Oliver Leaver-Smith

Oliver Leaver-Smith

Senior Devops Engineer · Core Tribe

Working at Sky Betting & Gaming since 2017

ols currently works as a Senior Devops Engineer at Sky Betting and Gaming. His topics of expertise include OpenBSD, automation, chaos and resilience engineering, and Nerf warfare. He is also interested in security, networking, privacy, opensource, decentralisation and federation, hardware hacking, and cyberdecks.

Articles by Oliver

It's Just a Monitoring Change

Have you ever had a seemingly innocuous change to one system affect another in a catastrophic way? If yes, you might notice a few familiar themes in this write-up. If no, then read it now, before it’s too late.

Category:

Incident Response

Time:

11 minute read

Zero-Downtime Kubernetes Deployments

When migrating services to shiny new cloud-native infrastructure, special care must be taken to ensure that releases that were zero-downtime continue to be so. When said service is the login system for your entire customer-facing product offering, a little extra effort is probably needed

Category:

Operations

Time:

10 minute read

Rising from the Ashes

We’ve always enjoyed running incident response drills, but they were becoming stale. This post covers how we addressed the problems with our fire drills and iterated upon them

Category:

Operations

Time:

8 minute read

Chaos + Resilience Community Day 2019

Our resident chaos monkey ols went to London for the first Chaos and Resilience Community Day held in Europe

Category:

Conferences

Time:

16 minute read

Crash! Bang! Wallop! Practice makes perfect

Engineered Chaos, breaking production, and getting away with it. How the Core Tribe in Sky Betting and Gaming break stuff to make things better

Category:

Operations

Time:

14 minute read

devopsdays Berlin 2017

A look at the highlights of devopsdays Berlin 2017

Category:

Conferences

Time:

7 minute read