Two-day

GrillOps Conf

14,15 September 2019
Wrocław

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Join us for GrillOps 2019, a gathering of DevOps culture enthusiasts from around the world.

Following the popularity of GrillRB and GrillJS, we come with the next step in embracing the new way of the IT - the GrillOps conference. GrillOps is Polish outdoor single-track community-driven conference fully dedicated to DevOps Culture and Clouds. The conference will be held in Wrocław on September 14-15. During the two day event, we are going to discuss the topics which are the most crucial for Ops community, such as endless possibilities of harvesting power of SaaS model, best cloud architectures and how to keep your budget in check. Come and exchange the knowledge and experience, talk over projects with others in a relaxing & enjoyable environment.

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Agenda
Day 1
Saturday
Day 2
Sunday
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13:00 - 14:00
Registration
Come early, get your badge and secure the best spot!
14:00 - 14:45
Cloud DevOps evolution
Oleksandr Mykhalchuk

DevOps & Clouds went through a long path already, but the journey continues.

Walk together with Oleks over key evolution stages of Cloud. See how this evolution influenced DevOps, dive into its current state, and together prepare for the future.

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15:00 - 15:45
CI/CD with IaaC on AWS using CloudFormation + Ansible + JenkinsPipeline + Git
Szymon Święcki

Probably most of you encountered problems with environment convergention (“works locally” - says developer). In this talk I will show you how whole test suite can be performed on “mirrored” production-like platform (“works on prod” - says developer"). This cost effective solution helped SecurionPay minimise threats during production deployments (proved by high uptime). Using this tech stack we were able to scale our development team rapidly. New features can be tested on dedicated production-like environments in parallel.

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16:00 - 16:45
Azure Storage
Adam Skibicki

Azure Storage is a data storage solution in Azure cloud. It is divided into smaller services: Table, Queue, Blob and FileShare. In this presentation I will try do discuss all of them with focus on their interesting applications and less obvious characteristics. If you want to expand your knowledge about storing data in Azure, you cannot miss this presentation.

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16:45 - 18:00
GRILL
Delicious barbecue, sausages, steaks and more grilled over charcoal.
18:00 - 18:45
When developers are on call
Nicolas Moutschen

When talking about moving to DevOps model, developers often ask if it will mean they have to be on-call in the middle of the night, and ops people wonder what their new role will be. During this talk, I will explore different DevOps implementations that I have seen in the wild, and share my own struggles between Dev and Ops as a tech manager.

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19:00 - 19:45
From Containers to Kubernetes Operators
Philipp Krenn

“Containers are the new ZIP format to distribute software” is a fitting description of today’s development world. However, it is not always that easy and this talk highlights the development of Elastic’s container strategy over time:

  • Docker images: A new distribution model.
  • Docker Compose: Local demos and a little more.
  • Helm Chart: Going from demo to production.
  • Kubernetes Operator: Full control with upgrades, scaling, …

Besides the strategy we are also discussing specific technical details and hurdles that appeared during the development. Or why the future will be a combination of Helm Chart and Operator (for now).

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20:00
Middle Party
Take a rest and spend a good time together with us.
09:00 - 09:45
Databases on Kubernetes: Why you should care
Denis Wilson Souza Rosa

With the rise of Kubernetes StatefullSets and CRDs, we started thinking about running databases on it. But why should I do that in the first place? How hard is it? Which are the challenges? Is it production already? All those questions will be answered during a live demo where we will deploy a database, deploy an operator, fail nodes, scale up and down with nearly no manual intervention.

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10:00 - 10:45
Centralize Logging multi-AWS accounts
Zamira Jaupaj

Design serveless architecture to collect a log across AWS Account using Kinesins Firehose, S3, CloudWatch and Lambda function

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11:00 - 11:45
The steps to effective Azure governance
Sjoukje Zaal

Many companies fail to understand and implement Azure governance. This can result in many unwanted results, like accidently deleting resources in your Azure environment, non-compliance with external regulations, deploying costly resources, or deploying resources in the wrong Azure regions. The solution to this is Azure governance, the ongoing process of managing, monitoring, and auditing the use of Azure resources to meet the goals and requirements of your organization.

In this session we are going to look at Azure Blueprints, Azure Policy, Management Groups and the Resource Graph to effectively manage your Azure environment.

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12:00 - 12:45
How we killed DevOps by creating a dedicated DevOps team
Adam Nowak

In the early days of Netguru, we were a bunch of developers and didn’t even think of having a dedicated ops role – life was simple and easy. The company grew, so did our requirements and challenges, and that’s why we’ve decided to change this by introducing The DevOps Team. That’s also how we’ve entered a very dangerous path with a lot of obstacles related to technology, people, and culture. This presentation is about real scenarios which we’ve encountered and the way we handled them. This is a story about money, expectations, tickets, sweat, and long hours spent making everybody happy. If you’re thinking of hiring a “DevOps Specialist”, then this talk is just for you. Don’t wake up one day and realise that there’s a team in your organisation which takes your focus and energy in the wrong direction.

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12:45 - 14:00
GRILL

Delicious barbecue, sausages, steaks and more grilled over charcoal.

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14:00 - 14:45
Provisioning an AWS Fargate fleet using Terraform
Juan Luis Sanchez

AWS ECS Fargate is gaining more popularity these days, and it’s considered a cool way to get involved in Docker deployments and orchestrators for the first time. It could be viewed as a direct competitor to other PaaS services like Heroku or ElasticBeanstalk. It introduces a lower market price and also the fact of having more infrastructure flexibility and control, but it certainly comes with more configuration hassle. That’s why an Infrastructure as Code tool could be convenient. In this opportunity, I’m choosing Terraform as it has a great way to encapsulate reusable configurations into modules which expose only the necessary variables to put everything on track.

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15:00 - 15:45
TBA
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119 PLN + VAT
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Until: 16-07-2019
217 PLN + VAT
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Until: 14-09-2019

10% of ticket price will be donated to charity.

GrillOps will be located on Wzgórze Andersa in Wrocław. The hill is 2.5 kilometers from the city center. In the near distance, there are hotels, restaurants, shops, and AquaPark.

Wrocław is the largest town in western Poland. The city's major tourist attractions are: Panorama Racławicka, Ostrów Tumski , Wroclaw's fountain, Wroclaw's Dwarfs and Old Town-Historic Center.

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Marcin Wierzbicki
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Łukasz Horonziak
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Łukasz Łanecki
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Daniel Aniszkiewicz
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Paweł Pych
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Patrycja Wereszko
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Izabela Polewska
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Marek Polewski

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