Lisa is a long time Linux user, former Gentoo developer (2003-2007). She is a lifelong gamer, which lead her to spend time in the video game industry and write one of the early API libraries for Eve Online (a video game involving the serious business of Internet space ships). Melding her experience as a long-time Linux systems administrator with software development experience, she is a Senior Site Reliability Engineer at Red Hat, focusing her time on OpenShift Dedicated (a hosted Kubernetes offering).

When not playing video games or tending the needs of her tuxedo cat Clyde, Lisa might be found playing Magic: the Gathering or tinkering with her ARM64 pet Kubernetes cluster, more of which can be read at

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"Everybody is perfect, except you." This toxic thought can creep in and ruin your confidence. Here's how to normalize failure during the learning process and remember that everyone makes mistakes.
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