Adventures in DevOps

Evaluating Jobs and Job Offers – DevOps 077

Jeffrey, Will, and Chuck dive into the question “How do you know whether or not you want to take a job?” during and after the interview. The discussion ranges through what to ask employers, knowing what you want from the job, and how to determine before and after the interview whether the job offer is…

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Gaining Stability with Rule Based Policies with Shimon Tolts – DevOps 076

Shimon Tolts is the CEO datree.io. Shimon talks the panel through an outage he experienced while working for a previous employer. He breaks down the situation and the explains the types of misconfiguration that caused his outage and how these things can cause problems in other applications as well. He explains how to set up…

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The Power for UniKernels with Ian Eyberg – DevOps 075

Ian Eyberg jumps on with the panel to discuss the uses and origins of UniKernels. He and the panel discuss how to set them up and where they fit into your infrastucture conversations. Panel Charles Max Wood Jeffrey Groman Will Button Guest Ian Eyberg Sponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator Links The History of Software Infrastructure –…

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DevOps in BioInformatics with Jillian Rowe – DevOps 074

Jillian Rowe specializes in setting up AWS clusters for collecting and analyzing bioinformatics data. She’s worked with several companies to set up “virtual labs” where they can use Data Science techniques and Machine Learning to analyze and understand the data they collect from their studies. This episode walks through a lot of the approach she…

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Things a DevOps Engineer Needs to Know – DevOps 073

Will and Jeffrey discuss the things that DevOps Engineers need to know. If you’re diving into DevOps, you’re probably wondering what skills do you need to know? Also, how much of the skill you need to have is technical versus non-technical. People skills and soft skills verus hard typing and at-the-keyboard skills. If you’re in…

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How to Conquer Your AWS Costs with Yann Stoneman – DevOps 072

Yann Stoneman joins the adventure to talk about the tools and approach he uses to cut AWS costs for his customers. The panel chimes in with how they track costs on AWS as well and what they do when they realize costs are creeping up. They then dive into Yann’s story going from Juilliard to…

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The 3 Essentials for Successful Job Outcomes – BONUS

Chuck dives into the 3 essentials for getting the next successful outcome you want in your career. Whether that’s something simple like a raise or something more complex like going freelance, you can achieve it by working on 3 main areas. First, building skills. The most obvious type of skills you’ll need is technical skills….

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What is DevOps, Anyway? with Will Button – DevOps 071

Will Button returns to discuss the roots and meanings of the DevOps movement with Caleb, Chuck, and Jeffrey. They take on the idea that DevOps is the infrastructure department and dissect the ideas pulled from the Agile and other movements that fed ideas into the DevOps movement. They also go over leadership and other requirements…

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How to Get Hired at a FANG Company – BONUS

Chuck explains what he taught Nathan last week when we asked how to get hired at a FANG (Facebook Apple/Amazon Netflix Google) company. Essentially, it boils down to how to build the skills and knowledge needed to pass the interview. How to build the relationships to get into the door and have the interviewer want…

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Grafana Labs with Matthew Helmke – DevOps 070

Matthew Helmke is a Senior Technical Content Developer at Grafana Labs. He helps companies and people track metrics and alerts around their data to understand what is going on in the systems and information that they manage. He walks Caleb and Jeffrey through the process of understanding systems and data to draw a picture that…

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Kubernetes-in-Kubernetes on Bare Metal with Andrei Kvapil – DevOps 069

Andrei Kvapil joins the adventure to discuss Kubernetes with Jeffrey Groman. Andrei breaks down how he and his company needed to set up Kubernetes to manage their blade server setup and how they wound up running Kubernetes in Kubernetes to gain the characteristics they needed. Panel Jeffrey Groman Guest Andrei Kvapil Sponsors Dev Influencers Accelerator…

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The Theft and Recovery of Perl.com with Brian D. Foy – DevOps 068

When Perl.com went down, its owner and others had no idea that the domain had been stolen months earlier and later resold. Brian D. Foy stepped in to run down leads and contact people on behalf of the folks who owned the website to find out what happened. He walks us through the process of…

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