I am sending June’s newsletter the day after one of England’s greatest ever competition results in beating Germany, so football and the Euro 2020 tournament have to be mentioned! I dug deep into my old photos and thought it would be fun to share this month’s profile picture of a *much* younger me at the Euros in Portugal in 2004. I could not resist asking the chap next to me for a photo; he was very obliging!
Moving back into our world, June has continued to be a busy month for us here at Prism. There seems to be no slowing down in the market with companies looking for DevOps and Cloud Engineers. This is creating a very candidate scarce market with huge competition between organisations to snap up the best engineers. If you are a manager hiring in this space, my best advice would be to move *fast* on your decision-making process, as good engineers are not hanging around for long!
With people now gradually returning more into the office, I have noticed there is a growing misalignment between some organisations and their new hires around remote working preferences. It is turning into a sensitive area, and we have seen in some cases new job placements fall through at the final hurdle as the expectations were not made clear at the beginning of the recruitment process by one or both parties. We spent some time on this last year surveying candidates on their views of remote working - the results are very interesting! You can read the report here: WFH Survey. It is key for businesses/departments to have their remote working policy really ironed out so candidates and companies can be aligned from the offset. Likewise, candidates need to make clear their remote working preferences, so employers fully understand their wants and needs. This will help avoid problems, disruption, and expense further down the line!
We have seen Google Cloud Platform (GCP) skills become more in demand this month compared with others. Given that there have been some bold predictions around GCP gaining a more sizable and solid share of the public cloud market, perhaps we are starting to see this truly develop. Are you interested in GCP and how it compares to other cloud platforms like AWS? You might want to check out one of our previous ‘DevOps VIPs’, Phil Wigg running through an intro of GCP in one of his talks.
Something else which is hard not to notice is the increasing
number of cryptocurrency-related businesses that are appearing in the
market. Whether it is established firms setting up their own new
platforms, or brand-new start-ups, it seems to be a booming new sector. With
that in mind and given the current trends elsewhere in the broader tech market,
the fight for the best talent is set to get even fiercer. We hope you are
As always, if you want to talk to me about the market, DevOps trends, etc. do not hesitate to get in touch, it would be great to hear from you. Book a call with me here
I hope you had a great month and see you in July!
Alex (DevOps) Dover
Do you know anyone looking to work for an awesome team?
Here at Prism Digital we are looking for a Senior Account Manager!
What makes us different?
* Very generous and transparent commission structure.
* We invest a lot of time and money into marketing our brand so that our consultants’ jobs are made easier.
* We are always open to new ideas – no suggestion is too whacky, if you think it’s a cool idea, we want to hear it!
I've worked with technology for way too long, starting out as a process control engineer, through cabling, racking and stacking, box building and configuration to running remote software and hardware teams, with project & programme management thrown in. Whilst looking at release and code management I had the great fortune to fall under the DevOps spell, and I've never looked back!
I've had a few battles on the way (happy to chat about them over a beer) and am now, more than ever, convinced that DevOps culture and the smart of use of tech is the best way to build, deliver and run software and hardware.
DevOps aims to bridge the gap between developers’ change-ready ideology and operations’ more cautious approach.
For DevOps to be successful, everyone has to be on board. If your organisation understands and supports that a compatible culture will develop and the new hires, tools, and tech you need to make it happen will emerge in its wake.
This eBook covers:
* How to develop a conducive culture and encourage buy-in from employees
* Making sure you have the right talent and knowledge in your organisation to enable DevOps
* Implementing a new outlook of continuous integration and delivery
* The importance of collaboration to get things done
* Why automation is what really sets DevOps apart
* And how to build your toolbox for DevOps success
This is the third in a four-part series about Azure Active Directory Security, where we will discuss some of the most popular features and concepts related to Azure AD Security. During this session, you will learn about Access Reviews and Privileged Identity Management and how to use the full power of those features.
Who is it aimed at?
This workshop is open for anyone who would like to learn how to make Azure Active Directory more secure with focus on Access Reviews and Privileged Identity Management.
Why should you attend? By attending this workshop, you will learn about: 1. Access Reviews. 2. Privileged Identity Management.
Requirements: You will be required to have a basic understanding of the Azure AD and benefits that ae included with Azure AD Premium P2 license level.
Speaker: Robert Przybylski Security Architect at Predicagroup, Microsoft MVP Robert works on a daily basis with customers around the globe, deploying security features related to on-premises and cloud environments. A regular speaker at national and international conferences. He runs a technical blog: www.azureblog.pl. You can connect with Robert on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/in/przybylskirobert/) and twitter (@robert_przyb).
It’s June, which can only mean one thing, it’s Pride Month! Join us for another meaningful panel discussion, this time looking at the role that technology has played in amplifying the voices of the LGBTQIA+ community. The panel will look at how technology has allowed for more awareness and acceptance within the community; helping combat isolation, developing community groups and providing education to help shine a light on important issues for both the community and allies.
Join the virtual networking (7 PM GMT+1): Join Zoom
Key discussion points include: • The impact on virtual and physical life • Contribution to queer culture • Enhancing safety • The importance of allyship • Provides visual representation • How technology can foster communities and promote inclusivity • How tech organisations can raise awareness
Technology has the ability to reshape the world and create positive change. You can expect a forward-thinking and uplifting discussion. Join us to celebrate Pride and to find out how to be more inclusive.
Our panel: - Antonia Otter (she/her) - Host and Chair @ SODA Social - Emre Celik (he/him) - Employee Relations Partner @ Google - Jana Sloan van Geest (she/her) - Senior Writer and People Manager @ Wooga - Leon Witzel (he/him) - PhD Student - Santiago Canepa (he/him) - Senior Software Engineer @ Microsoft - Dean Corbett (he/him) - Chief People Officer @ Avado