2018 Learnings, 2019 Expectations

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. Overall, 2018 was great for me professionally. I’d like to share some things I picked up on this most recent journey around the sun we call 2018. I’ll make some predictions about 2019 in the process too. Enter your email I consent to receiving your weekly newsletter, DevOps'ish SUBSCRIBE   Kubernetes Will Get Easier Last year, I mentioned that Kubernetes Will Find Its Way in 2018....

December 28, 2018 · 13 min · Chris Short

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....

January 1, 2018 · 4 min · Chris Short

What I Learned in 2016

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. 2016 brought a lot of new knowledge and skill sets into my ever-expanding arsenal of tools. Enter your email I consent to receiving your weekly newsletter, DevOps'ish SUBSCRIBE   Surprisingly, 2016 brought a mix of both soft skills and technical skills....

January 1, 2017 · 3 min · Chris Short

Perspective

I like to remind everyone this time of year that, unless they have people’s lives in their hands, you have to keep things in perspective. Chances are you’re in a terminal on a laptop on planet earth which is but one watery orb circling a star as it hurtles through the Milky Way which is but one of many galaxies moving across the universe. Try not to take things too seriously....

December 20, 2016 · 1 min · Chris Short

Take Ownership; "Plant Your Flag"

Taking ownership or “planting your flag” in an idea, work, or concept is often one of the best things someone can do. To sit in a room full of people and say, “This is mine. I will take care of it.” Makes everyone in the room know you are the point person committed to making it happen. The same holds true when discussing documentation, processes, and ideas for long-range planning....

June 28, 2016 · 4 min · Chris Short