetup back to centre cloud.ca this month!

Food & beverages and the space will be sponsored by CloudOps Inc.

Presentations

Terraform demo
Description: Quick introduction to Terraform on Deploying an infrastructure; network services and Virtual-Machines into a cloud. Then use docker and chef to provision a 2 tiers application stack. By Clement Contini

Next Generation Config Mgmt
Description: What would you need from the next generation of configuration management tool? By James @purpleidea.

Introduction to CFEngine3

Description: Short introduction to CFEngine3 to get an idea what is interesting.
About CFE modus operandi, bugs and few implementation details. By Egor M. (LastOps)

The details

Please register on EventBrite to help us plan for the food & drinks.

When: Monday March 7th. Doors open at 18:00, presentations start at 19:00
Where: Centre cloud.ca, at 420 Rue Guy
Who: Everyone who is interested in DevOps and delivering software reliably
Cost: Free
Food & drinks: courtesy of CloudOps Inc..
Questions? Ask the whole gang, Ask the organizers.