• Fireside chat with Armon Dadgar - HashiCorp

    (06 Apr 2019)
    I was lucky to be able to have a fireside chat with Armon Dadgar Co-Founder and Co CTO of [HashiCorp]. He was in Toronto joining us for a "HUG" **HashiCorp User Group** where he spoke about all things Consul and ServiceMesh.
  • Arctiq recognized as a Top 25 Newsmaker in 2019 by CDN

    (08 Mar 2019)
    Arctiq Inc., a Canadian based open source services organization, is happy to share the company has been recognized as a Top Newcomer on the Top 25 Newsmakers list 2019, announced by Channel Daily News (CDN), which highlights Canadian IT organizations most likely to make a difference in 2019.
  • Fireside Chat with Moez Dharani - All things Ansible

    (18 Jan 2019)
    Arctiq is gearing up for a webinar next week where we are going to discuss and demo some great technologies from our partners Red Hat and Microsoft. You can sign up for the event "Automate Azure builds with Ansible Tower". We will go deep into Ansible, Ansible Tower and show you how to automate "All the things in Azure". I was able to have a fireside chat with Moez Dharani from Red Hat where we talked about everything from the history of Ansible, DevOps and some of the early opensource projects that laid the foundation for many of todays emerging technologies. We also discussed the business aspects of DevOps, automation and how every business now a days needs to focus on technology and software. Moez shared some compelling stories from the Oil and Gas industry where customers are embracing Ansible and delivering compelling returns on their investments.
  • Fireside Chat from KubeCon - Kubernetes Operator Framework

    (07 Jan 2019)
    Here we go... WOW it's 2019... I hope everyone had a nice holiday season and was able to find some time to rest and recharge. I am finally finding some time to catch-up on some blogs and very excited to be posting another Fireside chat. This one was recorded in Seattle @ KubeCon with **Sebastien Pahl** (Red Hat), **Diane Mueller** (Red Hat) and **Shea Stewart** (Arctiq).
  • Community Building with GitHub's Christian Weber

    (13 Dec 2018)
    Big thanks to GitHub's Cristian Weber for a couple of great talks in Victoria, BC. Starting with the BC DevOps Commons Meetup talking about Continuous Integration spawned some interesting conversation about team composition, trust and automation. Some crossover into the following day's workshop with transparency and team dynamics as we explored building effective development communities and some potential challenges (and techniques to mitigate them) in fostering a collaborative culture in a regulated environment
  • From Teaching to Consulting

    (27 Nov 2018)
    My story about transitioning from an educational role as a professor in college, leading into a new branch of my career as a consultant.
  • Fireside Chat with Loris Degioanni and Knox Anderson from Sysdig

    (16 Oct 2018)
    We have been getting a lot of great feedback on the recent Fireside Chat series we have been posting. This week I am traveling on the west coast and had a stop over in San Francisco for GitHub Universe. I had some time on Monday so I stopped in at the Sysdig office to meet some of the extended team and dig deep into their culture and powerful technology. As we know timing is everything... I managed to get some time with Loris and Knox and have an impromptu fireside chat.
  • //helping people succeed

    (16 Jul 2018)
    Last week I had the pleasure of having a fireside chat in Toronto with [Kelsey Hightower] from Google at our [Clouds Containers and Kelsey Event]. When I look back at the day it was a ton of fun... It's nice to be reminded of the strong opensource / tech community we have in Toronto and it's refreshing how much we can all learn from each other when we find the time to get together and share our thoughts.
  • dashai - A Community DevOps Dashboard

    (07 May 2018)
    Arctiq is happy to launch the dashai Community - "YOUR DevOps Dashboard" Why is having quick, easy access to real-time data so hard? Why does the ability to share insight, as a result of that data, across various teams have such a high cost? I have been asking myself these questions for much of my career in technology. I think back to when my team was responsible for large scale web, and electronic payment systems. We always struggled with monitoring, and more specifically understanding the performance and trending information about our systems.