DevOps Exchange - August ft. CloudBees, Slalom, Bridgecrew & Millennium


DevOps Exchange was back again this month for another virtual event - this time with a jam-packed lineup of consultants discussing a variety of tools and digital transformations. 

August's event featured speakers from CloudBees, Slalom, Bridgecrew and Millennium Management. 

Please see below recordings from the evening, as well as presentations and links for the topics discussed. 

Manuel Schuller, Technical Director @ CloudBees

"Digital transformation towards microservices on multi-cloud: how to remove the anxiety."

Download Manuel's presentation here.

Companies are transforming. Transforming towards? Sometimes the answer is “towards complexity, towards anxiety", because we do not know exactly towards *what* we are going. In this anxiety, one can put: managing a growing number of microservices, realizing more frequently, manage multi-clouds.

We will discuss these topics and how anxiety can be removed with the adequate principles and tools.

Manuel is a senior DevOps evangelist, with a 20+ years international experience on both Dev and Ops solutions, in EMEA. With an excellent knowledge of both technologies and markets, he helps people practice DevOps principles in real-world organizations, and achieve results in big DevOps transitions projects, for CloudBees.

Manuel lives between Rome and Paris. He is also ITIL certified and a member of the CSA (Cloud Security Alliance), the Italian CDTI (Club Dirigenti Tecnologie dell’Informazione), and SiFPA (Simple Function Point Association).

You can learn more about DevOps World 2020 with CloudBees:

Corcoran Smith, Solution Architect @ Slalom Consulting
& Barak Schoster Goihman, CTO & VP Engineering, Co-founder @ Bridgecrew


"How to write a secured Terraform module"

You can download Barak's presentation here. 

Planning, provisioning, and changing infrastructure are becoming vital to rapid cloud application development. Incorporating Terraform infrastructure-as-code into software development promotes transparency and agility on cloud development. it can also enable another way of writing security as code. In this talk, we’ll cover some common IaC risks found in the wild. We will write a new Terraform module and will share a way to secure it from common misconfigs in CI/CD pipeline.

To learn more about Bridgecrew - check out their GitHub.

Barak: A tech-leader and open-source enthusiast based in Tel Aviv, Barak’s passion for software began at the age of 14. Starting with a BSc in Computer Science and MBA in IT, he went on to serve as tech lead of big data engineering at the IDF C4I & Cyber Security Directorate Then continued as data scientist and software architect at Fortscale and RSA Security. In 2019 Barak left RSA and joined the founding team of Bridgecrew, an innovative cloud security company as Co-founder and CTO.

Corcoran: Corcoran is a recovering Microsoft sysadmin, now full AWS fanboi. He’s helped organisations build big data platforms, migrate massive monolithic e-commerce platforms and build secure landing zones on AWS. He thoroughly enjoys automating himself out of a job, and helping teams and orgs deliver value faster, in a secure fashion as possible. Corcoran is a Solution Architect with Slalom, a Seattle-based consultancy with offices in 35 locations including London and Manchester.

Christian McHugh, Global Head of Automation @ Millennium Management

"Validation with Saltcheck"

Download Christian's presentation here.

A small tale from the trenches of solving a problem and finding that the real solution was in the tools we had with us, all along.

Christian has also written an incredibly insightful blog on Saltcheck: how to test your salt states, validate environments, deployments, or setting in mass.

Christian has been enjoying computer things since having to set jumpers on sound cards to make dos games function. Having scratched itches through various open-source projects, he's done a little bit of everything from infrastructure manager to DevOps leader to organizational improvement leader. He currently works as the Irish Country Manager and Global Head of Automation for a large hedge fund.

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