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The Cloudcast #150 - Evolving From Plumbers to Coders

06.27.2014
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Date: June 26, 2014

By: Aaron Delp and Brian Gracely

Description: Aaron and Brian talk with Jason Edelman (@jedelman8) about his continued evolution from plumber to coder. They discuss his latest projects focused on SDN, Docker, Ansible and Python. They discuss the learning curve from CLI to writing code and lessons learned in creating labs to build these new environments. Music Credit: Nine Inch Nails (www.nin.com)


Jason’s Blog - Network Automation - http://www.jedelman.com/

Topic 1 - You have been pretty actively lately, highlighting new projects and learnings on your blogs. Let’s talk about some of your recent projects.

Topic 2 - We’ve talked to you in the past (Jason, show #119) about why you’re making these transitions, but let’s talk about how the transition is going. What has worked well, what’s been difficult, what has failed?
Topic 3 - Lately you've been doing quite a bit of work with Ansible and Python. Are those becoming the de-facto tools for working in SDN environments, or automating networks?

Topic 4 - You are heavily involved in vendor-centric technology as well as what you’re learning on the side. What’s the biggest difference in learning in those environments (documentation, examples, support from experts, etc.)?

Topic 5 - How much does working on the new stuff cause you to be frustrated with your existing work projects, or is it helping unlock new opportunities?

Topic 6 - What do you wish existed to help make your evolution easier? (side discussion about Cloud Garage Labs)
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