I Joined the #GoDaddyLife

It’s been a long, long, long road (a story for another day).

What started as a hobby teaching myself web development while in college studying Marketing has culminated into being hired at one of the largest web services companies in the world: GoDaddy.

I am deeply honored to have this opportunity, and hope to bring a lasting impact to the millions of GoDaddy customers.

My starting role is Senior Software Automation Engineer, where I will be working with a team focused on the WordPress offerings at GoDaddy.

Very exciting times ahead. 🥳


Docker Desktop Update Notifications

Recently, Docker Desktop made the decision to enforce a daily update notification for all users, which can only be disabled by paying customers. 😳

Within a short period of time, the Community was up in arms, but that seems to not change anything and the Docker team chose to instead continue this path by enforcing something on the Community it seems to not want for Docker Desktop.

Reading through the Community’s responses for this Docker issue, and comparing those to the summary provided leads one to think the Docker team’s preference outweighs the Community’s concerns.

Most users probably prefer to not be nagged daily about updates. Unfortunately that is a setting the Docker team only reserves for paying customers, not the general Community.

It is true there is a need to ‘balance encouraging people’ to update software, but let’s not mince words. Encouraging someone to update software is not the same as requiring someone to dismiss a popup everyday (yikes, remember those days?).

Could you imagine if all the tools you used prompted you DAILY to update the software? I honestly cannot think of any other user conscious software I use that enforces daily ‘reminders’.

While these changes do not impact our Team, it is a little shocking the decision was made to not follow what the Community voices for its version.

🤞🏻 Docker takes a step back and reviews the Community feedback once again.


Zoom + Keybase

Zoom acquired Keybase and the internet went up in arms. The company was having major security issues when everyone transitioned during this Global Pandemic and I, for one, see this as a bold move to demonstrate that Zoom considers security important.

Initially, our single top priority is helping to make Zoom even more secure.

This is a bold statement that any Zoom subscriber should be happy about (read more on the Zoom Blog). In the end, Keybase could have sold to anyone. Let’s be happy it went to a company that helps each of us communicate with each other remotely.