I’ll be at Gluecon this week in beautiful Broomfield, Colorado. I’ve been wanting to go this conference for awhile now but it hasn’t really ever seemed to work out. The agenda makes it difficult to pick which sessions to go see, which definitely means I’m in for a good conference.
While you can see the full agenda here, I’m most looking forward to seeing the following breakout sessions:
Orchestrating Containers in Production at Scale with Docker Swarm: Dongluo Chen, Docker
Hybrid DevOps Delivers Container Infrastructure: Rob Hirschfeld, RackN
Continuous Delivery Made Easy with Spinnaker: Dave Stenglein, Kenzan
Continuous Delivery Automation of Cloud Infrastructure and Applications at Choice Hotels: Brian Mericle, Choice Hotels
Practical Service Discovery with Consul: Chris Stevens, Traxo
You can tell I’m leaning toward CI/CD and infrastructure at what is a developer-focused conference. Aside from what should be a fantastic conference, I’m also excited about hanging out in the Denver area and exploring some of the coffee scene there. Some shops I plan to visit:
Ozo Coffee (Boulder)
Do you even realize what is happening, San Antonio? We are in a GOLDEN AGE of caffeine here in the Alamo City.
Back in my day, (ok, mostly my parents’ day) coffee came from a donut or taco shop. It sat all day on the burner, dished out with copious amounts of cream and sugar to make it even remotely palatable. If you were lucky, you caught a fresh pot. Even though their advertising said it was “good ’til the last drop”, everyone knew better.
It was the coffee of my grandfather, with two Sweet-N-Lows per cup, consumed with a donut in the break room of the bank where he worked. It was the coffee of my mother, who drank it black (!), consumed quickly in galley sections of planes in midair and in hidden flight attendant lounges in the Dallas/Ft. Worth airport.
For a short time it was my coffee, too. Then Starbucks happened. Suddenly, the common man had access to high quality coffee from far away places like Ethiopia and Indonesia. It was eye-opening!
Now with Third-Wave style places, we have access to coffee grown, roasted, brewed, and served with the highest standards, and the shops that serve it are popping up EVERYWHERE in San Antonio. You no longer have to travel across town to get it. It’s close to you! There are latte art competitions in San Antonio! Coffee is blowing up in the Alamo City and I could not be happier. Get into it!
At my current employer, we have several trial/demo OpenStack environments for potential customers to test things. They also serve as environments for us to test out some demos or tools that we might have interest in. With customers and partners using trial environments and pushing limits, it makes sense to be able to move workloads for us (employees) between trial environments. Normally I’d be against using golden images for this purpose, and instead I’d want to just use configuration management straight up, however having a base image that’s the same between these separate environments is nice to have, especially when you can spin it up quickly with everything in place. Enter Packer!
On Monday, April 25, at 11:15am I’ll be speaking at the OpenStack Summit in Austin, TX! I’ll be speaking with Chris Riviere on coupling Cisco Metapod with Cloud Foundry. Talking, a demo, fun for the whole family.
If you’re going to the Summit, stop by and let’s connect!