I'm writing this on the plane home from Amsterdam after an exciting, challenging, educational, and ultimately successful week. For those that don't know Puppet conducted a grand experiment this year: instead of hosting a multi-day, multi-track conference (nee Puppetconf), our annual celebration was a single-track, live streamed event that ran …read more
OSCON 2018 is officially in the books, and I have to say this one was a stand out. A combination of career advancement (read: getting smarter), gaining experience, and having a number of contacts old and new at the conference made it a particularly great experience. I've gotten to the …read more
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Another year of Write the Docs! Although I don't write as much documentation as I should, writing is such a key part of day-to-day human interaction, and WTD is always a good reminder of basic principles and encouragement to write more (docs). It's also an incredibly well run conference, done …read more
The conference everyone waits for all year, BEAVER BARCAMP went down yesterday. This is my third year and final year organizing the unconference, and all was strangely calm. I'm not sure what magical forces to attribute this to, but usually there is a sharp spike in meetings, tasks, and general …read more
We pulled up to the venue at about 5:30 Friday night, T-90 minutes to Ignite talks. I chugged a chocolate milk from the "gift store", ran through my slides one last time, got dinner with the bosses, and found myself on a stage.
The Ignite Talks
- Deb …