I’m Roger Stringer, and I’m a DevOps Engineer, full-stack software developer, writer, and speaker in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada.

This blog is where I write and share. You will see everything from reviews, posts about tech and design, to food.

I started this blog back in 2003, and it’s been around in one form or another since then. Older posts occasionally get moved to the Archive.

I’m the founder of Flybase, a real-time app platform that enables developers to quickly build apps without having to worry about the backend stuff. You can find me blogging at the Flybase Blog on various topics, and also at the Coded Geekery blog, which is a more opinionated long form blog .

I also work heavily with Twilio, PHP, Node.js / JavaScript, NoSQL, APIs, DevOps, Angular.js, and WordPress, so you’ll see some posts about all of these on here, as well as a variety of other topics.

I’m also a dad, music lover, film buff, comic book collector, foodie and electric scooter enthusiast (specifically the Ecoped Pulse). I spend my spare time building things, doing fun stuff with my daughter, and cooking up new recipes to post on here.

I’m also a type-2 insulin dependent diabetic, so once in a while, you’ll see some posts related to that as well.

Additional Endeavors

  • I also blog at Coded Geekery, which is a longer form, more opinionated blog about finding a work life balance.
  • I blog about Chromebooks and related at Chrome On Tap, my blog about Chromebooks and Chrome OS.
  • I wrote the Twilio Cookbook for Pakt Publishing
  • Founder, and lead developer at Freekrai.net


This site is coded by hand on a PixelBook. It is running on WordPress and hosted at Flywheel.


Are you available for consulting?

I’m available for one-on-one and group workflow consultations. I’m a handy guy to have on call when it comes to DevOps, Twilio, Node.js, APIs, PHP or WordPress questions, and I live to speed up workflows and help your company get things working. Contact me here.

Are you available for product reviews, speaking, etc.?

I am available for speaking, depending on availability, on a wide range of topics from startups, DevOps, Twilio, PHP, Node.js, API or WordPress development. Please contact me if you’d like me to speak about these types of opportunities.

I’m always available for product reviews as I enjoy checking out new gadgets, books and apps. Contact me here.


Feel free to contact me any time about anything!


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I use every product I recommend unless I’ve noted otherwise.

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