This Monday (2019-08-19) will be my first day as Principal Technical Marketing Manager on the Cloud Platforms team at Red Hat. What does that mean? OpenShift (a lot of OpenShift), Kubernetes, containers, Operators, and all the associated bits will be my day job. Helping folks help themselves with technology is still and always will be the name of my game. But, working full time in the Kubernetes or cloud native ecosystem was a 2020 goal.
Read more →I spent a lot of time this week struggling with an odd problem. How do you make a multicloud platform without having to do a ton of work? I was trying to figure out why it’s so damn hard to get a multicloud platform going. People want this for various reasons but, struggle with it. Why? What was I trying to do? Host the DevOps’ish web site where it was less likely to be blocked based on a visitor’s geography.
Read more →I hope you had a wonderful week and are looking forward to the week ahead. I have been heads down working on Red Hat Summit work, upcoming releases, and trying to properly define DevOps this week. But, it has left me little time to really think about solving new problems. What do you do when you have complex problems to solve but only short bursts of time to work on them in?
Read more →I learned this week that I’ve had Shingles since at least November. If you don’t know, Shingles is adult chickenpox and can suck the life out of you (get your kids vaccinated). I didn’t notice the first sign of shingles, pain, due to all the medications I’m already taking. I chalked up the fatigue to a busier than normal travel schedule. I had several opportunities to get the first outbreak looked at and didn’t.
Read more →Since this is the last newsletter of the year, I wanted to provide some stats on how DevOps’ish did in 2018. Thank you, readers, for making DevOps’ish one of the best damn newsletters on the planet! I wish you all the best in 2019.
Note: All stats are for 2018 only (source, MailChimp)
Subscribers Added: 1,713 Number of Emails Sent: 89,402 Total Opens: 85,789 Total Clicks: 99,093 Unique Opens: 45,729 Unique Clicks: 22,442 Open Rate: 51.
Read more →It’s weird how things decay online. A 404 here, a failed git submodule update there can lead to weird things breaking. I noticed that happening with chrisshort.net. The site had gotten slower too despite it being a static site served through Cloudflare. I spent an evening looking for new Hugo themes. Testing their performance, figuring out what design would work best for me, and looked pleasant.
Last night, I ended up picking the updated version of the theme I was already using.
Read more →This was an incredibly busy week in tech news and events. First, AllThingsOpen was this week. For me, this included the annual opensource.com Moderators meeting in Red Hat Tower. The conference was amazing but, I feel like it might have outgrown the Raleigh Convention Center. 4,100 people registered to attend AllThingsOpen and I’m pretty sure half of them tried to get to two talks I wasn’t able to attend due to crowds.
Read more →I spent the week in Orlando. The first two days for work and the last three for play. This is the second business trip the family has been on with me in as many months. It’s interesting to chaos test your travel routines with weird bookings due to work needs. I try to spend very little time proving who I am or what I do when I travel. I’ve had horrific experiences traveling and I go out of my way to reduce the chances of that happening.
Read more →This is the last week to take the DevOps’ish Summer 2018 Survey. I can tell you definitively changes are coming to the newsletter. But, if you would like to have some influence on what those changes are please take the survey. The survey closes on Friday, August 3, 2018 at 1400 ET.
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Read 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.
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