Want to see what I’m doing in the field? This page contains everything for all guest blogs, podcasts, videos, public appearances, and video courses that I create or participate in.

The DevOps/SRE TODAY Blog

I’m a frequent blogger on DevOps and SRE-related topics over on Dev.to, of which I’ve had several blog posts go viral and have been picked as one of the “top 7 weekly bloggers” in 2021. If you like reading about technical-related topics in an easy-to-understand fashion, check out my blog: Mike Levan – DEV Community 👩‍💻👨‍💻


I love creating written content, but I also enjoy being in front of the camera and teaching from an auditory perspective. I feel that it gives me an opportunity to show emotion, smile, and for everyone to see how excited I am to teach. You can find my YouTube here: https://www.youtube.com/clouddevengineering

Kubernetes Unpacked Podcast

I am the host of the Kubernetes Unpacked podcast on the Packet Pushers network. You can find the most recent episodes below:

Kubernetes Quickstart Environments

One thing I’ve noticed time and time again is engineers want to get started with Kubernetes, but are unsure where to begin. Because of that, I created a Kubernetes Quickstart Environments open-source repo on GitHub that contains:

  • Creating cloud Kubernetes environments
  • Creating on-prem Kubernetes environments

and a lot more! Check it out at the following link: https://github.com/AdminTurnedDevOps/Kubernetes-Quickstart-Environments

DevOps The Hard Way (AWS Edition)

I get asked a lot of questions daily that typically sound something like this:

  • How do I get into DevOps?
  • What type of projects can I do to get into DevOps?
  • How can I get hands-on?

DevOps The Hard Way, an open-source project I created is meant to help anyone answer these questions. The project has gained a ton of traction on GitHub and people are really finding it game-changing when they’re trying to break into DevOps.

AdminTurnedDevOps/DevOps-The-Hard-Way-AWS: This repository contains free labs for setting up an entire workflow and DevOps environment from a real-world perspective in AWS (github.com)

Published Books

I’ve written books ranging from software development to DevOps, teaching engineers and technicians how to implement code, the cloud, monitoring, observability, security, CICD, and more.



I’ve started to dive into research from a DevOps and Computer Science perspective. I love the ability to go deep on a topic, and research allows me to do that. You can see my research contributions below.

Michael J. Levan – Gigaom

Podcast Appearances

Putting The Dev In DevOps on Day Two Cloud here

Career progression and learning cloud and devops here

The Evolution of IT Careers on RunAsRadio here

Build, manage and CD with containers here

Programming in Go for Cloud Engineers, Cloud Developers, and Infrastructure Pros here.

MS Dev Show about Octopus Deploy here.

Podcast with Don Jones, creator of Learn PowerShell In A Month Of Lunches here.

Dev Rel, Go Programming, and Quality Code on Software Defined Talk

Azure DevOps for Ops on RunAsRadio

Breaking into Cloud and DevOps on CloudSkills.fm

Azure Workflow on AdminDevLabs

DevOps in the Microsoft world on AdminDevLabs

DevOps discussion on SysadminToday

Guest Blog Contributions

Interested in reading blogs that I post for organizations? Check me out on Pluralsight,  AdamTheAutomator, IOD Diamond, CBT Nuggets,   Tech Target, and more! 

Create A Dev Pipeline in Azure DevOps

Up and Running with Azure Arc and Kubernetes (cloudskills.io)

Building Your First AWS Lambda Python Function (adamtheautomator.com)

Configure Deployment Credentials for Azure App Service

Create an Azure Web App with ARM Templates

How to Not Lose Control Over Costs in Azure

Static Go Code Analysis with Go and SonarQube

Testing Code in Go

3 Tips To Deploy ARM Templates

Cloud Certifications: Azure Developer Associate

Infrastructure as Code: What It Is and Why You Should Automate It

How to Move from Azure DevOps to GitHub Actions

How to Get DevOps Experience

5 Best Tools to Learn to Become a DevOps Engineer

Guided Course Training

Some learners wish to learn visually instead of auditory, but still want the feel of a course with interactive in-browser environments. I’ve teamed up with Educative.io to bring students a course on practicing DevOps in Azure.

The Complete Guide to DevOps in Azure – Learn Interactively (educative.io)

Course Training

I’ve worked with several video training vendors to bring you the best possible courses available.


LinkedIn Learning:

CBT Nuggets: http://learn.gg/michael-levan

Skylines Academy:

GitHub Public Repositories

I commit and push code for anything from little scripts in Python, PowerShell, HCL, JS, and C# that I find useful to full-fledged wrappers and applications! All of the code related to my content is also available on GitHub.

AdminTurnedDevOps (Mike Levan) (github.com)

AWS Community Builder

In 2022, I was awarded the AWS Community Builder award in the Dev Tools category for my community work, public code, content, and support.

Hashicorp Ambassador

In 2021, I was presented with the Hashicorp Ambassador award for my community work, public code, and several courses created on Terraform.


DevOps Ambassador

As of March 19th, 2020, I am an official ambassador for the DevOps institute! The DevOps institute provides many contributions globally that include DevOps certifications, live training, virtual training, conferences, and many more! DevOps Institute Ambassadors are hand-picked thought leaders and subject matter experts. I’m delighted and humbled to join the effort!