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Where Do Cloud/DevOps Folks Like to Hang Out?

moneerrifai profile image Moneer ・1 min read

Although I enjoy web dev, I am primarily a cloud/devops guy. I have been hanging out here for a few weeks but I don't see a ton of activity around cloud and devops topics.

Wondering where do these folks like to hang out? Anyone interested in trying to grow that community on here with me?

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Jino pl

Interested ✌️

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Moneer Author

Excellent! what is your area of interest/expertise?

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Jino pl

Linux / AWS / Ansible , currently learning how to automate cloud infrastructure using terraform.
What you think about terraform + ansible ?

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Moneer Author

I used Terraform in a previous job and I liked it, although we did not have the enterprise version and keeping state was kind of a pain. For the last couple of years I have been heavy into AWS CloudFormation, because we are an AWS shop so it is a perfect use case for us, but I do need to get back to Terraform. I was actually thinking that I recommend to the team we start investigating Terraform.

Ansible: not much experience.

We do a ton of cloud automation by using CloudFormation + Lambda.

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Jino pl

Thanks for the insight.my current company not into AWS. They prefer Digital ocean so I use terraform to provision and ansible for configuration. So far no issues.

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Jordan Gregory

Yeah, I feel like anything other than webdev is less that evenly represented here. I tend to hang out in the kubernetes, cncf, and gopher slacks, but I plan to make a few devops/cloud specifics posts, so I guess I'm helping lol.

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Moneer Author

Yeah I am also thinking of good content and posts. Medium used to be a good place to read and write good content, but since everyone left there, I feel that a good replacement has not emerged

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Jordan Gregory

The paywalling is what made me leave lol

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Moneer Author

Yeah same here

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Lou (🚀 Open Up The Cloud ☁️)

👋 yeah... kinda feel that I'm one of the only people posting cloud stuff (I'm a mod for DevOps and Serverless). Feel free to message me, I'm already pushing quite a lot out in this space, would be very keen to chat.

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Lou (🚀 Open Up The Cloud ☁️)

As is mentioned elsewhere in the comments, it seems that there are other slack channels etc that seem to be quite active. I could maybe compile a list if you'd be interested in helping out. But most people are not on DEV with regards to cloud. Reddit is fairly active.

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Moneer Author

Would also be interested in discussing how to grow this sub-community of dev. Maybe try to attract users from other communities and from twitter? Suggestions welcome!

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Nick Macioce

Interested too! I also plan on posting some DevOps and Google Cloud specific content soon when I get around to refining it.

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Moneer Author

That would be great? Are you a GCP pro? been really interested in their offerings but most of my experience has been focused around AWS

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Nick Macioce

Not a pro and far from an expert. I did get my Associate Cloud Engineer cert and I do use it a bit in my day-to-day at my current company. Although I've used AWS and still use it for personal projects, I am starting to be more comfortable with GCP's offerings and services. But each has their strengths and better use cases. GCP does have a pretty good "always free" tier and you do get $300 for 1 year in credit for even personal accounts if you sign up.

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Moneer Author

Nice! I really should open an account and start playing with their services, and that's pretty generous for new users and personal accounts