11 - 13 May 2016

thestudio, Manchester, UK

How microservices and containers drive agility

Matt Saunders Sendachi

Session type: Case Study
Session duration: 60 minutes

About this Case Study

This session provides an introduction to the microservices architecture and (Docker) containers, including a number of practical examples to bring the concepts to life. We will then illustrate how these 2 tools can increase speed and agility, referring to lots of real life case studies as we go.

About the Speaker

Matt is a pragmatic technical operations architect and leader, using DevOps to deliver quality software quickly and efficiently. With a background in both enterprise and start-up worlds, Matt aims to bring the best of DevOps and continuous delivery ideas to software delivery teams of any size, usually using Docker. Matt is also co-organiser of the London DevOps meetup—a group with over 2,500 members which meets monthly.

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