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Trading in my IT hat for DevOps

My professional career started with a brief stint as Quality Assurance before I made a quick turn into Information Technology. Ever since I’ve stayed the path of considering myself a “tried and true IT guy” and all things that came with IT Management. However even in those early days, there was a small but growing portion of my job that I enjoyed but was never able to fully focus on…...

Yesterday was my last day at Okta 7

Yesterday was my last day at Okta

As many of my friends and colleagues know, yesterday was my last day at Okta. It’s been a wild ride; it’s been a fun ride and now it’s time to close that chapter of my life. Any departure from a company one has been at for a decent amount of time is bittersweet. Even if you’re not happy at work or “hate that guy”, there’s always a flip side: the...

IT is not a service organization 0

IT is not a service organization

I’m going to shock and possibly offend you (for certain values of “you”): IT is not a service organization. Wait, the title of the page already says that. Oops. In the olden days, IT may have been “just” a service organization, but that hasn’t been true for a long time (even before I got involved in IT over 10 years ago). What is IT? IT is your company’s secret weapon....

Relaunching JonDavis.name 0

Relaunching JonDavis.name

Between being sick at the start of the month and a three day weekend, I recently had some free time to devote to some personal projects. One of those personal projects was the redesign and relaunch of JonDavis.name. While I pride myself in my work here on Snowulf, I like to keep JonDavis.name as a “portfolio” site. A portfolio site, like a custom email domain, is something everyone in technology...

Resume Tips from an IT Hiring Manager 0

Resume Tips from an IT Hiring Manager

Recently I went through a round of hiring in my IT Department. Nothing special or out of the ordinary about it. I thought there was a lot of information out there on the net about how to write resumes and cover letters. However, during my recent round of hiring I received a LARGE number of applications which were… well… fairly depressing (to put it nicely). Since I don’t consider myself...