Big news! I’m excited to announce that I will be partnering with the fine folks at A Cloud Guru as a writer and cartoonist, starting…well, yesterday. In particular, the ongoing “Serverless Superheroes” series will be migrating to their blog, as well as the “CloudPleasers” cartoons. (I plan to be drawing those much more frequently!) I am also hoping to develop some other exciting cloud-focused content with A Cloud Guru in the coming months – more on that later.
This blog will remain my place for short technical notes, general career-related posts, and the occasional lapse into embarrassing silence.
If you enjoy my writing here, I hope you will bookmark https://read.acloud.guru/ as well! They have some of the best and brightest members of the cloud community creating great content over there – I’m honored to join them.
I started this blog in May after attending the Powershell Summit on Microsoft’s Charlotte campus. Seeing that group of professionals share ideas and develop connections with one another made me realize it was time to get more involved in the larger technical community. I hope some of my posts were helpful to somebody out there!
My goal was to post once a week, and I achieved that goal this year with 38 posts in 31 weeks. Thanks to everyone who read, commented and shared! I especially appreciate Timothy Buck, Jon Carl, Luke Seelenbinder and Greg Bell for taking the time to write awesome guest posts.
Here are some vital statistics from 2015:
- Most-viewed post: Welp, I Was an OPM Hack Victim
- Most-searched-for post: Adventures in AWS: A Very Scary Error
- Most-viewed CloudPleasers cartoon: Cloud Security
- Top ten countries by traffic: USA, Canada, UK, India, Brazil, Switzerland, Australia, Germany, Russia, France
Now I need to hear from you: What should this blog become in 2016? Should I write more technical “how-to” articles? Would you like to see longer series of posts focused on particular topics? Should I stop writing altogether and just draw cartoons? I have some ideas of my own…but I would sincerely appreciate any suggestions!
Happy New Year!
I’m an enterprise cloud architect specializing in innovative database and server architecture and automation solutions for AWS.
Some of the technologies and services I regularly use include Powershell, SQL Server with AlwaysOn Availability Groups, Windows Failover Clusters, Salt, JackDB, Zadara and the whole bag of AWS tricks (RDS, EC2, S3, IAM, VPC, CloudFormation…)
In this space, I’ll be posting about some of the cool things I learn at the intersection of Powershell, SQL Server and AWS.