Ian Paredes

I am an SRE who specializes in cloud computing platforms, containerization, and architecting reliable systems. I also do street photography and make music on my off time.

New York, New York
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Mar 21, 2021

Last week

This was one of the worst weeks of my life, and I knew (along with many other AAPI people) that this was going to happen. I've had to relive my entire

May 19, 2020

New blog focus

I'll still talk about tech related topics in this blog, but my main focus will now be commentary around politics and various thoughts around being a person of color in this

Jan 6, 2020

On toxic workplaces

I have suffered at too many workplaces that have either seemed great on the outset and have shown themselves over time as machines that churn through employees, or have had immediate cultural differences

Sep 15, 2017

Head first into consulting

I'm going to start consulting on the side for folks. [] I think I'm at the point in my career where I can help folks out

Sep 17, 2015

Thoughts on Azure

This is a blog post that's been a long time in the making. There's a lot here to discuss, and I may not be able to get to everything,

Jun 23, 2014

Why we ought to be mediocre

I've been a great believer in embracing boring things, things that are completely mundane and unmemorable - the majority of your life will actually be these things, no matter if you&

May 8, 2014

A new blog.

Hey folks. I've decided to switch over to Ghost [] for blogging - I ended up neglecting my blog since I didn't really want to use Octopress