Adventures in DevOps


Jillian Rowe

Jonathan Hall

Will Button

Tyler Bird

Nell Shamrell-Harrington

Scott Nixon



Sep 16, 2021

DevOps for Development Environments ft. Yitaek Hwang - DevOps 085

Yitaek Hwang joins the adventure to discuss how he sets up development environments using well-understood open source tools that allow developers to understand and troubleshoot their own setups. This also allows devops to manage these setups in ways that mirror production.

Sep 02, 2021

Kubernetes Schema Validation Tools with Eyar Zilberman - DevOps 084

Eyar Zilberman joins the adventure to discuss Kubernetes schema validation tools. The panel jumps in and discusses the power of and the pros and cons of the different kinds of schema validations.

Aug 26, 2021

Environment as Code ft. Adarsh Shah - DevOps 083

Adarsh Shah joins the Adventure to discuss building out Environment as Code which goes beyond just Infrastructure as Code which defines your servers and networking. Environment as Code provides a way to define an entire component of your environment and connections between pieces. It emphasizes loose coupling and allows teams to deliver an environment for their applications.

Will Button

Adarsh Shah
Aug 19, 2021

Continuous Deployment Without Automated Tests ft. Jonathan Hall – DevOps 082

Jonathan Hall joins the Adventure this week to discuss the advice he gives to clients to start continuous deployment before they have automated tests around their code. He explains why he starts here and the power of having a continuous deployment system. He, Will, and Chuck go into how to set it up and the pro's and con's of the approach and how it fits into a larger DevOps practice.

Aug 12, 2021

Chuck's Master Plan for - DevOps 081

Jeffrey asked Chuck before the episode what he was planning for Chuck started answering and since the guest had answered, Chuck answers with the overall direction for If you want to join in, email

Aug 05, 2021

Visibility and Orchestration in Software Delivery ft. Yishai Beeri - DevOps 080

Yishai Beeri joins the Adventure to talk about ways that we can communicate and coordinate to deliver great software. This holds both within development teams and between development teams and DevOps teams.

Jeffrey Groman

Yishai Beeri
Jul 29, 2021

Essential Infrastructure as Code - DevOps 079

Rosemary Wang joins the adventure to dive into a discussion on what Infrastructure as Code is and how to begin thinking about what it is and how it goes together.

Jul 22, 2021

More Security Breaches in the World - DevOps 078

Jeffrey Groman takes the reins and walks Chuck and Will through the latest and greatest security breaches out on the internet. He also walks them through how to operate to avoid being caught by several of these issues.

Jul 15, 2021

Evaluating Jobs and Job Offers - DevOps 077

Jeffrey, Will, and Chuck dive into the question "How do you know whether or not you want to take a job?" during and after the interview. The discussion ranges through what to ask employers, knowing what you want from the job, and how to determine before and after the interview whether the job offer is a good fit for you.

Jul 08, 2021

Gaining Stability with Rule Based Policies with Shimon Tolts - DevOps 076

Shimon Tolts is the CEO Shimon talks the panel through an outage he experienced while working for a previous employer. He breaks down the situation and the explains the types of misconfiguration that caused his outage and how these things can cause problems in other applications as well.

Jul 01, 2021

The Power for UniKernels with Ian Eyberg - DevOps 075

Ian Eyberg jumps on with the panel to discuss the uses and origins of UniKernels. He and the panel discuss how to set them up and where they fit into your infrastucture conversations.

Jun 24, 2021

DevOps in BioInformatics with Jillian Rowe - DevOps 074

Jillian Rowe specializes in setting up AWS clusters for collecting and analyzing bioinformatics data. She's worked with several companies to set up "virtual labs" where they can use Data Science techniques and Machine Learning to analyze and understand the data they collect from their studies.

Jun 17, 2021

Things a DevOps Engineer Needs to Know - DevOps 073

Will and Jeffrey discuss the things that DevOps Engineers need to know. If you're diving into DevOps, you're probably wondering what skills do you need to know?

Jun 10, 2021

How to Conquer Your AWS Costs with Yann Stoneman - DevOps 072

Yann Stoneman joins the adventure to talk about the tools and approach he uses to cut AWS costs for his customers. The panel chimes in with how they track costs on AWS as well and what they do when they realize costs are creeping up. They then dive into Yann’s story going from Juilliard to FreeCodeCamp to AWS Certifications to working full time as an AWS consultant.

Jun 04, 2021

The 3 Essentials for Successful Job Outcomes - BONUS

Chuck dives into the 3 essentials for getting the next successful outcome you want in your career. Whether that's something simple like a raise or something more complex like going freelance, you can achieve it by working on 3 main areas.

Jun 03, 2021

What is DevOps, Anyway? with Will Button - DevOps 071

Will Button returns to discuss the roots and meanings of the DevOps movement with Caleb, Chuck, and Jeffrey. They take on the idea that DevOps is the infrastructure department and dissect the ideas pulled from the Agile and other movements that fed ideas into the DevOps movement.

May 28, 2021

How to Get Hired at a FANG Company - BONUS

Chuck explains what he taught Nathan last week when we asked how to get hired at a FANG (Facebook Apple/Amazon Netflix Google) company. Essentially, it boils down to how to build the skills and knowledge needed to pass the interview. How to build the relationships to get into the door and have the interviewer want you to succeed. And how to build the reputation that has the company wanting you regardless of the outcome. This approach also works for speaking at conferences, selling courses, and other outcomes as well as it's the core of building a successful career as an influencer.

May 27, 2021

Grafana Labs with Matthew Helmke - DevOps 070

Matthew Helmke is a Senior Technical Content Developer at Grafana Labs. He helps companies and people track metrics and alerts around their data to understand what is going on in the systems and information that they manage. He walks Caleb and Jeffrey through the process of understanding systems and data to draw a picture that describes their systems and integrations so they can make better decisions and handle events that occur.

May 20, 2021

Kubernetes-in-Kubernetes on Bare Metal with Andrei Kvapil - DevOps 069

Andrei Kvapil joins the adventure to discuss Kubernetes with Jeffrey Groman. Andrei breaks down how he and his company needed to set up Kubernetes to manage their blade server setup and how they wound up running Kubernetes in Kubernetes to gain the characteristics they needed.

Jeffrey Groman

Andrei Kvapil
May 13, 2021

The Theft and Recovery of with Brian D. Foy - DevOps 068

When went down, its owner and others had no idea that the domain had been stolen months earlier and later resold. Brian D. Foy stepped in to run down leads and contact people on behalf of the folks who owned the website to find out what happened. He walks us through the process of finding out what happened, getting the domain back, and what you can do in order to keep it from happening to you and how to make it easy to recover when things do go wrong.

May 07, 2021

Becoming the Go-To Person in Your Technology Area - BONUS

Chuck was on a strategic call with one of his potential coaching clients talking about cryptocurrencies and realized that this is one of the major reasons that people want to become influencers. Or, rather, that many people aspire to make a difference and/or make money and the best way to do that is to become the person people go to for what you do. So, how do you become the first person people think of when they think of that thing you know how to do? Let Chuck tell you.

May 06, 2021

DevOps for Developers with Will Button - DevOps 067

In a lot of ways, DevOps folks are essentially Developers. They encode infrastructure and processes often using code. This episode with Will Button dives into how Developers can jump into DevOps by learning the ropes of what they're coding against and the problem sets solved by DevOps. This show also goes into how to communicate and collaborate between development and DevOps.

Apr 29, 2021

Don't Let These Things Keep You From Podcasting - BONUS

Charles talks about the things that get developers stuck when they're trying to start their podcast or other influencer channel. He explains how to get around having those things hamper your journey.

Apr 29, 2021

Getting Amazing Personal Productivity with Mason McLead - DevOps 066

Mason McLead is the CTO at is a toolset that measures developer productivity and helps developers be more productive. He discusses the things that are likely the Achilles heel to your productivity and a few simple things you can do to make sure you’re working efficiently.

Apr 22, 2021

BONUS: Relationships Matter Most

Charles Max Wood talks about how to build, grow, and benefit from positive relationships within programming. He talks about how he's built genuine positive relationships with hundreds of programmers and how he and others have grown from those relationships. He also explains that you get out of relationships what you put into them. Finally, he goes into how to begin to build relationships by building a system of influence you can use on behalf of the people you want relationships with.