What the Military Taught Me About DevOps Graphic Recording

I presented my What the Military Taught Me About DevOps talk to a large crowd at DevOpsDays Toronto 2018. Off to the side of the stage was Ashton from Minds Eye Creative. A beautiful piece of art was created from my talk and I cannot thank the DevOpsDays Toronto organizers enough for it.

June 11, 2018 · 1 min · Chris Short
Gopher Art Always Courtesy of [Ashley McNamara](https://github.com/ashleymcnamara/gophers)

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. Of course I said yes. I was already doing a talk that morning at DevNationFederal. What’s another talk in the evening?...

June 8, 2018 · 1 min · Chris Short
Photos Courtesy of [Derek Weeks](https://twitter.com/weekstweets)

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. I was able to sync up with one of my Airmen from my time at Pope Air Force Base....

June 7, 2018 · 2 min · Chris Short
Photo Courtesy of [Arthur Maltson](https://twitter.com/amaltson)

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!...

June 1, 2018 · 2 min · Chris Short
Photo Courtesy of Kim McMahon

ChefConf 2018: DevOps is Not War

If you read DevOps’ish, you already know I spoke at ChefConf 2018. I was able to meet 1,400 new friends while I was in Chicago (not really but kinda). I presented my talk, DevOps is Not War to a standing room only audience. From a speaker’s perspective, I have never felt more prepared for a talk. There were speaker office hours every week for 10 weeks before the event to address any questions we may have had....

May 29, 2018 · 1 min · Chris Short

Detroit Kubernetes: Kubernetes Cron Jobs

I spoke at Detroit Kubernetes, Docker & all related things about Kubernetes Cron Jobs. The talk was more like an explanation with a demo. My demo skills are non-existent so I needed to build those a little. Overall, the demo went well. But, I feel like the zoom feature in Visual Studio Code needs some work. I ended up in iTerm2 using vim to make up for the oddities VSCode threw at me....

April 30, 2018 · 1 min · Chris Short

AWS Michigan: Heaven is Not a Cloud

I recently spoke at AWS Michigan about cloud migrations. The talk wasn’t AWS specific but we sure did talk about it a ton. From defining cloud to addressing priorities to preventing cost overruns we covered a lot during the meetup. I was peppered with questions by a lively audience. After speaking on stage at DevOpsDays Atlanta 2018, there was this awkward moment for me when the first question was asked. I wasn’t mentally prepared for questions during the talk but, adjusted quickly....

April 30, 2018 · 1 min · Chris Short