eXtreme Automation MasterClass (VIRTUAL)

DevOps is a growing movement that encourages closer collaboration of developers and system operations to help business goals to be achieved efficiently and on time. Software development and infrastructure scaling are very fast-paced nowadays. That brings a necessity of larger automation, measurement and information sharing for all involved processes.

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This 3-day virtual workshop focuses on solving challenges that organisations face when implementing DevOps initiatives. It introduces principles of DevOps and tools that help reach full automation of infrastructure provisioning and software delivery. Theoretical background as well as practical hands-on examples of tools like Ansible, Docker, AWS, Terraform, Kubernetes, Serverless and many others are given during this workshop.

The course runs in a small group with a lot of discussion and experience exchange. Attendees will receive references to documents, books, videos and GitHub projects for continuous, independent self-development. You will also receive the optional coding assignment for skill polishing. Homework will be reviewed and supplemented by constructive feedback.

What you will learn:

Introduction to DevOps: The story, Problems, Main principles

Team work: DevOps team topologies, Unplanned work, Making work visible, KanBan for Ops, Site Reliability Engineers

Automation is the key: Why to automate? What to automate? How to automate? When to not automate? Automation arguments, mathematical models, automation approaches

Continuous X: Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment, Continuous Delivery, Relation to DevOps, Lean, and Agile

Configuration management: Metadata management, Maturity model, Service Discovery, Configuration Servers, GitOps
Infrastructure automation: Managing environments, Developer’s machine, From development to production, Infrastructure scaling, Mean time to recovery, Servers vs. Serverless, SDN (Software Defined Networks), SDx (Software Defined Everything)

Cloud infrastructure: Public clouds, Private clouds, Cloud Economics, Cloud Security, IaaS (infrastructure as a service), PaaS (platform as a service), CaaS (container as a service), FaaS (function as a service)

Tooling: Local development, Infrastructure connectivity, Infrastructure provisioning, Infrastructure testing, Infrastructure monitoring

Lab work: Git, Vagrant, Packer, Bash/Fabric, Puppet/Ansible, ServerSpec, Jenkins/GitLab-CI/Bamboo, Docker, Terraform, AWS, Kubernetes, Serverless, ELK


Developers, software architects, technical project managers, system administrators.


You will need is a good WiFi and Internet connection with a nice quiet environment for you to both hear and also interact with your fellow course attendees.

We will provide full details of the software installation required a week prior to the course. You can find a set of minimal requirements below: https://gist.github.com/aadamovich/c68c802518c0b290ed63146554d60e6f

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