Public “Office Hours” (2021-06-16)

Erik OstermanOffice Hours

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Here's the recording from our DevOps “Office Hours” session on 2021-06-16.

We hold public “Office Hours” every Wednesday at 11:30am PST to answer questions on all things DevOps/Terraform/Kubernetes/CICD related.

These “lunch & learn” style sessions are totally free and really just an opportunity to talk shop, ask questions and get answers.

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Basically, these sessions are an opportunity to get a free weekly consultation with Cloud Posse where you can literally “ask me anything” (AMA). Since we're all engineers, this also helps us better understand the challenges our users have so we can better focus on solving the real problems you have and address the problems/gaps in our tools.

[00:00:00​] Intro
[00:01:00​] Taylor intro
[00:03:00​] Taylor’s Terraform story
[00:05:50] What does a Senior Developer Advocate do?
[00:08:00​] How does HashiCorp manage so many community requests?
[00:09:42​] What are the benefits of using CDK for Terraform over vanilla Terraform?
[00:16:33] Terraform and multi-cloud limitations
[00:18:27] Where is terraform 1-2 years from now?
[00:22:53​] Does HashiCorp want to be an open source “Amazon” of DevOps services?
[00:27:05] Where is HashiCorp growing the most?
[00:28:28] Ideal image build workflow using Terraform?
[00:30:25​] HCP offering for Packer
[00:33:34] Removal of provisioners (e.g., Chef)
[00:35:35​] How 1.0 changed things
[00:38:03] Terraform debugging and testing
[00:42:54] Long term maintenance of demos
[00:46:42] Do you ever see HashiCorp creating a layer above Terraform to orchestrate many root modules / deal with that DAG?
[00:51:07] Could a custom Terraform Provider behave like a Kubernetes Operator?
[00:55:57] Has Terraform solved the problem Terragrunt was built for?
[00:58:29​] Outro
Author Details
Erik Osterman is a technical evangelist and insanely passionate DevOps guru with over a decade of hands-on experience architecting systems for AWS. After leading major cloud initiatives at CBS Interactive as the Director of Cloud Architecture, he founded Cloud Posse, a DevOps Accelerator that helps high-growth Startups and Fortune 500 Companies own their infrastructure in record time by building it together with customers and showing them the ropes.