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November 30, 2023 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm UTC+1

London DevOps #79

Devoteam UK Office

5th Floor, Cottons Centre, Hay's Ln, London SE1 2QG

Welcome to London Dev Ops.

These are monthly meetups in Central London covering everything about DevOps. The events cover people and process in-depth, and technologies such as Cloud Automation, Orchestration, Containers, Virtualisation, Service Discovery, Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery.

The objectives are:

1. Allow everyone to learn about new products, services and techniques

2. Help and expand the DevOps Community in London

3. Explore and have fun!

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Everyone is welcome, from people that have been doing DevOps for a long time to new starters.

18:00: Arrival, registration
18:30: Talks start
20:00: Networking with food and a drink provided by Devoteam

Talk 1:
Save Cash and Carbon – with Graham Zabel, Head of DevOps Devoteam

Session Abstract: Too often, enterprise scale business leaders are misled into thinking that their rising cloud costs can be solved using only the standard FinOps practices. These techniques are a great starting point, however they generally only focus on directly affecting the spend items showing up in the billing, leaving all the indirect causes unaddressed. This creates a situation where businesses think they are solving their Cloud spend problem, when in reality the biggest problems have not been measured or addressed.

Talk 2:

Adopt or Pass? Real-World Learnings from Adopting Crossplane – Gabriel Cismondi

In the world of infrastructure as code, Crossplane has emerged as a name synonymous with innovation and potential. The buzz surrounding it isn’t unfounded, but as with every other technology it has strengths and weaknesses. Gabriel will talk through the lessons learned from adopting Crossplane, the challenges it solves, what excites him and what doesn’t.

Gabriel is a senior engineer, focusing on the cloud and DevOps / platform space for the last ten years, and currently works as a senior platform engineer @ JPMorgan. In addition to being passionate about all the tech and tools in the cloud/platform space, he loves solving “people” challenges and help creating high-performing teams and organizations.

📅 Date: 30th of November
⏰ Time: 6PM
📍 Location: Devoteam London Office

About Devoteam UK:

Devoteam UK is a leading technology consulting firm, specializing in digital transformation, cloud services, and innovative solutions. Our team of experts helps organizations harness the power of technologies like AWS to drive business growth and enhance operational efficiency.

For more information about Devoteam UK and our AWS Partnership, visit our website.

Don’t miss this opportunity and register now to secure your spot!


Graham Zabel

Head of DevOps at Devoteam UK

• 30 years experience with highly successful organisations in high technology environments, architecting, designing and developing complex, creative computer systems. • Specific expertise in financial risk and energy. • Excellent leadership and communications skills. • Organised and motivated with proven ability in problem solving and quantitative analysis.

Gabriel Cismondi

VP, Sr Lead Software Engineer (platform)

With over 15 years of experience in IT, Gabriel is passionate about leading and mentoring high-performing teams, creating innovative solutions, and challenging the status quo. He is currently a Platform Software Engineer (VP) at JPMorgan Chase & Co., where he leverages his expertise in cloud-native architecture, Cloud computing, and DevOps to build next-generation platforms in the financial services space.

November 30, 2023 - 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm UTC+1

London DevOps #79