DevOps'ish

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

Please. Vote.

098: Open Source, Kubernetes, Vote, Ansible, Serverless, Amazon HQ2 and More

Every time, without fail, I mention anything resembling a political leaning in this newsletter I get negative feedback. This week, I am sure I will again. But, this message is personal so I’ve made it simple. VOTE. I don’t care what your stances on the issues are, whether you care if a pot-smoking gay couple can be photographers at your cousin’s wedding, nor what you think of these weird things that are happening on the planet. Read more →

097: Kubernetes, Amazon Woes, Serverless, JEDI, Spinnaker, and 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 →

096: DevOps, Kubernetes, Ansible, Serverless, Bad Recruiting, Bad Motherboards, and More

I spent the week in Austin at AnsibleFest. If you ever want to experience impostor syndrome put yourself in a room full of Ansible’s core contributors. It was exciting and terrifying every time I opened my mouth. But, for someone with Marketing in their title, the folks at the Contributor Conference were very embracing. The event itself was a whirlwind of various duties to include but not limited to MC, door duty at a bar, helping a developer understand Ansible internals, talking to customers, and trying to lighten the load on all the folks that put AnsibleFest together. Read more →

Penguins on the March

081: Diversity, Silicon Valley v. US, Ansible, Kubernetes, Meetings, DevSecOps, Serverless, and More

I had a very quiet week (which explains the enormity of this week’s newsletter). To give you an idea what the highlight of my week was, on Friday, I wiped two laptops, went to FedEx, and shipped them back to their owners. I’m spending the weekend between jobs resting and resetting. I will be in Raleigh the first part of the week and will finish the week at home, working for a new employer. Read more →

Graphic Recording of What The Military Taught Me About DevOps

078: Microsoft ❤️ GitHub, Security, Project Maven, Ansible, Kubernetes, and More

My whirlwind speaking tour continued at DevOpsDays Toronto this week. The tour continues at DevNation Federal in Washington DC on Tuesday. The event is free to all so come out and say, “Hi.” I’ll also be at DevOpsDays DC. Stop by the SJ Technologies booth and talk some DevOps or Kubernetes if you’re around. 5 considerations for continuous delivery of microservices Continuous Delivery is an essential component of any software delivery practice, including microservices. Read more →

Chicago River from Michigan Ave Bridge after ChefConf

077: ChefConf 2018, GDPR, Go CoC 🙌, Go vgo 😞, Kubernetes, Laptop Giveaway, Security, and More

I have a lot to talk about this week. I’m putting sections in the introduction for ease of reading (feel free to skip parts you’re not mildly interested in). Also, thank you to this week’s sponsors; Replicated and GoCD! ChefConf 2018 The highlight of my week was being able to meet 1,400 new friends at ChefConf 2018 in Chicago. If you are ever wondering how to run an amazing event, look no further than the good folks at Chef. Read more →