Adventures in DevOps


Jillian Rowe

Jonathan Hall

Will Button

Tyler Bird

Nell Shamrell-Harrington

Scott Nixon



Mar 17, 2022

50 Shades of DevOps - DevOps 108

Is your DevOps title “hip”? What does it mean? Does it matter? In this episode, the gang discusses the fundamental differences between dev ops positions based on “hipness”, as well as if it actually matters in today’s world.

Mar 10, 2022

To Reconfig or Not to Reconfig? - DevOps 107

Will needs some developer therapy, and maybe you do, too. In this episode, Will talks about reconfig issues he’s having with a client, and his loyal compadres help him find the light at the end of the tunnel.

Mar 03, 2022

AWS and IAM with Stephen Kuenzli - DevOps 106

Ready to add another tool to your toolkit? In this episode, the squad sits down with AWS connoisseur, Stephen Kuenzli. They lay out how to make integrating IAM a breeze, the EXCITING future of AWS, and why AWS hasn’t asked you this ONE question that, frankly, you should have asked already.

Feb 17, 2022

Server-less DevOps with Allen Helton - DevOps 105

Ready to pull the plug and go server-less? Hold your horses. In this episode, the DevOps fellows sit down with Allen Helton, a developer knows all about server-less ops. They discuss the biggest pros and cons for going server-less, why you HAVE to start with the big “A” to keep everything neat, and the NUMBER ONE mistake developers make when trying server-less for the first time.

Feb 10, 2022

CI/CD Tools for Dummies - DevOps 104

We’re not calling you a dummy, but you might be one if you don’t listen to this episode. This time around, the gang discusses the do’s and don’ts of choosing CI/CD tools, including how to safety migrate between them, why super-specialized tools are getting extremely popular this year, and the ONE component that makes or breaks a tool.

Feb 03, 2022

How to be a Digital Nomad - DevOps 103

Love the nomad lifestyle but not sure how to pull it off? You’re in luck! In this episode, the panelists discuss their personal experiences working (and sometimes living) remote. They cover how to generate leads and book clients consistently, why the “multiplier effect” is HUGE for making your new ideas lucrative, and the ONE reason you don’t need revolutionary ideas to find success.

Jan 27, 2022

Dos and Don'ts of Blockchain - DevOps 102

We’ve been hearing about blockchain and Web3 for years now, but its heyday is sooner than you think. In this episode, Will and Jonathan discuss why NOW is the time to dig into blockchain, how those in Dev Ops can approach these new technologies (and not get overwhelmed), and what Jonathan learned from a, well, “crazy” interview.

Jan 20, 2022

How to prepare for an interview - DevOps 101

Jonathan talks about how he prepares for a tech interview, and offers insights from the point of view of a hiring manager as well.

Jonathan Hall
Jan 13, 2022

100 Episodes of DevOps - DevOps 100

Jillian, Jonathan, Shimon, Will, and Chuck discuss the history of the show, their favorite episodes, and what they think is coming in 2022.

Dec 16, 2021

Acronyms in DevOps and the Different Kinds of Ops ft. Daniele Fontani - DevOps 098

Daniele Fontani joins the Adventure to discuss the different kinds of Ops like NoOps, AppOps, etc. He makes fun of the different ways that people try to extend DevOps into other types of movements and why the different focuses may or may not be appropriate ways to manage resources.

Dec 09, 2021

Does Scrum belong in DevOps? - DevOps 097

Will and Jonathan have a conversation about whether or not you can use Scrum with DevOps. They also discuss different alternatives to Scrum and how you can use them instead of Scrum or whether Scrum is the best fit.

Dec 02, 2021

What Certificates Should I Get? - DevOps 096

The Adventures in DevOps crew discuss the various certificates that exist and which ones you may or may not want to consider getting. They talk about whether you need one in the first place and the value that different markets place on the certificates.

Nov 25, 2021

BONUS: How to do LARGE Volumes of HIGH Quality Work - While Spending Fewer Hours Working

Mani provides us with strategies and tactics to get Deep Work time and how to get our minds into that focused state for hours at a time. He has read hundreds of books that have taught him the secrets to getting more done by getting into this state.

Nov 25, 2021

Dev vs DevOps: Which Will You Choose? - DevOps 095

Jillian, Jonathan, Will, and Chuck discuss where the line is between Development and DevOps and what the difference is. They also get into the value of each and when crossover is likely to occur.

Nov 18, 2021

Starting DevOps at Work - DevOps 094

The panel puts their heads together to talk about how to bring DevOps practices into a work situation based where they're not implemented. They discuss the various pro's and con's of specific practices and how to get people on board with adoption.

Nov 11, 2021

Deconstructing the Minimum Viable Continuous Deployment - DevOp 093

The panel jumps in and discusses the Minimum Viable Continuous Deployment from the manifesto on the web and discuss where they agree and disagree with the requirements listed there and clarify some of the ideas in the document.

Nov 04, 2021

Scaling Your Applications with Kafka and Scaling Kafka ft. Abhinav Dhasmana - DevOps 092

Abhinav Dhasmana joins the adventure to discuss how he got Kafka to scale to handle thousands of messages. He explains how to scale Kafka up and how to allow applications to scale with the messaging architecture provided by Kafka.

Oct 28, 2021

How to Get Started with DevOps - DevOps 091

Will and Jonathan jump in this week to discuss how to get started with a career in DevOps and how companies can get things started at your company with DevOps. They discuss the pitfalls of outsourcing your devops and how DevOps should be working within your application space and within your organization.

Oct 21, 2021

Azure Infrastructure as Code with Henry Been and Erwin Staal - DevOps 090

Henry Been and Erwin Staal join the adventure to discuss Microsoft's options for defining infrastructure as code on Microsoft's Azure cloud offerings. They walk the panel through setting up ARM templates and using the Bicep language to specify how your infrastructure gets set up , run, and managed.

Oct 14, 2021

Networking Across Clouds with Kubernetes ft. Alex Feiszli - DevOps 089

Alex Feiszli from GRAVITL joins the adventure to discuss how to securely connect Kubernetes clusters across clouds from one cluster to another. The discussion spans how to make secure connections and how the connections might be used.

Oct 07, 2021

Manning's LiveProjects and Cloud Optimization ft. Troy Dreier and Andres Sacco - DevOps 088

Troy Dreier joins the adventure to discuss Manning's LiveProjects platform where developers can work through exercises and learn the things they need to just-in-time. Andres Sacco is one of the authors on LivePlatform and joins the adventure to discuss cloud optimization and his experience building a LiveProject showing people how to optimize their cloud setup.

Sep 30, 2021

Open Source and DevSecOps ft. Will Kelly - DevOps 087

Will Kelly is a technical writer who joins the adventure to discuss bridging the gap between open source, development, and DevOps. He explains the personal and technical skills needed to help folks understand the need for using Open Source software and how developers and DevOps practitioners can communicate about the security concerns around complimentary practices of the two groups with the realms of their jobs.

Sep 23, 2021

Do DevOps Engineers Need to Know How to Code? - DevOps 086

The Adventures in DevOps panel take over and discuss whether or not DevOps Engineers need to know how to code. The panel offers their perspectives on the pros and cons of knowing how to code and the limitations placed on DevOps Engineers who don't know how to code and the tradeoffs of spending time on code versus other skills that can pay off for your customers.