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Book Review: Accelerate

Book Review: Accelerate

Accelerate: The Science of Lean Software and DevOps: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Organizations by Nicole Forsgren My rating: 5 of 5 stars This book is an excellent summation of the overall findings of the State of DevOps reports and what the implications are for organizations trying to persuade themselves into DevOps transformation. When…

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This job is all the best parts of going to college

I used to say that technical writing is an endless series of research papers, and if I had realized that when I started doing it, I might have studied harder at the Java class I flunked. But not really, because the thing I loved about research papers was reading the primary text, and a bunch…

Disaster Resilience the Waffle House Way (DevOpsDays Baltimore 2018)

Disaster Resilience the Waffle House Way (DevOpsDays Baltimore 2018)

Choose Your Own Deployment (DevNet Create 2018)

Choose Your Own Deployment (DevNet Create 2018)

The Sticker Talk (Write the Docs Portland, 2018)

The Sticker Talk (Write the Docs Portland, 2018)

Disaster Resilience the Waffle House Way (DevOpsDays Portland 2018)

Disaster Resilience the Waffle House Way (DevOpsDays Portland 2018)

Every Scar a Story (DevOpsDays Hartford 2018)

Every Scar a Story (DevOpsDays Hartford 2018)

Choose Your Own Deployment (DevOpsDays Toronto 2018)

Choose Your Own Deployment (DevOpsDays Toronto 2018)

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Stickers, A Love Story

When I was in elementary school, I won a science fair, and travelled to the far-off land of Moscow, Idaho for the state competition. While there, I spent some of my food money on the most magical sticker ever. It was a gleaming metallic unicorn with rainbow colored mane and tail. It brought me joy…

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Saying No, or If This Then Not That

I had to say no to a conference I would have loved to speak at today. I’ve had to say no to several conference speaking offers this year, because it turns out that time, space, and timezones can only be manipulated to a certain degree. I thought about not blogging about this, because it’s a…

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