Welcome to October’s newsletter and happy Halloween! Well, what a month it has been in the news. I’m going to deliberately avoid talking too much about politics, I’m sure we have all seen plenty of political coverage in the news this month! Although there are a couple of U-turns that I have to warrant attention to. Sadly, the IR35 repeal I was gleefully reporting on last month is one. It’s back to the status quo on that one with no changes in the new year with the current IR35 legislation remaining in place. The other U-Turn was following Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter, then his attempt to pull out of the deal then the legal battle and finally his completed acquisition. One can assume this was a legal battle that Mr Musk was unlikely to win hence completing the purchase. The question on our lips is can we expect to see some colourful tweets from Donald Trump again now his account is rumoured to be reinstated? 😅
This month’s picture is me and with quite literally “DevOps Royalty”, one of the founders of the DevOps movement, Mr John Willis. I caught John as he attended the London DevOps meetup at KPMG’s offices. If you’re reading this, thanks for letting me grab a selfie, John! If you’re not familiar with Mr Willis’ work be sure to check him out on socials and of course you can read some of his publications, “The DevOps Handbook” and “Beyond the Phoenix Project”. https://itrevolution.com/faculty/john-willis/
In November we have a couple of really interesting events to share. As another DevOps celebrity, Mandi Walls, says “DevOps is as much about culture as it is tools”. So I’m delighted to be sharing a cultural event this Thursday incorporating an art exhibition and exploration of how business can harness untapped talent. Something a little different but interesting I thought. Swinging back to the technical side of things there’s Kubernetes Community Days towards the end of the month. Big thanks to Paula, one of the organisers, who has given the Prism Digital newsletter subscribers 10% off the tickets. Both events are listed in more detail below.
Kubernetes Community Days UK brings together the Cloud Native community from across the UK to learn, network and collaborate. Kubernetes Community Days UK is supported by the Cloud Native Computing Foundation, and organised by community group leaders.
Over the course of two days we will share stories of people using these technologies, both successes and failures - through in-depth technical talks, demonstrations of open source projects and workshops.