DevOps'ish

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

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072: Microsoft, Speaking, DevSecOps, Container Security, Kubernetes, and More

This week has been a blur. Monday through Wednesday, I was in Atlanta for DevOpsDays. DevOpsDays Atlanta was a truly great event. The theme was well thought out and the speakers were fantastic. This was the first time I actually manned a booth at an event before too. Talking to total strangers is something I’m okay with. It’s a good thing too because there were a ton of visitors to the SJ Technologies booth. Read more →

071: Susan Fowler, Open Offices, Tech Debt, Cloud Native Serverless, Kubernetes, and More

I am trying to figure out how best to describe my week. Maybe “frustrating”? There isn’t a much better word than that. When you have working code in one environment but not another because of backwardly applied security tooling, frustrated is all you can be. This isn’t some purposeful, subtle change to the environment. This is 1990s tech masquerading as security kabuki. And this code wasn’t rocket science, it was a unit test framework. Read more →

Not the Postmortem We Wanted to Run

070: Not the Postmortem We Wanted to Run

Towards the end of my workday on Tuesday, tragedy struck the YouTube HQ in San Bruno, CA. A shooter made their way through a parking deck to a patio where people were eating and socializing. The shooter opened fire claiming three victims before turning the weapon on themselves. In Google’s Project Aristotle, psychological safety is identified as the number one contributor to “What makes a team effective at Google?” In the wake of this random act of violence, Google’s response might be the most watched handling of a workplace shooting. Read more →

Happy Easter

069: Kubernetes 1.10, Docker Deathwatch, Breaches, goo.gl Gone, Ansible, and More

What a big week for tech news! On Monday, the first Kubernetes release of 2018 dropped like the world’s hottest mixtape; Kubernetes 1.10 is out! On Wednesday, we saw what I believe to be the next step in Docker’s death; Solomon Hykes is out! More on that below. We also witnessed yet another big-time company get hit by WannaCry; Boeing. Boeing is the latest victim of poor IT practices as it found itself fighting the fast-spreading virus. Read more →

I'm not even sure what's going on here

068: Screaming in the Cloud, GDPR, Kubernetes PoCs, InfoSec, and More

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. Read more →

View of Bay Area from GKE Office in Sunnyvale

067: Microsoft Blowing It, Kubernetes security, NATS, skaffold, and More!

I was in Sunnyvale and San Francisco most of the week and just got home. Thank you to the folks at Google Cloud for putting on an amazing event. I learned a lot during my visit. I’m exhausted though. GoCD: Visualize and Model Complex CD Workflows GoCD supports continuous delivery out of the box with its built-in pipelines, advanced traceability and value stream visualization. With GoCD, you can easily model, orchestrate and visualize complex workflows from end to end. Read more →