Vision without action is a daydream, action without vision is a nightmare.
—Japanese Proverb
I am a humbly opinionated and collaborative engineer with a growth mindset. Designing, delivering and maintaining development tooling and infrastructure services at scale for three decades has equipped me with a wide range of expertise as an individual contributor, technical lead, architect, consultant and hands-on manager.
While engineering is a technical discipline, I believe nurturing creativity is essential to meaningful progress. Building a culture of trust and autonomy while guiding intuitive insights through experimentation supported by the scientific method is paramount both to success and quality of life.
Breadth of knowledge is no excuse for lack of depth. There is a time to move fast, and a time to slow down. Flow and deep work are not buzzwords. Our craft needs more thoughtful reflection, more consideration of context, more awareness of impact, less being so preoccupied with whether or not we can, we forget to ask if we should.
DevOps and SRE Practitioner Experience on Every IaaS
Full Stack Developer Cloud Native (GitOps, IaC, 12F)
Containerization Adept CI/CD Evangelist
Observability at Scale Lean Thinker