The State of DevSecOps for 2020

DevOps is the concept of Development teams and Operations working together to provide continuous deployment. In an agile development process, code is moved to operations in short sprints often through automated process. DevSecOps adds the Security team throughout the process where older practices often had security at the beginning and end of the development process. …

Project Management Platforms

I’ve used all these platforms – @asana @Smartsheet @trello @wrike – for project management at one time or another. For simple kanban style project or task management, I like Trello. For projects involving a more traditional and long term planning, Smartsheet is easy to use. I like the publishing feature to report out status. For …

Facebook Ruined my Birthday

My birthday started as usual. My mom, who lives on the East Coast, called me at 6am PST. After the annual ritual of listening to her sing a verse of “Happy Birthday” and me saying, “I had to get up to answer the phone anyway” – my dad’s line, I checked Facebook. Had anyone wished …

Don’t blame EdTech

Today I read and watched a sad story about early reading scores in Pittsburgh. CBS KDKA Channel 2 in the Steel City reported that Early Grade Reading Scores Fall At Pittsburgh Public Schools, Despite Millions Spent On Educational Technology. The third grade students scoring Below Basic (i.e. not proficient) in year-end tests rose from 11.7% …

When is a Tesla like a Prius?

People spend a lot of money on a Tesla. There’s one that can get to 60 Mph in 2 seconds. Then there’s the Prius, once valued for its mileage it’s now the bane of everyone’s Uber ride. But they are both equal when they are stuck in traffic on the onramp to the 405!. The …