Chris Collins is an SRE at Red Hat and an Correspondent with a passion for automation, container orchestration and the ecosystems around them, and likes to recreate enterprise-grade technology at home for fun. Prior to working at Red Hat, he spent thirteen years with Duke University, variously as a Linux systems administrator, web hosting architecture and team lead, and an automation engineer. In his free time, Chris enjoys Dwarf Fortress, brewing beer, woodworking, and being a general-purpose geek.

Authored Content

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Instrument a Prometheus application with Python on Raspberry Pis to collect temperature sensor data.
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Find out how hot your house is with a simple home Internet of Things project.

Learn about protecting your personal computer, server, and cloud systems with SELinux, Kubernetes pod security, and firewalls.
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Keep tabs on your home network by setting up a Prometheus container image.
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Simplify container management by combining the commands to build, test, and deploy a project in a Makefile.

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