Speaker

Seth Alexander

Seth Alexander

Senior DevOps Engineer, Lead at Bambee

Nashville, Tennessee, United States

After a decade in hospitality I'm now building things. Through a career changer lens of business and putting the experience of people first I have a unique perspective on what makes great software and systems. From front-end to full-stack to DevOps to Engineering Lead my career has grown rapidly through a balance of technical aptitude and soft skills focused on leveling up others around me.

Area of Expertise

  • Information & Communications Technology

Topics

  • JavaScript & TypeScript
  • Kubernetes
  • DevOps
  • Node.js
  • Nest.js
  • GraphQL
  • Community Building

Don't Forget The Humans

The experience of a guest is a major factor of what makes hospitality companies successful. After a decade spent in hospitality (even picking up a Master of Hospitality Administration along the way) guest experience considerations are ingrained in how I view solutions to problems. We can apply these view points not only to how we interact with code but the tools we use day to day in technical roles. When we re-frame how we view a "user" we can develop an empathy in all that we do that transforms how we view even the most mundane tasks and leads to better outcomes.

First presented at Nashville Women Programmers in April 2020. Targeted at anybody in tech. We tend to get so into the depth of our passions and can forget about the end users, people around us, and ourselves.

Kubernetes Crash Course for Application Developers

So your company is using Kubernetes? It sounds like a good idea to you as an application developer, DevOps people will take care of that right? It's all fun and games until one day you're trying to debug or make a change and you realize that you have no idea how a ConfigMap is attached to a Deployment so the Pod can have access to it and expose the Service through the Ingress via an Ingress Controller. Oh, it was all because you're in the wrong Namespace.

As Kubernetes continues to gain in popularity having a basic understanding of how to get around a cluster will be required by more and more people. I'll demystify the vernacular and what running on Kubernetes means for you as an application developer.

First delivered at Scenic City Summit 2022.

Seth Alexander

Senior DevOps Engineer, Lead at Bambee

Nashville, Tennessee, United States