Tagged: San Francisco

My name is Josh, and San Francisco is complicated 2

My name is Josh, and San Francisco is complicated

Hi there, My name is Josh Johnson. I’m interested in leasing the property at <address>. A little background about me: I currently work at Okta (www.okta.com), where I’ve been for two years in the Engineering department. I’m a quiet, computer-centric type who is looking for a new place to live as my current roommate has decided to move out-of-state. I’m currently living in the SOMA area with no pets; I...

Winter Urban Garden: All the lettuce! 0

Winter Urban Garden: All the lettuce!

Dateline: 2016-01-10 The holidays have come and gone, but the urban garden is not forgotten. While we were gone for Christmas and New Years, the plants have survived. Fortunately for the green things it’s continued to be a wet winter in San Francisco. Unfortunately for said plants, it’s also been quite cold. We’ve had a few days of frost warnings and several more that were cold, but not quite cold...

AWS Bootcamp: Architecting Highly Available Applications on AWS 0

AWS Bootcamp: Architecting Highly Available Applications on AWS

On Monday I visited the AWS Popup loft in San Francisco (again) and attended the Bootcamp on “Architecting Highly Available Applications on AWS”. Rather than try and re-summarize it, I’ll let the course description do the talking: “This beginner-level bootcamp teaches you how to apply the principles of elasticity, mitigating single points of failure and designing loosely coupled applications to architect resilient applications on AWS. We will cover how to...

A “taste of Chef” at the AWS Popup Loft SF 0

A “taste of Chef” at the AWS Popup Loft SF

Over a year ago, Amazon Web Services built their nifty Popup Loft in San Francisco. Since then they’ve hosted a ton of cool events, including a very regular series of all day, hands on labs. The labs are free, everything is provided, even lunch. There’s one critical issue (for most people): getting time off work to go to the lab is hard! Fortunately for me (and several others in the...

Ride Friday: Pt Reyes 0

Ride Friday: Pt Reyes

It’s been quite some time since I’ve posted any of the ride routes I’ve been on. Not all of them are easy to remember the exact routes, so I won’t share misinformation with you. However this route was fairly easy to map out (and I had made notes!). This particular ride I originally took back on a sunny October morning with Panda in the slot. General Area: Point Reyes and...