I haven’t composed a blog post in a while, not that anybody’s watching or has noticed my absence. Lol.
A few updates:
- I’m still working.
- I’ve been coding, I just haven’t been logging my progress.
- I haven’t read any of those books I said I would read in my last blog post. Not a one. I plan to eventually, it just hasn’t happened yet. xD
- I’ve decided to pivot my career interests.
- I might give up my Nanodegree for the 100Devs catch up crew.
I currently work in Help Desk. It’s a pretty sweet gig and most people in IT recommend starting out in Help Desk to advance up the tech ladder and I truly believe I got really lucky.
I haven’t read the books mentioned in my last post. I’ve purchased most of them but just haven’t had time to read them. Hopefully, I can tackle at least a few of them soon because I think simple book reviews are a good idea for blog posts. Lol.
I’ve decided to pivot my career interests to Cloud and DevOps. So aside from #100DaysOfCode, I am heavily considering #90DaysOfDevOps and logging my journey on LinkedIn and Twitter. Learn to Cloud has a 6 month challenge as well that’s right up my alley as I plan to do the Cloud Resume Challenge anyway.
I’ll be updating my portfolio website soon to reflect my newfound interests. ?
I’m heavily considering going to WGU for a BS in Cloud Computing as I am already working toward a few of the certs listed in their program and I think it’s time for me to finally obtain my Bachelor’s of Science. I have other career plans, but this blog post would be like 6 feet long if I sat here and typed all that out, lol.
The Nanodegree concerns me because I am less than 10 days away from graduating but negative 2 projects. If my projects aren’t turned and reviewed, then I won’t graduate or receive the certificate. I am quite disappointed in this as I was soooo excited about winning the scholarship to attend the program but starting my new job really put me behind by about a month…which is why I’m stuck attempting to play catch up right now. I’m not sure if the effort is worth it because trying to stress cram the material so I can build the projects is making it hard for me to retain what I’ve learned; which seems counterintuitive.
It’s unfortunate but it’s not the end. I still have 100Devs and it’s dope Catch Up Crew. I do feel as though I should’ve primarily focused on 100Devs in the beginning knowing what I know now. I even sacrificed school for my Nanodegree smh.
As far as #100DaysOfCode goes, I am starting back on day 38, as that was my last recorded day working on the challenge. My plans are to work on a Software Engineering course daily, maybe do a CodeWars challenge and either read a blog post or take a LinkedIn assessment pertaining to what I’ve learned that day.
For #90DaysOfDevOps, I am considering following Michael Cade’s approach but in my own way. I am still working out the details as to how I will execute this, but I plan to log the journey either way.
If you’ve made it this far in my post, thank you so much for reading!
Here are a few things I’ve been enjoying lately: