On the Passing of Dan Kohn

We’ve had a tragic loss in the cloud native community. Last weekend we lost Dan Kohn. Dan Kohn is the former Executive Director of Cloud Native Computing Foundation and was leading up COVID-19 response for the Linux Foundation. He passed away after losing his battle with stage four colon cancer. Dan’s passing happened far too soon. I knew Dan was battling something, but we hadn’t been in the same place for quite some time....

November 7, 2020 · 3 min · Chris Short

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. Enter your email I consent to receiving your weekly newsletter, DevOps'ish SUBSCRIBE   Breaking down the task of writing into three steps is helpful:...

May 25, 2018 · 4 min · Chris Short

Chris Short named Cloud Native Ambassador

While I was in Austin for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2017 I was told about the Cloud Native Computing Foundation Ambassador program. After reading up on it and experiencing the first day of the conference I decided to apply to become a Cloud Native Ambassador. The responsibilities are right in line with what I’m trying to do in Detroit. I would love to continue my community building around cloud native and open source projects....

January 31, 2018 · 2 min · Chris Short

LinkedIn Mentor Monday Detroit

I had the opportunity to be a mentor at LinkedIn Mentor Monday Detroit. It was a chance to talk to younger folks to get a gauge on what they are thinking and where they see their careers heading. Plus, I welcome any opportunity to help the good folks of Detroit make Detroit the great city we all know it is. Huge thanks to Jessica Addison of LinkedIn for inviting me. Also, a shout out to LeGenevieve “Vieve” Squires of Starbucks for hosting us in Downtown Detroit....

January 25, 2018 · 2 min · Chris Short

Announcing Detroit Go Meetup

While I was at GopherCon 2017, it became clear to me that there was no Go Meetup group in the Detroit Metro area. When I returned from Denver, after obtaining sponsorship from Bankrate, Detroit Go Meetup came to life. Enter your email I consent to receiving your weekly newsletter, DevOps'ish SUBSCRIBE   Immediately after launching, Steve Marsh reached out to me about helping co-organize the meetup....

August 10, 2017 · 2 min · Chris Short