Month: September 2017

Ferris wheel with purple LED lights on the struts and multicolored baskets.

The virtuous thank-you cycle

We talk a lot about vicious cycles, and how it’s easy to end up in bad places because the incentives are all bad, but let me tell you a story. It’s a pleasant Saturday, my family is watching Star Trek: TNG together, and I’m in my home office, working on a side project and slightly…

Think Globally, Sponsor Locally

Possibly the most exciting thing about my new job as Developer Advocate (there are so many!) is that I don’t have to scramble and ask conferences to fund me anymore. That means that speaker funds can go to the next generation of up-and-coming speakers, independents, and folks who don’t get paid to go to conferences.…

Fear of the Bus (DevOpsDays MSP 2017)

Verbose Mode (Systems We Love MSP, 2017)

Y2K and Other Disappointing Disasters (RubyConf 2017)

Search-First Writing for Developers (NorthBay Python 2017)

Upcoming appearances

Velocity Berlin
Minneapolis DevOps Meetup