Fusion Meetup

Wed 12th June, 2024

Studio Venues, 7 Cannon Street

Birmingham, B2 5EP


Fusion is back... be prepared for incredible speakers, tasty food from our fellow brummie foodies, and those oh so moreish cupcakes!

Join us at Studio Venues, Cannon Street, Birmingham on Wednesday 12th June at 6pm for another evening of Fusion goodness.

We have a strict Code of Conduct at Fusion and we ask that you read it before purchasing a ticket to attend Fusion Meetup – About (thefusionhub.co.uk). In short - be kind and respectful of others.

So who will be joining us for the second Fusion of 2024?......


Junior to Senior and beyond!

Coding is the easy part, but now you're in your first role you are the captain of your own career. We'll talk about the skills, techniques and mindset required to grow your software engineering career; either as a technical specialist or as a people manager. I'll talk about how GitLab and other similar companies grow their engineers, what to look out for and how you can avoid making some of the same mistakes I have.

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Max Woolf

Staff Backend Engineer @ GitLab

You Are an AI Engineer!

In this talk, we will dive deeper into AI engineering, what it is, and how developers—particularly with a web focus—can get involved building with AI. We'll explore modern technologies like vector stores and techniques like retrieval augmented generation (or RAG) to create truly intelligent AI-native applications.

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Tejas Kumar

Developer Relations Engineer at Datastax

From 0 knowledge to 10k Messages a Second

From being thrown into GO bootcamp, sent to the frontlines of development, realising we were surrounded by feeds of messages on all sides and how we dealt with that to create defensive lines to keep it performant and reliable.

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Reiss Jarvis

Technical Lead / Squad Lead @ BJSS

Cost Confessions: Tales of Overspending and Redemption

The Cloud can be an amazing - and expensive - place. In a world of tightening budgets and optimising costs, how do we stay in control?

This talk gives a vendor-agnostic view on taking control of your Kubernetes cloud spend, with the best practices and open source tools to get you there.

We’ll talk about:
- Visibility - understanding your cloud (and Kubernetes) spend
- Right-sizing all the things
- Everyone loves a discount!
- Gotchas to avoid - and how to save yourself from future pain

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Becky Pauley & David Collom

Solutions Engineer and Staff Solutions Engineer at Jetstack


Fusion is made possible with the help of our awesome sponsors!

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We're the company behind GitLab, the most comprehensive DevSecOps platform.

What started in 2011 as an open source project to help one team of programmers collaborate is now the platform millions of people use to deliver software faster, more efficiently, while strengthening security and compliance.

Since the beginning, we've been firm believers in remote work, open source, DevSecOps, and iteration. We get up and log on in the morning (or whenever we choose to start our days) to work alongside the GitLab community to deliver new innovations every month that help teams focus on shipping great code faster, not their toolchain.

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Infobip is a global leader in omnichannel engagement. We help our clients and partners overcome the complexity of consumer communications & grow their businesses.

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Jadu is a provider of Web Experience Management software, specialising in Web CMS, Forms, Portal and Customer Case Management tools for the enterprise.

If you're interested in either supporting Fusion meetup in 2024, or interested in offering a talk...please contact us here: Fusion Meetup – Contact the Fusion Team (thefusionhub.co.uk)