Archive for the ‘Development’ Category

#DOES17 San Francisco – Things I Learned

Just spent the last few days at a technical conference that focused more on cultural change and workflow than bits and bytes, the DevOps Enterprise Summit. It was enlightening, and for the first time in a while, I’m leaving a professional conference energized and hoping to implement some of these ideas. The DevOps community reminds […]

November 15, 2017 · stuart · No Comments
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#DevOpsDays #Nashville in the books

Headed back home after a successful Ignite presentation at DevOpsDays Nashville. This was an awesome conference; I’ve blogged in the past about some of my concerns with the single track format, and finding speakers that manage to reach a very diverse audience of engineers, managers, coders, analysts, etc. I had no such concern this time […]

October 18, 2017 · stuart · No Comments
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Presenting at #DevOpsDays #Nashville

Very excited to be presenting an Ignite talk at #DevOpsDays #Nashville (October 17-18, 2017): Tactical Advice For Strategic Change In A Brownfield It’s only a 5 minute presentation (20 slides; slides change every 15 seconds), but I’m stoked about it. It’s going to be my first DevOps talk that has absolutely nothing to do with […]

August 21, 2017 · stuart · No Comments
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The DBA is dead; long live the DBA!

Been reading some interesting arguments over the future of DBA jobs lately, and as usual, I find a lot of truth somewhere in the middle. Let me try to sum up the positions of the three authors that impressed me the most: Thomas LaRock – Why I’m Learning Data Science: Tom kind of kicked off […]

August 4, 2017 · stuart · 3 Comments
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#DevOpsDays & #SQLSaturdays

I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while, but life rolls on, as it always does. I had the privilege of attending DevOpsDays Atlanta back in April. This was my second DevOpDays event to attend (the first being Nashville), and overall, I’ve enjoyed the events. However, as a long-time organizer and speaker with […]

July 27, 2017 · stuart · No Comments
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#SQLSatATL, #DevOps, #Cloud, & the Future of the DBA

Last weekend was SQLSaturday Atlanta 2017, and I was not only an organizer, but a presenter. In the future, I’ll need to balance that a little better (especially when we’re dealing with a lot of unknowns for the day, like a new building). Overall, I think my presentation went well; had a lot of great […]

July 19, 2017 · stuart · No Comments
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#DevOps: Remote Workers and Minimizing Silos

Been a while since I’ve posted, so I thought I’d try to put down some thoughts on a lightweight topic. I’m a full-time remote worker; I have been for the last 10 years). My company has embraced remote workers, and provides lots of tools for people to contribute from all over the country (including the […]

March 13, 2017 · stuart · No Comments
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#DevOps: Embrace the Ops

If you’re at all in touch with the DevOps community, you’re probably aware of the GitLabs Incident on 1/31/2017; I won’t spend too much time rehashing it here, but GitLabs has done a great job of being transparent about the issue and their processes to recover. Mike Walsh (Straight Path Solutions) wrote a great blog […]

February 3, 2017 · stuart · 2 Comments
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My Challenges with #DevOps

As I’ve alluded to in earlier posts, my career goals have transitioned away from database development and administration into DevOps implementations; it’s been a bit of a challenge for me, because I feel like a stranger in a strange land all over again. Looking at familiar problems turned on their sides isn’t for me, and […]

December 12, 2016 · stuart · No Comments
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#DevOps – Starting the path

Last week, I had the pleasure of attending my first DevOps conference (DevOpsDays Nashville), and the first conference that had absolutely nothing to do with SQL Server since graduate school. The conference was great; I met some new folks, and had some great moments of insight early on. The DevOps community is a very welcoming […]

November 16, 2016 · stuart · No Comments
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