Has it really been almost a decade since Puppet was created? It turns out it has, and that realization was a constant theme of PuppetConf 2014. We sit down with a distinguished panel including Ryan Coleman, Deepak Giridharagopal, Kris Buytaert, Nigel Kersten, and Dawn Foster to discuss the announcements, keynotes, talks, and themes of the conference, as well as reflect on five years of DevOps, 10 years of “second generation configuration management tools,” and what one might do with an army of 400 sysadmins at their command. Join us as we take a look back at
We hear a lot about continuous delivery, but is that all there is when it comes to continuity? How do we handle the design? What about the data? How do we synthesize it into a useful business? For episode 48, we sit down with FlowCon program committee members Esther Derby, John Esser, and Jez Humble, live from FlowCon 2014 to discuss how we can help our companies and organizations:
Special Secret Guest ™ (ok, ok, it’s Gene Kim!) joins us to talk about another conference that’s looking at the “DevOps unicorn” in a different way: DevOps Enterprise, October 21st-23rd in San Francisco; register with coupon code SHIPSHOW20.
What does flow mean to you?
What do you find is most difficult for your organization to work with “flow”?
Monitoring is a big part of DevOps, but what’s the best way to get started? Infrastructure monitoring? Application monitoring? What should you monitor? Where should that data go? How can you turn data into information and monitoring into alerts? What about alert fatigue and humane monitoring? Join the special guest Bridget Kromhout and the panel as they take a high-level look at monitoring, data collection, analysis, and
How do we know, we know what DevOps is? For episode 46, we sit down with Praxisflow’s Kevin Behr (whom you might recognize as one of the authors of the Phoenix Project) and Jabe Bloom to talk about these and other heady questions, including: what can we learn from the Agile community? Where is DevOps headed in the next five years? Who is Frederick Taylor and what does he have to do with DevOps? And what do English coal miners from the 1940s have to do with DevOps? Find out the answers to these and more as we discuss:
When most of us think of where the gravitational pull is in DevOps, places like San Francisco, New York, and Belgium spring to mind. But the Midwest? You bet, pardner! For episode 45, we take a field trip to Minneapolis for its first ever DevOps Days. With a panel of organizers and speakers from the event (including Patrick Debois!), we discuss the various talks as well as the open spaces and evening events, examining how DevOps in the Midwest is alive and well and has something to share with us all! Join us for a panel discussion on what it’s like doing
DevOps on the Silicon Prairie
Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, EJ Ciramella, aka @eciramella Seth Thomas, aka @cheeseplus, Pete Cheslock , aka @petecheslock for the discussion, plus a the last couple of weeks in News & Views and the triumphant return of DevOps Dear Abby!
For episode 44, we sit down with Lanette Creamer, a proponent of context-driven and agile QA practices to discuss what “quality” means in a world moving toward DevOps practices. Lanette started in QA back when solving “the blank screen” involved “typing in win.exe” and has been testing everything from publishing to medical records software. We figure out what it’s like to be a QA engineer in this changing environment and how we can all help produce better quality in the software we work on. Join us as Lanette guides the panel through:
As tech companies implement all sorts of ways to increase their output, the often-undiscussed tradeoff is how it impacts employees. Most tech workers have struggled with burnout in a role, at a company, or even in the area of tech they’ve focused their career; some of us have even suffered through burnout without noticing it: we only became aware when friends and family intervened to let us know how off-the-rails our work/life balance had become. In episode 43, we take a look at the signs, symptoms, causes, and strategies for:
Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, Youssuf El-Kalay, aka @buildscientist, Sascha Bates, aka @sascha_d and Pete Chesslock, aka @petecheslock for the panel discussion, plus a the last couple of weeks in News & Views and some opinionated thoughts and feels!
For episode 42, listeners might be hoping that we’d delve into the meaning of life, the universe, and everything… and if your universe consists of deploying and managing applications on Windows, that’s exactly what we’ll be doing! The panel sits down with Steven Murawski, site reliability engineer with the venerable Stack Exchange and Microsoft community MVP to discuss the goings on at Tech Ed last week, Microsoft’s recent open source offerings, new Azure features that are facing down Amazon, and with DSC and Server Core, why it seems Microsoft is really changing the way they develop their server products. Join us as we explore:
Member of an underrepresented group in the tech community? Tell us why you’d like to go to Velocity Santa Clara this June 25th and 26th; send us an email at email@example.com by May 28th, 11:59 pm PDT and we’ll try to help you get there!
In our first ever contest, we also have a Velocity Santa Clara ticket we’ll be giving away; take a picture yourself in the weirdest place you listen to The Ship Show, post it to Twitter, and tag it with the #ListeningToTheShipShow hashtag! Entries for that need to be tweeted by May 31st, 11:59 pm PDT.
11:00 – Main Segment: The State of DevOps Life in the Windows World
Bring up the topic of tech industry recruiting with any developer and you’re likely to get an ear-full: stories of recruiters treating candidates disrespectful, clueless recruiters who don’t know any of the acronyms, recruiters continuing to talk to you even after you’ve asked them to stop… the list goes on and on. In fact, it’s so prevalent, Twitter and Tumblr accounts have popped up just to make fun of recruiters. But why is recruiting so broken in our industry? Are all recruiters like that? And is there anything all of us—companies, recruiters, and candidates—can do to make the experience a bit better (and more efficient!) for everyone? Join us as we put recruiter Sam Whooley through the gauntlet for:
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Join J. Paul Reed, aka @SoberBuildEng, EJ Ciramella, aka @eciramella, and Sascha Bates, aka @sascha_d for the discussion, plus a the last couple of weeks in News & Views and a new tool tip!
Member of an underrepresented group in the tech community? Tell us why you’d like to go to Velocity Santa Clara this June 25th and 26th; send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll try to help you get there!
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It’s time again for all the Chefs to get together in the kitchen in San Francisco and look at all of the developments in the last year, plus look forward to the next year in the configuration management space, industry trends in DevOps and, of course, Chef! We grab a bottle of bourbon, some bacon, and sit down to discuss all of the “shenanigans” at ChefConf 2014, as well as look back at the keynotes, our favorite talks, hallway track conversations with old friends and new, plus reveal this year’s Awesome Community Chefs. Join the panel, plus a couple of very special surprise guests, as we go: