VIDEO – Introduction to Chat, custom Slack bots, and ChatOps for DevOps

The videos from the recent Chilliwack.Tech/Next event have been posted, including Richard’s presentation on ChatOps. It’s very fast paced due to the 30 minute time limit for each technology demo. The Chilliwack.Tech/Next event was held at the Black Box Theatre at the University of the Fraser Valley Chilliwack campus on Saturday November 17, 2018. Attendees experience an action-packed…

Presentation: DevOps Deployment Management using Chatbots

Richard will be giving a 30-minute presentation on combining DevOps and ChatOps at Chilliwack.tech‘s /Next event on coming Saturday, November 17th.  Other topics include: Building an Internet-Connected Doorbell Applying Machine Learning to Geospatial Applications Building a Predictive Analytics Service with Azure Machine Learning Studio (apparently this is super powerful – I look forward to this…

Helm – Sane App Managment in Kubernetes

So you know all about Kubernetes and how it manages your containers, hosts your ingresses, mounts your volumes, schedules your jobs, feeds your dog and makes your coffee. You know that Kubernetes is for devops folks who don’t want to be woken up at 4 AM on Sunday to rebuild a failed server or to spend three…

DevOps Journey Part 4 – Site Reliability Engineering

This entry is part 4 of 6 in the series DevOps Journey

We’ve talked about why stuff breaks in the production environment when it didn’t in development (see “Works for me”), how Continuous Improvement / Continuous Deployment helps in failure detection, and how we can set up a “like-production” staging environment in which to test your features. At this point in the journey, we act as consultants…