DevOps'ish

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

111: Kubernetes Security, Earn More in DevOps, Jim Whitehurst, Where to Work in Tech, and More

I spent most of the week in Raleigh, North Carolina in and around Red Hat Tower. I was in a two-day All Product Marketing Summit. My boss is so amazing though. She asked how I was holding up at one point (that’s what builds psychological safety). My response, “This is kinda close to my personal hell. Not trying to be dramatic. But, ya, I’m super uncomfortable.” Then something rather Red Hat happened. Read more →

110: Weaveworks Flagger, DevOps Leaving Ops Behind, AWS 🖕 OSS, Kubernetes Galore, and More

This week I ran an unscientific Twitter poll asking, “Has DevOps left Ops behind?” It was a question that came up during a discussion with one of my co-workers. So I've heard this a few times the past month and half and I'm starting to believe it's partly true but, let me ask you. Has DevOps left Ops behind? — Chris Short (@ChrisShort) January 8, 2019 There will be more discussion and thought around this for sure. 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 →

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 →

Watch Out! Them Gators will bite ya!

045: Sick Days, Kubernetes, Kaspersky, Go, AWS, and More!

My week started with a migraine Monday afternoon. My week ended with a right ear infection. I spent two days dead to the world. Having to take a knee and heal sucks. If a team can’t handle a member taking a sick day, something has broken in the team building process. Any member of a team should be able to call in sick without any other team member feeling like a ball will get dropped. Read more →