Gijsbert van Renswoude | Devoxx

Devoxx Belgium 2018
from Monday 12 November to Friday 16 November 2018.

Gijsbert van Renswoude
Gijsbert van Renswoude
From Nationale-Nederlanden

Currently working as Lead Engineer at NN CSH, developing a compliant AWS platform at a large scale and delivering services (like docker cluster as a service, runners) and products across the whole company (via selfservice). Also developing and delivering the tooling to do so.

In depth experience with Python, Linux RedHat6/7, CentOS7, Docker, Kubernetes, Websphere Liberty Profile/Tomcat, Java (Spring) and lots of AWS services like EC2, VPC, Lambda, Step Functions, ECS, API Gateway etc. Hands on experience with development tools like Git, Packer, Serverless, SAM, Ansible, Terraform, CloudFormation, Concourse, GitlabCI, XLdeploy etc. AWS certified, Python certified, Docker certified.

See also

Managing CI/CD on AWS at scale


Having a self-service based infrastructure platform is crucial for the adoption of DevOps culture and capabilities. Within Nationale Nederlanden, a large international insurance company, we offer a compliant and easy to use platform across more than 50 AWS accounts, to be used by over 200 teams worldwide. Providing an enterprise scale, highly regulated, cloud platform and a range of CI/CD tools at this scale is not without challenges. We will take you on our journey that we started 2 years ago. We will share the problems and pitfalls we experienced as a team and explain how we tackled them. We will also teach how we kept ourselves from drowning in operations work and achieved to deliver more, while worrying less. Our journey will include lessons on:

  • Setting up infrastructure as code in a scalable way
  • Running and deploying many pipelines over numerous AWS accounts
  • Providing your customers with tools that they can consume in a self-service way across accounts.

During the talk we hope to inspire you to achieve full automation and leave the session with a unique take on solving CI/CD at scale.

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