2020-01-06

This will be my last post... On this blog

Wait...
What??
Where are you going???
Is everything OK????
You are stopping to write blog posts?????




HELL NO!!

My first blog post brings back memories. When I decided to start this blog way, way back in November 2007, I decided to go for a free platform, because it suited my needs at the time, and honestly it has served me really well over the last 12 years.

But it is time for a change.

I have evolved over the last 12 years. The way I work, has evolved over the last 12 years, and this platform is no longer in line with my daily routines and practices.

Which is why I have decided to move to a new blog, a new domain, and a new beginning.

Technodrone



Q: Are you closing access to this site?
A:  No all content will be remain here - although I have set up redirects for all the posts that will now point to the new blog.

Q: You have Visio Stencils on your site - can I still get them?
A: Yes, the old links still are there - and the posts are now redirected to the new site..

Q: Will the URL and rss feed stay the same?
A: Nope, new domain, new urls, new feed.

Q: Are you still using the blogger platform??
A: You weren't paying attention were you...  I am moving off of blogger. The site is going to be hosted as a static site on AWS S3, powered by Hugo - more on how the sausage is made in the future..

Q: Will this site design stay the same?
A: No - I am going to change the design to something much more simple and minimal, the info is outdated and needs to be changed to reflect the times.

Here is a small time lapse of the site over the years.



Thanks Google for the hospitality over the years, I am extremely grateful, you have served me well.


Start your engines and add this to your bookmarks.... Welcome to Blog 2.0

2019-06-12

Starting a new Journey #AWS

Simon Sinek has a great talk - about how great leaders inspire great action. I learned something really important from this talk even through it is almost 10 years old.






By explaining things in the wrong way - we miss the opportunity to make a great impact, to change the world.
  1. We usually start with the What.
  2. Then the How..
  3. And only at the end - we get into the Why...

It should be the other be the reverse.

Following Simon's advice I will start with the why..

How?  Why?  What?

Why?

I firmly believe that the future is the public cloud. I believe that we can accomplish so much more, so much faster, when we leave heavy lifting for others. This allows all of us to focus on providing the actual value to our customers without having to worry about the underlying infrastructure.

I know that I have a huge amount still to learn, but I also have a huge amount of knowledge, experience and insight that I can share with others. I have been doing this for many years, and see this not only as a way to put bread on the table, but also a way to make a real change in the world.

I want other people to benefit from what I have to give.


How?

I work with teams on how to start their journey to the cloud, how to make use of the technologies available to them. This includes, writing code, continuously learning (myself included), gaining more knowledge, and ultimately sharing that knowledge with others. I have built pipelines, migrated workloads into the cloud, failed miserably in some cases, continuously improved and iterated to get better the whole time.

Working on a regular basis with customers to help them on their journey, through their challenges along the way, celebrate their success stories with them, experience the pain and anguish with their failures / disasters - but above all - to be an advisor for my clients - with their best interests in mind.


What?

The change I have decided to embark on (and the challenge I have decided to accept) is moving my skills and energy in a direction where I feel I can make even more of an impact, help more people, help even more organizations, and not only focus on a single company, but make even a bigger impact.

Starting July 15th I will joining Amazon (Web Services) as a Senior Solutions Architect.

I will be working with an amazing team of solutions architects and talented people in a company that I really believe can change the way we use technology, make it better, more efficient, and do amazing things.

My last day at CyberArk will be June 30th, then I go on a long deserved and well earned vacation for two weeks.

I have learned a huge deal at my time here at CyberArk, worked with amazing people, learned a lot about the security space, their challenges, their fears, their constraints. None of it is easy. It is not a cloud native world and the problems this industry faces are not easy ones to solve, especially in what could be termed as "legacy" environments. For all this knowledge, the insight and experiences over the last year - I am extremely grateful.

I cannot wait for day 1 on July 15th!!!