Reflections on DevOpsDays NYC 2018

DevOpsDays NYC 2018 was the first conference we sponsored. We knew the community around DevOpsDays was spectacular – full of exciting speakers and amazing sharing and values of inclusion. The community manager in me was excited by the community vibe and code of...
What is SRE Series – Todd Palino

What is SRE Series – Todd Palino

As a user researcher, I have spoken to multiple Site Reliability Engineers to learn their pains, problems, goals, and motivations. In my previous blog “SREs, who are you?” I mentioned some background on my SRE studies. In this journey of interviewing different SREs, I...
Reflections of a Startup at CA World

Reflections of a Startup at CA World

CA World Last week, the kaizenOps team attended CA World.  For those of you who don’t know, CA Technologies has been a leading provider of enterprise software for 40 years.  It’s amazing that this multi-billion dollar company made its start by providing a superior...
Measuring the right units of work

Measuring the right units of work

The point of software is to do something.  For example, when a user clicks on the “Add to Cart” button, the user expects the item to be in their shopping cart quickly and then sent on their way to continue shopping or to checkout. Let’s call the completion of these...
Habit of introspection

Habit of introspection

As our previous blog post mentioned, we recently rebranded ourselves. The ‘kaizen’ part of kaizenOps.io references Toyota’s methodology, kaizen(改善). In this blog, I’ll dive in a little deeper to talk about “introspection” that I believe is a way of...
Zen and the Art of Rebranding

Zen and the Art of Rebranding

Moving Fast Every startup must move fast to establish themselves in their space.  When we started Cabot, we were filled with big goals: Figure out how we can help Site Reliability Engineers Build a product Collect underpants Change the world Now that we’re a few...