As a seasoned DevOps professional, I am often asked to recommend resources that can help newcomers to the field understand its core principles and best practices. Over the years, I have read many excellent books on DevOps, but there are five in particular that stand out to me as essential reads for anyone looking to gain a comprehensive understanding of this practice.
The first i would recommend is Accelerate by Nicole Forsgren, Jez Humble, and Gene Kim it is a must-read for anyone interested in software development and delivery.
2023 DevOps Conference Speakers I recently attended the 2023 DevOps Days Nashville conference in Tennessee, and it was an incredible experience. As with all DevOps Days conferences, the themes and speakers were decided by the local organizers, which made for a unique and diverse range of sessions.
On the first day of the conference, I attended some fantastic sessions that provided some great ideas that I can use with my clients.
See the following youtube video for a live demo recording of my talk.
Welcome to day one of Azure Spring Cleaning 2023!. Azure Static Web Apps have been generally available for about one and a half years now, and I’ve been excited about this service since day one. Professionally, I help customers reduce software delivery complexity, so for me, Static Web Apps are an amazing idea that reduces the time needed to get services up and running.
Earlier this year I joined the Azure Synapse Influencer Program. But I don’t receive payments as an influencer instead I get a wide range of benefits, such as early access to new features and capabilities, access to exclusive training and resources, and opportunities to engage with the Azure Synapse product team and also the occasional free swag like a coffee cup and sticker. I joined the program to build my knowledge around the platform and be able to show its value of it to my clients.
Richard Presenting LMAO Helps During Outages In 2022, I had a fantastic year of reconnecting with my passions, meeting new individuals, delivering presentations, and gaining knowledge from experienced professionals. To conclude my travels and speaking engagements for the year, I had the privilege of journeying to Florida and delivering a talk at DevOps Days Tampa. Having attended DevOps conferences for many years, I was thrilled to create an engaging presentation that encouraged collaboration and prompted attendees to reflect on critical considerations when preparing for on-call duties.
A few days ago the opportunity to joined a Blacks United In Leading Tech speakers panel event to discuss “The truth about Black Consultants”. This was my first event with this group, it was a great conversation we talked about our personal journeys in the industry of consulting while sharing valuable insights and advice around some key areas of interest:
Transferable skills for various positions in consulting. How to set the right expectations and key behaviors.