The Lead Developer (London): 12/10 Good Doggo: The Power of Positive Transformation
How can dog training techniques help you understand yourself and your team?
DevOpsDays Copenhagen: Every Scar a Story
This was my first trip to Copenhagen, and it’s so cool to see how similar the DevOps community is all over the world. Everywhere I go, we have similar problems, and shared support and caring.
DevOne: Tinkertoys, Microservices, and Feature Management
This was my first trip to Austria, and let me tell you, Linz came to impress. Not only was there an amazing level of production value, the attendees were curious, interesting, and happy to talk to me about all the things a person can do with feature flags. I want to extend a big thank-you…
Choose Your Own Deployment
I love the aha moment people get when they grasp a concept. It’s a lot of what gives me energy about this job. Being there to help people see how an abstract concept can make their concrete life better is amazingly rewarding. Because of this, I try to change up all the parts of my talks,…
My favorite talk of 2018
This is the talk that I saw this year that has changed my thinking the most, that I have referred to most often. Fixme, by David Heinemeier Hansson
Documentation for DevOps: A DevOpsDays Open Space Writeup
I’m borrowing this image from my friends at Chef, because it’s really funny to pretend that it’s possible to just sprinkle on “devops”, something that is about cultural change at every level. At every DevOpsDays I go to (and that’s quite a few), I propose/wrangle/run two open spaces. One is about feature flags/canary launches/hypothesis-driven development,…
2017 Speaking Recap
This was the year that I got more organized as a speaker. I took up Airtable as a way to track all of my conference proposals, and so I actually have a record of everything I submitted. Summary Attended 27 conferences, spoke at 24 Spoke at 3 user groups, 2 podcasts, 1 video interview, 1…
Guest Post: Capital One Developer Experience
I recently got a chance to write a post about API hospitality for the Capital One DevEx blog. It’s always nice to be able to rework a talk into an essay that’s easier for people to refer to.
Talk write-up: Choose Your Own Deployment
Yesterday, I was in Phoenix for their first DevOps Days. [View the story “Choose Your Own Deployment – DevOpsDays PHX” on Storify] The interesting thing about doing this talk in Twine instead of my beloved Google Slides was how much I had to learn to make it look anything like I wanted. There’s a lot…
Lady Conference Speaker Talk Wrap-Up
I was talking to Bridget Kromhout about her wrap-up process, and she inspired me to a) do a better job publishing my talk information right after I give it, b) talk about my end-of-talk process. So, you have pitched a talk, gotten it accepted, written it, gotten on stage and given it, and answered any…
Minneapolis DevOps Meetup