Tiny DevOps

Solving big problems with small teams

Host Jonathan Hall invites guests to talk about the pains, joys, and how-tos of DevOps on small teams.

Interested in guesting on Tiny DevOps? I'd love to hear from you! See my guest topic guidelines, then send me an email!

You don't need 1,000 engineers to deliver great software.

Business of DevOps —41 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #33 Emily Omier — How to "sell" open-source

Does your company produce open-source software? Are you considering doing so? Emily Omier helps open-source startups with product positioning, and today she joins me to discuss how you can position your open-source project, if you have one, and help you decide if you should have one.

Continuous Improvement —48 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #32 Adrian Stanek — Think In Baby Steps

Adrian Stanek, of Bits in Motion, joins me to relate his success story of transforming his organization's software development process via baby steps.

Career Advice —43 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #31 Charles Max Wood — Level Up Your Career

Charles Max Wood is the founder of Top End Devs, a platform focused on teaching developers how to achive top 5% status in their chosen field, and in this episode we talk about what that means.

Career Advice —34 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #30 Will Button — The Inside Scoop on Teaching DevOps

Will Button, co-host of the Adventures in DevOps podcast and DevOps "YouTuber" joins me to discuss his nascent DevOps media empire.

Business of DevOps —29 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #29 Rob Walling — Does "DevOps" Matter to Investors?

Rob Walling, co-founder of the TinySeed accelerator for bootstrapped SaaS companies, joins me to discuss what investors and potential acquirers look for in the technology they're investing in.

Agile Principles —51 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #28 Amando Abreu — Defining Confusing Terms

Amando Abreu joins me again, this time to discuss definitions of many of the confusing terms that abound in the industry of software development, Agile, and DevOps.

Agile Principles —29 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #27 Steve Wells — Using Games and Simulations for Agile Education

Steve Wells talks about his platform for Agile games and simulations, and how they can be used to illustrate complex Agile concepts, such as inter-team dependencies, in easier to digest ways.

Coding Practices —46 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #26 Parham Doustdar — The Blind Leading the Sighted: What We Can Learn From an Ex-Software Engineer Without Sight

Parham Doustdar, Engineering Manager of Accessibility at Booking.com, joins me to discuss life as a fully blind sofware engineer, and how we can make engineering tools more accessible for everyone, not just those with disabilities.

Tech Tools —39 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #25 Jillian Rowe — Where DevOps Meets Data Science

I have a casual conversation with Jillian Rowe about her business as a freelancer and early-stage startup founder, and some of the unique challenges that come when working with Big Data, bioinformatics, and Data Science, and how she is addressing scaling challenges as a solo operator.

Agile Principles —36 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #24 Ola Ellnestam — Disecting Complexity With the Mikado Method

Ola Ellnestam joins me to discuss a visual refactoring and project management methodology he co-created and wrote about in his book The Mikado Method.

Business of DevOps —41 min episode
Tiny DevOps episode #23 Ashleigh Cornelius — On a Mission To Connect With Local Businesses

Ashleigh Cornelius is the founder of Localise, a UK-based startup on a mission to bring consumers together with local, independent businesses. We talk about the vision and story of Localise, and some of the challenges he's faced as a (mostly) non-technical founder building a technology startup.