Hi, I'm Scott


I am constantly learning, and I hope to share some of that here.

Pushing to Google Container Registry from CircleCI

CircleCI is a great build tool with a lot of flexibility. They even have a good tutorial on interacting with docker with a special section referencing Google Compute Engine and Kubernetes. The only slight difference here is that I want to deploy directly to Google's Container... [Read More]

Speaking about Solr at KCDC

I will be speaking this year at the Kansas City Developer Conference(KCDC)! The title of my talk is "Open Source RESTful Search: Solr" and the topic, obviously, is Solr. You can find the schedule for my talk and others in the agenda. This will be my first time... [Read More]

The Importance of Working on Interesting Problems

How important is it to work on interesting and/or challenging problems? I propose that it is very important. I have been quite privileged at Softek to have worked on mostly very interesting and often challenging problems, projects, and products. However, I was tasked with a less than interesting and... [Read More]

Area User Groups: A Collaborative Approach

Lately, I've been dissatisfied with some of our Kansas City technical user groups. If the topic for the evening is interesting, I will usually go. However, when I do attend, I often leave disappointed. Why? The main reason is that these user groups consist of one or two people speaking... [Read More]

Discipline in Software Development and in Life

We require discipline in every facet of our lives. It takes discipline to practice every day to master an instrument. It takes discipline to study in college when everyone wants to just have fun. It takes discipline to eat healthily and to exercise. It takes even more discipline to run... [Read More]