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Coté Memo - Issue #2
Hello there, welcome to the second re-birth issue.
Go to a conference on the cheap! Discount Codes
I round up all sorts of discount codes for conferences and such, here's what I got so far:
Get $50 off DevOpsDays Minneapolis, July 20th and 21st, with the code SDT2016. I'll be getting some for Chicago and Seattle sometime too.
Get 20% off registration for the Cloud Foundry Summit, May 23rd to 25th, with the code CF16COTE.
Get 30% off OSCON, in Austin on May 18th and 19th, when you register with the code REFERCOTE.
You like this? I'll try to list all the ones I have regularly if so.
Software Defined Talk Podcast #59: “Wow, we hit the nihilism part of the show pretty early,” or, “I just realized people don’t care about things I care about!” After discussion the conclusion of season 6 of The Walking Dead, we go over the over abundance of options in the container orchestration market and some tips on having more effective meetings. We also discuss Brocade buying StackStorm (what's it mean?) and the upcoming OpenStack Summit in Austin later this month.
I posted a series of surviving and thriving "tips" I've been keeping over the years. I have more that I need to polish up. This post is seven quick ones and indexes the longer ones, also listed below:
Fend off co-workers creating extra work for you.
The “small batch” approach to software development, and why it’s better.
A good, weird book
I finished reading Annihilation tonight. I really, really liked it. I haven't read a good, spooky, "weird" (that is, Lovecraftian) book in a long time and this one really fit in the sweet spot well. It doesn't resolve itself too well, but there's two more books in the series.
Managed services killed DevOps Someone finally breaks the "don't ever say 'fire all the ops'" taboo.
The continuing Medium Experiment
I switched over to use Medium for my "blogging recently." The posts there get good reads and a nice amount of interactions. Here's the most recent (as determined by what I could screenshot on my laptop) posts:
Comments are included in there, which is interesting. As you can see, nothing is mega-doodle amazing. The small batches post is doing well (because my work, Pivotal, promotes it a lot). Meanwhile, the highest viewed on is still an excerpt from my cloud native PDF, "Crafting the cloud native organization" with "1.4k" views.
I've been trying to really understand the DevOps studies. Thankfully, the folks who worked on to it emailed me up after I talked about my confusion in Twitter, and I think I understand the mechanics of them enough to start using them. There's a lot of good conclusions, inferences, and whatnot in there.