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(Video) Interview with a real DevOps Practitioner

Benjamin Kadel
Programmer (Android Developer at the moment), Tech Evangelist, Speaker, Educator, YouTuber
・2 min read

Hey Folks,
So I will try and keep this short as the real content of this post is of course the video itself and the wonderfully wise words that my interviewee delivers.

If you are interested in DevOps at all then this video interview is for you. Basically I ask a real DevOps Practitioner that works and has worked in the DevOps world for many years lots of questions all about DevOps, from the basics, like what it is and how to get involved and learn DevOps techniques all the way to asking questions about DevOps frameworks (CALMS) and even security's involvement in DevOps...

Anyway, I thought I would just post it here to you wonderful people incase anyone had an interest and the gentleman that I interview (Jamal) is incredibly insightful and full of wisdom that he openly shares. I honestly learnt so much just interviewing him so I am sure you can gather a bunch of useful information (or at least jumping off points) that you can take back to your respective companies or places of work/devving...

This video in total is nearly half an hour long so for your benefit I have included in this post the questions that I asked and timestamps to those questions in the video so that you can jump ahead if you would like to. I have also included links that are discussed in the video so that if you don't even want to watch the video then you can at least gain something from this post in regards to places online where you can learn more about DevOps and engage with the DevOps community! (The actual video is at the bottom)

Questions that are asked and their timestamps

01:10 - Who are you? What do you do?
01:40 - Solutions Architect vs. DevOps?
02:31 - What is DevOps?
03:32 - What do you mean "Silos"?
06:50 - How did you get into DevOps?
07:48 - What tools did you use in your previous role?
09:23 - What did you do before DevOps?
11:10 - Whats the difference between a DevOps practitioner & a DevOps Engineer?
13:24 - How would you learn DevOps?
16:45 - Is security included at all within DevOps?
18:43 - What is CALMS?
22:40 - What does a day-in-the-life look like?
24:01 - What do you mean by Infrastructure
24:52 - Do you have any side projects atm?
27:03 - Fun Extra Questions...

Links discussed in the video

The DevOps Institue:
https://devopsinstitute.com/

LinkedIn Group of DevOps:
https://www.linkedin.com/groups/2825397/

CALMS framework explained:
https://devops.com/using-calms-to-assess-organizations-devops/

Other useful DevOps Learning Links:
https://devopsdays.org/
https://devops.com/
https://www.alldaydevops.com/

25:30 - Jamal's Toolchain Anxiety YT Video:
https://youtu.be/yj-TseEfP4k

The Video

Onwards

If you have ANY feedback or questions at all please let me know in the comments below or reach out to me on twitter:

My Twitter (@ben_kadel)

Thanks for reading and possibly watching!

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