✨ 2018 in review ✨
👩🏻💼 My wife got promoted
👨💻 Another amazing year at work for me
🏠 We bought a house
🤑 We paid off the loan early
🎤 Gave 2 public talks (or 1. The first one is a rather small audience - 50-ish people)
We bought a house
My wife and I went for a major decision earlier this year.
We decided to buy a house with a little loan. We both agreed to live below our means and push ourselves really hard to pay it off within a year. We did it in 8 months 🔥
The fact that my wife got promoted also did help speeding it up.
Push for Kubernetes adoption at work
I pushed for Kubernetes adoption with my current company and it finally went live later in July. We switch from the classic on-demand instances over to spot instances mixed with reserved instances and Kubernetes for wordload orchestration. EC2 cost reduces more than 50 percent as the result.
I did two talks this year on cost saving optimization with Kubernetes. Actually, I wrote one keynote talk and gave it twice.
- Kubernetes Meetup #2 in March
- Vietnam Web Summit 2018 in December
The solution is basically Spotinst but available for small and medium size business without 30% cut from Spotinst.
Speaking plan for 2019: maybe 3 or 4 talks. Maybe “Cost saving optimization with Kubernetes and spot instances” for the last time and something new.
2018, you were good to us ❤️
Here is to an amazing year of 2019!