Every day I’m using AWS because I’m really open to educating myself and AWS helps me in this way. I’m automating the routine tasks for departments like client team, back-end team, sometimes data team, etc., and most of the time, needs are specific for that organization. So, you should build on your own and/or with your team and improve your product and/or tool knowledge when you are on the way.
If you share your knowledge, you can save people day and time. Most of the time, people are stuck in the same thing. If you solve the problem, why won’t you share the solution? You don’t need this anymore because you already know after all. This is my main motivation for the open-source community and AWS Community.
And also, I really like to write Terraform for cloud automation, if I see a problem on any module, provider, or unexpected behavior from the tool, I’m checking the Issue tab on GitHub for that thing. For example, https://github.com/hashicorp/terraform-provider-aws/issues. The feeling is amazing.
Today, if I’m standing here, the main reason is the open-source community. Every time I have a chance to try to run open-source projects on Linux Servers, creating clusters, trying to understand HA scenarios, resilient systems, immutable infrastructures, etc. There was an on-demand and if you did something wrong at the kernel side, most of the time the server won’t boot up after a reboot! : ) And after that, you are spending too many hours but getting knowledge at the end of the story. In the cloud era, you can create an autoscaling infrastructure (ec2, docker, serverless, etc.) with a load balancer and secure like a castle with AWS easily and super fast! That kind of infrastructure is a few-click long from your fingers…
If you are using a tool, you should know how you can use that tool. You should get knowledge before you start but on the cloud side, you don’t have to know before you start. You can create your own playground are in AWS and start the learning.
This morning, I’ve got an e-mail from @JasonDunn about the AWS Community Builder program. I don’t remember when I applied to this program but I checked my e-mails and I found a conversation with Jason around March 2021. It should be March because the application was open until midnight Pacific time (GMT -7) on March 31st, 2021. I’ve really appreciated it!
Let’s make a state-of-art together!