In-person is back!
Join us for two days of talks, workshops, learning and networking about everything SRE. Let's talk reliability, observability, cloud, Kubernetes, SL{I,O,A}s, telemetry, alerting, logs, Chaos Engineering and more!
Location
Building D1, Bureau
Design District, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0AX, United Kingdom
Date & Time
September 15-16, 2022
 Join us on September 15 & 16
We look forward to hosting you!
Keynote Speakers
Alayshia Knighten
Manager, Onboarding Engineering
at Honeycomb.io
Gunnar Grosch
SENIOR DEVELOPER ADVOCATE
AT AMAZON WEB SERVICES
Ajuna Kyaruzi
DEVELOPER RELATIONS
AT DATADOG
Miko Pawlikowski
Joyce Lin
HEAD OF DEVELOPER RELATIONS
AT POSTMAN
Location
Building D1, Bureau, Design District, 13 Soames Walk, Greenwich Peninsula, 
London SE10 0AX, United Kingdom

Proximity to the O2, bars, coffee shops, and restaurants

Nearest hotels: InterContinental & Holiday Inn

Jubilee Underground line, North Greenwich station
Schedule - day 1 (WIP)
Please refer to the local timezone - BST
8:00 AM
- 9:00
Meet & Greet & Coffee
Ground floor
Get in, grab a drink and meet some people
9:00 AM
- 9:30
TRACK 1
Progressive Delivery with Observability
Opening Keynote
Forum, 2nd floor
Build, test, and deploy can be a bloody nightmare. So we try in non-production environments and hold our breath, hoping that everything is okay when we push our deployments to production. When it’s not okay, we waste time mimicking a fake production environment. What if I told you we had a way to monitor our production systems based on the data we receive from them? **cough** Observability **cough**
Alayshia Knighten - Manager of Onboarding Engineering at Honeycomb.io
9:30 AM
- 10:00
TRACK 1
Developers are all the same
Keynote
Forum, 2nd floor
We know that developers are not all the same. But wait, they kind of are. This talk shares lessons learned from 20+ million developers to help SREs better engage with application developers.
Joyce Lin - Head of Developer Relations at Postman
10:00 AM
- 10:30
TRACK 1
The state of SRE in 2022 
Keynote
Forum, 2nd floor
Come and explore the landscape of SRE as it is in 2022, with the new trends, techniques and tools on the horizon.
10:30 AM
- 11:00
Coffee break
Ground floor
Drinks and snacks are served on the ground floor
11:00 AM
- 13:00
TRACK 2
Let's play the SRE Game!
Workshop
Ground floor & Workshop rooms
Whether you are already working with SRE in your organization or thinking about implementing this methodology, you learn the best by doing, and doing is much more fun when playing. The SRE game provides a safe environment to start experimenting with SRE. In the game, you will be challenged to advise an organization on increasing its reliability. Like in real life, you should balance the quality of the system with the number of features you deliver. Of course, incidents occur, and your success depends on the decisions you made. We will start the workshop with a short keynote. The keynote introduces you to the core concepts of the SRE game and practical tips on getting started. After the keynote, we will play the SRE game.
During the SRE game, you need to help a fictive organization increase the reliability of its systems without stopping to deliver new features.
After the game, we will reflect on the teams' performance and explain the optimal strategy to help the fictive organization. We will close the session with a small prize ceremony providing the winning team and the runner-up a small prize.
Jelmer de Jong & Lennart Timmers - Consultants at Xebia
11:00 AM
- 11:30
TRACK 1
5 Best Security Practices for your Production-Ready Containers
Talk
Forum, 2nd floor
No developer wants to be part of the morning news due to a security breach, but most application developers would rather write great code and ship cool new features than patch security issues. Thankfully, with simple best practices, developers can significantly reduce the attack surface of their containers before shipping them to production.
At Slim.AI, we analyzed hundreds of container images accounting for billions of pulls annually to better understand the risks facing developers today. This talk provides highlights of our investigation and simple steps developers can take to address security issues in their containers BEFORE they get to production.
Martin Wimpress - Developer Community Relations at Slim.ai
11:30 AM
- 12:00
TRACK 1
Multi Region Deployments with AWS CI/CD and Terraform
Talk
Forum, 2nd floor
Have you ever looked into multi region deployments on AWS whether to enhance user experience or ensure business continuity to name a few? Are you interested to hear about how to achieve repeatability of multi region deployments with AWS CI/CD and Terraform? If yes, this talk is for you.
Lerna Ekmekcioglu - Sr Solutions Architect, Global Financial Services at AWS
12:00 PM
- 12:30
TRACK 1
Kubernetes, Lessons Learnt
Talk
Forum, 2nd floor
This session will focus on lesson learnt from architecting and deploying (large) kubernetes clusters at production environments. The lessons are all real world, Ones that me and the customers have experienced. If I can "Save" one soul I have done my part :-)
Kobi Biton - Container Specialist Solutions Architect at AWS
12:30 PM
- 13:00
TRACK 1
Incidents: the customer empathy workshop you never wanted
Talk
Forum, 2nd floor
Organizations are focusing on incidents more than ever but failing to leverage them to their full potential. But by framing incidents and post-incident reviews as customer empathy-building opportunities, we can facilitate more creative technical problem-solving, unlock improvements to your response process, and enable organizational agility that otherwise might have gone unnoticed.
This workshop will deliver actionable methods to increase customer empathy before, during, and after an incident. Attendees will learn how reframing incidents and post-incident reviews around the customer inspires more creative problem-solving and drives superior experiences for customers; and how deeper relationships between responding groups creates organizational gold.
Ryan McDonald - Responder Advocate at FireHydrant
13:00 PM
- 14:30
Lunch & Networking
Ground floor
Grab something to eat and have a chat with others at the ground level !
14:30 PM
- 15:00
TRACK 1
A State of Continuous Merge: The Secret to Happier, More Productive Dev Teams
Talk
Forum, 2nd floor
Developer happiness is a nearly exact reflection of how happy your code merge path is... when it's riddled with friction, this impacts dev experience as well. We'll dive into how to change this.
Yishai Beeri - CTO at LinearB
15:00 PM
- 15:30
TRACK 1
Overcoming CVE Shock - Adding Perspective in Vulnerability Scanning
Talk
Forum, 2nd floor
“CVE shock” is the state of total helplessness felt by a dev or security engineer facing the overwhelming list of CVEs returned by the vulnerability scanner. Sound familiar? We’ll unpack this and help you overcome it.
Ben Hirschberg - Co-founder and VP R&D - Technology at Armo 
15:30 PM
- 16:00
TRACK 1
The Freedom of Kubernetes requires Chaos Engineering to shine in production
Talk
Forum, 2nd floor
Like any other technology transformation, k8s adoption typically starts with small “pet projects”. One k8s cluster here, another one over there. If you don’t pay attention, you may end up like many organizations these days, something that spreads like wildfire: hundreds or thousands of k8s clusters, owned by different teams, spread across on-premises and in the cloud, some shared, some very isolated.
When we start building application for k8s, we often lose sight of the larger picture on where it would be deployed and more over what the technical constraints of our targeted environment are.
Sometimes, we even think that k8s is that magician that will make all our hardware constraints disappear.
In reality, Kubernetes requires you to define quotas on nodes, namespaces, resource limits on our pods to make sure that your workload will be reliable. In case of heavy pressure, k8s will evict pods to remove pressure on your nodes, but eviction could have a significant impact on your end-users.
How can we proactively test our settings and measure the impact of k8s events to our users? The simple answer to this question is chaos Engineering.
Henrik Rexed - Senior Staff engineer at Dynatrace
16:00 PM
- 16:30
TRACK 1
Policy as [versioned] Code
Talk
Forum, 2nd floor
Policy often causes more harm than good, is slow to update, exemptions are harder still to manage, measuring compliance at scale is near on impossible. Throwing some curly braces at a problem is not the solution. How do we fix it?
Chris Nesbitt-Smith - Consultant at UK Government
16:30 PM
- 17:00 PM
Booth crawl, giveaways, Chaos Engineering office hours
Ground floor
Meet our partners and sponsors, have an informal conversation about anything Chaos Engineering with our amazing speakers !

Miko Pawlikowski will also give away some free books!
17:00 PM
Happy hour
Celebrate freshly acquired skills with your new friends!
Schedule - day 2 (WIP)
8:00 AM
- 9:00
Meet & Greet & Coffee
Ground floor
Get in, grab a drink and meet some people
9:00 AM
- 9:30
TRACK 1
After the dust has settled: learning from incidents
Keynote
Forum, 2nd floor
You’ve saved the world (or at least your local dev environment) and are now eating some celebratory shawarma. Now what? The post-incident world often looks different to the one before. What next?
We’ve heard of post-mortem documents and incident review meetings but are they successful? Did we figure out the root cause or just cure the effects? Have we made things more brittle in the process? Might we have to repeat the steps in a month or three?
This talk will go over some case studies of incidents and their remediations to try to answer some of those questions, and also the hardest part: getting the ball rolling.
Ajuna Kyaruzi - Developer Relations at Datadog
9:30 AM
- 10:00
TRACK 1
Improve resilience with automated chaos engineering
Keynote
Forum, 2nd floor
The transition into more complex systems is accelerating, and chaos engineering has proved to be a great-to-have option in our toolbox to handle this complexity. But the speed at which we’re developing and deploying makes it hard to keep up through manual chaos experiments, so we turn to automation. In this session, we’ll look at how automated chaos experiments help us cover a more extensive set of experiments than we can cover manually and how it allows us to verify our assumptions over time as unknown parts of the system change.
Gunnar Grosch - Senior Developer Advocate at Amazon Web Services
10:00 AM
- 10:30

Coffee break
Ground floor
Drinks and snacks are served on the ground floor
10:30 AM
- 12:30
TRACK 2
Intro to Loki workshop
Workshop
Ground floor & Workshop rooms
Aengus and Willie will show some tips and tricks to get started with Loki!
Aengus Rooney, Solution Engineer & Willie Engelbrecht, Senior Solution Engineer - Grafana Labs
10:30 AM
- 11:00
TRACK 1
Automation with Scalable & Secure SSH
Talk
Forum, 2nd floor
How do you deliver security and reliability on a network with thousands of servers with complete automation? We will use signed certificates with principals for SSH to automate the infrastructure with Ansible. It will scale SSH securely and reliably to automate thousand of servers using Ansible.
Rajat Gupta - Principal SRE at TIDAL 
11:00 AM
- 11:30
TRACK 1
Reliability Runs Efficiently at the Junction of Automation and Agile
Talk
Forum, 2nd floor
Reliability Engineering is more relevant daily, but there is a right way and a wrong way to approach it. The wrong way is manual tracking and validation. The right way is automation and single-source of truth. We designed this presentation to show how automation can make Teams' work self-managing.
Joe Scholz - Agile Lead at Capital One
11:30 aM
- 12:00
TRACK 1
Technology is Necessary, But Not Sufficient
Talk
Forum, 2nd floor
Adopting and evolving technologies in an organisation is important and can offer significant advantages. However, translating these advantages into bottom-line benefits often comes from combining technical change with social change - we must not just change the technology, but also rewrite the rules governing how that technology is used.
We are seeing growing thought leadership moving into this sociotechnical space: SRE, Data Mesh, DevOps and Platform Engineering are equally about the technology as they are about the rethinking of how teams are designed and organised.
In this talk we hope to help you understand how to apply this sociotechnical thinking to your organisation, so you unlock the - often untapped - bottom-line benefits of technical change.
Simon Copsey - Lead Transformation Consultant at OpenCredo
12:30 PM
- 14:00
Lunch & Networking
Ground floor
Grab something to eat and have a chat with others at the ground level
14:00 PM
- 14:30
TRACK 1
Migrating a monolith to Cloud-Native and the stumbling blocks that you don’t know about
Talk
Forum, 2nd floor
Have you started your Cloud-Native journey? Now that you’ve gotten past that first hurdle, I’m here to say there’s more to think about. I’ll talk about stumbling blocks that a masked enterprise called AsgharLabs had to deal with, and hopefully shed some light on things you haven’t thought about.
JJ Asghar - Developer Advocate at IBM
14:00 PM
- 14:30
TRACK 2
Chaos Engineering for Cloud native Apps
Talk
Ground floor
Improve application resilience with chaos testing by deliberately introducing faults that simulate real-world outages. Azure Chaos Studio is a fully managed chaos engineering experimentation platform for accelerating discovery of hard-to-find problems, from late-stage development through production.
Ashish Bhalgat - Azure SME / Cloud Architect @ Enterprise Modernization Platform & Cloud at Thoughtworks
14:30 PM
- 15:00
TRACK 1
DevSecOps - The Story of 3 Security Breaches
Talk
Forum, 2nd floor
Security is generally the compromise made in the interest of faster release cycles. This talk covers the story of three real-world security breaches and the DevSecOp failures behind them. Featuring vastly different environments, these stories highlight the commonalities in most security breaches.
Yash Kadakia - Founder of ShadowMap
14:30 PM
- 15:00
TRACK 2
Stateless Linux Kernel Crashdumps
Talk
Ground floor
Ordinary Linux kdump support shares state between host system and crashkernel via root disk. How do you dump if there's no disks at all, or root disk LUKS keys aren't sharable with the crashkernel ? We demo a setup that successfully crashdumps by HTTP PUT using only crashkernel cmdline arguments.
Frank Hofmann - Linux Developer at Cloudflare
15:00 PM
- 15:30
TRACK 1
Impostor syndrome in the IT world from a conference speaker's perspective
Talk
Forum, 2nd floor
Impostor Syndrome affects most of the people working in IT. It affects also conference speakers. I will share with you my struggles in public speaking and how I fight the impostor syndrome at every conference. Hopefully helping you to fight impostor syndrome in your every day life.
Antonio Cobo - Principal Consultant at Contino
15:00 PM
- 15:30
TRACK 2
Secure your secrets with automation
Talk
Ground floor
Secrets are something we need to implement to secure our apps/api communication, how can we handle secrets securely? This session will focus on secret definition, why it's important to rotate them and how to handle them in a secure way.
This session is based on a real business case, and include a demo on how to implement such solution.
The business case is related on automation of secrets used by external partners which previously needed human interaction to be rotate, with the content of this session humans need just to notify partners that there is a new secret.
Andrea Francesco Giunta - SRE at Microsoft
15:30 PM
- 16:00
TRACK 1
From Zero Visibility to Full Observability in <30 mins with Grafana
Talk
Forum, 2nd floor
The journey from zero to hero in the Observability field!
Aengus Rooney, Solution Engineer & Willie Engelbrecht, Senior Solution Engineer - Grafana Labs
15:30 PM
- 16:00
TRACK 2
How to make Dev and Ops folks look good as an SRE
Talk
Ground floor
There are many ways to make someone look good. As an SRE you can help your Dev and Ops colleagues with making sure their applications run reliably, perform well and don’t consume too much resources. Do this in a large environment, with many moving parts and you’ll be their hero. During this talk we’ll show you how you can leverage machine learning in Kubernetes based environments to achieve hero status with ease.
Niels Roetert - Solutions Architect at StormForge
16:00 PM
- 16:30
TRACK 1
Dev Team Metrics that Matter
Talk
Forum, 2nd floor
What is the most valuable outcome? This is the most important question to answer before starting an engineering metrics program. In this talk I discuss which dev team metrics matter most, the outcome they produce, and pitfalls to avoid when starting a metrics initiative.
Ariel Illouz - Manager of Software Engineering  @ LinearB
16:00 PM
- 16:30
TRACK 2
An SRE guide to Linux Kernel upgrades
Talk
Ground floor
Are you afraid of production Linux Kernel upgrades? Too risky? But what if I told you that it is more risky NOT to upgrade your kernel regularly? And what if I told you it is safer to deploy the Linux Kernel than any other software? This talk aims to demystify Linux Kernel releases !
Ignat Korchagin - Engineering Manager at Cloudflare
16:30 PM
- 17:00 PM
Booth crawl, giveaways, Chaos Engineering office hours
Ground floor
Have a final chat with all speakers and other attendees, as well as our partners and sponsors.

Miko Pawlikowski will give away even more free books!
17:00 PM
Happy hour
The conference is over, let's network even more!
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Who is this event for?
If you care about building reliable systems, this event is for you.

For experienced SREs and software engineers, it's a chance to meet fellow practitioners, update yourself on the latest trends and tools, and to share your knowledge with others.

For newcomers to the SRE world, you can get a kickstart into your new career, or quench the thirst for knowledge. Not sure what the buzz is all about? Come and ask more experienced colleagues and make some friends while at it!

For decision makers, CTOs and senior managers, come and see where the field is going.
Covid-19 Policy
Our priority is to hold a safe event.

Although there are currently no legal requirements to wear face masks at events such as conferences, we strongly recommend (and politely request) that all our attendees wear masks whenever possible, particularly when moving around the building.

We expect attendees to be mindful of their health and considerate of each other.

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