Why Should You Subscribe?
DevOps Almanac is a website with lots of reference material. It’s still possible to spend a weekend or two and read through most of the material here, though. So why should you subscribe?
I’ll give you a few really good reasons, please keep reading.
Access To Technical Advice
The biggest reason to regularly visit the DevOps Almanac and to participate in the DevOps Almanac Slack community is access to technical expertise. You get to ask me technical questions if you are unsure how to interpret a particular line in a really good CV or just need a pointer for further exploring a certain technology. I expect that other members of the community will be participating in discussions – not only asking questions but probably giving answers and sharing advice as well.
NOTE: if you’re here only for the members-only content, there’s a Personal Plan just for that – you can always decide to upgrade and join the Slack community later.
Request Particular Topics to be Researched
Should you or your team need help in your research, I’ll gladly explore a topic and write up a summary. Topic suggestions are a free service – but it may take a few weeks before I get to look at your request. I’m available for expedited research – so if you need quick help or want to engage in collaboration over a particular topic – I can support you for a separate fee.
PLEASE NOTE: unless agreed and paid for, most of the non-specific research notes and topic summaries will be made available to other members of the DevOps Almanac: most likely there will be a number of topics that a lot of people are asking about – so I’ll be sharing findings with the community.
Keep Track of OS Releases and Key Changes They Bring
Although you can always Google this information up or get it from your vendor’s technical account manager, you may benefit from having release dates and codenames for major OS vendors right here on the DevOps Almanac pages.
A big added benefit to the OS Releases information is that I’m regularly commenting on the latest changes brought by major releases – these are not just fragments of changelogs but technical commentary explaining why I find some of the changes most notable and useful.
I’m not planning to do this initially but will consider tracking additional software upon your requests.
Receive Updates about Certifications
Various IT professionals usually track certification updates and related news for their specific fields. I do the same for my IT interests: Linux operating systems and cloud architecture.
But because new IT specialisations and certification paths get announced almost every week, I like revisiting offerings from major vendors to clearly see what opportunities exist and when new learning paths become available.
In addition to maintaining the Certifications page, I plan to summarise new findings and highlight key updates to existing certifications – these will probably be quarterly posts shared in the members-only area.
Access Consultancy Services
I would love to hear about your recruitment agency’s specific interests and requirements when it comes to expanding IT expertise. As a paid member of the DevOps Almanac, you will receive a 25% discount for any of my consultancy services.
Here are just some of the consultancy services I provide:
- Collaborative review of CVs – email me up to 4 technical CVs per month with your notes and questions and I’ll help you understand these topics better
- DevOps technologies workshops – online or onsite, I think we should have at least one 4h workshop each quarter. This is an opportunity for you to ask questions, seek guidance with your research or discuss which topics you would like to see explained in the future DevOps Almanac updates
- Interview questions – your agency is likely to have screening questions already, in-house or supplied by your customers. I can help with creating more targeted questions tailored to specific roles or fields of IT specialisation.
- Custom-made onboarding guides – if your IT recruitment needs are growing and you need help with standardising existing knowledge and turning it into structured onboarding guides, we can work together on creating such content and even hosting it right there in the customer area of DevOps Almanac – this way all members of your team will have access to it.