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 …

What does DEV OPS mean?

via GIPHY I was recently interviewed by Victor Farcic. He asked me a lot of interesting questions. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. One really struck me that I thought was important, about the whole devops movement. How do you define devops Viktor Farcic: Moving on to a more general subject, …

Can humility help engagements succeed?

via GIPHY I was reading this article on Vox recently titled Intellectual Humility: the importance of knowing you might be wrong. Join 35,000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. It caught my attention, and I think we can expand on it a bit. Here are my thoughts. 1. Admitting when you’re wrong Of …

I have a new appreciation for Agile and not because it worked

via GIPHY A couple of years ago I worked at a startup in the online publishing space. But this story isn’t about online publishing. This story is about deadlines, and not meeting them. For those who don’t know me, I’m a professional services consultant. I’ve worked on a project basis for 90% of two plus …

When You Have to Take the Fall

Also find Sean Hull’s ramblings on twitter @hullsean. One of the biggest jobs in operations is monitoring. There are so many servers, databases, webservers, search servers, backup servers. Each has lots of moving parts, lots that can go wrong. Typically if you have monitoring, and react to that monitoring, you’ll head off bigger problems later. …

When You're Hired to Solve a People Problem

Also find Sean Hull’s ramblings on twitter @hullsean. A good five years ago I worked for a firm in online education. Among various products they provided through their website, they were struggling with a process to get content churned out more quickly. The bottleneck was slowing down their business, and limiting the new products they …