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Observability & Robots with Ian Sherman

When I heard about a company doing observability on robots in the physical world, I was hooked--I had to know more! Thankfully, my guest this week, was all-too-happy t...

Mentorship in Tech with Aaron Sachs

A mentor is one of those things that everyone wants but no one seems to know how to get. My guest this episode is Aaron Sachs, who cares quite a bit about mentorship i...

City-Scale Observability with Andrew Rodgers

One of the most interesting conversations I’ve had was the day I learned about Andrew Rodgers using Graphite to monitor a million-dollar furnace in a manufacturing pla...

Improving Your Vendor Relationships with Jeremy Tangren

Many people view the relationships they have with their vendors, whether SaaS or service companies, somewhere along a line between disdain and indifference. But it doe...

Building Technical Communities with Mary Thengvall

Building communities is harder than it sounds, but they’re really nothing new. Humans have been forming communities since we’ve existed, so it’s only natural that tech...

InfoSec For DevOps Engineers with Kelly Shortridge

My guest this week is Kelly Shortridge, VP of Product Strategy at Capsule8, and we’re talking about infosec. We get into some interesting discussion: threat modeling, ...

Understanding Observability (and Monitoring) with Christine Yen

Monitoring and observability is something near-and-dear to my own heart, so this week’s episode is exciting: Christine Yen, Cofounder & CEO of Honeycomb, joins me ...

DevOps is Dead with James Turnbull

Probably the most common question I received when I told people I was writing a book about monitoring was, “Have you read James Turnbull’s book?” I’m putting that t...

Open Source is Not A Business Model with VM Brasseur

We’re happy to have VM (Vicky) Brasseur join us to talk about open source and dispel a few myths. We talk about what it means to properly license your code -- it’s not...

Building a Resilient Engineering Culture with Ryn Daniels

Ryn Daniels joins me in this episode to talk about building resilient cultures, particularly in Engineering teams. Ryn’s knowledge comes to us through two different in...

Database Performance With a Side of Empathy with Baron Schwartz

Baron Schwartz joins me for a delightful conversation about his technique for writing books, his thoughts on culture change, and wrapping up with a very real conversat...

The Science Behind DevOps with Dr. Nicole Forsgren

Dr. Nicole Forsgren, whom you may know from her incredible book Accelerate: Building and Scaling High Performing Technology Operations, and The State of DevOps Report,...

Building Resilient Systems with Thai Wood

Thai Wood, editor of Resilience Roundup, joins me to discuss on-call, incident management, and the latest in systems resiliency research. We get into incident command ...

The Vendor Is Not the Enemy with Cory Watson

This week, I talk with Cory Watson, Technical Director in the Office of the CTO at SignalFx. Formerly having run Observability at both Stripe and Twitter, we discuss h...

Salary Negotiation for DevOps with Josh Doody

The average engineer has, what, two dozen jobs in their lifetime? Compensation has a compounding effect over your career--$10k left on the table early in your career c...

Doing Interesting Work in Ops with Matty Stratton

I’ve always looked up to the Arrested DevOps Podcast since it started so many years ago, so I’m super excited to have this week’s guest: Matty Stratton. We talk about ...

DevOps in a 150 Year Old Nonprofit with Dan Barker

Trying to change directions in a 150-year-old organization is no easy feat. My guest this week is Chief Architect at the National Association of Insurance Commissioner...

The Value of DevRel and Writing Technical Books with Emily Freeman

Join Emily Freeman and I for a discussion about what it’s like to write a technical book (hint: it’s awful) and the role of DevRel in the industry.

Observability in Mega-Scale Banking with Greg Parker

Ever thought hard about your company’s observability strategy and the challenges you’re facing? What about if your company spanned 70 countries, 90,000+ employees, and...

The Business Value of Serverless with Yan Cui

Yan Cui, creator of the Production-Ready Serverless course and serverless consultant, joins us this episode to school Mike on serverless, talk about the real business ...

Compliance and Risk Management For Fun and Profit with Elliot Murphy

Compliance and risk management gets a bad reputation in engineering circles: there’s the “it’s just unnecessary overhead!” camp and also the “risk management is just t...

Avoiding & Treating Burnout with Dr. Sherry Walling

Burnout, depression, and other mental health struggles are rampant in the Ops profession thanks to our long hours and intense job pressure, so I set out to talk to a p...

High-Performing SRE Teams with Dave Mangot

Dave Mangot joins Mike to give more thoughts and depth on his idea of “ops smells”: like the infamous “code smell,” Dave has identified a number of ops smells through ...

Mockery-as-a-Service with Corey Quinn

Wherein Corey Quinn and Mike Julian pontificate about the dangers of perfect infrastructure, why multi-cloud is (probably) a dumb idea, and that your biggest risk in a...

Troubleshooting in China with Steve Mushero

The wild world of systems in China may be different — and smaller — than you’d think. This episode’s guest is Steve Mushero, CEO of ChinaNetCloud and Siglos, who joins...

Episode #001 - Databases and DevOps with Silvia Botros

The Database: the final frontier in the DevOps journey. Losing your company’s data would suck, but hand-crafted, artisanal database servers also sucks. What do you do?...

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