2021-01-27 Daily Links

As previously mentioned, I’m on sabbatical. Part of my job right now is learning how to actually relax for once, and how to be more present with my family and with life in general. The other part is spent exploring potential next career moves. It’s absolutely a position of privilege, and not a day goes by that I don’t think on that.

The majority of my career (25 years) has been focused on Technical Operations, Site Reliability, and various levels of management within software engineering organizations. I’m giving serious consideration to stepping back into the land of individual contributor, but am interested in doing so in a different capacity than before. I want to put my “beginner’s mind” on again, and learn something new. Rather than pursuing something in infrastructure or operations, I believe I’m going to chase down a path of software development and have a chance at growing in something very different than I’m typically used to. The two software paths that come to immediate mind are Ruby on Rails and iOS development via Swift. I’ll be spending some time playing more with both of these over the coming weeks and months.

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