Go: Enabling DevOps to Go Faster

Abstract What is Go? It’s not just another programming language. Go was made with very specific goals in mind by very experienced people. Go’s ideals align quite well with DevOps principles. In this talk we explore why DevOps professionals should be learning and utilizing Go in their organizations. Description What is Go? What wasn’t good enough with other languages? Who made Go? The Go/Google Connection as it Stands Today What is Go Good At? [Read More]

Open Source 101 Raleigh 2018

I had the opportunity to attend and speak at Open Source 101 at NC State’s McKimmon Center for Extension & Continuing Education this past weekend. It’s always nice to visit Raleigh, NC and Red Hat Tower. I met several awesome attendees and speakers while I was in town too. The All Things Open team did an absolutely fantastic job at every facet of this conference. If you have the opportunity to attend one of these events you most definitely should! [Read More]

Orchestructure January 2018 Meetup

I spoke at the first Orchestructure Meetup of 2018. I have to admit, this is probably the smoothest run Meetup I’ve been a part of for quite some time. That’s not to say other Meetups weren’t well organized. But, Mario, Bob, and Jorge have their poop in a group. Orchestructure is one great Meetup. If you’re in Michigan, you’re missing out if you haven’t attended. Sign up for DevOps'ish! DevOps'ish is a weekly newsletter covering DevOps, Cloud Native, Open Source, and the 'ish between. [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. Sign up for DevOps'ish! DevOps'ish is a weekly newsletter covering DevOps, Cloud Native, Open Source, and the 'ish between. [Read More]

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]

Docker, Inc is Dead

DISCLAIMER: The views expressed in this article are solely mine. They do not reflect the opinion of Cloud Native Computing Foundation (I’m a CNCF Ambassador), nor Red Hat, nor that of any group I am affiliated with, sponsored by, or employed by. Please read my Disclaimer before breaking out the tar and feathers. To say that Docker had a very rough 2017 is an understatement. Aside from Uber, I can’t think of a more utilized, hyped, and well funded Silicon Valley startup (still in operation) fumbling as bad as Docker did in 2017. [Read More]

The Open Organization Guide to IT Culture Change

The open organization community at Opensource.com (of which I’m a member) is pleased to announce the immediate release of its newest book, The Open Organization Guide to IT Culture Change. Sign up for DevOps'ish! DevOps'ish is a weekly newsletter covering DevOps, Cloud Native, Open Source, and the 'ish between. As IT teams around the world rise to these new challenges, they’re realizing that radical change isn’t a matter of tools alone. [Read More]

Recent Accomplishments

I feel like I should say I don’t like to toot my own horn. But, if I don’t toot it who will? December and January were very busy months for me and February is definitely going to be busy. You should always be working outside your personal and professional comfort zones. Sign up for DevOps'ish! DevOps'ish is a weekly newsletter covering DevOps, Cloud Native, Open Source, and the 'ish between. [Read More]