My ‘meetup’ with Gene Kim

Gene Kim is by far one of the most recognizable names in the DevOps industry. He is vocal, present, opinionated (in a good way), a thought leader and the co-author of the best book in this space: The Phoenix Project! Earlier this week Gene came to Virginia to speak at the DC Continuous Delivery and…

Chef for DevOps – an Introduction

Chef is a powerful tool from Opscode which makes Infrastructure as Code real! In the space of DevOps, where Continuous Delivery requires the ‘on-demand’ building, updating and management of Virtual Environments, technologies like Chef become essential. The slide deck attached is from a seminar I delivered recently. The session introduces Chef and its role in DevOps. The agenda of…

Monetate’s 12 step program for continuous deployment

I had the opportunity recently to attend a DevOps talk by Jeff Horowitz of Monetate. He was followed that night by a John Allspaw from Etsy. I will write about that talk in a later post. I found Jeff’s talk very interesting. His talk was titled ‘DevOps in a Cloud of Failure’. The essence of his…