Hi there! I’m a Developer Advocate at AWS, specifically focused on containers, container orchestration and Kubernetes. I’m focused on helping users run container workloads on AWS, and I’m particularly interested in orchestration at scale and observability.
Nearly twenty years ago, through a combination of luck, hard work and a good amount of self-salesmanship, I broke into the software industry with no formal training or experience. I wrote device drivers and other kernel software, I built and led teams, and I delivered highly visible features as part of the best UNIX operating system on the market. And for most of that time, I thought of myself as a fake.
As a self-taught engineer working in teams of elite, well-educated peers, it took me many years to realize that I’m actually very good at the job, and the near-constant self-doubt and fear of failure was something known as imposter syndrome. Over time, I began to realize the toll that it took on my life, feeling like I needed to put more hours in and be more on top of breaking trends than all of my peers. In this session, I will share my experience and observations, as well the strategies I now employ to keep the stress at bay.
|Serverless Patterns||Portland, ME Web Dev Meetup||May 2019|
|Serverless is the Abstraction We Deserve||GOTO Chicago 2019||April 2019|
|Serverless Patterns||Serverless Seattle Meetup||April 2019|
|Deploying to a Service Mesh||Continuous Delivery NYC Meetup||April 2019|
|Paths to Cloud Native||InnoTech San Antonio||April 2019|
|Serverless Patterns||InnoTech San Antonio||April 2019|
|Microservices at Scale: Next Steps with Kubernetes and Service Mesh||Chicago Kubernetes Meetup||March 2019|
|Serverless Patterns||Serverless NYC Meetup||February 2019|
|Microservices at Scale: Next Steps with Kubernetes and Service Mesh||Microservices NYC Meetup||February 2019|
|Microservices at Scale with Istio||Oracle OpenWorld||January 2019|