All posts by Meya Jones

10 Things You Should Never Ask Your DevOps Engineers

Since DevOps is relatively new to our society, or at least the workplace, and has yet to be officially “defined” there might be times when you don’t know what to say or request of them.

We’re not going to tell you what DevOps is all about in this blog post, but we are going to give you 10 examples of when you should probably steer clear of the DevOps team.

If you follow these tips, maybe, just maybe, you’ll be bffs with your DevOps teammates (warning: results may vary).

1. When the continuous delivery pipeline fails:
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The ElasticBox Rocket ™ – ElasticBox + Jenkins + Raspberry Pi = Awesome


The ElasticBox Rocket™ is one of two winners from the official ElasticBox Desk Decor Competition. Created by the ElasticBox product team, Alex and Lavanya, our CTO Alberto and designer Matt, we knew from the beginning, they would be winners (cough* CTO on team cough*); but more importantly, we also discovered that ElasticBox + Jenkins + Raspberry Pi = Awesome.

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Let the Games Begin!

It all started on June 20th, 2014, when an email blast was sent company-wide declaring, GAME ON: The first official ElasticBox “Desk Decorating Competition” had begun.

The goal was simple, reflect what ElasticBox does as a company, and WINNN, at all costs. It wasn’t long before any semblance of order and office appropriate behavior flew out the window. Once the competition started and ideas were put into action – sabotage, bribery, insults, and mockery became a regular occurrence. Read More

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