Friends of Chef (formerly Opscode) and Mitch Hill are invited to help build a hybrid cloud at Cal Poly Pomona. The Mitchell C. Hill Memorial Endowment will provide funding to build a hybrid cloud datacenter of which 1/3 will benefit current student coursework, 1/3rd to ongoing research, and 1/3rd to K-12 students. More information onRead more »

So what is this “Chef” thing I keep raving about? It’s configuration management, built by some of the most awesome people I’ve ever met. So I thought I would spend a bit of time blogging about my learning and the best way to start is to…. start. Two weeks ago I was in @Stevenmurawski ChefRead more »

Colorful language aside, this is why I love devops and configuration management. “Sysadmins have been fed a lot of shit by a lot of different vendors for years — while simultaneously being made to feel bad about the job they do. So they’re sort of inoculated to new pitches,” he says. “They’re tired of shitRead more »

“People don’t like success — and they don’t like LA people who are successful,” said Rosenblatt, talking specifically about Google and how the search giant decimated a lot of legitimate content businesses like the company Demand Media in what was an effort to purge its results of weaker material. via A Very Short History ofRead more »

While researching the Docker container platform, I came across a very detailed mindmap of the ecosystem. Hope this is helpful! Link: Docker Ecosystem – MindMeister Mind Map.

UPDATE, the workshop has been postponed to February 2015. Together with Microsoft, I am hosting a very special 2 day workshop on Kanban and Desired State configuration this December 9th & 10th. If you’re in the Los Angeles area, this is a not to be missed opportunity to learn about two critical devops skills from Dominica DegrandisRead more »

There are a couple of great videos on Microsoft Virtual Academy that I think would be great for the IT Pro to learn about Azure and Server 2012r2

Did you know the resources Microsoft has for non-profits? Let me know if you find this helpful!

Starting November 12th we will host our in-store YouthSpark Fall Camps!  We have two age groups:  8 – 10 years old, and 11 – 13 years old. Event Details – Microsoft Store Westfield Topanga 6600 Topanga Canyon Blvd Canoga Park, CA 91303 Phone: 818-577-4620 The two topics are: Smart Game Coding (1 hour) Smart Game DesigningRead more »

Pretty entertaining explanation of systems thinking. RSA Animate – Drive: The surprising truth about what motivates us – YouTube.

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