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Ned Bellavance
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You may have noticed a lapse in posts for that last few months.  There’s a few reasons for that:

  1. It’s summer, relax
  2. No don’t relax, cause you are writing a course for Pluralsight on Terraform
  3. And you got a promotion, which is a blessing and a curse
  4. Plus you’re now chasing around a 12 month old who is trying to chase your other two

So yeah it’s been a little crazy and honestly blogging kinda fell off the table.  The good news is that:

  1. My course is effectively complete (more on that later)
  2. And the kids are going back to school in two weeks
  3. Plus I’ve shed my previous responsibilities at work, so I am only doing one job again

My new role at work is not especially technical.  Well, that’s not entirely true; I still need to know lots of technical things, but at a 10,000 foot level not at a keyboard-banging-things-out level.  If I want to stay connected to the tech - and I do - then I need to dedicate some time to rolling up my sleeves and digging in.  This blog will be the repository of that information as I learn it.

So what should be my next area of focus?  Hard to say since there are so many new technologies coming out, and so little time to learn them all.  A short list might look like this:

  • Kubernetes & Windows
  • Digital Rebar on HPE
  • Ansible & Terraform
  • IoT using Azure
  • AWS Lambda, Python, and Cloud Watch
  • Hashicorp Nomad, Vault, Packer, and Consul

That’s just a few off the top of my head.  And since tech never stands still, there will be a few more by the end of the year.  I’d like to turn one of those into a blog series, so I ask you, the reader, which would you most like to see?  I’ve posted a Twitter poll about exactly that here.  Happy Voting!