My first patent
This is super exciting for me. I found out just a few days ago that a patent I filed for while at HashiCorp was granted. This is the first one I’ve had granted out of a half-dozen filings over the years, so it’s really exciting to finally see my name out there!
Check out USPTO# US11223526B1 Cloud computing infrastructure pipelines with run triggers which outlines a novel mechanism for defining triggers between infrastructure nodes during their pipelined deployment. This was first applied in Terraform Cloud in early 2020.
When we shipped it, I wrote the launch blog here if you want a more user-friendly description of what it does.
And, while I’m pleased with myself for being listed as an inventor and I can genuinely claim a portion of the credit for the idea, it wouldn’t have been possible without my team at the time. Casey and Krista are listed as co-inventors and indeed deserve the lion’s share of the credit, but I can’t forget the contributions of Stacy, Nicola, and the whole Terraform Cloud team that supported us.