Matt Boegner

A collection of my ideas on tech, travel, policy, and life.

Washington DC, USA

Integrating Security into the CI/CD Pipeline: An Introduction

This is post 1 of 2 on the subject of security in a DevOps environment. For step-by-step security recommendations, see my next post. Recently, a roommate and I got into a discussion about experiences with various CI/CD tools. When I asked about security practices, his enlightening comment was, “I do the least amount...

Thoughts and Guidance on the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate Exam

I successfully earned the AWS Certified Solutions Architect - Associate credential in mid-February and with that experience fresh in my mind I want to pass along a few thoughts. Overall, I highly recommend learning about the capabilities of AWS, so I have divided this post into two parts: "Should I pursue the AWS...

Becoming an Estonian e-Resident

“Matt, what the heck is an Estonian e-Resident?” Reactions to the news of my e-Residency status played out in similar fashion for a few days after my announcement. Despite working in the tech scene, only two of my friends expressed any recognition of Estonia’s program and I quickly became a de facto brand...

Adventures in Japan and China

I was fortunate to travel with two friends to Tokyo, Shanghai, and Beijing in November 2016. The trip was full of delicious food, colorful sights, and memorable people. I brought along a compact Canon EOS M Series camera - perfect for stowing away in a jacket pocket until a shot appeared. Take a look...

Tech Ideas in Unexpected Places: Counterinsurgency Policy Edition

”And it seems to me that the defining feature of our modern wars is not any kind of technological change — no matter how startling the deployment of drones is, or the use of social media by combatants — but rather the degree to which the average citizen of a Western democracy has been able to...