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Developer Advocate

Mel Delgado

location El Dorado Hills, CA
About Me
I want to work on the most complex problems possible. The developer community's insatiable curiosity and growth mindset inspire me as both a teacher and a continual student.

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Favorite Open Source Project
At home, I use Plex on a Raspberry Pi to manage my library of ripped DVDs, and oftentimes the artwork for the movies isn't what it should be. So I have been hacking by using a Python program to fix my local image database, making use of the IMDbPY package, which is a Python API for accessing IMDb, the Internet Movie Database.
Coding Languages
C | C++ | Python | SaltStack | Ansible | Terraform
Languages
English | Spanish
Certifications
NetApp NCDA | Working on DevNet Associate
Meet Mel Delgado - Cisco Developer Advocate
Technical Knowledge is Meant to be Shared
Mel's current focus is on developing cool new cloud-native solutions in compute, automation, and full-stack observability. But as he says, no matter how elegant the concept, it's not finished until it has been communicated.

Mel's Recent Posts

Dive into IKS with SD-WAN and TriggerMesh Use Cases
Dive into IKS with SD-WAN and TriggerMesh Use Cases
Learn how to use TriggerMesh to take any source of data, transform and route that data using any language or serverless function, and send it to your modern cloud-native applications, all running on Cisco IKS.
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3 Reasons Enterprise Developers Should Get “Pager Duty”
3 Reasons Enterprise Developers Should Get “Pager Duty”
It's time to rethink who gets woken up in the middle of the night when there's an application outage. Today, both SREs and app devs should be on "pager duty."
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Perfect is the Enemy of the Good: A Lesson on Uptime
Perfect is the Enemy of the Good: A Lesson on Uptime
Striving for 100% service availability is not as good a goal as it appears. It can reduce flexibility and increase the fragility of dependent systems.
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Getting To Know ThousandEyes – Part 1
Getting To Know ThousandEyes – Part 1
Let me show you how to install an Enterprise Agent on a Raspberry Pi device, so you can try it at home to see WAN observability with agents running in the cloud.
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Compute resources by Mel

Dive into IKS with SD-WAN and TriggerMesh Use Cases
Dive into IKS with SD-WAN and TriggerMesh Use Cases
Learn how to use TriggerMesh to take any source of data, transform and route that data using any language or serverless function, and send it to your modern cloud-native applications, all running on Cisco IKS.
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Create, Document, and Share Live Code Examples with Jupyter Notebook
Create, Document, and Share Live Code Examples with Jupyter Notebook
Jupyter Notebook is an open-source web application used to create and share code along with narrative text. See this simple Python example that retrieves physical compute inventory claimed in Cisco Intersight.
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Choosing Tools to Deploy and Maintain Applications and Infrastructure – Part 1
Choosing Tools to Deploy and Maintain Applications and Infrastructure – Part 1
Terraform or Ansible? Which is the best infrastructure-as-code tool for your environment? Or, can you use both together to take advantage of their unique strengths and purpose?
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Choosing Tools to Deploy and Maintain Applications and Infrastructure – Part 2
Choosing Tools to Deploy and Maintain Applications and Infrastructure – Part 2
Hear how edge computing and cloud native technologies can be used to manage all of the resources needed to run successful in-person workshops. Live session coming to KubeCon.
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Intersight-jupyter-notebooks
Experimental collection of Cisco Intersight Jupyter notebooks that exercise the Intersight API's
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Full Stack Observability resources by Mel

3 Reasons Enterprise Developers Should Get “Pager Duty”
3 Reasons Enterprise Developers Should Get “Pager Duty”
It's time to rethink who gets woken up in the middle of the night when there's an application outage. Today, both SREs and app devs should be on "pager duty."
Read Mel's blog post
Getting To Know ThousandEyes – Part 1
Getting To Know ThousandEyes – Part 1
Let me show you how to install an Enterprise Agent on a Raspberry Pi device, so you can try it at home to see WAN observability with agents running in the cloud.
Read Mel's blog
Appd-machine-agent-installation
This repo contains an example of how to automate the installation and configuration of the AppDynamics Machine Agent. It also covers a simple use case of and automated deployment of 5 virtual machines using Terraform followed by the installation and configuration fo Apache HTTP Daemon and the AppDynamics Machine Agent.
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terraform-appd-cluster-agent-install
This repo contains shows how we can automation the installation of the AppDynamics cluster-agent on Kubernetes using Terraform.
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