Are you ready to try consulting?

via GIPHY Well it’s been a minute since I blogged, but we’re back! I had a hack, and the site was down for a time, but it feels good to be putting the proverbial pen to paper again. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. I was flipping through yCombinator News recently, …

What do the best engineers do better?

via GIPHY I’m fascinated by this topic. I recently found another thread on HN about it What do top engineers you know do that others don’t. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. As always for hacker news, there’s a feisty debate about what such character includes. Here’s my take. 1. Tackle …

How do you hire the best talent in a competitive marketplace?

via GIPHY Kapwing, a scrappy startup out of SF wrote this excellent piece how they hired 10 employees in the very tight bay area market. It caught my attention because the demand for great people has never been higher. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Here are the ways they found …

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 …

How is automation impacting the dba role?

via GIPHY I was at a dinner party recently, and talking with some colleagues. I had worked with them years back on Oracle systems. One colleague Maria said she really enjoyed my newsletter. Join 38,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. She went on to say how much has changed in the last …

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 questions to ask a devops expert when hiring or preparing for job & interview

Whether your a hiring manager, head of HR or recruiter, you are probably looking for a devops expert. These days good ones are not easy to find. The spectrum of tools & technologies is broad. To manage today’s cloud you need a generalist. Join 33,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. If you’re …

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 …

Some irresistible reading for March – outages, code, databases, legacy & hiring

via GIPHY I decided this week to write a different type of blog post. Because some of my favorite newsletters are lists of articles on topics of the day. Join 32,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. Here’s what I’m reading right now. 1. On Outages While everyone is scrambling to figure out …