Arrested DevOps

There's always DevOps in the Banana Stand

By Matt Stratton, Trevor Hess, Jessica Kerr, and Bridget Kromhout


Whose Transformation Is It Anyway? With Andrew Clay Shafer

March 25, 2020

Transformation is a big deal. You can't just say "let's just transform!" so what are some of the things we should be thinking about?


Making DevOps Beginner-Friendly With Laura Santamaria

March 18, 2020

It can be hard to get into this whole 'DevOps' thing...Laura Santamaria (LogDNA) and Matt dig into what we can do to make it more accessible


We Are Always Learning With Patrick Debois

February 17, 2020

Matt and Jeff sit down with Patrick Debois to talk about Patrick's journey from systems engineer to DevOps royalty


Team Topologies

February 11, 2020

In this episode, host Jessica Kerr is joined by guests Matthew Skelton and Manuel Pais to discuss their book, Team Topologies.


Communities Are Made of People With Jono Bacon

January 17, 2020

Matt talks about all things community with Jono Bacon, the author of the new book 'People Powered'


2019 Year-End Wrap-Up

December 23, 2019

It's that time of year again! Matty, Trevor, Bridget, Jessica, and Joe wrap up the year with a discussion of favorite episodes, the year in review, and, of course, airline status.


Learning Stuff With Ali Spittel

December 10, 2019

Matt chats with Ali Spittel at All Things Open 2019 about all things learning!


Kubernetes & the Future

December 04, 2019

Bridget chats with Kelsey Hightower about Kubernetes and the future.


Kubernetes Best Practices

November 18, 2019

Bridget chats with the authors of Kubernetes Best Practices: Brendan Burns, Eddie Villalba, Dave Strebel, and Lachlan Evenson


Devopsdays Philadelphia 2019

November 03, 2019

Bridget chats with guests Peter Shannon, Jocelyn Harper, and Tim Gross in front of a live studio audience at devopsdays Philadelphia 2019.


The Meltwater Transformation

October 25, 2019

In this episode, Gene Connolly and Joan Freed discuss their DevOps transformation at Meltwater.


Devopsdays Cape Town 2019

October 02, 2019

Bridget chats with Devi Moodley, Daniel Maher, Adrian Moisey, and Cobus Bernard at devopsdays Cape Town 2019.


State of Devops 2019

September 26, 2019

In this episode, Nicole Fosgren and Jez Humble discuss the 2019 Accelerate State of Devops report.


Devopsdays Chicago 2019

September 17, 2019

Matty and Trevor chat with guests Jessie Frazelle, Veronica Hanus, and Jeff Smith in front of a live studio audience at devopsdays Chicago 2019.


Devopsdays Minneapolis 2019

August 16, 2019

Bridget and Matty chat with guests Liz Fong-Jones, Alice Goldfuss, and RJ Williams, in front of a live studio audience at devopsdays Minneapolis 2019.


Protocols and Sympathy With Martin Thompson

July 20, 2019

Making performance changes is about working smoothly with hardware AND with people.


Pushing Left With Tanya Janca

June 13, 2019

Tanya Janca of Microsoft joins Matty to talk about threat modeling, pushing left, serverless, and more!


Principal Engineering With Silvia Botros

April 21, 2019

Matty and Jessica discuss Principal Engineering with Silvia Botros.


Making DevOps Magic With Arup Chakrabarti

April 05, 2019

Making DevOps Magic: Matty chats with Arup Chakrabarti (PagerDuty).


Unreliable Things Can Be the Most Valuable Things

March 30, 2019

How do you make change in a complex system that is always failing, but must never break?


Certification Fun With Jay Gordon

March 22, 2019

Matty chats with Jay Gordon (Microsoft) about certification fun.


Shiny Objects With Jessie Frazelle and Andrew Clay Shafer

March 03, 2019

Bridget chats with Jessie Frazelle and Andrew Clay Shafer about what shiny objects have caught their attention recently.


The Database Calls Are Coming From Inside the DevOps

January 08, 2019

in which we define DevOps and what it means for your code's database interactions


2018 Year-End Wrap-Up

December 21, 2018

It's that time of year again! Matty, Trevor, Bridget, and Joe wrap up the year with a discussion of favorite episodes, tech trends and predictions, and, of course, airline status.


Fireside Chat With Jessica Kerr

December 18, 2018

Matty is joined by Jessica Kerr, software engineer extraordinaire and co-host of the amazing Greater Than Code podcast.


Cognitive Neuroscience – Episode 43

September 24, 2015

Trevor and Bridget chat with Courtney Nash (O'Reilly Media) and Lindsay Holmwood (Australian Government Digital Transformation Office) about cognitive neuroscience. We'll talk about recognizing cognitive fallacies, the psychology of alert design,


ChatOps Extravaganza – Episode 42

September 10, 2015

Matt and Trevor sit down with Jason Hand (VictorOps), Sasha Rosenbaum (10th Magnitude), and Peter Burkholder (Chef) to discuss chatops.


Episode 41 – Podcast Me Maybe

August 16, 2015

Matt, Trevor, and Bridget chat with Kyle Kingsbury (Stripe) about his research on failure in distributed systems. Panel Show Notes Matt, Trevor, and Bridget catch up with Kyle Kingsbury about his resear...


Episode 40 – Building an Ops Team

July 29, 2015

Bridget and Trevor are joined by Charity Majors (Facebook), as well as Mike Rembetsy and Patrick McDonnell (Etsy) for a frank discussion on what goes into building a great ops team.


Episode 39 – Eating Sushi With Andrew Clay Shafer

July 18, 2015

Matt and Bridget sit down with Andrew Clay Shafer (finally!) at DevOpsDays Minneapolis to discuss his thoughts on what's going on with the DevOps world since 2009, as well as his opinions on podcasts having episode numbers. Sadly,


Episode 38 – Career DevOps

June 26, 2015

In this episode, Jeff Hackert discusses developing your career in DevOps. Panel   Checkouts Jeff Lyssa Adkins - Coaching intensive


Episode 37 – Disasters!

May 29, 2015

In this episode, Stephanie Van Dyk and Mark Imbriaco discuss how to communicate and how to recover in the event of complete disasters. Panel   Checkouts Stephanie, Accidentally in Code www.


Episode 36 – Dr. BOFH, or How I Learned To Stop Worrying and Love the DevOps

May 14, 2015

In this episode, "reformed" Bastard Operators From Hell Yvo van Doorn, Chris Read, and Kevin Hubbard discuss how the industry and their jobs have changed over time, especially with the advent of DevOps. Panel  


Episode 35 – DevOps and Marketing

April 30, 2015

Marketing departments are often told, "Don't use the term 'DevOps' incorrectly!" But exactly HOW should our marketing peers use that term? How can we effectively talk about DevOps in the marketing space? Shannon Smith from 10th Magnitude and Jason Hand...


Episode 34 – What’s New at Chef?

April 16, 2015

Recorded live at ChefConf 2015, we sat down with Julian Dunn, Seth Falcon, and Adam Edwards of Chef Software to talk about all the cool new things that Chef is cooking up - including Chef Delivery, Chef Analytics,


Episode 33 – DevOps Culture Change

March 31, 2015

DevOps revolves a lot around what an organization and culture should look like. We talk about it on just about every episode of this podcast. Something we tend to skate around though is the how. How do you change the culture of an organization?


Episode 32 – Starting a New DevOps Job

March 13, 2015

Starting any new job can be a mix of fun, excitement, and nervousness. But what about when you're coming into a DevOps-oriented organization? What are some of the special challenges entering a collaborative, "blameless" place of work?


Episode 31 – Docker! Docker! Docker!

February 26, 2015

James Turnbull has traveled the world speaking about Docker, and now he's here to tell ADO all about it. The tech, the company, and the community: James has opinions and was more than willing to share them! Panel


Episode 30 – DevOps in a Microsoft World

February 12, 2015

Is DevOps just for the open source world? Can you do DevOps in a Microsoft shop? What are some of the tools and capabilities available for Windows, Azure, and .NET professionals who want to approach work in a DevOps model?


Episode 29 – Hiring in a Post-DevOps World

January 22, 2015

At DevOpsDays Ghent in 2014, it was joked that we are living in a "post-DevOps world". What are the challenges in hiring for DevOps related jobs? We be talked with panelists on all sides of the table - recruiting, hiring,


Episode 28 – Incidents and Accidents: Examining Failure Without Blame

January 16, 2015

Dave Zwieback, VP of Engineering at Next Big Sound and Mike Rembetsy, VP of Technical Operations at Etsy discuss learning from the unexpected and examining failure without blame. With practical tips about technical tools and philosophical insights into...


Episode 27 – A Year of ADO

December 31, 2014

It’s been a year of ADO, with topics from CI to security, panels of devs and of ops, and even Pete Cheslock. For the last episode of the year, we thought it would be fun to revisit Matt and Trevor chatting,


Episode 26 – The Database: The Elephant in the Room

December 08, 2014

Data - we can’t have applications or services without it. If software is eating the world, then data is the maitre’d. However, it can be challenging to incorporate database design and release into the world of continuous delivery and devops.


Episode 25 – DevOps in the Enterprise

November 18, 2014

DevOps isn't just for startups - in fact, that argument can be made that it's even MORE important for large, enterprise-scale companies than for anyone else. What does it mean to "do DevOps" in an enterprise? Is there a different flavor of DevOps for ente


Episode 24 – Git 101

November 12, 2014

One of the reasons that DevOps can be transformative to an organization is that it shortens feedback loops - talking about CAMS, the measurement piece is where that can come into play. Anyway, in that spirit,


Episode 24 - Git 101

November 12, 2014

<p>One of the reasons that DevOps can be transformative to an organization is that it shortens feedback loops &#8211; talking about CAMS, the measurement piece is where that can come into play. Anyway, in that spirit, we’re taking feedback we’ve gotten from listeners who want more detailed, technical topics, and we have an episode talking about the HOW with git &#8211; with a very special guest, Emma Jane Westby.</p> <a href=""></a> <p></p> Show Notes <p>Source of Emma&#8217;s talk about Git: <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br /> Post version: <a href="" target="_blank"></a><br /> Recording:</p> <p>Emma&#8217;s rant about storing the history of your project: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> <p>GitHub conversations: <a href="" target="_blank"></a></p> Panel <img alt='Emma Jane Westby' src="" />Emma Jane Westby<p>Emma Jane lives and works in Nottingham, UK, and has taught Web technologies at both Seneca College and Humber College, knitting and bookbinding classes at various shops in Toronto and Owen Sound. She has delivered social and technical presentations at IT conferences across North America, Europe, and New Zealand. Her conference presentations have addressed: database migration, version control (Bazaar and Git), Drupal, women in open source, taking the SME business on-line, and community building. A list of upcoming and recent (technical) presentations is available from her <a href="">Speaking page</a>.</p><ul ><li><a href="" target="_blank" title="Emma Jane Westby On The Web" >Web</a></li> | <li><a href="" target="_blank" title="Emma Jane Westby On Twitter" >Twitter</a></li></ul> Check-outs <p><b>Emma</b></p> <ul> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Kaleidoscope</a> mergetool &#8211;  because of image diffs</li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Sketch training for techies</a> &#8211;  because of impostor syndrome for drawing</li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">GNOME</a> wins &#8211;  go open source!</li> </ul> <p><b>Matt</b></p> <ul> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Teamocil</a>  &#8211; generator for tmux sessions</li> <li>The <a href="" target="_blank">NoPhone</a>  &#8211; kickstarter for a “technology-free alternative to constant hand-to-phone contact”</li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">“It’s not a promotion, it’s a career change”</a>  &#8211; blog post by Lindsay Holmwood</li> </ul> <p><b>Trevor: </b></p> <ul> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Sandisk SSD</a></li> <li>Android L: Inbox</li> <li><a href="" target="_blank">Rosetta Probe</a></li> </ul> <p><a href=""><img /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=""><img /></a></p>


Episode 23 – Managing Systems In The Cloud

October 14, 2014

Tom Limoncelli, one of the authors of The Practice of Cloud System Administration: Designing and Operating Large Distributed Systems talks with Matt and Trevor (but mostly Trevor) about the challenges of modern system management.