Author Archives: Scott
Author Archives: Scott
On today's Full Stack Journey podcast, host Scott Lowe shares some personal changes in his life, including leaving VMware for a startup called Kong, selling a house and moving, and buying and using an M1-based MacBook Pro. He shares his reflections on career changes, his decision-making process, and more.
Today's Full Stack Journey delves into developer advocacy: what is it, why do organizations have this role, and what makes a good developer advocate? Host Scott Lowe has invited four practitioners to tackle these questions. He speaks with Jacquie Grindrod, Jeremy Meiss, Josh Wulf, and Ted Neward.
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Infrastructure as Code (IaC) can work great for a single user, but what happens when lots of people are pushing changes? Scott Lowe and guest Tim Davis talk about the challenges of scaling IaC beyond a single engineer and provide practical insight into ways to address these challenges. Tim is Developer Advocate at Env0.
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Career changes and transitions seem inevitable in technology. When is the right time? How do you know you're ready? Is it a smart move? How do you deal with imposter syndrome? Full Stack Journey Scott Lowe and guest Massimo Re Ferre discuss these and other IT career questions.
The post Full Stack Journey 051: Knowing When It’s Time For A Career Transition appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Serverless is all the rage these days, but what exactly is it? What does that term mean and what should the technology be used for? Is it the same as Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS)? Consultant Alex Ellis weighs in on these and other questions in today's Full Stack Journey podcast.
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Have you developed a backup/restore strategy for your Kubernetes clusters? In this Full Stack Journey episode, we discuss why Kubernetes operators should be planning for backup/restore functionality, and debunk some myths that say you don't need it in Kubernetes. We also dive into the open-source Velero project, a tool for backup/restore and data protection of Kubernetes cluster resources. Our guests are Carlisia Thompson and Nolan Brubaker.
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On today's episode of the Full Stack Journey podcast, host Scott Lowe is joined by fellow Packet Pusher podcast host Drew Conry-Murray for a lively discussion on the trends they see on the horizon in the industry, and how IT professionals can prepare themselves for those trends, including network automation and orchestration, emerging tools, and more.
The post Full Stack Journey 048: Where Is IT Headed In 2021? appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today's Full Stack Journey episode explores the Crossplane project, which uses APIs in Kubernetes and public cloud providers to allow you to provision and manage cloud services and infrastructure from Kubernetes. Crossplane maintainer Daniel Mangum is our guide.
The post Full Stack Journey 047: Using Kubernetes And Crossplane To Provision Cloud Infrastructure appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today's Full Stack Journey podcast explores AWS Controllers for Kubernetes (ACK). Currently available as a developer preview, the ACK project lets customers manage their AWS services directly from Kubernetes. Our guide to ACK is Justin Garrison, a container advocate at AWS and author.
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The Go programming language is popular among cloud developers. Today's Full Stack Journey podcast brings three guests to the show to talk about their journey learning Go, why it may be valuable to you, how to get started, and useful resources for those new to the language.
Patrick Kelso returns to the Full Stack Journey podcast to revisit topics including skills development, being an individual contributor versus a manager/leader, and how life has changed him and his perspectives over the last three years.
The post Full Stack Journey 044: Skills Development From Engineering To Leadership appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Firecracker is an open-source project, launched by AWS, for serverless computing. On today's Full Stack Journey podcast, Michael Hausenblas of AWS joins host Scott Lowe to talk about Firecracker, how it works, its adoption, and more. They also touch on EKS, Fargate, and Lambda.
The post Full Stack Journey 043: Lighting Up The Firecracker Project For Serverless Computing appeared first on Packet Pushers.
David Klee is a SQL database expert, but he's also knowledgeable about virtualization, networking, and infrastructure. In today's Full Stack Journey podcast, host Scott Lowe talks with David about how and why IT specialists should be competent in other disciplines, how to decide which areas to branch out into, and how adjacent competencies enrich can enrich your specialization.
The post Full Stack Journey 042: How An IT Specialist Chooses Adjacent Competencies appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Today's Full Stack Journey examines the Talos open source project, which is aimed at building a fit-for-purpose OS designed expressly for running Kubernetes. My guests are Tim Gerla and Andrew Rynhard of Talos Systems. We discuss the goals of this project, the problems they aim to solve, and more.
The post Full Stack Journey 041: Talos Builds An Open-Source OS For Kubernetes appeared first on Packet Pushers.
A panel of guests share tips, tools, and best practices for working from home in the latest episode of Full Stack Journey. Host Scott Lowe speaks to Puja Abbassi, Lisa Caywood, Simon Crosby, and John Teresick about the challenges and rewards of daily life in the home office.
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Today's Full Stack Journey episode features Lauren Malhoit. Lauren came up in the tech industry as a systems engineer. She's now in technical product marking at Juniper Networks. Lauren and Scott talk about career transitions, leadership vs. management, and "finding a gap where you can be an expert."
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Today's Full Stack Journey episode explores Contour, an an Envoy-based Kubernetes Ingress controller. My guest is Steve Sloka. In addition to Contour, we also talk about Steve's journey into Docker, containers, and Kubernetes as a developer, and their impact on his career.
The post Full Stack Journey 038: Exploring Kubernetes And The Contour Project With Steve Sloka appeared first on Packet Pushers.
Open source software has had a significant influence on the tech career of today's Full Stack Journey podcast guest, Matt Broberg. We discuss why open source has been so influential, the importance of community in IT, and topics such as how to stay technical when your role changes, and why business fundamentals should matter to technologists.
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Today's Full Stack Journey goes back to the beginning with an IT pro just getting started in her career. Kori Younger is a recent college graduate planning on a career in IT. She and Scott talk about how she's prepared for this career, college vs. certifications, the role of dinner-table conversations and their influence on career choice, diversity and inclusion, and more.
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Today's episode of Full Stack Journey focuses on the benefits of testing and validation for Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC). We discuss types of testing, available tools, and why IaC has value even for smaller shops. My guest is Gareth Rushgrove.
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