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, Pt. 2

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. The photos from Japan can be seen in Part 1 of this post. Shanghai, Yiwu Markets, and Beijing, ChinaSights featured: Meeting up with my uncle on...

Adventures in Japan and China, Pt. 1

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...

It's a new blog!

The screenshot above is the personal website that I’ve maintained for the last few months. It’s extremely simple, but it served its intended purpose as a central page pointing outward to my other online profiles. Yet recently, I’ve felt the need to improve my online identity for a couple of reasons....