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Jason Hibbets and Chris Short announcing the DevOps Team at All Things Open 2017

047: DevOps Team, Kubernetes Everywhere, Scoble Still Awful, Intel Did Something Right…

If you follow me on Twitter, you know I spent the first half of the week in Raleigh attending All Things Open and hanging out with my family. All Things Open is one of my most looked forward to conferences of the year. I had already committed to attending before I moved to Detroit and I’m so glad I was able to go. One of the coolest things I did while there was announcing a new Opensource. Read more →

Chroma lit Macbook

042: Build vs. Buy, AWS Per-Second Billing, Hashicorp, Red Hat’s Patent Promise and More

Build versus Buy? It’s a question I usually asks candidates during interviews. There is really only one good answer; buy until you can build it better for cheaper. This doesn’t mean outsource everything. This doesn’t mean you won’t be hacking together cool things. It means that you have the business sense to know that you have core competencies that are either still forming, your team is small, or you have enough to manage in-house already. Read more →

Football is BACK!

039: Cloud Native, Football, Kubernetes, Serverless, and More

Football is back and I couldn’t be happier about it (despite my Gators losing to Michigan). I know that sports and DevOps-types don’t always go together. However, there are a lot of things we tech folks can learn from football. Systems and process are what great football teams are built on. Take a good look at Nick Saban’s process focus at Alabama for an idea of how to build a perennial championship contender (tl;dr: it’s a one step at a time approach). Read more →

Mohnfeld by Olli Henze

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Ever have one of those weeks where you feel like more of a consultant than a full-time employee? That was my week. I do not mind it at all. But, sometimes it’s nice to not be bombarded with questions all week long. Also, I hate building VPNs. In other news, I received a request to make the newsletter more responsive and readable. If you are reading this in a mail client then you should be benefitting from the hour or so I put into the new template. Read more →

2016 has come to an end. For auld lang syne, my dear!

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2016 has come to an end. For auld lang syne, my dear! 2016 has gotten a pretty bad rap (deservedly so, in my opinion). Let’s try to leave the past where it is, dump the negative energy, and wake up to new opportunities. I like this time of year for the wrap-up pieces and year in reviews. Here are a few that I enjoyed this week: Predictions for DevOps in 2017 Read more →