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Nikema’s Spinnaker Summit 2021 Recap

My Second Spinnaker Summit is in the Books! Last week I attended and spoke at my second Spinnaker Summit. Like last year’s summit, it was fully virtual. This time Spinnaker Summit was co-located with cdCon and took place on the Hopin platform. Last year, I spoke on a panel about Black professionals a few months […]

Announcing General Availability of Armory Policy Engine Plugin

Armory Policy Engine provides support for automating policy compliance with Spinnaker. Policy Engine Plugin is the latest version of Policy Engine and adds support for both advanced role-based access control (RBAC) use-cases and open source Spinnaker. The release of Policy Engine Plugin comes with new documentation, including a library of example policies from across Armory’s […]

#SpeedOfLife – In Conclusion, Thanks for the Conversation

As we close out the month of May, the #SpeedOfLife campaign will come to a close as well. Soon I will no longer be monitoring the hashtag but please feel free to continue the conversation on Twitter. You can even tag me (@dev_nikema) if you like. What does “speed of life” mean to you? Before […]

#SpeedOfLife Week Two Recap

Tweets, Clips, and Double the Livestreams In week two, we shared some awesome clips from my #SpeedOfLife interviews. Additionally, we had a bonus live stream with Kelsey Hightower. To date, there has been an element of chaos in each live stream. I’ve got two more planned, so two chances to get through a smooth stream […]

#SpeedOfLife First Week Recap

It Begins We started the #SpeedOfLife campaign last week, yay! It has been a bumpy start but we’re happily moving forward. The first person I spoke with about delivering software at the speed of life was our CEO at Armory, DROdio. I posted a snippet of our conversation on Twitter last week and here that […]

What Does It Mean To Deliver Software At The #SpeedOfLife?

In this blog post, I’m excited to announce the #SpeedOfLife campaign that I will be leading for the month of May. I’m looking forward to getting to know more of the awesome people who make up our DevOps community. What is #SpeedOfLife? #SpeedOfLife is a social campaign meant to highlight users and experts in the […]

#NikemaLearns About AWS – #4 Officially AWS Certified

I’m an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner! I took the exam and I passed. I fell behind on blog updates starting about a month ago but I studied up until the day before the test. I was somewhat disappointed in myself for not keeping my schedule but in the end, I passed and that was the […]

Announcing Spinnaker Evaluate Artifacts Stage

Armory's new Evaluate Artifacts stage allows you to inject Spinnaker parameters into any artifact. Only certain deployment stages, such as deploying a Kubernetes manifest, natively support using Spring Expression Language (SpEL) to reference parameters. Other stages, such as Terraform, lack this stage-specific SpEL support. This blog will explore how the new 'Evaluate Artifacts' stage can be leveraged to inject Spinnaker parameters into your Terraform deployment pipeline.

Marketplace Madness – Cloud Edition (Part 1)

March Madness If you are a college basketball fan, March Madness is the time of year when champions are crowned. The NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Tournament, also known and branded as NCAA March Madness, is a single-elimination tournament played each spring in the United States. A quick look back in time, I had the […]

Understanding the ABCs of CD

One of the biggest challenges to implementing DevOps is the proper organization of people to solve complex technical problems.  I saw this when I worked at GitHub and talked to executives about moving to Git over SVN or implementing a collaboration platform to share code transparently across an organization.  They all made the assumption that […]
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