April 28, 2018

What I learned at DevOpsDays@SEA 2018

While there is no doubt the quality of all speakers at the two day conference were exceptional, four of them in particular stood out to me and I wanted to highlight some of their insight here both for my own benefit, and to help consolidate for anyone who may be interested in the “cliffs notes” as they say. Anjuan Simmons, Leadership Lessons from the Agile Manifesto Sam Guckenheimer, Moving 75,000 Engineers To DevOps On The Public Cloud Sarah Hagan, You’re So Empathetic, You Probably Know This Talk’s Not About You John Allspaw, Taking Human Performance Seriously In Software   Leadership Lessons from the Agile Manifesto Speaker: Anjuan Simmons There are two key…

September 30, 2016

Cigars & Startups

One of the major reasons for moving to Seattle was to become more engaged in a culture that avidly supports technology and “the web.” Through Meetups I discovered a group I could not pass up the opportunity to join and was very pleasantly surprised to be rewarded with such excellent company, brilliant minds, and cigars! It didn’t hurt that the gathering happened on a rooftop in Downtown Seattle with a spectacular view of the city either. We will see what comes of this and other wonderful people I have had the privilege of meeting since relocating, but so far the opportunities have been spectacular and I am thrilled to see…