Sky Betting & Gaming event will be an interesting development for Leeds

Sky Betting & Gaming engineering manager Gav Harris writes for Digital City about a forthcoming DevOps event in Leeds.

Tuesday, 30th May 2017, 2:50 pm
Updated Sunday, 4th June 2017, 8:12 pm
Gav Harris.

Hundreds of jobs created at Sky Betting & Gaming are for roles that didn’t exist 10, or even five, years ago.

There is a lack of understanding in the region about what careers are available and what the remit of each role is.

As part of our commitment to skills, our next open house event will take a deep dive into ‘DevOps’.

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The concept of DevOps is a set of principles less than 10 years old. By exploring its origins and what the world looked like before DevOps, we’ll address the evolution beyond the labels ‘development’ and ‘operations’ and find out why it has much more to do with the Austin Allegro than the latest greatest technologies.

As an engineer, one of the best ways to understand something is through discovering how it breaks. It’s important to have the opportunity to learn when it happens.

We progressed from full stack development on a handful of servers to automating operations at scale, a story we’ll tell through a series of mistakes and how these mistakes, coupled with the right culture, can allow more to be learnt in months than would otherwise take years.

Many businesses will know that working with infrastructure and systems you don’t control can be painful.

Other teams have different priorities and requirements and it can be challenging to get everyone working together without the odd mistake.

Join us in Leeds on June 15 to find out how Sky Bet’s Gaming Tribe have begun to take ownership of their entire platform with the aim of greater responsibility and flexibility. Register today