Has DevOps Reached Its Peak – or Is It Just Getting Started?

Ten years ago, the process of deploying new software features, fixes, and updates looked much different than it does today. Back then, Development and Operations teams functioned separately, and the lack of cohesion between application and infrastructure methods used by each team created challenges. When companies and IT professionals finally began to address this disconnect Development Operations, more commonly known as DevOps, was born.

In the years since, DevOps has grown rapidly. Companies and organizations across many industries have found that integrating developers with operations teams improves collaboration and productivity. By automating infrastructure and workflows, DevOps teams are able to release new products to markets quickly and continuously measure application performance.

However, with more and more DevOps tasks becoming automated, some members of the tech community believe that DevOps is slowly heading towards extinction. Others though see the future of DevOps as a bright one and point to the positives of automation, improvements in cloud infrastructure implementation, and the rise of cross-functional teams. Let’s break down the current state of these operations and look at what exciting opportunities the future of DevOps holds.
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Running While Corporate: Prioritize! Do you do it?

As a general rule, high-performing people have very busy lives: kids’ sports practices, athletic endeavors and work priorities.  It can, and does, seem overwhelming.  I was talking to my wife the other day about how we were both feeling overwhelmed by running 6 days per week, working 45-50 hours, and being present and engaged for family time.  One of the solutions that we came up with was doing less (Crazy!). The key was doing less but doing less better. Continue reading

EdgeLink Wins ClearlyRated’s 2019 Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Diamond Awards

PORTLAND, OR – February 7, 2019 – EdgeLink, a leading employment agency in the technology industry, announced today that they have won ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing® Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and placed talent. Presented in partnership with CareerBuilder, ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing winners have proven to be industry leaders in service quality based entirely on ratings by their clients and the candidates they’ve helped find jobs. Continue reading

How to Tackle the Portland Networking Scene as a Woman in Tech

Only 25% of IT jobs are held by women, despite the fact that women make up over half of the professional jobs in the U.S. Because of the disparity between the genders, working in the tech industry can be an isolating experience for many women – but it doesn’t have to be. The Portland community has a plethora of incredible opportunities for women to more easily connect with peers and grow as professionals. Here are a few tips for how women can take advantage of all that the Portland networking scene has to offer.
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What Denver IT Professionals Are Looking for in Their Next Employer

In recent years, Denver has become a tech hub, attracting professionals and businesses from across the nation. Even still, finding IT talent in the region poses a major challenge. The growing metro area boasts a low unemployment rate of just 2.6%, accompanied by growing skills gaps. Attracting top talent now requires more than just a compelling compensation package. In order to recruit quality tech professionals, your business must stay up to date on what candidates are really looking for in a potential employer. Continue reading