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 →Q&A: IBM’s Landmark Acquisition of Red Hat. It is done. Aside from extra meetings from too many Red Hat folks, I have seen zero change. I’d like to talk more about the whole acquisition process from my point of view since it was announced, at some point. Overall, from my perspective, the process was smooth. I commend Red Hat and IBM leadership for keeping the chaos to a minimum. Here’s to next week and hopefully fewer meetings!
Read more →I was on PTO this week. I was working on a number of side projects and issues I’ve been trying to resolve for quite some time. This includes soft launching a podcast! Deep Cuts is a podcast that looks at the news behind the news. Things that were significant but didn’t make the newsletter for one reason or another. Prepare to embrace People, Process, and Tools in your ear holes.
Read more →Friday afternoon (US east coast time), some oddities around git repos being taken for ransom started to pop-up. Safe to say, I’m paranoid af when it comes to the software delivery pipeline (GitHub and GitLab are both used to manage DevOps’ish). I immediately changed passwords everywhere I have code stored (and you should too if you haven’t already). GitLab chimed in on the issue to confirm it did not appear to be a total loss of data on affected repos and provided potential fixes.
Read more →Chef announced this week they were giving up on letting users have binaries for free. Instead, you now can have all the source code for free but, not any of the binaries. Adam Jacob cited one company as having already adopted this model; Red Hat (my employer, see disclaimer). It’s a rather dubious claim because this Free Software Product model, developed mostly by Adam Jacob in the past sixth months, definitely does not predate Red Hat.
Read 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 →As mentioned last week, I was able to finish my KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2018 recap this week. It’s not an exhaustive list of things I did but, it covers the big ones. One point of emphasis for me was to assess the physical toil I managed along the way. It’s important to note that life doesn’t stop because you’re at a conference. Videos from the Kubernetes Contributor Summit are now available too.
Read more →These are some highlights from an e-mail I sent to my colleagues in my business unit titled, “KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2018 Recap”
“I attended KubeCon + CloudNativeCon NA 2018 in Seattle this week. Full disclosure, I was there Sunday through Wednesday morning then flew to RDU for meetings. I made the most of being there. I wore four hats this trip: Ansible PMM, OpenShift Advocate, opensource.com Community Moderator, and CNCF Ambassador.
Read more →DevOps’ish turns two this week. Started on 2016-12-11 as a Medium publication, with an epoch for a subject line, only 632 characters, and no images to be found. A lot has changed but, a lot has stayed the same too. There’s no image again but, it’s not on Medium anymore. There’s a ton of news but, it’s still sourced by me. There’s more people reading and giving feedback but, I’m still grateful for every one of you.
Read more →Did you know that Chef had layoffs? I heard but I didn’t think much of it. This week I got a text from Chris Bailey who told me another friend got laid off from Chef. Well, that sucks. But, wait, I can do something about that, right?
I’d like to introduce you to Mark Mzyk (LinkedIn | Twitter). Mark is an, “Engineering Manager looking for his next thing.” Mark handed over Triangle DevOps to Chris Bailey and I.
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