#DOXLON July 2017

28/07/2017   LinuxRecruit community  

This month's DOXLON had another great lineup, with some thought provoking talks. We had Jeremie Vallee from healthcare start-up Babylon Health, who talked about their journey towards orchestration using a Minimum Viable Docker approach.

We were also joined by Federico Fregosi, who explained how the team at payments platform Curve are reacting to the changing role of Operations, with their developers building Kubernetes clusters and the SRE team coding microservices. We also heard from Jonas Chevalier from BCG Digital Ventures, who demonstrated how you can use nix to replace and improve upon Docker for packaging microservices.

Below you can find videos of each talk, which we hope you find useful. We’re always interested in speaking to people who would like to present at future events, so you if you have something interesting you’d like to talk about, please do get in touch.


Jeremie Vallee - Minimum Viable Docker: our journey towards orchestration 

While Kubernetes and Mesos are all the rage, you don't necessarily need a complex orchestration layer to start using and benefiting from Docker. Jeremie presents how Babylon Health is running its dockerised AI microservices in production and discusses some of the pros and cons of this approach - and what they have in store for the future.

Federico Fregosi - Ops is dead. Long live Ops

Ops is the past! DevOps is the present ! SRE is for giants! NoOps is the future! Fowler even says that a DevOps Engineer is an anti-pattern!

So will our job disappear in 10 years? What can we do about it? What is the next set of skills that we need? A startup is often a precursor to larger changes. Federico, Lead SRE, explains what they are trying to do at Curve, a Fintech startup where developers build Kubernetes clusters and the SRE team codes microservices.

Jonas Chevalier - Packaging microservices with nix

Docker is often used as an end-to-end solution where services are packaged using a Dockerfile, pushed to a container registry and then deployed to a container orchestration like Kubernetes. Jonas demonstrates how nix, the purely functional package manager, can replace and improve over docker in the development and build phase of the applications' lifecycle.


DOXLON is a monthly meetup in London organised by us at LinuxRecruit, and Outlyer, to exchange some of the latest ideas and technologies for running online services through two or three short presentations by invited speakers, and a chance to chat it after over drinks and pizza with like-minded people.

We started this event as we believe DevOps practices and ideas are the future of technology, and we have seen an insatiable demand for more knowledge about it from teams running online/cloud services in London. We now run it monthly and have become London's largest DevOps Meetup attracting a diverse and curious crowd.

For more information, please have a look at the DOXLON Meetup page.