A life they say is full of sweet and bitter moments and I'm grateful my sweet moments outweigh the bitter ones even though the pandemic made things a lot more difficult.
I started this year thinking of transitioning from web development into cloud engineering and although it has not been a bed of roses, I'm really glad I took the leap. Thanks to my friends and the communities I joined that make the journey worthwhile. Y'all are the best!
Got featured in Business Insider about the growth of open source in Nigeria.
Awarded the top 7 author of the week on Dev.
Awarded the top Node author of the week on Dev.
Got a full-time role as a Software Engineer.
Got three technical writing gigs from international companies. Oh my my!🤩
Volunteered and got selected for SCA cloud school Person of Contact.
Interviewed with a few FAANG(MANGA, now :)) companies. I'm going to write about this another time.
Volunteered and got selected for SCA summer Code Camp Person of Contact (POC).
- Aced two out of three DevOps interviews. Got an offer from one of them🔥.
- Left a toxic workplace.
- Completed my National Youth Service Corps (NYSC).
- Improved my mental health.
- Passed the AWS Cloud Practitioner exam🎉.
- Got a lot of swags from different companies (the sweetest).
Successfully transitioned from web development to cloud engineering.
Made new and amazing friends.
- Burnout. I was doing a lot of things together, a full time role with two writing gigs and a Udacity course were just too much for me to handle. I had to drop the writing gigs at some point.
Turned down the opportunity to speak at two events due to imposter syndrome and lack of preparation time. I hope to do more public speaking next year.
My social life was a mess and I hope to fix it next year.
In summary, I’m happy for my growth, even with the obstacles and challenges. I hope things get much better next year.
Thank you for reading and wishing you all the very best in 2022!