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By Jason Hand Matt and I first met in the Summer of 2014 at DevOpsDays Minneapolis. My first introduction came when he (and several other DoD alums) participated in an impressive round of DevOps Karaoke. Matt gave an IGNITE talk on day two of the event titled “How to Hire Your First DevOp” as well. I learned during that event that he co-hosted a DevOps specific podcast that was gaining in popularity. It made perfect sense. Not long after Minneapolis, I began trading emails with the organizers of DevOpsDays Chicago when I learned that Matt was a co-organizer for that event. VictorOps (and myself) definitely needed to see what kinds of conversations were taking shape in the “Windy City”. Since then, Matt and I have stayed in touch and regularly cross paths at a number of events including this year’s ChefConf & DevOpsDays Rockies. One of the suggested Open Spaces at ... (more)

A DevOps Interview Series By @VictorOps | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

What’s Planned for 2015? A DevOps Interview Series By Jason Hand I’m not one for lofty or overly-ambitious New Year’s resolutions, but I do feel that the beginning of the year is an excellent time to set  goals and make some changes in the name of continuous improvement. A personal goal I set for myself this year was to do better about staying in touch with friends and family. Often times I feel like I rely on social media to fill me in on what everyone who is important to me is up to. While social media is great and I love seeing pictures and reading about everyone’s personal a... (more)

Actors as Microservices | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Microservices

Actors as Microservices By Nick Isaacs Here at VictorOps, we rely heavily on Akka and during my time working with the environment/tool/language, I started seeing similarities between microservices and actors. Actors allow you to take pieces of your app, put them on their own servers and then enable them to communicate via HTTP. You can scale the app in places where there are bottlenecks and apply resources without being wasteful. Microservices are untyped (they communicate via JSON) however it is often the approach to write a client library on top of a JSON API, taking a weakl... (more)

Getting Started with the @VictorOps Transmogrifier | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Craftsy Case Study: Getting started with the VictorOps Transmogrifier By Samantha Haltman When VictorOps launched the Transmogrifier private beta program last November, Craftsy was eager to see what the feature was capable of. For this case study, we spoke with David Palma, DevOps Engineer at Craftsy, to hear what he had to say about his experience… “Rule creation for this feature was extremely straight forward” “VictorOps beat us to the punch.” When we found out about the new Transmogrifier feature, we were actually in the process of building something similar internally. We rea... (more)

Gene Kim Interview | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Containers #Microservices

DevOps Interview: Gene Kim By Jason Hand Early in my DevOps Journey, I was introduced to a book of great significance circulating within the Web Operations industry titled The Phoenix Project. (You can read our review of Gene’s book, if interested.) Written as a novel and loosely based on many of the same principles explored in The Goal, this book has been read and referenced by many who have adopted DevOps into their continuous improvement and software delivery processes around the world. As I began planning my travel schedule last summer, I learned of a workshop taking place in... (more)