From Silicon to Clojure – An Abstract Journey

Old School Web Applications Perhaps soon it will be a shock to say that when I started programming, I built software for a computer.  A very real and physical manifestation of electronic parts I could touch or assemble. For example, when I was 10 we wrote BASIC...

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Event marketer’s “emergency kit”

What should you bring to an event where you are setting up a booth? Read on for our journey to an emergency kit of supplies for our DevOpsDays events. Why DevOpsDays? We developed and architected our product design with significant input from a handful of site...

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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...

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What is SRE Series – Todd Palino

Editor’s note: This blog is the first in an ongoing series where Kyoko interviews SREs about the role of site reliability engineering and the challenges and important aspects of the profession. As a user researcher, I have spoken to multiple Site Reliability Engineers...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Measure, Align, Profit

Delivering application experiences to the masses has been a rocky journey for Enterprises not born of the Internet age. Even those started early this century struggle with software delivery because their delivery models were based on the models born from a prior age....

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