Everett Toews

Helping you shave narwhals

    A DevStack For All Seasons

    16 Apr 2015
    Here’s how to deploy DevStack for OpenStack on the Rackspace Cloud. You can use DevStack for testing/development of OpenStack or just learning a bit more about OpenStack and how all of the pieces fit together.


    19 Mar 2015
    ClojureBridge aims to increase diversity within the Clojure community by offering free, beginner-friendly Clojure programming workshops for women. On March 13-14, 2015 we held a ClojureBridge event at the Rackspace office in Austin, TX. It was put on by an amazing group of organizers to foster the adoption of Clojure by women in technology.

    A First Look at Panamax

    30 Aug 2014
    Panamax is billed as Docker management for humans. In its current form it’s basically a web application (both with a UI and API) running on a CoreOS host where you can stitch containers together using a GUI to create a working application architecture. Then you’re able to save Panamax templates that represent that architecture. It seems the idea is that you should be able to use Docker and its ecosystem tooling via this GUI rather than via the Docker CLI/API. It’s still early days for Panamax and it has a ways to go before delivering on its “Docker management for humans” billing.

    Walk n' Doc

    24 Jun 2014
    A common complaint about many open source projects is documentation. Insufficient, incorrect, non-existent, hard to find, and difficult to update are things we typically all hear. There are a lot of different ways to tackle these problems. There’s no silver bullet but one of my favourite tactics is lowering the barriers for absolutely anyone to walk up and contribute documentation.

    Jekyll as a Service

    18 May 2014
    Like many other developers, I’ve decided to abandon WordPress and use GitHub’s Jekyll as a Service for my blogging platform. Most developers focus on the how when they write their “I’ve switched to Jekyll” post. I’m thankful to all of those developers because their work has made my transition easier. However, I’m going to focus on the why for this post.