Michael Silverberg

I’m a programmer and writer based in Berlin. I currently work as a DevOps engineer This can be a really squishy term, and a lot depends on how organizations structure themselves. Day-to-day, I work with Kubernetes, Terraform, Helm, Go, Python, Ruby, Datadog, shell scripts, assorted cloud-provider (mostly AWS) technologies, and lots of other tools. My work overlaps with cloud engineer, platform engineer, and SRE roles. Naming is difficult! , touching a wide variety of cloud infrastructure and platform topics. Before that, I spent five years doing backend development with a focus on building platform tools.

Programming is a second career for me. I worked for ten years as a journalist, including as a reporter for Quartz and as the editor in chief of Print While I was there, we published a visual history of Vladimir Nabokov’s novel Lolita. (a National Magazine Award–winning magazine about graphic design). I’ve also written about design and technology for publications like The New Yorker, Wired , and the New York Times.