First BayArea Ansible Meetup

tldr; talks: Videos should be posted at some point... Getting MEAN with Ansible - Me! - Slides and code Ansible + Rackspace - @shaunak - Code Automating the Public Cloud Layer (AWS) - @JaimeGagoTech - Slides and code Related links There were some good questions, one of which was how does…

The Hazards of Proclaiming 'Fanatical Support'

I'd like to preface this by saying these comments, opinions, and views are my own and in no way represent my employer, coworkers, or any one else. [Edit: One of the downsides of running a beta version of Ghost is that there aren't any comments. If you would like to…

BayNode February Lightning Talks

This is a summary post of the recent BayNode February Lightning Talks hosted by ASTi Labs at Silicon Valley Pad. I really had a great time taking in the lively discussions throughout the event. It's events like this that make me want to organize more! The Growing BayNode Family One…

NodeJS Metrics with StatsD and Graphite

This was a really fun talk to put together for the December BayNode meetup. I created a dynamic (AngularJS FTW) HTML presentation walking through the major structual elements of a Node->StatsD->Graphite workflow. I also talked about @dscape's StatsD client, Lynx as well as my Express middleware wrapper, Lynx-Express…

HTML5 Dev Conf

HTML5 Dev Conf in San Francisco was a blast. This post is long overdue. I've had these notes sitting in Ghost since the conference but have been too busy to clean them up, remove proprietary comments, etc. These are the notes from some of my favorite talks. There were way…

BayNode is Back

(After Ghost ate this entire post, I grumpily updated to the latest version and re-typed from memory) I work and live halfway between San Francisco and San Jose - right in the middle of Silicon Valley. This is an exciting place to work, no, not because of the cash-craved startups…