Want to Get More Involved in the DevOps Community?

Whether it’s hosting the event, giving a talk, or simply coming along, we think that getting involved with the London DevOps meetups is the place to be to network with like-minded individuals. Each event covers an array of fascinating DevOps talks, from war stories to cultural transformations, all conducted by highly notable speakers in the industry. If you are actively involved in the DevOps community, London DevOps is a must.

What are the Benefits of Hosting an Event?

If you’re considering hosting a meetup at your office, it will give your company exposure to over 9,000 members with typically 50-100 people attending each event. You can introduce your company, its culture and technology, allowing you to promote your company/product. You can also give the obligatory ‘we’re hiring’ announcement as it isn’t uncommon for direct hires to be made at events. It’s a great opportunity to promote your company and advertise your cultural processes. Great chance to give out some goodies too – who doesn’t love a freebie!

You and your team will be able to take advantage of free training plus, all the content is recorded (uploaded to YouTube) so it can then be promoted and shared among other companies and reach further audiences.



Some of the companies who have hosted London DevOps meetups in the past include:

Benefits of Giving a Talk:

If you are a DevOps Engineer or Manager, offering to give a talk would allow you to gain fantastic individual exposure to a large audience, demonstrate your company/product (no sales pitches though please!) and share your experiences. You can meet with professionals in the industry and network during the meetup while also solidifying your status as a DevOps evangelist. Again you will have access to the recordings to share your talk with others and promote yourself as a subject-matter expert.

As a host what will you have to do?

London DevOps will assist you in every way that it can, but it is helpful if the hosts can prepare the room; availability of projector/screen(s) to plug into with preferably HDMI link, and assist with the seating plan. Provide refreshments (typically pizza and beer but healthy alternatives are welcomed) - if your budget is restricted, we can explore options via our sponsor network. And finally, to tidy up at the end of the event.

The meetup format usually involves three speakers, allowing for 30-40 minutes each. This isn’t strictly set in stone as we often mix up the event, sometimes only having two extended talks or alternatively shorter ‘lightning talks’ or potentially a group panel session. But typically, we follow:

•    18.00-18:30 Arrival & Networking (Drinks on arrival) 
•    18:50 Introductions from the Organisers 
•    19:00 First talk 
•    19:30 Second Talk 
•    20:00 Third Talk 
•    20:30 Networking & Pizza and more drinks 

We typically have around 50-100 attendees. Once or twice a year we try to have a capacity of 200-300 as part of a more significant event. Since the pandemic, we have also been live streaming our events online, which we still aim to do during in-person meetings. You will have access to the list of attendees the day before the event and we will make sure we note who has attended on the night. 

If you’re interested in hosting a London DevOps meetup, register your interest here: host a London DevOps meetup

Get in Touch with the London DevOps Organisers:

Alex Dover – Prism Digital
Marc Cluet – HashiCorp
Matt Saunders – Adaptavist
Jack Moore – WeShape

London DevOps is Sponsored by: