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15 March, 2023
6pm - 8pm GMT


The Catalyst, Newcastle, NE4 5TG

Osanda Gunasena
Osanda Gunasena
Job Title
Software Engineer
Priyanka Baranwal
Priyanka Baranwal
Job Title
DevOps Engineer

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About this event

Join Reed and our guest speakers from business management consultancy firm Credera, as we explore ways of creating self-service cloud infrastructures, and discuss the principles and benefits of GitOps within DevOps. 

During this free face-to-face meetup at The Catalyst in Newcastle, our speakers, in association with DevOps North East (D.O.N.E), will be using their industry expertise to guide, inform and develop your organisation’s ability to be compliant with the latest technology trends. The session will be split into two separate talks from our speakers. 

In session one, Osanda Gunasena, Software Engineer at Credera, will be discussing how to create and manage an organisation's cloud resources without the hassle of delegating explicit organisation-wide permissions. He will look in detail at self-service infrastructures and how you can ensure security compliance throughout. 

Session two will see Priyanka Baranwal, DevOps Engineer at Credera, explore the definition of GitOps. She will look at the principles and benefits of GitOps, as well as automation and infrastructure practices, before delivering a live demo of continuous integration and continuous delivery (CICD) with GitLab-ci for multi environment infrastructure provisioning. 

As a Tech on the Tyne event, this meetup has been designed to familiarise you with the latest tech, providing a ‘hands on’ experience.  

More about Osanda Gunasena, Software Engineer, Credera

Osanda is a results-driven software engineer with nine years of experience in the technology sector, with expertise in infrastructure and software development. His primary focus is on agile software development life cycle (SDLC) to help to achieve user satisfaction, while he also has experience with interactions and development of API systems and backend services.  

He is motivated by challenging problems and making an impact with his work. He believes collaboration and creativity are key elements in an engineer’s growth. In that spirit, he is keen to share some of the collective DevOps insight accrued at Credera. More recently, Osanda has developed knowledge and skills in services including data processing, extraction, transformation and loading.

More about Priyanka Baranwal, Software Engineer, Credera

Priyanka works as a DevOps Engineer for a large consulting firm focused on strategy, transformation, data, cloud, and engineering.  

With nearly 10 years of experience in the IT industry, Priyanka started her career in IT operations inthe public sector where she specialised in various aspects of application and infrastructure support, incident/problem management, and oversaw many production releases. She made her transition into the DevOps space over five years ago and since then has liaised with clients across multiple domains such as retail merchandising, banking, utility and public sector.  

With deep understanding of agile methodologies, configuration, build, release management and quality assurance, Priyanka has helped deliver numerous end to end solutions for microservices and serverless applications on cloud platform. 

More about Tech on the Tyne

Tech on the Tyne is a free software development event run by Reed Technology for those who are looking to get ‘hands on’ with the latest technologies. 

By using a kata format – a structured learning routine –you’ll discover exciting technologies to get your teeth into. All you need to do is bring your laptop. 

The introduction to the new tech is provided by the best developers in the area. Remaining language agnostic, so you can interact with the tech however you develop, we offer a fair and open opportunity for those of all skill sets to experience something new, brush up your knowledge, or even discover a new approach from fellow learners. 

This isn't designed to be a super serious, heads down event. The flow is loose, and collaboration is encouraged. As long as you feel you've gained new knowledge, we're happy. 

This is an interactive event, so please remember to bring your laptop. Refreshments are provided. 

Register for this event here.