Join us for the Kingston local edition of this summer Play-with-Docker workshop series!
Let’s face it: nobody gets into IT so they can maintain legacy apps. We dream about innovation and about changing the world, but 80% of IT budgets are spent maintaining existing systems and “just keeping the lights on.” The massive cost of maintenance doesn’t leave much room to innovate.
By “containerizing” existing apps, you can realize immediate savings (in time, money, and other resources), so you can allocate more of your budget toward innovation. Moving an application to Docker doesn't mean you have to re-write your whole application. In this hands-on technical lab, we'll containerize an older, monolithic application without changing any code. And you'll see the benefit of running it on Docker. Then in a few simple steps, we'll build additional services in separate containers, breaking features out of the monolith into separate containers, without rewriting the app.
Join us to learn how to leverage containers in your organization. We’ll discuss the benefits of Docker/containers and microservices architecture, and share a live demo – containerizing an existing app and re-deploying on Docker in a matter of minutes.
Bring your laptop and #LearnDocker. Food and drinks will be provided! Let everyone know you’re coming by using #LearnDocker.
I was born and raised in Jamaica, a small island filled with talents and potential for producing world-class athletes, singers, writers and other professions. Before 2008, I did not know much about computers, but I knew I loved maths and solving problems. In 2011, my freshman year at the University of the West Indies, I was introduced to programming and Python. Afterwards, I set sail to meet the Horizon by contributing to open-source projects such as PHP Curl, Dubbizle PHP, Pyramid, Kotti, ERPNext, Plone and many others.
It has been three years now since I started to work for David Bain at his company, Alteroo, where I take on the role of a full stack software developer / DevOps in the area of Digital CX using Plone, Kotti and other frameworks. My aim alongside Alteroo is to provide a seamless end-to-end experience for the stakeholders of any system we develop. Thus, making it easier for clients and other developers to work faster with no hassle. On the side, I write UAT / robot tests, performance and load tests to ensure that any code I write is of high quality and is maintainable.
On a daily basis, I watch and read tech-related news and events. I am always looking out for what is next and how to improve existing technologies and techniques. Keep moving forward is my motto, and technology is one of the only ways I see to do so.
Skilled IT & Infrastructure expert with moderate experience in public, but more in the private sector. Excellent interpersonal skills across social and economic boundaries with wide-ranging networking and training/capacity building expertise. Dedicated and convincing advocate on issues related to health and social development.
Professional competencies include:
• Demonstrated ability to manage/lead a team, including a willingness to communicate openly, listen well, learn from others, and lead through mutual respect
• Keen attention to detail and extensive planning, decision-making, and problem-solving capabilities
• Proven skills and competencies in project development, proposal writing, and negotiations with various types of organizations
• Excellent organizational and communication skills, including recognized ability to facilitate collaboration among diverse groups around specific issues
WHAT I DO?
I provide private coaching for SaaS teams on:
a) Increasing their deployment frequency
b) Decreasing their lead time for changes
c) Decreasing their outage frequency
d) Decreasing their code change failure rate
WHY IT WORKS: At IThance, we exclusively work with SaaS teams that are completely frustrated with their status quo. By helping them meet these objectives they thoroughly increase their operational throughput as well as product stability.
Teams with these four metrics optimised are 1.53 times more likely to meet or exceed their goals as a company.
HOW IT WORKS: The first step to learn how I can be of service is by scheduling a complimentary 45 Minute Strategy Session. During this call, we will explore your needs and goals and determine if I can make a positive impact on your bottom line. If you are chronically plagued with service outages and your team is pulling frequent all-nighters, I will provide a high-level RoadMap that can be actioned to propel you forward.
AREA OF EXPERTISE:
DevOps Coaching | Developer Advocate | Developer Training
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