I've recently became aware of a movement which aims to replace violent/inappropriate sayings with alternatives that serve the same purpose, but without the negative associations. Here's a great one I came across yesterday: Feeding 2 birds with one scone. This precisely describes what I'm trying to do on most days: In a word, I'm always looking for a twofer
And I found the perfect one today. Here the two goals I am currently pursuing:
- I would love to build my own AWS skills, possibly even work through their entire certification hierarchy, And
- I have a new business venture (DevSkillDojo.com) which requires careful curation of learning resources for technical skills
Instead of treating them as two independent goals, I realized, that if I "Learn in Public", then I'd be able to achieve both goals by expending a single amount of effort.
I can truly have my cake AND eat it.
So I will be using the coming weeks (or months) to systematically explore the AWS ecosystem, one topic at a time.
- Each topic will last exactly 1 week
- During the week I will research the topic/service, publishing any lessons learnt on Twitter
- I'll curate the best learning resources for that topic and share them on Twitter
- I'll document the important learning concepts and prerequisite skills in the DevSkillDojo.com KnowledgeBase
- At the end of the week, I'll write a summary article on the topic, linking to the various resources collected during the week.
The order of topics to be addressed will probably be a bit fluid, but I suspect we'll start of with:
If you want to join along, follow @DevSkillDojo on Twitter. Of course, the weekly articles will be here on Dev