I haven’t been great about keeping this up to date lately (I think 1/5 of all blog posts are pretty much along this line). Things have been crazy lately with personal life and with work, but all good things.
I’m making a huge transition in my career, and that’s taking a lot of time up. I’ve worked 25 years, all in the software development side of things. I’m making a move to IT Operations, specifically SRE (Service Reliability Engineering). I’ll be a manager, and frankly, management is mostly the same regardless of industry or area to a great extent. Hiring, people management, collaboration — the skills are broadly applicable. Still, the technical and paperwork side of things is pretty darn different. Honestly, I’m excited. I haven’t had to learn something new on this level for a long time. Probably since I became a manager for the first time (or really the second time — my time at WebTrends wasn’t a great experience).
So, for this week I’m really doing two jobs, which is pretty time consuming.
I’ll leave you with this photo, just for the heck of it.