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Gordon Haff

May 9 · Issue #1 · View online

I'm a technology evangelist at Red Hat where I deal with topics such as containers, DevOps, cloud strategy, and IoT. Those will be the primary focus of this newsletter but I'll also use it to highlight generally interesting links and to provide updates on my comings and goings.


Hi everyone. This newsletter format is something of an experiment. There’s a certain range of materials–curated links to comment upon, updates, and short fragments–that to me have never felt particularly comfortable as blog posts or on twitter. Tumblr never quite did it for me and I’ve little interest in shoving content into yet another walled garden anyway. I’ve been thinking about trying a newsletter for a while and, when Stephen O'Grady joined the newsletter brigade, I figured it was time to give it a run. We’ll see how it goes.

Agile is Dead, Long Live Continuous Delivery - Gradle
The Hierarchy of Application Needs
New papers by me
These papers have been in process for a while but they both ended up hitting the website at about the same time.
How security and innovation meet at Red Hat
Deploying in a public cloud environment | Red Hat
What I'm up to
I just returned from Interop 2016 in Las Vegas. This is a show that’s been taking place for 30 years–counting its predecessor events. I was speaking on The New Open Distributed Application Platform. I’ll be doing a more complete write-up of this evolving presentation but it focuses on how the application platform has changed from one that’s server-centric (even if virtualized) to one that is more services and application-centric.
Next week (May 18), I’ll be at the MIT Sloan CIO Symposium. This is always a good event. Here’s a summary of what’s in store for 2016. I’ll be doing a write-up of the event and I’ll also be doing a birds-of-a-feather at lunch.
The first week of June, I’ll be in New York speaking at CloudExpo–also on the New Platform. But already I’ve been writing down notes about changes that I want to make.
At the end of June, I’ll be off to DevOpsDays Silicon Valley and, by no means least, Red Hat Summit at the Moscone in San Francisco. Summit’s always a very busy but very fun weak and I hope that you’ll be able to join us. 
I’ll be presenting at Summit on Getting Started with DevOps with Todd Barr as well as co-hosting a DevOps metrics BoF with William Henry. I’m also the overall captain for the IT strategy track which will focus on people, processes, and technologies crucial to long-term business objectives. In this track we have a couple of “lessons learned” talks from Red Hat IT as well as Product and Technologies operations. I always learn a lot in these kind of sessions so I’m particularly looking forward to them myself.
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