Chris Short named Cloud Native Ambassador

While I was in Austin for KubeCon + CloudNativeCon North America 2017 I was told about the Cloud Native Computing Foundation Ambassador program. After reading up on it and experiencing the first day of the conference I decided to apply to become a Cloud Native Ambassador. The responsibilities are right in line with what I’m trying to do in Detroit. I would love to continue my community building around cloud native and open source projects. [Read More]

LinkedIn Mentor Monday Detroit

I had the opportunity to be a mentor at LinkedIn Mentor Monday Detroit. It was a chance to talk to younger folks to get a gauge on what they are thinking and where they see their careers heading. Plus, I welcome any opportunity to help the good folks of Detroit make Detroit the great city we all know it is. Huge thanks to Jessica Addison of LinkedIn for inviting me. Also, a shout out to LeGenevieve “Vieve” Squires of Starbucks for hosting us in Downtown Detroit. [Read More]

DevOpsDays NYC 2018 Ignite Talk on Golang

I had an amazing experience at DevOpsDays NYC 2018. The organizers put together an all-star lineup. You can tell this meant a lot to the organizers by the quality of the event itself; it was top notch. Being a part of the DevOps community is absolutely amazing. I am always thrilled to get invites to DevOpsDays events; they’re so well done. Subscribe to DevOps’ish for updates on DevOps, Cloud Native, and Open Source news. [Read More]

My Raspberry Pi Kubernetes Cluster

For many months, I have wanted a Kubernetes cluster of my very own. One that I can tinker with, break, rebuild, and deploy services to. In the fall of 2017, I decided to stand up a three node cluster in Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). It was nice and shiny and Googly but it wasn’t cheap. Totaling almost $40/month to run I was envious of my friends who have virtually unlimited access to cloud compute. [Read More]

My New Home is SJ Technologies

I am very happy to announce that I have a new job. I am now a Senior DevOps Advocate with the esteemed SJ Technologies, Inc. The great job search of 2017 actually ended in 2017. The good folks at SJ Technologies put together my offer letter in the last week of 2017. This allowed me to take a deep breath over the New Year’s weekend and decompress. I am truly thankful to everyone for getting the offer together in what was likely your down time. [Read More]

What I Learned in 2017

A former co-worker and now friend used to have a tagline, “Everyday is a school day.” I remind myself of this fact nearly every time I learn something new. 2017 was arduous and mentally challenging. But, I did pull out some golden nuggets while reflecting back these past few weeks. I’d like to share some things I picked up on on this most recent journey around the sun we call 2017. [Read More]