I was reflecting on the public debut of GitLab last week and why it captured the attention of many of us in the DevOps space. After years of teasing an IPO, GitLab went public last week and has since nearly doubled its targeted share price. The excitement in the enterprise…

The pandemic forced companies around the world to adjust to a “new normal,” which caused many leaders to pivot their business strategies and adopt new technologies to continue operations. …

I’ve been thinking about this time last year and how different this December is — for so many reasons. …

In 2014 (a million years ago in cloud native terms), I decided I wanted to work on technology that was changing the way applications were developed and managed. Pivotal had recently spun out of VMware and was developing something called Cloud Foundry, a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS). I was intrigued by the…

Today, Cloud Foundry Foundation announced that my friend and long-time colleague Chip Childers will be stepping into the Executive Director role, as I move on from the Foundation into a new role at a company where I’m incredibly excited to work.

The changing of the guard is always bittersweet, especially…

Pie in the Sky

Where were you in January 2015? Perhaps you were anticipating the April launch of the first Apple Watch, the July launch of Windows 10 or the September release of the Tesla Model X Signature Series.

This past Sunday, The New York Times published an article that equates using open source code with strip-mining. …

Can you believe it’s almost the end of the year? And not just the end of a year, but the end of the decade. The year 2020 is a few short weeks away. Cue the “hindsight 2020” jokes.

As we wrap up 2019, I’ve been reflecting on how the year…

When I sat down at the end of last year to catch my breath and take stock of the cloud ecosystem, I made a few predictions for 2019, many are happening more quickly than I expected. Now that we’re halfway through the year — collectively reflecting on the professional wins…

An open letter to CIOs navigating a changing world

Imagine being told the job you’ve been doing for decades, and your place within the organization, is changing. …

Abby Kearns

CTO @ Puppet. Passionate about good food and all things tech. Always learning.

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