Dreaming in DevOps http://martinb3.io Life, Development, Systems Adminstration, DevOps, Photography, Travel, and more ramblings. Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:47:55 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://martinb3.io/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/cropped-5714362160_b40ec1ba89_b-32x32.jpg Dreaming in DevOps http://martinb3.io 32 32 My Hack Day experience with API Gateway and Apache Velocity http://martinb3.io/api-gateway-apache-velocity/ http://martinb3.io/api-gateway-apache-velocity/#respond Sun, 25 Jun 2017 23:30:54 +0000 http://martinb3.io/?p=1026 During my last visit to the Castle, I had the opportunity to join a hack day event with our awesome Solutions Architects at Fanatical Support

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3 Thoughts about Santiago, Chile http://martinb3.io/three-thoughts-santiago-chile/ http://martinb3.io/three-thoughts-santiago-chile/#respond Thu, 15 Jun 2017 17:00:30 +0000 http://martinb3.io/?p=1016 A few weeks ago, I went to Santiago de Chile for 2 weeks. I met up with Remote Year friends and worked during the day

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The Chef Firewall Cookbook: a Leaky Abstraction http://martinb3.io/chef-firewall-cookbook/ http://martinb3.io/chef-firewall-cookbook/#respond Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:00:09 +0000 http://martinb3.io/?p=979 Managing a firewall is hard. Designing an abstraction layer on top of a firewall is even harder. Not only do you need to understand networking

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How Slack is bad for an online community http://martinb3.io/slack-is-bad-community/ http://martinb3.io/slack-is-bad-community/#comments Thu, 04 May 2017 13:00:56 +0000 http://martinb3.io/?p=895 Dave Cheney recently made waves in the tech world by writing that Slack is inappropriate for open source communications. This reminded me about how the

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3 Thoughts about Machu Picchu http://martinb3.io/three-thoughts-macchu-picchu/ http://martinb3.io/three-thoughts-macchu-picchu/#respond Mon, 01 May 2017 19:30:57 +0000 http://martinb3.io/?p=704 According to Wikipedia, “Machu Picchu is an Incan citadel set high in the Andes Mountains in Peru, above the Urubamba River valley. Built in the

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Mentoring & Industry Culture http://martinb3.io/mentoring-industry-culture/ http://martinb3.io/mentoring-industry-culture/#respond Sun, 30 Apr 2017 19:31:40 +0000 http://martinb3.io/?p=922 Why Mentoring? I strongly believe that mentoring can help a mentee develop into a better technical leader, and it’s also an exercise in leadership for

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Tech lead roles: What makes a technical leader? http://martinb3.io/tech-lead-role/ http://martinb3.io/tech-lead-role/#comments Mon, 17 Apr 2017 12:00:34 +0000 http://martinb3.io/?p=899 I have a mentee who was recently reading some job postings. He wrote to ask me about postings for tech lead roles: What does it

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Five things I do when arriving in a new place http://martinb3.io/new-place-five-things-arrival/ http://martinb3.io/new-place-five-things-arrival/#respond Wed, 04 Jan 2017 14:00:37 +0000 http://martinb3.io/?p=820 When arriving in a new place (city or country), or even sometimes before takeoff on a travel day, I have a checklist of things I

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Public speaking retrospective, 2016 edition http://martinb3.io/public-speaking-2016/ http://martinb3.io/public-speaking-2016/#respond Sun, 01 Jan 2017 08:36:27 +0000 http://martinb3.io/?p=824 With 2016 drawing to a close, as well as my Remote Year adventure ending at the end of this month, I’ve been thinking a lot

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3 Thoughts about Oslo, Norway http://martinb3.io/three-thoughts-oslo-norway/ http://martinb3.io/three-thoughts-oslo-norway/#respond Mon, 28 Nov 2016 12:15:21 +0000 http://martinb3.io/?p=736 When I was in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in March this year, I started looking at conferences and other events happening further along our route for

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