Becoming an Arctiq explorer(22 Feb 2019)
Change is never easy, but sometimes it is necessary and needs to be embraced. It is also a process, not an event. This is a story of my journey to becoming an Arctiq Explorer and challenging the status quo.
Finding my home(29 Jan 2019)
Change and improvement is a constant in the tech industry. Culture and opportunity are driving forces for career moves. This is my story on why I moved to Arctiq.
Journey to the Arctiq(01 Dec 2018)
Stepping out of one’s comfort zone and the familiar is never an easy task, especially when you’ve worked so hard to get where you are and a bad decision could potentially affect your future.
From Teaching to Consulting(27 Nov 2018)
My story about transitioning from an educational role as a professor in college, leading into a new branch of my career as a consultant.
Will Nerd for Culture(02 Nov 2018)
You can say "*Life's too short*" - or pick any of your favorite applicable idioms - culture has to be right for you to be happy and productive in your career regardless of what it is you do.
What does Dad do?(15 Oct 2018)
As my family grows (up?) and either my job changes (or my sons do), I get new chances to try to answer the "What does Dad do?" question.
Machine Learning (ML) 1 - Arctiq & Google Event(01 Aug 2018)
The Fundamentals of Machine Learning - Concepts, Theories, Algorithms and examples will be covered in this series. To start off, we’ll begin with a recap of the ML Workshop in the Google & Arctiq Event, as well as a brief overview of Machine Learning and the ecosystem.
Finding My Way to the Igloo(24 Apr 2018)
How I found my way to a (formerly) little-known startup in Toronto named Arctiq, a little about my first 3 months working here, and what I plan to accomplish here...I'll give you a hint, DevOps, DevOps, and more DevOps!
Understand Containers - For VM Makers(27 Feb 2018)
There are things to do differently and there are different ways to think about how resources get provisioned for applications and services. I had to undergo re-shaping how I think about containers, because I grew up in the time of VMs.
First Months at Arctiq - Drinking From The Fire Hose(02 Jan 2018)
new technology I was learning and working with, new cool tools to get my job done, a different way of working, and cranking out more work from a pub then I ever have before. It was like trying to get a drink of water from a fire hose.
Kicking into Fifth Gear pt2(03 Oct 2017)
This is where my twitch began to calm, as I was able to get closer to the inner-workings of what made Linux shine for enterprise applications. It wasn't easy at first, but though some coaching and networking with colleagues, much of the work wasn't always work to me.
Kicking into Fifth Gear pt1(18 Sep 2017)
Having finished education in a completely different field of work and feeling confident of that career path, I did notice a slight twitch in my hands. I was watching as my backup plan to work in I.T. was moving out of reach if I didn't do something soon.
A New Adventure and New Opportunities(17 Jun 2017)
Looking back at the past few months, it’s truly amazing how much my life changed in a week. A unique first day… my official first day with the Arctiq team was at the Annual Red Hat Summit and what a ride that was!