Michael Silverberg

I’m a programmer and writer. 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.