Jennifer Riggins is a tech storyteller, content marketer, writer, and host, where digital transformation meets culture, hopefully changing the world for a better place. Currently based in London, she writes around tech ethics, agility, accessibility, diversity and inclusion, testing, DevOps, happiness at work, API strategy, the Internet of Things, microservices and containers, developer relations, and more. Follow her on Twitter @jkriggins.
January 2nd, 2020 | 29 mins 44 secs
In this episode of The New Stack Makers, we talk about all this and more with Susanna Kass, who, after 30 years designing, building and operating data centers, is now the data center advisor for the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Program.
For data centers, it all comes down to stopping what Kass refers to as the “dirty cloud,” which sees most data centers depleting energy, land, and water. Data centers need to make a pledge to achieve carbon neutrality for every kilowatt hour that is consumed, be accountable for the phase out of coal, and transition to a carbon-neutral infrastructure by using and generating renewable energy per KW hour consumed by site.
Kass describes this as using “nature-based technological solutions to protect our earth, resources and the environment.
December 20th, 2019 | 34 mins 32 secs
The New Stack Editor in Chief Alex Williams sat down with Steven Wong and Dejan Bosanac at KubeCon to talk about just this. Wong is a software engineer on the Cloud-native business unit at VMWare and Bosanac is a senior software engineer at RedHat. Both are also on the Kubernetes working group that looks to address the limitations of Kubernetes on the edge.
Wong started by offering the example of modern luxury car models, which — from entertainment systems to antilock breaks to traction controls to even power windows and doors — may have as many as 37 computers riding around inside them. Each of these connected objects are sources of data that often need configuration and updates.
He looks at Kubernetes orchestration as being uniquely suited to solving this problem — eventually.
December 6th, 2019 | 28 mins 52 secs
This is the classic security problem Gareth Rushgrove, director of product management at Snyk, pointed to during his conversation with The New Stack founder and publisher Alex Williams at KubeCon's Cloud Native Security Day. Snyk is a Software-as-a-Service dedicated to helping organizations flag and fix vulnerabilities in their open source, third-party dependencies.
Episode 534: The Challenge of Machine Learning and How DevOps and the Edge Will Modernize Data Science
November 11th, 2019 | 35 mins 21 secs
ai, code, devops, machine learning
Basically most enterprise AI and machine learning initiatives are stuck at the gate. On this episode of The New Stack Makers, we talk to Luke Marsden about why.
October 31st, 2019 | 38 mins 33 secs
In this episode of The New Stack Makers, we sit down with Jono Bacon, community and collaboration strategy consultant, speaker and author.
October 7th, 2019 | 25 mins 57 secs
cloud-native, cybersecurity, kubernetes, microservices, software, tech
Alex Delgado, a security engineer at the Gremlin chaos testing service, points to the disconnect many enterprises have. It’s not that the developers aren’t building with the newest technologies like Kubernetes and microservices. It’s just that security and compliance haven’t even heard of these things. And it's increasing risk.
“You can’t secure something that you don’t know how it works,” he said, on this episode of The New Stack Makers, where Delgado reflects on his past at a security and defense enterprise and his present at scale-up Gremlin. He began his career in customer support and then remediation of customer concerns. That put him in an interesting but often frustrating position as he moved into security, which had him throwing code over the wall that was released maybe three months down the line.
October 3rd, 2019 | 26 mins 54 secs
Automating security is now more of an issue as at…
September 18th, 2019 | 28 mins 40 secs
A question we’re asking a lot is: What is a developer advocate? Often followed by: Which department do you report to? How do you measure your role?
It’s a somewhat old role in the fact that people have been marketing to devs since software started getting sold. It’s a somewhat new role under its name. When Rob Zazueta mentioned he was hired at WeWork to build a developer relations team focused on internal developers first, it surprised me to realize that companies — even ones with massive API programs — aren’t really advocating to their internal developers. This is a shame. This would promote reusable code, shared learnings, and brand advocates that can go out and talk for you.
Episode 501: Progressive Delivering Distributed Systems with Canarying, Service Meshes, and Chaos Engineering
August 26th, 2019 | 41 mins 28 secs
There's a continued welcome evolution in the role of the developer — from code monkey to creative worker. It's a good way to motivate and retain some of the most in-demand roles, by making the job more creative and less tedious. But truly it's in response to our increasingly complicated and distributed systems. As much of these roles has to be automated as possible to allow developers and other tech roles to focus on more problem solving and systems resiliency.
In this episode of The New Stack Makers, we talk to Jason Yee about two trends surrounding this evolution — the role of the developer evangelist and the role of progressive delivery.
August 13th, 2019 | 28 mins 54 secs
We've written some about accessibility in terms of building apps and websites — although there's always more to learn and do — but what about accessibility and inclusion in the developer world? How can you best serve your full customer base when your customers are developers? How is designing for inclusion an essential part of the developer experience? These are the questions Pivotal Labs' Senior Designer Raquel Breternitz is trying to answer in this episode of The New Stack Makers.
August 7th, 2019 | 44 mins 32 secs
What does Justin Bieber have to do with our relationships to, well, anything? If nothing else, his staggering 105.8 million followers on Twitter (at the time of this conversation) is a real challenge for data scientists. If you wanted to know how The Bieb’s assemblage relates to him and one another, you could never achieve it with an entity-first relationship model — you know, columns, rows and spreadsheets, or, as Wikipedia calls it, “a simple relational database implementation, each row of a table represents one instance of an entity type, and each field in a table represents an attribute type.”
July 25th, 2019 | 37 mins 37 secs
Inequality is growing. The climate crisis and glo…
July 24th, 2019 | 22 mins 34 secs
Kubernetes continues to spread across the cloud a…
July 23rd, 2019 | 29 mins 2 secs
This episode of The New Stack Makers podcast talk…
June 21st, 2019 | 26 mins 22 secs
The creation of Git by the principal developer be…
June 20th, 2019 | 23 mins 46 secs
We want to move fast — that's what agile software development and DevOps is all about — but how do we move fast without sacrificing security? Are we mistaking availability for security? This dichotomy and the challenge of security management has only become more severe as enterprises enable developers to release daily, and distributed systems and sophisticated attacks make it all much more complicated.