Max J Espinoza


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About Me

I am a DevOps/Cloud Engineer at Viasat. There I work on building and operating cloud infrastructure for a variety of services. Iโ€™ve had my hands on everything from Ansible, Jenkins, AWS (and itโ€™s plethora of products), to Kubernetes, Istio, and many other recent cloud-native tools.

I find working in that space complex, high-paced, but also very rewarding. Especially if you take the time to dig into history of why certain technologies have become ubiquitous (looking at you Kubernetes!).

In general I love learning about history, from the antics of Gracchi Brothers of Ancient Rome to how bulky vacuum tube transistors came to be 50 atoms across. I believe to understand where we are going, knowing how we got here is key.

That said, if you have any good history-tech related reads please send them my way! ๐Ÿ˜‰

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More details on my prior work experience can be found on my resume.


I find myself in some niche stuff with lack of human friendly docs. This blog is my attempt at giving back by providing quick, high-level, visual guidance on configuring some of those newer technologies.



In a past life I did research in the Computer Graphics Lab at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. There I developed a novel online architectural sketching interface for daylighting simulation, as well as experimented with wave/particle simulations for architectural acoustics prototyping.

Research Archives