An Analogy about DevRel

Posted on Sat 19 March 2022 in devrel • Tagged with avocados, dev-advocate, analogy • 2 min read

So I’ve had a few folks who apparently liked my developer relations (DevRel) analogy that JJ Asghar outed for me at our panel on community building for GAN and Orbit for SXSW this year. So, since folks are asking, I'm replicating it here:

So imagine your company is a …


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Adding Logs to Legacy Applications

Posted on Fri 15 November 2019 in logs • Tagged with logging, legacy-apps • 5 min read

As the final interactive in my mini-workshop at DeveloperWeek Austin 2019, I posed the following scenario to the audience:

You have a legacy application that has not been updated in 5 years. The system is running Python 2, which is sunsetting in January 2020. The system recently had its first …


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Working Within Imposter Syndrome

Posted on Mon 04 November 2019 in DevRel • Tagged with dev-advocate, avocados, imposter, syndrome • 7 min read

Imposter syndrome is a huge topic to cover in tech right now. I constantly see people on Twitter bringing up their imposter syndrome when talking about their everyday jobs, their interviews, their life history. I especially see it now during the ramp up to the next conference season as CFPs …


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Introducing the Broken k8s Project

Posted on Tue 22 October 2019 in k8s • Tagged with kubernetes, experiment, teaching • 3 min read

One of the most common things I see with people new to development or devops is a lack of resources for them to learn good troubleshooting tactics on their own in a near-real-life environment. There are great tutorials, but I haven't been able to find a good, free sandbox filled …


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A First Dive into Python Logging

Posted on Mon 21 October 2019 in logs • Tagged with logging, python, deep-dive • 5 min read

As part of a workshop I'm preparing for, I decided to do a deep dive into Python's built-in logging module from the Python Standard Library. I always had just used the module without thinking too heavily about how it was put together or how it worked. import logging and then …


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Pelican and GitHub Pages

Posted on Sat 28 September 2019 in meta-stuff • Tagged with blog, meta, pelican, github • 3 min read

I thought I'd throw together a quick post on using Pelican with GitHub Pages and GitHub Actions.

I decided to use a Python-based static-site generator instead of Jekyll because (a) I love Python and (2) Ruby and I aren't always on the best of terms. In addition, I wanted a …


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Complexity of Logging

Posted on Wed 25 September 2019 in logs • Tagged with logging • 4 min read

I started here at LogDNA a few weeks ago, and it's funny how something as "simple" as logging can have a large load of complexity the farther down the rabbit hole you go. Now, I already had an appreciation for good, actionable logs coming in. I'm actually a big fan …


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