DevOpsDays Detroit 2019 Trip Report

Disclaimer: I work for Red Hat, my views and opinions are solely mine though. I spoke, sponsored (as did Red Hat, my employer, thank you), and worked from the front row of DevOpsDays Detroit 2019 this week. The event sold out for the first time this year. The venue has been the College for Creative Studies in downtown Detroit for the past four years. The venue is awesome, in my opinion, because it puts systems thinkers in a venue space on top of an arts school overflowing with creative ideas. [Read More]

DevOpsDays Raleigh 2019 Trip Report

Disclaimer: I work for Red Hat, my views and opinions are solely mine though. I had the pleasure of speaking at and attending DevOpsDays Raleigh 2019. First off, this event routinely out punches its weight class as far as quality. Don’t get me wrong the McKimmon Center on NC State’s campus has gotten very dated but, this five-year-old event keeps getting better. Note: If you are not familiar with DevOpsDays, please consider attending one near you in the next year. [Read More]

Tactical efficiency does not replace strategic efficacy

I used to think of industry analysts as 100% worthless to the broader technology world. After meeting Chris Gardner from Forrester, some of the good folks from RedMonk, and working with Red Hat’s Analyst Relations team, I’ve warmed up to Analysts a little. They serve an important function that a lot of us forget: Tactical efficiency does not replace strategic efficacy We as technologists spend a lot of our time tackling the next problem put in front of us. [Read More]

Military Phrases For Use in DevOps

An edited version of this article was originally written for opensource.com: 5 military phrases for DevOps practitioners The U.S. military is known for quite a few things, including its excessive and fascinating use of acronyms, euphemisms, and colorful phrases to describe certain situations. But many of these terms are applicable to other areas of life, including many non-military jobs. These are a few phrases I think crossover between both DevOps and the armed forces. [Read More]

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. Sign up for DevOps'ish! DevOps'ish is a weekly newsletter covering DevOps, Cloud Native, Open Source, and the 'ish between. Of course I said yes. [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. Sign up for DevOps'ish! DevOps'ish is a weekly newsletter covering DevOps, Cloud Native, Open Source, and the 'ish between. [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]