I've been working in the software industry for nearly 15 years and have worn several different hats in that time. Initially I was a Java Software Engineer but I quickly ended up performing the duties of a System Administrator as I insited on running Linux instead of the corporate standard of Windows. Soon I was administering databases and engineering distributed systems.
With the advent of Site Reliability Engineering I now have a title that matches what I've always been doing. By combining my software & systems engineering skills with my system & database administration experience I now work with public cloud providers helping organisations to migrate and make better use of them.
As a Data Engineer I have been working with organisations to help them adopt Big Data and Machine Learning, often as part of a cloud adoption project. I assist in educating engineers in the paradigm shift from the traditional model-first warehousing approach to the model-on-demand data lake approach.
Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.Rick Cook, The Wizardry Compiled
And through the window in the wallPink Floyd, Echoes
Come streaming in on sunlight wings
A million bright ambassadors of morning
Evil is even,Flann O'Brien, At Swim-Two-Birds
truth is an odd number
and death is a full stop
I could be a genius if I just put my mind to it,PULP, Glory Days
I could do anything if only I could get round to it
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