SouthEast LinuxFest Roundup #SELF2015

First and foremost, I must apologize as I’ve given no love to my blog in almost a year.  I’ve had many major personal and work events happen, and honestly, have just not had the motivation to write.  Nonetheless, I just got back from the SouthEast LinuxFest, #SELF2015, and it was phenomenal; it has definitely reinvigorated me. Continue reading

DevOpsDays ATL Rehash

I just returned from a short excursion to the ATL for DevOpsDays Atlanta, and I must say, I never get tired of being around the people in the DevOps community.  DevOpsDays are great opportunities for anyone looking to become part of the DevOps community or bring DevOps to their organization.  I was fortunate enough to be selected as a speaker at the conference, and spoke about something extremely important to me.  You can view my talk, Don’t Fear the DevOps, here:

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As far as the show itself, I can’t say enough good things about it.  Good people, solid food, and great times.  If every show I went to was as enjoyable as this specific outing, I may never come home.

Thank you to all of the sponsors that make these shows happen.  I feel that more collaboration and propagation of DevOps and Open Source happens at these style shows than any other event I attend.

Till next time…..

What is DevOps?

Everywhere we go, no matter what we do, we constantly here buzzwords; so much so that we’ve created the incredible pastime of BuzzWord Bingo. Unfortunately, this practice seems to be rampant in the tech industry. We’ve all been in those meetings with the new VP of Something That Never Actually Existed Before But Does Now So The CEO Can Give His Best Buddy a Job; that would be one hell of a business card, but I digress. Nonetheless, these meetings all start the same, “Hello, I’m Bob Brown-Noser, and I’m the new VP of Something Ridiculous and Completely Pointless, and I’m here to help you create the next-big-thing, to usher our product into a cutting-edge Web 2.0 platform, to create a synergy of sustainability and empowerment, to harness the technologies of cloud computing and big data, and to facilitate the convergence of disruptive technologies into a next-generation company.” Blah, blah, blah, blah, so on and so forth…………. Continue reading