Devops 100 Meetup




Devops 100 Meetup

16 January 2019


Added 01-Jan-1970

Please join us for our first DevOps100 meet-up of 2019. We are delighted to have secured the Founder and CEO of Moola (, Gemma Godfrey and Piotr Penar, Technical Architect at BJSS for the evening.

Gemma Godfrey - CEO, Moola

Moola is focused on financial inclusion, helping those without access to traditional financial advice to engage with their money. The service also offers free money tips and an onboarding process that can be completed in minutes. The team continue to drive innovation to help everyday savers, with tax-aware investing and socially responsible portfolios.

Featured by the Times, Moola won Startup of The Year at the DEAs: “With the cost of living rising, Moola’s guidance has and continues to help people be smarter with their money.”

The money expert on ITV's "Eat Shop Save”, Gemma was the Boardroom Advisor to Arnold Schwarzenegger on The Apprentice in the US. She was named one of the “Most Powerful Women in London” by CityAM and is a Commissioner on Grant Thornton's Vibrant Economy Commission. With a background in quantum physics, Gemma previously headed Investment Strategy for a publicly-listed wealth manager with £8 billion of assets.

Piotr Penar - Technical Architect, BJSS
True Power of Serverless

Piotr is a Technical Architect for UK's leading privately-owned IT and business consultancy. He is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert in Cloud Computing. He is a very vocal supporter of DevOps and automation. In his career, Piotr has held multiple technical positions for companies specialising in Marketing, Insurance, Pensions and charities.

Years ago, most of the large organisations were using mainframes, then physical servers after that virtualisation became the obvious choice. Nowadays with the rise of containers and stateless microservices is time to move on again. The talk will cover basic benefits and usage of generally accessible serverless platforms like AWS Lambdas, Azure Functions and Service Fabric Mesh.
The talk will end with a quick demo of Azure Service Fabric Mesh.

Food, fine wines, beer and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided to get the discussion and debate going. We look forward to welcoming you to our event, meeting as many people as possible, and sharing great ideas.

18:00 - Doors open, refreshments and food
18:30 - Welcome - Iain Sinclair, JLT
18:45 - 19:30 - Piotr Penar, BJSS
19:45 - 20:30 - Gemma Godfrey, Moola
20:30 - End