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Sydney, Australia
December 12–13, 2019
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Thursday, December 12 • 13:35 - 14:00
Building K8s on AWS and Enabling Developers to Deliver. What to Do Better - Greg Sansom, Zip & Fahad Tariq, CMD

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Zip’s been on a journey of discovery, migration and adoption and meeting strict demands. This is the journey Greg Sansom and Fahad Tariq would like to share with you. An infrastructure team usually has brilliant ideas on how development should happen. So engineers plan and they build and they usually get eighty percent right. This talk is about the twenty they don’t, and why.

The company recently took advantage of an opportunity to develop a brand new platform with aim of vastly improving deployment capabilities. With the help of a partner, 143 git repositories, 16000 commits from 54 people, there’s been a few lessons learnt. Having developers involved from the start and deploying to the environments meant fast feedback, a reorganisation of priorities and occasionally, a validation or two.

This talk is about the challenges faced, compromises made, promises kept and lessons learned.

Speakers
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Greg Sansom

Head of Infrastructure & Operations, Zip
Greg looks after Zips Infrastructure and Operational processes, keeping Zips platforms secure, stable and scalable, and working with developers to ensure there is always a clear path to prod. Before joining the Zip family, Greg worked at Sabre where he built the global tech giants... Read More →
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Fahad Tariq

Principal Consultant, CMD
Fahad Tariq is a Principal Consultant at CMD Solutions. Fahad is an internal and external evangelist for containerised platforms and the benefits that can be obtained through the adoption of open source technologies. Fahad has an unhealthy obsession with the use of automated solutions... Read More →



Thursday December 12, 2019 13:35 - 14:00
Hall 5A
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