“Find something you love to do, and you’ll never have to work a day in your life.”
While it may often seem like new challenges abound in the cloud — the same challenges exist in IT and have for a while. With careful application of proper design patterns and methodologies, most existing issues lingering from your on-premise environment can be mitigated in the move to the cloud — but only if you take the time to “do it right.” A little up-front cost spent on proper planning and execution can save literally hundreds of thousands of dollars and a multitude of headaches in your cloud journey.
Any Advice for Someone Looking to Do What You Do?
If you are interested in any technology, job, etc — start doing that thing today! We live in a modern renaissance, where information is abundant and accessible. As a self-taught developer, I challenge myself daily to get hands-on experience with a new technology, design pattern, library/framework, etc. Doing this regularly will expose you to many different and exciting tools that will enable you to build almost anything!
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Working in technology requires working together as a team to accomplish goals. I’m always learning from my team and co-workers and growing as a person. In fact, my good friend and colleague Scott Mabe says it best: “Be excellent to each other.” His wise words remind me to do better and be better.
Luckily for me, Onix gives me the balance I need for creative autonomy and provides me with the feedback and mentorship to grow.