This is a pretty great white paper on doing agile/DevOps/cloud native/PaaS in the defense sector.
I’m slowly working through a new edition of my Cloud Native Journey booklet. Here’s a draft of the chapter on compliance, auditors, and all that. The goal is to draw on actual cases and lessons learned from organizations.
In which I try to figure out organizations should do with kubernetes, let alone what the thing is.
There’s no recording of this talk yet, but here are the slides.
In the cloud, DevOps, agile, whatever is hot and new era, the role of enterprise architects is rarely addressed. There’s probably plenty useful for them to do still. I’ve been trying to figure out what those things are recently, and here’s my trip report, an older version:
Also, see the slides, which are usually more up-to-date than that older recording.
Here’s the slides for my Creating Better Software presentation.
I usually use variations of these slides for two of my talks: “Not actually a DevOps talk/Creating better software” and “Pragmatic digital transformation, or rescuing your business from decades of IT quicksand.”
This was despite his continuing large daily intake of alcohol. Harold Nicolson recalls a friend coming away from lunch with Churchill “rather shocked by . . . the immense amount of port and brandy he consumed.” On a typical day, according to his aide Sir Ian Jacob, Churchill drank champagne and brandy with lunch, then, after his afternoon nap, had two or three glasses of whisky and soda, then champagne and brandy with dinner, followed by more whisky and soda. Jacob noted that he also sometimes accompanied his breakfast with white wine.
From Churchill and Orwell: The Fight for Freedom.
Turns out there’s money in enclosure tags. Who knew? “In recent weeks, The Daily announced that it was becoming a national radio show. In doing so, it proved that scale can generate millions of dollars in new revenue, as well as (potentially) a hugely valuable spot on the national FM radio dial. That radio slot, in turn, will do wonders not only for The New York Times’ income statement, but also for its standing as a national brand. To put it another way: The Daily’s radio show won’t just make money on its own right, it will sell subscriptions to the newspaper and the website while doing so.”
Original source: The Improbable Rise of the Daily News Podcast
Having to watch the kids is a big problem
For gender imbalance in the workforce. Maybe dads can step the fuck up: “It’s also about asking men to ask for paternity leave. The amount of men that I know that say, well I’m given two weeks and that’s it. They don’t push it, they don’t even have the conversation with their boss. If they don’t step up to also try to equalize it, things won’t change…. I was asked time and time again who’s going to look after my kid. The attention went too far.”
Also: “I’m particularly interested in, and in support of, AbdulJaleel’s comment around seeing more men leaving leadership roles as a way of tackling the gender imbalance.”
Original source: Why men need more consideration in the women in tech debate
Revenue mix (estimates?) for VMware.
Original source: VMware’s Roadmap, Hybrid, Is the Future