Adventures in DevOps


Jillian Rowe

Jonathan Hall

Will Button

Tyler Bird

Nell Shamrell-Harrington

Scott Nixon



Apr 16, 2021

BONUS: How Opportunities Come Your Way When You're an Influencer

Charles Max Wood discusses several opportunities that came his way early in his podcasting career and other opportunities that have come to other people after only a couple of podcast episodes. He explains why that happens and how you can use this to create more influence as a developer.

Apr 15, 2021

DevOps 065: Code Reviews with James Donohue

James Donohue is a developer at the BBC (British Broadcasting) and explains the new way that they approach code reviews in his division. He also explains the ins and outs of how they communicate about code and the different purposes that code reviews can serve within an organization. Jeff, Caleb, and Chuck also chime in with their experience with code reviews and other similar approaches in security and DevOps.

Apr 08, 2021

BONUS: What is Charles Max Wood’s Biggest Payoff for Being a Dev Influencer?

Charles Max Wood started podcasting because it sounded fun and because he wanted to talk about technology. He learned pretty quickly that it got him access to people who understood the things he wanted to learn. The reasons changed over the years, as Charles explains before he talks about the big payoff he gets now from doing the podcasts.

Apr 01, 2021

BONUS: How Jason Weimann Became a Game Developer

Jason Weimann started out as an enthusiast of the Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game, Everquest. After becoming a software developer and building a collaborative community playing the game, learn how he used his connections to get a job working for the company that made the game, even if it wasn't a job working as a game developer and how that led to a career working on one of the most popular online games of the time.

Mar 23, 2021

BONUS: Continuing Your Learning Journey by Finding Mentors as an Influencer

Chuck outlines how he's used his podcasts to find mentors to continue his learning journey over 12 years of podcasting. Some mentors have been long lived relationships while others have lasted only a few months or even days. This episode shares Chuck's experience learning from the top people in the development community as a programmer and podcaster.

Mar 16, 2021

BONUS: How Senior Developers Can Enjoy Learning Like They Were Juniors

Remember the amazing adventure it was to learn a new thing every day as a Junior Developer? It's easy to feel a little stuck or lost as a Senior developer since there aren't roadmaps or people looking to mentor seniors. (Besides Charles Max Wood.) Chuck talks about how he felt that way at different points in his career and how podcasting and connecting with the programming communities helped him get past that.

Mar 09, 2021

BONUS: How Charles Max Wood Started Podcasting -- And You Can Too

Charles Max Wood goes into the origin story of his podcasting career and how it relates to his programming career. He starts with his interest from a young age in technology and his dreams of being a radio DJ. He moves quickly through college and into his first job after college where he was introduced to podcasts by a co-worker who had purchased an iPod. He calls out several mentors like Gregg Pollack, Eric Berry, Nate Hopkins, Cliff Ravenscraft, David Brady, Dave Jackson, and many more. He then explains what he'd do differently if he were starting today.

Mar 02, 2021

BONUS: How to get Freelance Clients to Come to You

Charles Max Wood explains how he landed his first 4 freelance clients that took him through a few years of freelancing with only 3 years of experience and a few hundred podcast listeners. Funnily enough, they actually came to him, not the other way around. He explains how he made himself attractive to them and then turned it into a mutually profitable relationship once he had their attention.

Feb 23, 2021

DevOps 064: Software Dependencies: Do you Know What’s Lurking in your Software?

Charles is joined by Caleb Fornari and Jeffrey Groman as we discuss the challenges of public versus private package managers and the security implications of using public repositories.

Feb 17, 2021

DevOps 018: How We Killed DevOps? with Adam Nowak

This is a repeat episode of Adventures in DevOps.

Charles Max Wood

Adam Nowak
Feb 09, 2021

DevOps 063: Chaos Engineering with Mikolaj Pawlikowski

Mikolaj Pawlikowski wrote a book about Chaos Engineering. His book is a practical guide to using the tools to test your infrastructure. He's a tech lead at Bloomberg running Kubernetes. He walks us through the various tools and techniques for making sure that your systems will stand up to things that can destabilize them by scripting different failure scenarios.

Feb 05, 2021

BONUS: Measuring Apps and Entrepreneurship with John-Daniel Trask

John-Daniel Trask, founder and CEO of Raygun, talks about his experience building a monitoring company and about how to measure the speed and quality of your code.

Feb 02, 2021

DevOps 062: Behind the SolarWinds breach

In this week’s episode, Charles Wood interviews Jeffrey Groman. They discuss how SolarWinds was breached, what it means going forward and lessons learned for protecting your business from attacks.

Jan 26, 2021

DevOps 061: How to be a Top 5% DevOps Engineer

In this week’s episode, Jeffrey Groman and Charles Wood discuss what makes a top 5% engineer, and how to get there. We cover the gamut of technical skills, soft skills, giving back, and producing content.

Jan 19, 2021

DevOps 060: How to Have Everything at Your Fingertips Next Time Things Break

Charles Wood and Jeffrey Groman are joined by Phil Wilkins, author of Unified Logging with Fluent to talk about logging, infrastructure, monitoring and how to get started.

Jan 05, 2021

DevOps 059: Speed bumps moving to a DevOps culture

Jeffrey Groman and Chuck Wood are joined this week by Caleb Fornari of StartOps. We discuss people, process and technology that all need to be addressed as you go down the path towards DevOps.

Dec 29, 2020

DevOps 058: Core Kubernetes with Chris Love

Chris Love is the co-author of Core Kubernetes. Chris and his co-author Jay recognized that there's a general lack of knowledge of the internals of and what makes up Kubernetes. Other resources cover the concepts and basics of how to deploy on Kubernetes, but the problems people run into sometimes exist one layer down in Kubernetes. Chris leads the adventure along the ways that you can get to know the internals and control plane of Kubernetes.

Dec 23, 2020

DevOps 057: Operations Anti-Patterns, DevOps Solutions with Jeffrey Smith

Jeff Smith's book is full of practical ways to implement good DevOps practices within our teams, especially in the case where one might not have the flexibility to make sweeping organizational changes. He shares his wisdom and experience regarding building DevOps organizations and instilling culture into our teams.

Dec 08, 2020

DevOps 056: Building Successful Platform Teams with Ivan Krnic

Ivan Krnic and the DevOps panel discuss the role of the platform team and where the idea comes from. They discuss why an organization should are about and pay attention to their platform teams. They dive into the ins and outs of building a platform team within various organizations.

Nov 10, 2020

DevOps 055: Deeper Dive Into Implementing DevOps In Your Organization

In this episode of Adventures in DevOps,Henry Jewkes and Jeffrey Groman discuss roles, teams, specialties and culture as the relate to implementing DevOps.

Nov 03, 2020

DevOps 054: The Mythical DevOps Engineer with Alessandro Diaferia

At some organizations, a DevOps engineer is expected to be superman: a systems engineer, release manager, security expert, platform developer, and so much more. In this weeks episode, the panel discusses with Alessandro Diaferia what it really means to have a role in DevOps, how to grow a culture of DevOps, and the power of adding measurement to your release process.

Oct 27, 2020

DevOps 053: When Raccoons Attack! with Robert Merget

In this episode of Adventures in DevOps, the panel is joined by Robert Merget, a PhD student at Ruhr-University Bochum and Maintainer of TLS-Attacker. He joins us to talk about Racoon Attack, a timing vulnerability in the TLS specification that affects HTTPS and other services that rely on SSL and TLS. He will walk us through how it works, and what you should do to protect your organization.

Oct 20, 2020

DevOps 052: Getting Involved In The Kubernetes Community with Guinevere Saenger PT2

This is a continuation of last week’s episode of Adventures in DevOps. Guest Guinevere Saenger continues to talk more about the Kubernetes open source community, and how Github has adopted Kubernetes as a platform. In the discussion, we discuss how teams communicate and collaborate and leverage container technology in order to get new features out quicker and more effectively.