How I Wrote My First Ignite

I recently made my first venture into public speaking in the tech world at Denver DevOps Days. For some idiotic reason, I decided to do my first talk as an Ignite. For those of you who don’t know what that is, it’s a 5-minute talk with 20 slides that auto-advance at 15 second intervals. Many of the experienced speakers I have spoken to tell me that this is much harder to do than the traditional 20-30 minute talk. I wish I had known that before I started.

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Shoving a Monolith Into a Container

Or how I learned to stop worrying and embrace containers

Everyone who has been around operations for a while has one of these systems. It was hand-built by someone else many months or years ago, and you’re afraid to touch it. It has been snowflaked so badly that if you run apt-get upgrade, it will probably explode.

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PiDay 2017


With PiDay coming up, and my company sponsoring projects, a group of people decided to take on an ambitious project.

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Turning the Page

I’ve told myself that I want to start writing about all the exciting stuff that I get to work on. I have been telling myself that for years. I told myself again last week. Every once in a while, I start playing with a blog, and I scratch a few words down. Then nothing happens.

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