πŸŽ™ Getting into DevOps

Getting into DevOps
Getting into DevOps podcast episode

Happy new month, friends! πŸ‘‹πŸΌ

I wanted to kick off May with a very special collaboration podcast episode with some inspiring women in the DevOps space.

The fire behind Ladies in DevOps

As I mentioned in my previous blog post, I started the “Ladies in DevOps” community last month. This community was actually first inspired by this exact episode! After speaking to Erleene, Yasmin and Rahmat I realised how there is a shared problem that there is a lack of women in the DevOps space.

Obviously, this isn’t new in the tech world, but compared to other areas of tech, DevOps/Infra/Cloud seem to struggle with a gender balance.

Inspired by our shared feeling of isolation and lack of people that look like us in our teams, I spent a Sunday evening putting together a website, Discord community and asking Clark to help me put together some kind of branding (he’s good at that πŸ€·πŸ»β€β™€οΈ)

On Monday, Ladies in DevOps was officially born and now we’re 400+ community members!

The tweet that launched the community

I’m so grateful for all the support from Erleene, Yasmin and Rahmat as well as those that have shared across social media! A big shoutout as well to DevX Conf for posting our logo on their conference website and Open Up The Cloud for listing us on their communities page.

It’s been about 3 weeks since we launched and I’ve already felt like it’s become a safe space for people to share experiences and learnings. Favourite community of all time? Maybe. πŸ˜‰

Join us today!

Listen to the podcast!

You can already tell that this is going to be a good episode. 😎

It was refreshing speaking to a group of brilliant, knowledgeable and inspiring women in DevOps. ☺️

After our conversation, I didn’t feel so alone I have to say! If you’re a DevOps Engineer wanting to learn about different experiences or if you’re curious about this field, check out this episode to get a real good 360 view of what it’s actually like being the heroes behind every great service πŸ› 



Prefer to read? You can find a transcript of our conversation on the podcast page.

We’d love to hear what you think about this episode! If you have any feedback or comments, feel free to drop them below πŸ‘‡πŸΌ or get in touch with us directly.

I hope that you enjoy the episode!

2 responses to “πŸŽ™ Getting into DevOps”

  1. I didn’t know you guys had started a podcast. That is awesome! I’ll definitely be checking it out. I’ve been really trying to find free ways to learn development, as I used to LOVE learning coding and designs a few years ago. Unfortunately life happened, and I completely forgot what I learned over the years. Also I epically failed my Python class in college last year, and it really left me feeling defeated and like I couldn’t do crap.
    After reading through some of my favorite blogs, yours included, I realize a lot of people feel like they suck at coding/programming laguages sometimes and it’s best to continue not to give up, wven when it feels like learning ancient greek sometimes.

    As always, I love your posts, and your continued stance for women to emerge in the tech industry is crazy admirable. I can’t wait to check out the podcast!

    1. Awh, thank you so much Shanae! I hope that you enjoy the podcast when you get round to listening to it. P.S. have it on 2x speed if that works for you πŸ˜‚

      Absolutely understand what you mean. When I first started coding, I loved designing and coding but then I took a break from it and when I got back, it took a good year or two to get my head back in the right space. I would say, don’t rush yourself. Learning coding is a long journey! There will be moments that suck and where you want to give up, but you shouldn’t. It gets better with consistent practice. 😊 Keep persevering!

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