Holy cow, been 8 months since my last dispatch. Still studying and learning cool stuff, have not done a good job at stopping to document my learnings, going to make another attempt to rectify that.
Been an eventful year. In addition to learning DevOps tools and techniques and studying cloud native software design, I’ve also changed jobs. As of August I’ve been working at Cisco systems as a pre-sales Architect. It’s a dream job and I absolutely love working with my customers. I learn as much from them as they learn from me.
So yeah, the new job thing; several months of getting the firehose and struggling to take everything in and find my stride.
I didn’t feel like that was enough new stuff, so I enrolled in WGU’s Cybersecurity Bachelor’s program starting in January. I don’t **need** a degree, but I don’t think it would hurt to become a more well-rounded technologist. I’ve historically used certifications for learning paths which is fine but they tend to be narrowly defined in scope which can lead to polarized thinking.
So here’s the plan for the blog: I’m committing to posting something every Monday morning, even if it’s just a “hello, I’m drinking coffee and checking my twitter feed how about you”. I have a sizable collection of study notes, so there’s no shortage of meaningful topics however. Hopefully I’ll dip into that more than the small talk :).
Have a great week, talk to you next Monday morning.