Episodes 1-3 of Tiny DevOps are live

As promised, today episodes 1, 2, and 3 of Tiny DevOps are now live on your favorite podcatcher, as well as on YouTube.

  • [Ep1] Patric Conant — Don’t throw the infra baby out with the bathwater

    In this episode I talk with guest Patric Conant about an often-overlooked aspect of our technology stack: the physical infrastructure. Patric talks about some common problems he sees, and some simple tips to make sure your team doesn’t fall into the common trap of throwing the “infrastructure baby” out with the bathwater.

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  • [Ep2] John Goerzen — IT lessons from the aviation industry

    John Goerzen is a staff engineer at Fastly, and an amateur pilot. In this episode, we talk about some of the parallels between aviation and IT, as it relates to risk management, incident response, and the mentalities that can lead to problems. We discuss the concept of an accident chain; the idea that most incidents don’t have a single cause, but a long list of contributing causes. We discuss the importance of blameless postmortems for improving how we respond to failures, and the human aspect of incident prevention.

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  • [Ep3] Zachary Randall —The benefits of serverless for staff-strapped teams

    Zachary Randall talks about the benefits of serverless technology, especially for small and understaffed teams. Aside from saving money on the hosting bill, serverless can simplify maintenence. We also discuss what it takes to get started with serverless, and what changes are necessary from a tooling or workflow standpoint.

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And stay tuned every week for a new episode!