Published Jan 26, 2019 by Lee Briggs
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I often spend time in my day job wishing I could implement $newtech. I’m lucky enough to be working on projects right now that many people would find exciting, interesting and challenging, however it’s often the case that I see something I’d like to try, but deploying it at $dayjob requires me to design for large scale and with security and compliance in mind.
When this happens, I generally try it out in my “homelab”. This might mean trying it in a cloud account (I’m particularly fond of DigitalOcean for this) but I also recently reinvested (I moved to another country last year, and had to sell my previous homelab equipment) in a very small homelab consisting of 3 mini PCs and a Dell T30 server, along with some UniFi.
My original intention was to blog about the journey, but I realised this might end up being more time consuming than I’d like, so with that in mind I decided that perhaps the best way to contribute knowledge back to the community was via Github.
Currently, the Org consists of 3 repos:
Some of the other tooling I’ve implemented includes:
In the near future, I plan on implementing other tech like:
My hope is that doing this in the open can help other homelabbers learn about enterprise software, specifically DevOps related projects.
I encourage people to open issues in the repos, asking questions about how to implement things. Hopefully this can be my way to give back to the community.