DevOps'ish

DevOps, Cloud Native, Open Source, and the ‘ish in between.

Durham Bulls Athletic Park

084: Open Offices are Evil, AWS Switches?, GitOps, BGP, Getting Started with CI/CD, OpenFaaS, and More

I spent most of the week in Durham, NC. I was pretty busy all week trying to learn while maintaining a full calendar. Meeting new people and figuring out where I can help them scale out their needs is something I’m familiar with. What I’m not familiar with is the massive company that is Red Hat. It’s not the products or the people I don’t get; it’s the enormity. Having a moment or two to think about it, the bigger a company gets, the longer it seems it’ll take to get up to speed. Read more →

083: DevOps’ish Survey, Career Advice Galore, 🚫 Bastions, Kubernetes, Ansible, HTTP/2, Etcd, and More

It was a holiday week here in the United States. On Wednesday, we celebrated our independence. It is rather fitting that the DevOps’ish newsletter blasted past 1776 subscribers this week (the year the US declared Independence). After eighty-three weeks of doing this newsletter, I would like your help in improving it. I’ve put together a quick sixteen question survey that will ultimately improve the format and content in DevOps’ish. The data from the DevOps’ish Summer 2018 Survey will be a vital measurement to guide the direction of the newsletter going forward. Read more →

Petosky State Park overlooking Lake Michigan

082: Picking Winning Tech, Blue is Bad, Kubernetes, GCP Problems, VKE, Ansible, and More

Twelve hours after this newsletter was published last week, I was on a plane back to my old stomping grounds in Raleigh, North Carolina. I started at Red Hat this week on the Ansible team as Principal Product Marketing Manager. After the first week, I feel like this is the best career move I’ve ever made. It’s also a move that I’ve wanted to make for a long time. But, the delay has been well worth it. Read more →

Penguins on the March

081: Diversity, Silicon Valley v. US, Ansible, Kubernetes, Meetings, DevSecOps, Serverless, and More

I had a very quiet week (which explains the enormity of this week’s newsletter). To give you an idea what the highlight of my week was, on Friday, I wiped two laptops, went to FedEx, and shipped them back to their owners. I’m spending the weekend between jobs resting and resetting. I will be in Raleigh the first part of the week and will finish the week at home, working for a new employer. Read more →

Popping Smoke

080: Improving the Workforce, Programming Myths, Kubernetes, New Books, and More

This week I announced I am leaving SJ Technologies on June 22, 2018. It’s not an easy decision either. I was pretty happy at SJ but, when I announce where I’m landing everyone will completely understand why I’m making the move. I also finished my NEXUS application this week. It made me realize that I have a problem: I change jobs too often. A lot of folks have said that and I’ve always discredited it slightly. Read more →

Washington DC skyline as seen from Reagan National Airport (DCA)

079: Microsoft 💒 GitHub, Kubernetes, Ansible, Amazon EKS, Uber’s D and More

Trying something different this week and sending out the newsletter on Saturday. Hit Reply and Let me know what you think. The big news this week is Microsoft’s acquisition of GitHub. Jim Zemlin, Executive Director at The Linux Foundation, provides a very positive and principled take on the GitHub acquisition. I have been a believer in Microsoft’s commitment to open source ever since they reached out to me to discuss how they can improve their image in the open source community. Read more →