DevOps Double Bill

Monday, 4 November 2019

"3 Lessons Learned from a Decade of DevOps" - with Chris Jackson

"DevOps... Is it a state of mind? Is it a job description? Is it a portfolio of open source tools? Is it the product of a great marketing team? In this talk, we will share experiences of building DevOps capability in small organisations and FTSE-100 enterprises. We will also address some proven ideas for kick-starting your own DevOps plans and most importantly... how to get the leaders in your business to invest in it properly!"

"An Introduction to Azure DevOps" - with Dan Clarke

"Azure DevOps covers a variety of things - from agile project management and issue tracking, to CI/CD, to hosting your source-code, and much more. In this talk, we'll be delving into each of the Azure DevOps "Services", explaining what each one is and how they work. This is not a high-level vague abstract talk - instead, it'll be quite demo-heavy, showing how you use it, and how it all fits together. By the end of this talk, you'll have a good understanding of how to use Azure DevOps in both your workplace and also your personal projects."

Speaker Bios

Chris Jackson

"Chris is the Chief Technology Officer at Thomas International. A commercial and technical leader, with broad experience that spans from digging into software architecture reviews to defining go-to-market strategies for new products. Skilled in building world class technology teams that have pioneered new ways of building software and have designed and sold multi-million-pound technology contracts to FTSE-100 companies."

Dan Clarke

"Dan is an independent software developer with over 20 years of commercial experience. He works for his own company, Everstack Ltd, providing software development and consultation services for multiple businesses. He's very passionate about software development, productivity, and ongoing learning and self-improvement. His blog can be found at He's also a recently awarded Microsoft MVP."



  • Corriculo Recruitment - Kindly covering the venue, drinks, and helping us at each event
  • Everstack - Dan's company, helping organise and manage the user group
  • .NET Insights - James' company
  • Manning Books - Prize draw sponsor (ebook of winner's choice)
  • New Orbit - Prize draw sponsor (Raspberry Pi starter kit)

Prize-draw winners

  • Manning ebook: James M
  • Raspberry Pi starter kit: Martin P