What do senior engineers do differently?

via GIPHY I recently stumbled up on this piece at Pivotal, The art of interrupting software engineers. It caught my attention because i like to read from a different vantage from my own. What is it like to interrupt us? Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. What I really got from …

I’m speaking at Techhub on Wednesday – stop by!

This wednesday I’ll be giving a talk at the newly launched New York outpost of TechHub. The talk is entitled Intro to building a web/mobile app on AWS Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Although I focus on Amazon Web Services as the default cloud, the concepts could apply equally to …

6 Devops interview questions

via GIPHY Devops is in serious demand these days. At every meetup or tech event I attend, I hear a recruiter or startup founder talking about it. It seems everyone wants to see benefits of talented operations brought to their business. Join 37,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. That said the skill …

Why would I help a customer that’s not paying? The reason might surprise you

via GIPHY I just received an email. It was from a woman building a website, and wanted help with AWS. She wondered if I might be able to provide any assistance. Join 37,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Having a popular publicly facing blog, I get a lot of leads that seem …

How to interview an amazon database expert

via GIPHY Amazon releases a new database offering every other day. It sure isn’t easy to keep up. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Let’s say you’re hiring a devops & you want to suss out their database knowledge? Or you’re hiring a professional services firm or freelance consultant. Whatever the …

Top Amazon Lambda questions for hiring a serverless expert

via GIPHY If you’re looking to fill a job roll that says microservices or find an expert that knows all about serverless computing, you’ll want to have a battery of questions to ask them. Join 33,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. For technical interviews, I like to focus on concepts & the …

Why is everyone suddenly talking about Amazon Redshift?

It seems like all I hear these days is Redshift, Redshift, Redshift! I met up with a recruiter today. We talked about this & that. The usual. Then when he came to the topic of technology he said, “yeah it seems as though suddenly everybody is looking for Redshift & Snowflake” As I blogged about …