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Spotlight on Carissa Zukowski, engineering manager at FireHydrant
In this installment of our employee spotlight series on FireHydrant team members, we’d like you to meet Carissa Zukowski, the newest engineering manager on our product team.
Just call us "Major Incident Software Innovation of the Year"
We won an award! The MIM Awards recognize and reward effective Major Incident Management within the global IT Major Incident Management sector - and we won the 2020 Major Incident Software Innovation of the Year!
Announcing FyreHydrant Festival and the 2021 Line-up
Announcing the first annual FyreHydrant Festival and the 2021 line-up
How FireHydrant helped reduce critical incidents while creating consistency at scale
A popular health and lifestyle technology company turned to FireHydrant to help them scale their incident management processes when they were growing rapidly during the beginning of the pandemic.
Bluecore saves 30-90 minutes of time per incident using FireHydrant
Bluecore needed to automate their manual workflows to streamline their incident management processes. Learn how they were able to save time by using FireHydrant Runbooks.
How LaunchDarkly uses FireHydrant to automate incident response for scalable consistency
FireHydrant helped LaunchDarkly streamline incident management, gain more meaningful reporting, and centralize tooling.
The Final Episode - Episode 10 of Throughput Thursdays
We made it to our final episode! Thank you to everyone that tuned in and watched Bobby get a Terraform provider up and running. We hope you enjoyed watching me through the good, bad, and ugly these past 20 or so hours.
Configuring a Runbook - Episode 9 of Throughput Thursdays
In episode 9 of Throughput Thursdays, we work to configure a Runbook and get it to work! Watch part 1 of our two-part finale below to see what happens.
Breaking down the interface - Episode 8 of Throughput Thursdays
In episode 8 of Throughput Thursdays, we break down all the logically grouped pieces into their own interfaces and create an interface on our client that can return.
More New Terraform Resources - Episode 7 of Throughput Thursdays
In episode 7, we create resources for managing teams and severities through the Terraform provider, which means we now can now manage more of users’ FireHydrant configurations with code.
Creating a Data Source - Episode 6 of Throughput Thursdays
In Episode 6, we update our Terraform resource for FireHydrant functionalities and create a data source for FireHydrant services. This allows us to pull services from a list and link them to functionalities. Linking resources like this lets us do a lot of cool things with Terraform.
Do you like spooky stories about incidents? If you do, you should check out the new streaming series called Dastardly Disasters on Snyk’s Twitch channel. The first episode aired on October 16 and featured FireHydrant’s CEO Robert (Bobby) Ross, Alyssa Miller from Snyk, and Jacob Plicque from Gremlin, sharing stories about incidents they encountered in their careers.
Testing Our Terraform Resources - Episode 5 of Throughput Thursdays
In this episode of Throughput Thursdays, we test our Terraform resources. If you missed it, you can watch it here.
How to: Automatically Archive Incident Slack Channels using conditions in FireHydrant Runbooks
FireHydrant’s Slack integration is a great way to speed up your incident response, especially if FireHydrant Runbooks is automatically creating channels in your Slack workspace for each incident.
Adding Two Terraform Resources - Episode 4 of Throughput Thursdays
In episode 4, we were able to achieve creating two full-blown Terraform resources for FireHydrant environments and functionalities. While simple resources, they unlock a lot of power that did not exist previously for teams that want to document their infrastructure using Terraform.
Fixing Some Code Sins - Episode 3 of Throughput Thursdays
In episode 3, we built a flexible API client for our Terraform provider that implements a really simple interface. We also wrote some simple but effective tests and replaced the original cruft in the provider code with our new API client.
Live from Cape Cod - Episode 2 of Throughput Thursdays
In Episode 2, Bobby is live in Cape Cod, sitting on a dock about 4 inches from the edge of a lake. Last week we built a skeleton of a Terraform provider. Now we’ll get the provider to create and delete resources, like services in FireHydrant.
We’re Building a Terraform Provider! - Episode 1 of Throughput Thursdays
In Episode 1, we started out the Terraform provider with a simple data resource against the FireHydrant API. We were able to successfully retrieve information about a single service and display its name in our terminal!
KubeCon Europe 2020 Wrap-up
KubeCon + CloudNativeCon Europe 2020 Virtual happened online, August 18-20. It was the first virtual KubeCon, due to the coronavirus pandemic. I was happy to attend, although this was the second straight virtual conference I’ve participated in that ran on Amsterdam time.
A Gophers Guide to San Diego
The FireHydrant team is dominantly from San Diego, 3 of our 4 person team actually. We’re here to enjoy the awesome community that Go has been creating and to meet new faces. But we also wanted to give back a little with a small guide on food and drinks in Downtown San Diego.
So You Want To Give A Tech Talk?
So you’ve signed up to give a tech talk, awesome! You’re a subject matter expert in something and want to share your knowledge, that’s what helps make a community awesome. You’re going to be speaking in front of a room of people that you don’t know in a place you’ve likely never been, talking about something you confidently know. Sounds easy, right?