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Moving to MikeMcGarr.com

July 22, 2014

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I have decided to migrate my blog to my own domain name, and no longer use this blog.  I have migrated all of the content from this blog to the new site.  You can check out the blog by going to: www.MikeMcGarr.com In addition to moving my blog/content, I am also making the switch to […]

2013 Six Month Check-point

July 1, 2013

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It has been far too long since I last blogged.  There have been a number of reasons, most notably work, family and golf (yeah golf!).  But too much has happened since I last blogged…so I need to get back into it. Before I go into all the fun things I have been doing, I figured […]

DC Tech Ops Meetup Alliance (aka the Super Friends)

February 21, 2013

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On Tuesday night, my meetup group (DC Continuous Integration, Delivery and Deployment Group) joined forces with a number of other groups to present the most awesome gathering we have ever known.  The meeting was the brainchild of Nathen Harvey, who runs the DevOpsDC and MongoDC user groups and works for OpsCode as their Technical Community […]

Book Review: The Phoenix Project

February 21, 2013

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I recently completed ‘The Phoenix Project: A Novel About IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win‘ and thought I would write a review.  I mainly wanted to capture notes and thoughts about the book for myself. The Story First off, hat’s off to the authors (Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, and George Spafford) for turning the […]

Goals for 2013

February 5, 2013

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Yes, while it is already February 2013, I decided that I should provide myself a commitment device for the year. Reading List Let’s start with what I plan on reading for the year.  My list of books is long, but it is exciting. Game of Thrones: A Feast for Crows (80% done…) The Phoenix Project […]

Looking back on 2012

February 4, 2013

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2012 has been an exciting year, full of change and merriment. Here’s my retrospective. Excella Consulting The majority of 2012 I spent working at Excella Consulting, a great local IT and Agile consulting firm. While there, I worked on advancing their Java Center of Excellence.  I enjoyed my stay there and learned a lot from […]

A new adventure begins

December 2, 2012

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November 5th was my first day at Blackboard, Inc. as the Director for Learn DevOps, and I couldn’t be more excited.  I joined a smart and energetic team that is interested in delivering high quality software to their customers.  My role will allow me to apply my knowledge and interests in continuous integration, test automation, […]