WHAT ARE YOUR NEXT STEPS IN PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT?
One of the things I am interested in which is narrowly related to continuous feedback is observability. This and the Kubernetes ecosystem are the two main things that I am currently exploring.
I see observability as a way in which a system that we have developed or are developing can provide continuous feedback. This means that we need to apply certain tools and practices that will make it possible to monitor the performance of the applications, the infrastructure and, moreover, how a code is being executed, better known as traceability.
Kubernetes, I see it as building blocks for future infrastructure - where you don’t have to worry about where your application runs, you just need to concern yourself with writing it. This of course doesn’t mean that a Kubernetes ecosystem and architecture can be implemented everywhere, even though many unfortunately do follow this path. My opinion is that we should build systems that follow Kubernetes architectural designs.
Of course, there’s also constant work with cloud providers, such as Azure, AWS, and Google Cloud, which interests me and makes me more curious.
In addition to this, I am more and more often engaged in interviewing potential candidates, so I have recently become more interested in the recruiting process.
What I find interesting here is that in interviews there are no wrong answers, each answer matters in its own way. It is also important when a candidate gives an answer that is completely unrelated to the question. How they react determines whether they are a person who is ready to learn, to fail, and who believes it is OK to fail for the sake of learning. It is also important that, apart from having technical knowledge, a person should be ready to give and receive positive or constructive feedback. This is one of the things we emphasize a lot, and of course we are concerned about whether a person is proactive and ready to learn.