I made a little toy bot and it ate all my CPU. Or: why an infinite loop cost me $16.
I did an interview about my QCon keynote.
Even if you’re petrified of public speaking, it’s possible to work up to speaking at conferences. Ask me how I know :-)
I made a slackbot and discovered textblob and I’m really enjoying how simple both of those things were. This future makes it very easy to create things with code.
The Lead Developer is a one day, single track conference for tech leads, senior engineers and engineering managers. I went to Lead Dev New York last week and enjoyed it. Here’s a summary of what I saw.
Not quite what I meant to do.
Design documents need to say more than what you're planning to do.
Last day of SRECon Americas 2018! I learned about post-mortems, onboarding, the human cost of incident response and much more. And then I took a red-eye home. I don't recommend that last bit.
Day two of SRECon Americas is over and here's what I saw today.
Day one of SRECon Americas 2018 was mostly about workshops. And coffee.
How do you help new people become comfortable and productive quickly?
When I'm a senior person in a team or org, or even in a meeting, I want to create an environment where it's completely ok not to know things. Feigned surprise is toxic.
When you've got a project that needs to be done, you can ask someone who can already do it, or you can help someone go up a level by (gently!) taking them out of their comfort zone. The latter takes time, but you'll be glad you did it.
A manager keeps intercepting questions about their report's project. As a lead, it's hard (but important!) to learn not to do that.
Today I needed to make a bar chart out of some data, and reached for my trusty examples... and realised that they were in my home directory in the company I no longer work at. So today I learned gnuplot almost from scratch again and here's my new trusty example.
My first DevOps Days! Unfortunately, I could only make it to the morning sessions on both days, but I still saw some great talks. Here's some notes I took.
I’m very excited to have a review of my LISA talk up on the USENIX blog.
I went to LISA 2017! It was excellent! I vowed to write a shorter trip report this year, but there was so much good stuff so whatchagonnado /o\