I gave a talk at the delightful Scotch on the Rocks in Edinburgh on my work on vCloud Tools – what we built, how we built it, some hard problems we faced and some tips on how to automate your own infrastructure. Slides are here and if you watch this space, there may be a video soon.
Another post on the GDS Technology blog – this one is about using Git to re-architect vCloud Tools.
I wrote a blog post on the GDS technology blog about the work I've been doing building vCloud Tools.
At ScaleSummit last week, I proposed a session on running Open Source projects. I am hoping to move the project I’m working on, vCloud Tools, from being coded in the open to being Open Source and wanted to get the benefit of the accumulated wisdom. It was an excellent session and I really got a lot out of it. The executive summary is that if you are trying to build a community, you need to optimise for bringing people into the community, and a lot of the discussion focused around that. Here are some of the main things that I took away from it.
As co-Programme Chair for SPA conference I often find myself trying to persuade inexperienced or completely new speakers that it is worth doing and that they have something great to say. Here are some of the resources that I send on to them.
I wrote a post on the GDS technology blog explaining the unusual process for applying for a developer/web operations job at GDS.