Miscarriage: A Culture of Silence Helps No One

Julie and I have experienced a miscarriage. We found out we were pregnant in early November. On Thanksgiving, an episode occurred that demonstrated Julie’s life might be in jeopardy as well as the life of the baby. There was a glimmer of hope that all could go well though; we had to give it time. A week before Christmas 2017, we learned that our second child wasn’t going to make it. [Read More]

Leaving Bankrate

This is the e-mail I sent out this morning to Bankrate folks explaining my decision to leave the company. It’s as much business related as it is personal. I’m displaying it here because I believe in openness and transparency. Fellow Bankraters, Today, after serious consideration, I tendered my resignation as Manager of DevOps at Bankrate. There are a few reasons behind this decision that merit some explanation: I have reached a point in my life where I can take a moment to figure out exactly what it is I want to be when I “grow up. [Read More]

Leaving North Carolina

I have accepted the position as Manager, Infrastructure & Operations at Bankrate in Detroit. Julie, Max, Sunny, and I will begin moving to Michigan in mid-June! I will be leading DevOps efforts as the Bankrate team transitions software stacks and moves from on-premise data centers to the cloud. I am beyond excited about the position and the work I will be doing. Sign up for DevOps'ish! DevOps’ish is a weekly newsletter covering DevOps, Cloud Native, Open Source, and the ‘ish in between. [Read More]

The Story of Julie and Chris' Engagement

Julie and I have been passholders to Biltmore since Labor Day weekend 2010. The Biltmore Estate is a very special place for us because it seems every time we visit we somehow manage to fall deeper in love with each other. I had decided several months prior that when the time was right I would propose to Julie somewhere on the Biltmore Estate. Sign up for DevOps'ish! DevOps’ish is a weekly newsletter covering DevOps, Cloud Native, Open Source, and the ‘ish in between. [Read More]