Here’s my talk from Cloud Foundry Day, last week:
The Cloud Foundry community has been around for a long time and the PaaSes built on it have been in use for awhile as well (many for at least five year, some for well over 7 years). In this talk, I first wanted to go over some advice on growing and sustaining a community build around a platform. And, second, I wanted an excuse to point out that Cloud Foundry works well for people and, you know, it’s kind of weird that we’re, once again, table flipping it all and starting over. But, you know: seems like what the overall cloud native community wants to do - good luck storming the castle meme, and all that.
Check out my co-worker Nick’s talk for proof of Cloud Foundry’s coolness, which he gave right before mind.
“I’m about to do a purge and burn on my RSS reader’s feeds, because it’s boring the shit out of me.” Here.
Real Kafka experience checking in at the hotel tonight(Frankfurt Airport Sheraton). Except the guests checking in were the maze and the clerks were the bewildered protagonists.
“While you study the cloud, he studied the blade.” Here.
Apple’s Vision Pro Is A Pricey Cabled Halo XR Headset For Developers And Prosumers Coming Next Year - Thorough industry analyst style review: “The target market for such an expensive device is developers, prosumers and enterprises that aren’t bothered by the external battery and wire. I genuinely believe that Apple’s customer base will be within the enterprise productivity space, many of whom are likely also prosumers.” And: “I wouldn’t bet against Apple, but I also think that the company hasn’t quite nailed down the new use cases for it yet, and that’s why I think this device is mainly trying to capture the mindshare of developers.”
It’s time for the Kubernetes value line - “There’s a reason the saying ‘culture eats tech for breakfast’ has become a favorite in today’s IT lexicon. What this pithy saying doesn’t get into is that technology can change behavior over time.”
Inside the Fantastic Smoked-Meats World of Lockhart’s New Vibrant Barbecue Restaurant Barbs B Q - “The menu is full of South Texas influences from Charnichart and Tovías’s Brownsville upbringings: the brisket is coated in Mexican spices, the ribs are tangy with lime zest, and in addition to the charro bean sides and concha pudding dessert, they’ve also added a twist on the usual mac and cheese by offering green spaghetti, a creamy poblano-based pasta.”
not for me - The anti-take take: “the value of responding to a book (or a movie, or TV show, or whatever) simply by saying: It wasn’t for me”
The Harried Leisure Class - This seems like a good way of thinking, but I can’t figure it out.
‘It’s every woman, it’s us’: Rotterdam falls for British statue of ordinary black woman - "It doesn’t stand on a plinth and isn’t an exalted representation of someone exotic. It’s just yourself, how you are, not a ‘super’ version. And how many images of black women are there?” And: “It’s every woman, it’s us – and it’s just standing on the floor like you and me.”
Backstage Disneyland - Amazing!
Smilemakers: McDonald’s approved vendor for branded merchandise - Imagine being so proud to be associated with a brand that you bought throw-back t-shirts and hoodies to wear on the weekends. It sounds like a good mindset to be in:
Lotte Hotel Little Secret - “Those three little stickers represent a beautiful universal guarantee: if you build a weird funky little hidey space, kids will find it.”
I don’t enjoy these 7 software development activities. Thanks to generative AI, I might not have to do them anymore - The blog title is accurate.
Working Remotely with Belkin’s BoostCharge Pro - Looks real nice.
10,000 microwave enthusiasts to attend annual microwave conference in Las Vegas - “Despite all this potential, my naive guess is that this conference doesn’t exist because nobody cares about what big microwave builds next. As useful as the appliance is, there isn’t much else for it to do.” // The joke here makes a good point about how technology strategy changes as it the technology becomes wide-spread and normal.
Talks I’ll be giving, things I’ll be doing, places I’ll be going.
July 4th, July 11th Cloud Native for Financial Services talk series. August 21st to 24th SpringOne & VMware Explore US, in Las Vegas. Sep 6th to 7th DevOpsDays Des Moines, speaking. Sep 13th, stackconf, Berlin. Sep 18th to 19th SHIFT in Zadar. Oct 3rd Enterprise DevOps Techron, Utrecht.
We did our first talk in a three part financial services series today, this one on the topic of integrating software into your strategy. It was fun! I wanted to try out the “big pictures, no words” approach to slides.
Normally, I loath that kind of talk (both watching it and giving it). It worked out fine. Part of the motivation was that I wanted to have more back and forth, be more like a podcast. So, as I learned from Bridget a long time ago: if you have slides with big pictures, you can change what you talk about to whatever you want. Check it out: it also has some good content linking together business strategy and agile/design-drive software thinking. There’s two more talks, you should register for them and attend.
Also, I keep liking are.na. It’s fun to post there and fun to browse. Most of what I see there is clearly from designers and “creatives” rather than, like, fandom and collectors as seen at Tumblr. Which is fine: there’s already a Tumblr.