On Wednesday, Kelsey Hightower decided to take the rest of the year off from public speaking. I’ve had a relatively light speaking schedule compared to Kelsey the past two years. I feel Kelsey’s pain. I’ve had people tell me to my face that my talks were bad. I’ve had people talk to me about how much they love a talk. Putting these talks together is not easy, folks. Coming up with an idea, getting feedback on the talk idea, writing a CFP, submitting the CFP, building an outline, and building slides. You haven’t even traveled or presented yet! I just finished a slide deck that took me two weeks to make. It wasn’t non-stop but making the slides is literally the hardest part for me. I commend Kelsey for doing what’s right for him and I look forward to seeing him speak again when he’s ready.

Announcement: Continuous Delivery on Kubernetes with GoCD
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Open Source 101 Columbia
Date: 2018-04-17
Sadly I won’t be able to participate in Open Source 101 Columbia but if it’s half as good as the one held in Raleigh it’s a can’t miss event. Open Source 101 is such a fantastic and inexpensive event (if you need assistance with a ticket let me know).

ChefConf 2018
Dates: 2018-05-22 through 2018-05-25
Join an awesome community of #DevOps and automation professionals at ChefConf in Chicago. I’ll be presenting a brand spanking new talk, DevOps is Not a War. Save 10% with discount code ‘Hugs4Chef’.

DevOpsDays Toronto 2018
Dates: 2018-05-30 through 2018-05-31
I’ll admit it, I’ve never been to Canada. But, I’m definitely going to DevOpsDays Toronto this year to present What the Military Taught Me about DevOps.


Corey Quinn announced his latest creation this week: Screaming in the Cloud, a podcast featuring “conversations with domain experts in the world of Cloud Computing. Topics discussed include AWS, GCP, Azure, Oracle Cloud, and the ‘why’ behind how businesses are coming to think about the Cloud.” Corey was also gullible enough to interview me for episode two. Gotcha, Corey!

7 steps to DevOps hiring success: Learn how to hire the right DevOps talent in a trending market.

12 Things Everyone Should Understand About Tech: Tech is more important than ever, deeply affecting culture, politics and society. Given all the time we spend with our gadgets and apps, it’s essential to understand the principles that determine how tech affects our lives.

This 16-Year-Old Started Her Own Hackathon for Girls in STEM: Catherine Yeo’s app landed her an Apple WWDC Scholarship.

Sysadmin held a rack of servers off the ground for 15 mins, crashed ISP when he put them down: Help desk covered his tracks by telling ALL callers to reboot their PCs

CUTTING ‘OLD HEADS’ AT IBM: As it scrambled to compete in the internet world, the once-dominant tech company cut tens of thousands of U.S. workers, hitting its most senior employees hardest and flouting rules against age bias.


Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation explained: “The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on May 25, 2018. Its aim is to allow the European Union (EU) catch up on two decades of technological evolution. However, its main focus remains two themes that have evolved both within the EU and the United States. These themes are enforcement and standardization of data protection.”

The Three Infrastructure Mistakes Your Company Must Not Make: In this exclusive article, Freedman shares the three biggest (often company-ending) mistakes startups make when it comes to setting up their systems.

More Tips for Managing a Fast-Growing Open Source Project

Tips for building a Kubernetes proof of concept: Kubernetes’ powerful automation features can streamline operations, saving time and costs. Here’s how to make a business case for it.

Thousands of servers found leaking 750MB worth of passwords and keys: Leaky etcd servers could be a boon to data thieves and ransomware scammers.

Slack Technologies builds engineering team to combat outages: The most resilient software in the world is software that is engineered to by randomly degraded and still performant.

PagerDuty’s Approach to Employee Security Training: PagerDuty opened source their security training and it’s glorious.

Heartbleed and Shellshock thriving in Docker community: DevOps has revolutionised IT, but security best practices are being skimmed over, which means old vulnerabilities are finding a new lease of life in Docker

Google Opens Up About How Its Cloud Stores Your Secrets: Google Cloud released a ton of new goodies this week.

Five tips to move your project to Kubernetes: Here are five tips to help you move your projects to Kubernetes with learnings from the OpenFaaS community over the past 12 months.

8 tips for better agile retrospective meetings: Here’s how to get more positive results from your retro meetings, and build a stronger team while you’re at it.

Salesforce agrees to buy MuleSoft in $6.5 billion deal: WTF does Salesforce even do? Where are they getting all this money? How did they build the tallest building in SF? What is going on???


Building Container Images Securely on Kubernetes by Jessie Frazelle: The Kuberenetes Community PR for this is fascinating.

Kubernetes: Where Helm And Related Tools Sit by Matt Farina

gomods/athens: A proxy server and registry for vgo

Windows Server 2019 will feature Linux and Kubernetes support: This ain’t Balmer’s Windows anymore. It’ll be nice to see a Microsoft OS with Satya’s touch.

Linux Raw Sockets

Introducing gRPC Support with NGINX 1.13.10: NGINX can already proxy gRPC TCP connections. With this new capability, you can terminate, inspect, and route gRPC method calls.

Linux Foundation backs new ‘ACRN’ hypervisor for embedded and IoT: Intel tosses in code because data centre hypervisors are too bloated

Integration of a Go service with systemd: socket activation

GitLab 10.6 released with CI/CD for GitHub and deeper Kubernetes integration

Ansible 2.5 is Out!

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