KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2021: How You Can Tell Your Kubernetes Contributor Story with These Tips - Matt Broberg & Chris Short, Red Hat; Kaslin Fields, Google; Peeyush Gupta, DigitalOcean

The Upstream Marketing Working Group began as a vision to connect contributors. It has grown into a set of practices, channels, and bots that unite us all across the Kubernetes community. In this talk, contributors will walk through their experience of learning to tell their own contributor story. In doing so, we will walk through how anyone can write a great story, including key takeaways around narrative, call to action (CTA), structure, and available channels....

May 7, 2021 · 2 min · Chris Short

Named Key Opinion Leader, Kubernetes Influencer, and (accidentally) Red Hat CEO by Onalytica

Reasons I’m writing this Positive recognition is cool in my book (no matter the medium) Also, I was identified at first as CEO, Red Hat (community and work friends got a kick out of that) What Happened? Onalytica, an “Influencer Marketing Platform,” a parallel in tech would be an analyst firm, I guess. Mentioned me twice in their “Who’s Who in Hybrid Cloud?” report. This report bills itself as a “Hybrid Cloud report we have a look at a range of influencers and personas....

March 10, 2021 · 2 min · Chris Short

Security at Cloud Native Speed — CNCF Eastern Canadian Meetup: October 2020

Cloud native technologies are increasingly used by organizations to gain a competitive advantage. Containers jumpstart developer productivity, but they could increase security teams’ workloads. This talk analyzed tendencies and provides tips improving security postures in environments. Security needs to be a step in every part of the software development lifecycle. But, the tools, libraries, platforms, and attack surface never seems to shrink. When teams adopt Kubernetes and cloud native tooling, applications become ephemeral and infrastructure becomes elastic....

October 23, 2020 · 1 min · Chris Short

Fear and Loathing in YAML

This post was originally written as the introduction to DevOps’ish 188, has been modified based on feedback, and deemed worthy to share as its own blog post. Photo by Christina Morillo from Pexels We kinda went down a rabbit hole the other day when I suggested folks check out yq, “The aim of the project is to be the jq or sed of yaml files.” First, there’s nothing wrong with this project....

October 21, 2020 · 5 min · Chris Short

Building Kubernetes Operators with Ansible — Red Hat® Summit Lab

The Ansible Operator SDK makes it easier to deploy and manage Kubernetes applications with native Ansible support. This workshop will take you into the operator-sdk and teach you how to build and manage Ansible Operators for Kubernetes. Source: Summit Lab - Building Kubernetes Operators with Ansible Here's a current list of ready to go CFPs and/or abstracts that I can speak to at a moments notice. If you'd like to have me speak at your conference, Meetup, podcast, webinar, live stream, etc....

July 15, 2020 · 1 min · Chris Short