the ryan king

The blog of the ryan king.

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Mar 17, 2021
Growth Without Growth For Staff+ engineers personal growth is often fueled by organizational growth. In my time at CZI, I found and worked as the Principal Engineer for our Infrastructure and Security group.…
Feb 18, 2021
Yak Shaving Yak Shaving is among the more colorful sayings used by software engineers. And it is an idea that, once you know it, you see everywhere.…
Jan 5, 2021
Hello World Rebooting……
Sep 6, 2018
Open-sourcing cztack We’re excited to announce the open source release of cztack (we pronounce it “stack”), a major tool in CZI’s infrastructure. cztack is a framework of Terraform modules that enables teams to build better, more robust cloud infrastructure with less pain.…
Aug 13, 2018
Open Sourcing fogg: Opinionated Terraforming I came across Terraform soon after it was released in 2014 and it quite clearly fit a need in the world of cloud infrastructure engineering.…
Sep 8, 2016
Adhoc Status Reports Considered Harmful Managers can’t help asking for status reports. It’s just one of the things we have to do when we’re asked a question we can’t answer with our brains or the tools at hand.…
Jan 8, 2013
Is It Plugged In? In high school, I took a class called “Computer Troubleshooting.” This may sound like a weird class for a 16-year-old to take or a high school to offer, but in practice it was savvy: the school netted a built-in, small workforce for IT support and repairs.…