Baltimore Go June Meeting - Go to the Rescue: Saving DevOps from TLS Turmoil

I was in the DC metro area when I received an e-mail about the Baltimore Go Meetup happening on June 5th. Since I was nearby, I decided to go ahead and RSVP to the event. I mentioned this on Twitter and shortly thereafter Johnny Boursiquot wondered if I could speak. Subscribe to DevOps’ish for updates on DevOps, Cloud Native, and Open Source news. Of course I said yes. I was already doing a talk that morning at DevNationFederal. [Read More]

DevNationFederal 2018: DevOps is Not War

Red Hat invited me to speak at DevNationFederal. The organizers requested I present my DevOps is Not War talk to technologists in the Washington DC area. This crowd is a group of folks that are at varying points in their DevOps journeys. Many folks from government agencies and systems integrators were present. Subscribe to DevOps’ish for updates on DevOps, Cloud Native, and Open Source news. I was able to sync up with one of my Airmen from my time at Pope Air Force Base. [Read More]

DevOpsDays Toronto 2018: What the Military Taught Me About DevOps

I was lucky enough to be selected to speak at DevOpsDays Toronto. This was my first trip into Canada and I have to admit, it was amazing! The city of Toronto is a very diverse city teeming with culture. The speaker dinner was at a wonderful restaurant Eastern Mediterrean restaurant, Byblos. If you are ever in Toronto, I suggest you go to Byblos and get the Turkish Manti Dumplings. I don’t typically enjoy eggplant but these dumplings are superb! [Read More]

ChefConf 2018: DevOps is Not War

If you read DevOps’ish, you already know I spoke at ChefConf 2018. I was able to meet 1,400 new friends while I was in Chicago (not really but kinda). I presented my talk, DevOps is Not War to a standing room only audience. Subscribe to DevOps’ish for updates on DevOps, Cloud Native, and Open Source news. From a speaker’s perspective, I have never felt more prepared for a talk. [Read More]

Being a Veteran in Today's America

This was originally posted as a thread on Twitter. But, at the suggestion of a few friends, I’m turning it into an article here. Please understand that this is my opinion. A few things have bothered me the past couple of weeks about how Americans “respect” veterans. While I served, I appreciated the recognition at sporting events and ceremonies for active duty personnel. But, now that I’m a civilian, I have strong feelings about how veterans should conduct themselves in today’s America. [Read More]

Writing Technical Articles

I was helping to staff the Cloud Native Computing Foundation booth at ChefConf 2018 when the topic of encouraging folks to write articles about what they’re doing with Kubernetes came up. One common problem often encountered is convincing folks that what they’re doing is interesting work. The next problem is convincing folks that writing is not too difficult. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Breaking down the task of writing into three steps is helpful: [Read More]