Punk Rock DevOps With Jay Gordon

Posted on Monday, Mar 12, 2018
In this edition of “big guys with beards and tattoos”, MongoDB Developer Advocate Jay Gordon waxes philosophical about the change from being on-call to being a tech evangelist, what went wrong with the GitHub memcached DDoS, and the role of fast food in DevOps.

Show Notes

What is devrel anyway?

DevOps Music Playlist

  • Wolverine Blues - Entombed
  • Heartwork - Carcass
  • Electric Wizard - Funeralopolis
  • You Will Never Be One Of Us - Nails
  • Highway 101 - Social Distortion
  • Raining Blood - Slayer
  • Holiday in Cambodia - Dead Kennedys
  • Piles of Little Arms - Morbid Angel
  • Set It Off - Madball
  • Caboose - Snapcase
  • Rise Above - Black Flag
  • Last Caress - Misfits
  • Straight Edge - Minor Threat
  • Nervous Breakdown - Black Flag
  • Who are You?? - Void

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Community & Event Stuff

Where are we going to be?

Matt will be at the devops meetup in MSP on March 20 and then home for a bit. In April he’ll be at DrupalCon in Nashville, Devopsdays Des Moines, and GOTO Chicago. See mattstratton.com/speaking for more.

Open CFPs Discounts

Lots of devopsdays: https://www.devopsdays.org/speaking/

Discount codes

Check Outs

  • Muzzle - simple mac app that turns off notifications when you are screen sharing
  • Tailor - iOS app that automatically detects overlapping screenshots and merges them


Jay Gordon

Jay Gordon

Jay Gordon is a Cloud Developer Advocate at MongoDB in in New York City. Prior to that, Jay was a SysAdmin and DevOps professional at places like Datapipe, BuzzFeed and DigitalOcean.


Matty Stratton

Matty Stratton

Matty Stratton is a DevOps Advocate at PagerDuty, where he helps dev and ops teams advance the practice of their craft and become more operationally mature. He collaborates with PagerDuty customers and industry thought leaders in the broader DevOps community, and back in the day, his license plate actually said “DevOps”.

Matty has over 20 years of experience in IT operations, ranging from large financial institutions such as JPMorganChase and internet firms, including Apartments.com. He is a sought-after speaker internationally, presenting at Agile, DevOps, and ITSM focused events, including ChefConf, DevOpsDays, Interop, PINK, and others worldwide. Matty is the founder and co-host of the popular Arrested DevOps podcast, as well as a global organizer of the DevOpsDays set of conferences.

He lives in Chicago and has three awesome kids, whom he loves just a little bit more than he loves Doctor Who. He is currently on a mission to discover the best phở in the world.