Hi, I’m Carole Hamer, and I’ve been working in tech startups in France, the US, and Switzerland for about twenty years. Up until now I’ve mostly worked in very small startups (<= 20 people total), which has allowed me to try out almost every role that exists in an IT department – usually all at once. I’ve found that I especially enjoy the DevOps role, which is why I’m thrilled to be working as a DevOps Engineer in VSHN’s Capella team where I can take a deeper dive into Kubernetes and other tools for deployment and scaling.
I’ve always been interested in how startups grow into scalable companies – in terms of organization as well as IT infrastructure. I’ve been collecting my ideas in a blog (at https://startup2scalable.com/) and I hope to one day write a book on the subject. VSHN is a particularly fascinating example because the company has grown quite rapidly in the past few years, and during this growth, the VSHNeers have developed the company’s policies and procedures in a collaborative open-source handbook: https://handbook.vshn.ch/hb/index.html
When I’m not tinkering with virtual servers, my passion is working on my comic book that I’ve been writing and illustrating for the past few years. I also love building cities out of Legos and playing Pokémon Go with my kids.