I’m Kawika Ohumukini. I’ve been programming for over 30 years and my favorite languages are Python and Golang. I worked at small companies like Alldomains.com, medium size companies like Spectragraphics and The Control Group and large companies like Qualcomm and Akamai. In 2001 I wrote a CMS that grew into a small tech company providing template websites for small businesses and entrepreneurs. I managed that business for six years, and I had to work all sides of it, including keeping several servers running 24/7. That experience with Systems Design and Administration carried through to today in my role as Senior Reliability Engineer at The Control Group.

My view of DevOps is that it is a Culture. I don’t believe it is a thing, a title, or a department. I don’t “do” DevOps. I believe it is a set of principles fully supported by everyone in the organization. To me, a DevOps Culture is grown from within the organization. It has to have 100% buy-in by everyone and can take months or years to fully adopt.

The goal of this blog is to discuss these principles, practices and some of the technologies that can help a DevOps Culture thrive at a company. I hope you enjoy my posts and feel free to comment or hit me up for a chat about how we can all deliver, measure and grow our organizations, systems, and skills.

Kawika Ohumukini