Welcome to my personal website. I created it with the goal to write about stuff I’m currently learning and experiencing. I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I enjoyed building it.

You can reach me and stay informed on what I do at the links below.

My First Year As An SRE

Introduction Over the course of the last year, I’ve worked as a Site Reliability Expert II (SRE) at Lightspeed. It was my first year as a professional SRE, which is what I aimed to do while I was in University. It was a year filled with things I had never done before: first time being part of an on-call rotation first time being an incident responder first time working as a Reliability Engineer for a company....

January 2, 2024 · 6 min · Charles Guertin

Cyber Team Canada 21-22

Introduction Between September 2021 and June 2022, I have had the privilege to represent my home country, Canada, at two international cyber security competitions. The first one being the European Cybersecurity Challenge (ECSC) followed by the International Cybersecurity Challenge (ICC). My participation in Team Canada was directly related to the fact that some friends and I finished 1st in Canada’s Cybersecurity Challenge, in June of 2021. ECSC 2021 I represented Canada in the European Cyber Security Challenge (ECSC), which took place from September 28th to October 1st of 2021....

June 19, 2022 · 5 min · Charles Guertin

Kustomize vs. Helm

Prerequisites If you want to follow along and try commands on your own machine, make sure to install Kubectl, Helm and Kustomize before reading this article by using the following links: Kubectl Installation Guide Helm Installation Guide Kustomize Installation Guide Helm Introduction Helm is described as a package manager for Kubernetes, the same way apt is the package manager for Ubuntu. It was originally developed by Microsoft a few years ago, but is now part of the CNCF....

July 7, 2021 · 7 min · Charles Guertin

A Homelab You Say?

What’s a Homelab? A Homelab is an at home space where you can do experiments without major consequences. In my case, it’s an opportunity to play with various technologies that interest me, mostly infrastructure-related ones. So, this means I can enhance my skills and learn new stuff that will be useful for my career. Above all else, it’s a great way to have fun with hardware and software. Working as an SRE, my Homelab consists mostly of deploying, observing and automating different kinds of cloud-native applications on my servers....

May 23, 2021 · 4 min · Charles Guertin

Hello.. World!

First things first So… here we go. This is officially my first post on this website and I’m pretty excited! I’ve been thinking about doing this project for a long time and now I’m officially doing it, and it feels good. Also, for those of you who don’t know me, my name is Charles, I live in Montreal, I’m currently a 3rd year student at ÉTS in Software Engineering and I work as an Online Programmer for Ubisoft, in the Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) division....

May 15, 2021 · 1 min · Charles Guertin