Category Archive: devops


Sketchnote: The Nationwide DevOps Journey

The Nationwide DevOps Journey

Nov 16

Igniting Talks: a Learning Experience

I’ve been a bit quiet of late; been busy, to say the least. Work has been crazy (and will be for the foreseeable future), but among other things, I have been working on an Ignite style talk for DevOps Days Ohio. Why so busy? Well…. in part because it’s a more difficult type of speech …

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Nov 07

DevOps Days Ohio

I’m speaking at DevOps Days Ohio on the “3 R’s of DevOps”

Oct 05

Speaking at DevOps Days Ohio


DevOps Days Ohio is taking place in 18-19 November 2015. I’m going to present an Ignite format talk on the Three ‘R’s of Devops. There’s going to a lot of great people that are going to be there. I am really looking forward to it!

Sep 22

Filter All the Things!

“In the Information Age, the first step to sanity is FILTERING. Filter the information: extract for knowledge. Filter first for substance. Filter second for significance. These filters protect against advertising. Filter third for reliability. This filter protects against politicians. Filter fourth for completeness. This filter protects against the media.” — Marc Stiegler, David’s Sling I …

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Sep 12

Minimum Viable Configuration (a mini saga)

Balance. 3D. Out of Balance

Too many believe that bigger is better; elaborate systems, multitude layers, and diverse architectural patterns demonstrate a maturity of design. Unfortunately they aren’t called at 3am when it breaks. I prefer the simplicity of less — kissing Occam’s razor; trimming away until perfection… when there is nothing left to take away.

Aug 31

DevOps Isn’t…. (A Mini Saga)

DevOps isn’t a tool or a project. It’s a practice. Like any other practice it improves with… practice. There is no recipe. No roadmap. There is no certificate or trophy. The journey starts with recognizing there is a problem and wanting to change. And practicing until you get it right.

Aug 27

The Three ‘R’s of DevOps

School days, school days Dear old Golden Rule days ‘Reading and ‘riting and ‘rithmetic Taught to the tune of the hick’ry stick — School Days by Will Cobb and Gus Edwards It’s that time of year again… back to school. Just like in school where we learned ‘Reading and ‘riting and ‘rithmetic, DevOps has its …

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