Only 6 months has passed since our inaugural DevOps Girls bootcamp and on Saturday 12th of August 2017 we had the pleasure of running the second edition. For those new to the bootcamp: it is a free event for women interested in learning more about devops, run by a community of passionate volunteers.
The idea started with a realisation that unless we are proactive about diversity in tech and we make meaningful contributions, it’s going to be hard to move the needle on this. The aim of the event is not only to train women but also to create a community of like-minded people who can provide support to each other.
Our first bootcamp went extremely well. From the moment it finished all the organisers and collaborators, apart from being exhausted, were already thinking: when are we doing this again? And of course, we did. We decided to run another introduction to AWS, iterating on the lessons that we learned in the first edition. Continue reading →
Recently we launched a recommendation engine, which was built using AWS Serverless technology. The journey of implementing this solution turned out to be an interesting one on a number of levels. Since its deployment into production, we thought it would be a good idea to share some of our lessons.
Bucket of Data
Essentially the system transforms a very large dataset into smaller ones that are used to create audiences or data segments which are used for hyper targeted EDMs.
To get from the initial state to the final state, the data is transformed over several stages using 8 Lambdas. Continue reading →
In February 2017 some dedicated people gave up their precious Saturday to attend DevOps Girls to either mentor or learn… It was a bit of a gamble in some people’s eyes as this was an inaugural event, not to mention the only one of its kind.