Favorite Social Media Timesink
When you take a break from work, where are you going?
Video clips on TikTok/YouTube
X, Bluesky, Mastodon et al...
Web surfing
I do not get distracted by petty amusements
Alex Williams
Alex Williams

Alex Williams is founder and publisher of The New Stack. He's a longtime technology journalist who did stints at TechCrunch, SiliconAngle and what is now known as ReadWrite. Alex has been a journalist since the late 1980s, starting at the Augusta Chronicle in 1989 after completing his master's degree from Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Early in his career, he reported for newspapers in New York and Oregon, worked for a magazine writing about home textiles (ask him about it some time) and spent a year as a television business news anchor. Alex's online career began in 2003 when he did a web event called RSS WinterFest, which was followed by Podcast Hotel, an event all about the intersection of art and commerce and the impact digital media has on independent culture. While in college, Alex played baseball in France, which led him to writing stories of his experiences, and eventually a career in journalism.

STORIES BY Alex Williams
The New Monitoring for Services That Feed from LLMs
Best of Makers: PostgreSQL Takes a New Turn
Best of Makers: Hello, GitOps — Boeing’s Open Source Push
What You Can Do with Vector Search
Best of 2023: The End of Programming Is Nigh
Open Source on AWS: Stories from the Zone at re:Invent
The New Age of Virtualization
Open Models: Not Stymied Yet
Kubernetes Goes Mainstream? With Calico, Yes
Hey Programming Language Developer — Get over Yourself
Making Testing Easier with Testcontainers
From Debian to Open Source AI
Debugging Containers in Kubernetes — It’s Complicated
Integrating a Data Warehouse and a Data Lake
How Platform Engineering Comes from Complexity
Will GenAI Take Jobs? No, Says Docker CEO
What Will Be Hot at KubeCon? Platform Engineering, of Course
The AI Evolution Will Happen Faster Than Computing Evolution
Open Source Development Threatened in Europe
Don’t Listen to a Vendor about AI, Do the DevOps Redo
How Apache Flink Delivers for Deliveroo
A Microservices Outcome: Testing Boomed
Kinesis, Kafka and Amazon Managed Service for Apache Flink
VMware’s Dev-Centered Approach to Pre-Trained Models and Generative AI
What Can You Expect from a Developer Conference These Days?
The First Thing to Tell an LLM
How TechWorld with Nana Spreads DevOps Skills to Millions
Open Source AI and the Llama 2 Kerfuffle