Joining Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service team

“Life is just a gap—get some money in between it.” —Lil Wayne I’ve always liked the color orange. Baptized as a child in chants of Orange and Blue between the student side and the alumni side of Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. It only makes sense that orange is one of the predominant colors of my new team’s logos. I’m happy to announce I’m joining the Amazon Elastic Kubernetes Service team as a Developer Advocate....

October 25, 2021 · 5 min · Chris Short

Having a status page forced Comcast to fix my internet

TL;DR: Comcast had a local area issue. I set up a status page for my house after many outages. The status page actively monitoring connectivity forced Comcast to look outside our home for a fix after several visits. Forced switch to Comcast Business The pandemic hit, and our lives became 100% “virtual” last year. As a family that “cut the cord” years ago and I’ve been working from home for quite some time, our internet consumption was pretty high....

October 5, 2021 · 6 min · Chris Short
COVID-19 is more than just a pandemic

Reader question: What are your favorite cultural shifts from the last year (and more)

This article first appeared in DevOps’ish 210 and was 100% inspired by K Rain Leander The idea for the subject of this article came from K Rain Leander. Rain asks… “The past year has been one of lockdowns, increased security and decreased travel. DevOps became DevSecOps became DevSecOpsBiz. And the world embraced the work / life balance culture of DevOps. What are your favourite cultural shifts from the last year?...

March 29, 2021 · 5 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

Desk Setup, January 2021

There’s a metaphor out there that you should write about it if you say, are asked, or explain something more than three times. Since we’ve started OpenShift.tv, I cannot count how many times folks ask about my setup. I’ve wanted to write this article since last October. But, things hadn’t stabilized. For example, I’ve broken about half a dozen mic arms since May 2020 (of ALL price ranges). I also knew I would be moving operations from our unfinished basement up two stories to our guest bedroom (now my office)....

January 31, 2021 · 8 min · Chris Short