Accelerate DevOps – What I’ve learned writing a book about GitHub

When I was asked to write a book about GitHub, I first came up with an outline that had an introduction to DevOps with nearly 200 pages and then covered all GitHub Features in a logical order. “Nobody wants to read a 200-page introduction” was the the response from my editor that made me completely rethink what I wanted to write about and how I should structure it. The story Telling a story is hard – finding a story worth telling is even harder. I wanted to give my readers a practical guide to DevOps. There are many books and … Continue reading Accelerate DevOps – What I’ve learned writing a book about GitHub

Speaking at KCDC

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking at the Kansas City Developer Conference (KCDC). I had one talk and one workshop: Application security from start to finish (handout) Hands-on workshop GitHub Code to Cloud (handout) You can download the handouts from the links above. If you attended one of my sessions and want a free copy of my book – ping me and I’ll arrange that. What is KCDC? KCDC is a community conference in Kansas City with more than 1,600 attendees. I has no singe-track keynotes but directly dive into the 15 parallel tracks. There are tracks about … Continue reading Speaking at KCDC

Conferences, sketches and a new Theme

2016 was a busy year for me with a lot of conferences. To get an overview where I was and where I will be in the near future, I added a new Page to my blog. I added all conferences since spring 2016. I will keep this page up to date in the future and post links to speaker decks and sample code there. A few month ago I started sketching my own images for presentations. I like the human touch and I don’t have to worry about usage rights. I thought it would be a good idea to share … Continue reading Conferences, sketches and a new Theme