• Fireside Chat with Steve Pereira

    (25 Jul 2019)
    Another fireside chat in the books with Steve Pereira - CEO @ Visible. This one came together quick... Steve was able to come and meet me after an Anthos event Arctiq was running at Google. We managed to find a room to record a quick fireside chat. Steve is a long time community buddy and I always love finding time to chat with him.
  • Fireside Chat with Todd Wilson from RedHatSummit19

    (16 Jul 2019)
    This one has been a long time coming... Original plan was to shoot this chat from a beautiful forest on Vancouver Island the last time I was on the west coast. We weren't able to pull that off but we managed to meetup @ Red Hat Summit 2019 in Boston.
  • Fireside Chat with Brian Gracely from RedHat Summit19

    (31 May 2019)
    It's been a busy couple months with lots of travel for me, visiting partners, customers and checking out all the key conferences in the US. One of of the many advantages is I get to meet up with great people I don't get to see that often.
  • Fireside Chat with Dan Papandrea from GoogleNext19

    (25 May 2019)
    Another fireside chat in the books with my good friend Dan Papandrea, field CTO for Sysdig. Dan and I were both at Google Next19 in San Francisco and we managed to step away from the conference Thursday afternoon to have a chat.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • Fireside chat with Hitesh Patel from f5

    (06 Dec 2018)
    I had the opportunity to attend the f5 Networks North American Partner Leadership Summit December 4th and 5th. They certainly picked a sweet spot the host the event, the Ritz Carlton - Half Moon Bay is an amazing property on the edge of the west coast. Hitesh and I were able to step away during lunch to have a conversation about what's going on with f5, the thriving community, emerging technology and all the change that is rolling out across the organization.
  • Fireside chat with Chen Nisnkorn from Meta Networks

    (03 Dec 2018)
    I had the opportunity to have a fireside chat with Chen Nisnkorn from Meta Networks after our Secure, Cloud-Native Networking lunch event at the Arctiq office in Toronto. Chen and I became friends and both jumped into **"all things cloud"** when we worked at Ravello Systems together.
  • 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.
  • Fireside Chat with Liz Rice - Aqua Security

    (09 Oct 2018)
    On October 5th in Toronto @ "The Vault", Arctiq had the pleasure of hosting a fireside chat with Liz Rice from Aqua Security at our Building a Secure Container Strategy
  • Fireside Chat with Kelsey Hightower

    (16 Aug 2018)
    On June.28th in Toronto Arctiq had the pleasure of hosting a fireside chat with Kelsey Hightower from Google at our Clouds Containers and Kelsey Event. If you haven't heard of Kelsey he's a huge kubernetes advocate and opensource evangelist. More than anything he is known for sharing his time, knowledge, code and has a strong commitment to the opensource tech community. Not to mention an all around approachable and nice guy. You can check out his Github page - https://github.com/kelseyhightower. Do yourself a favor and search for some of him keynotes and live technical demo's from various community conferences.