Production or it didn't happen.

Extremely passionate about equipping people with the tools and knowledge they need to build and run production platforms and applications. In the past I've helped DoD organizations build secure continuous integration and continuous deployment pipelines for getting features to service members with the right balance of speed and security. I am currently a Customer Engineer at Google specializing in application modernization. I was born in New Hampshire, educated in Boston, MA, and now living in San Diego, CA.

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I Moved to Google

I've made the tough decision to leave VMware and join Google as a Customer Engineer in the SoCal Enterprise region. Having been in the Federal space since I graduated in 2013, I wanted to try the commercial space. Also, Google has a San Diego office and I am itching to get back into an office environment after being isolated for so long due to the pandemic.

Blog Post: Implementing DevSecOps in a Federal Agency with VMware Tanzu

Unifying three distinct teams—development, security, and operations—around a common approach to get application releases to production is challenging. This post explores how Tanzu Labs partnered with a major branch of the Department of Defense (DoD) to build an automated DevSecOps process using VMware Tanzu and several open source tools.

Tanzu Talk: DevSecOps in Fed, end to end overview

Chris Willis is back to show us how the VMware Tanzu suite puts DevSecOps in place. Trust those containers!

Tanzu Talk: DevSecOps for US Federal agencies

When Federal people ask to secure a DevOps app creation and delivery process, what do they mean? Chris Willis joins Coté in this episode to answer that question with a #vmwaretanzu customer example: the Tanzu Build Service, buildpacks, Tanzu Application Service (Pivotal Cloud Foundry), and other components. He covers FIPS encryption requirements, STIGs, working with the authorizing official, and the overall practices and culture-think for securing build pipelines.