Wednesday, 5th June in London

This meetup was organised by Cloud Native LDN in June 2019


Join this months Cloud Native to gain practical tips in observability for microservices and how to create a DevOps culture!

Creating a DevOps culture, whatever that means

Getting the benefits of DevOps requires more than just tools and process. You also need the organizational context and norms - the culture - that allows DevOps practices and thinking to thrive. Nailing these down, let alone what “culture” even is, can be hard - the veritable nailing Jello to the wall. This talk will define what culture is and then cover several proven methods for leading culture change.

Michael Coté

Michael Coté works at Pivotal on the advocate team. He focuses on how large organizations are getting better at building and delivering software to help their business run better and grow. He’s been an industry analyst at RedMonk and 451 Research, worked in corporate strategy and M&A at Dell in software and cloud, and was a programmer for a decade before all that. He does several technology podcasts (such as Software Defined Talk), writes frequently on how large organizations struggle and succeed with agile development and DevOps, blogs at, and is @cote in Twitter. Texas Forever!

Observability for Microservices: practical advice

In this talk I will briefly review what observability is and why old paradigms break when dealing with microservices. Then I'll give you my favorite tips to help you achieve a better understanding of your microservices architecture.

Alex Tasioulis

Alex is the Platform Engineering Lead at On the dot where he employs cloud native solutions to solve technical challenges. Previously he worked as a Devops Consultant helping companies adopt modern ways of dealing with infrastructure. Alex recently discovered a new love for developing video games and working on electronics projects, but his favorite thing is still Italian food.

Securing microservices in a serverless world

The world of IT is changing with a vast number of services moving from centralised servers to decentralised server providers the likes of Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). With the concept of “serverless”, the services themselves are also becoming decentralised, meaning that they are broken down into smaller pieces called microservices. In his presentation, Andreas will explore the major benefits of going serverless, the challenges this approach to architecture presents to traditional IT security, and try to answer the question, “so why isn’t serverless super popular yet?” The presentation is based on an article published in the annual mnemonic Security Report (

Andreas Claesson

Andreas Claesson works at the European IT and information security company mnemonic as a Senior Security Consultant in their Technical Risk Services department. Based in Oslo, his main focus area is security assessments of cloud environments, which requires a different approach compared to traditional IT security. He has a background in software development giving him an extra dimension in his security work.

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