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Ajit Singh Author

I mean I learn some things but don't know where to go from here. I learnt AWS Hashicorp stack but what projects should I do to reach to a mid level SRE or devops developer

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Vinay Hegde • Edited on

Would recommend a few things from personal experience and learning:

  1. This DevOps Roadmap listing new technology that can be learnt.
  2. Taking more responsibilities at one's workplace aligning to existing/new skills (individual decision, think carefully on all aspects before doing so)
  3. Creating Github project(s) solving a genuine problem you faced, immediate impact.
  4. Lastly an older comment that might help in level-up and also improve oneself

    Great question Louis, really appreciate it. Here's some of my pointers on it:

    1. Always ask questions, especially the why on something has to be done before beginning work. This will not only give you more perspective but also help you avoid becoming mechanical.

    2. Work on learning things 1 at a time to avoid confusion, frustration and burnout.

    3. Invest time in activities such as attending Meetups, Conferences, Conducting Interviews (A recent learning having a tremendous impact), Blogging (Both personal & professional of wherever you're currently employed). The vibe of such things is infectious!

    4. Focus on remaining calm since it'll power you to be logical & prove useful when debugging.

    5. Lastly, be humble enough to realize someone with lesser experience & exposure than you could be much smarter. Connect with them to improve your shortcomings.

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