Shipping containers piled high

Container Conundrum: DevOpsDays Chicago 2022 Open Space Notes

I found a topic that I’m going to suggest for an Open Space at every DevOpsDays I go to from this point forward: “Container Conundrum: Pain points around containers” These notes are presented here without opinion. Distilling these notes into a concise narrative will be the topic for an introduction to an upcoming DevOps’ish newsletter. Please subscribe today! I think the best way to look at these notes is to assume that each bullet point is a pain point....

September 16, 2022 · 3 min · Chris Short
eBPF

Intro to eBPF

This introduction to eBPF is adapted from the beginning of DevOps’ish 278 I occasionally ask for writing prompts from folks on Twitter for DevOps’ish. Sometimes asking on social media works well. Other times it’s giving someone a good URL and still scratching my head about what to write. But for DevOps’ish 278, the people have spoken. They want to learn more about eBPF. What is eBPF? eBPF (which is no longer an acronym for anything) is a revolutionary technology with origins in the Linux kernel that can run sandboxed programs in a privileged context such as the operating system kernel....

August 4, 2022 · 5 min · Chris Short
Lucas Käldström and Chris Short talking at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2022

Lucas Käldström and Chris Short Talk Kubernetes, Physics, and more

Lucas Käldström has a brilliant thesis out titled, “Encoding human-like operational knowledge using declarative Kubernetes operator patterns.” We sat down to talk about how, “Kubernetes operators form a novel programming model, allowing a shift from humans managing servers to servers managing servers, analogously to the Industrial Revolution.” I had a chance to speak with Lucas at KubeCon + CloudNativeCon EU 2022 in Valencia. This topic is pretty mind blowing. Lucas’ thesis is available via GitHub....

June 6, 2022 · 22 min · Chris Short

AWS Container Days @ KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2022 — Day 3

In the days leading up to Kubecon + CloudNativeCon we’ll be spending the week talking about how you can deploy, manage, and scale containerized applications using Kubernetes on AWS. These sessions, led by our AWS Kubernetes team and guest speakers, will contain technical deep dives, product demos, and best practices. Can’t wait to learn what’s happening with Amazon EKS & Kubernetes, check out the EKS Newsletter curated by our EKS Developer Advocates....

May 15, 2022 · 2 min · Chris Short
Prow + Tide = Happy Kubernetes Contributors

Prow and Tide for Kubernetes Contributors

In my work in the Kubernetes world, I look up a label or Prow command often. The systems behind the scenes (Prow and Tide) are here to help Kubernetes Contributors get stuff done. Labeling which SIG, WG, subproject, etc. is as important as the issue or PR having someone assigned. To quote the docs, “Tide is a Prow component for managing a pool of GitHub PRs that match a given set of criteria....

May 6, 2022 · 3 min · Chris Short

2021 Learnings, 2022 Expectations

Photo by Aaron Burden from Pexels It’s been one of the more challenging years of my life for many reasons. Please allow me the space to do some healing in this intro. I promise the juicy tech bits are a header away. If 2020 was hell on earth (which, while close, wasn’t quite there), 2021 asked us all to hold our collective beverages. Vaccines and boosters aside, the pandemic was a staunch obstacle to tackle along with every decision....

January 8, 2022 · 17 min · Chris Short

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