2018: year in review

TLDR:

โœจ 2018 in review โœจ

๐Ÿ‘ฉ๐Ÿปโ€๐Ÿ’ผ My wife got promoted

๐Ÿ‘จโ€๐Ÿ’ป Another amazing year at work for me

๐Ÿ  We bought a house

๐Ÿค‘ We paid off the loan early

๐ŸŽค 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 ๐Ÿ”ฅ

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.

Talks

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 โค๏ธ

Here is to an amazing year of 2019!