Matt Boegner

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

Washington DC, USA

Basecoin: Designing a Price-Stable Cryptocurrency for Mainstream Adoption

For better or for worse, I’ve developed a bit of a reputation as “the cryptocurrency guy” around the office - the large Ethereum sticker on my MacBook Pro is hard to miss. And admittedly I’ve derailed a couple of happy hour conversations at the first mention of blockchain, Bitcoin, etc. So it’...

Integrating Security into the CI/CD Pipeline: Step-by-Step Recommendations

This is post 2 of 2 on the subject of security in a DevOps environment. For an introduction to the concept, see my previous post. Starting Out The first step towards the delivery of secure software is to conduct risk assessment and threat modeling. The exercise allows you to formulate security objectives and outline...

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...