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#SpeedOfLife – In Conclusion, Thanks for the Conversation

As we close out the month of May, the #SpeedOfLife campaign will come to a close as well. Soon I will no longer be monitoring the hashtag but please feel free to continue the conversation on Twitter. You can even tag me (@dev_nikema) if you like. What does “speed of life” mean to you? Before […]

#SpeedOfLife Week Two Recap

Tweets, Clips, and Double the Livestreams In week two, we shared some awesome clips from my #SpeedOfLife interviews. Additionally, we had a bonus live stream with Kelsey Hightower. To date, there has been an element of chaos in each live stream. I’ve got two more planned, so two chances to get through a smooth stream […]

#SpeedOfLife First Week Recap

It Begins We started the #SpeedOfLife campaign last week, yay! It has been a bumpy start but we’re happily moving forward. The first person I spoke with about delivering software at the speed of life was our CEO at Armory, DROdio. I posted a snippet of our conversation on Twitter last week and here that […]

What Does It Mean To Deliver Software At The #SpeedOfLife?

In this blog post, I’m excited to announce the #SpeedOfLife campaign that I will be leading for the month of May. I’m looking forward to getting to know more of the awesome people who make up our DevOps community. What is #SpeedOfLife? #SpeedOfLife is a social campaign meant to highlight users and experts in the […]

#NikemaLearns About AWS – #4 Officially AWS Certified

I’m an AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner! I took the exam and I passed. I fell behind on blog updates starting about a month ago but I studied up until the day before the test. I was somewhat disappointed in myself for not keeping my schedule but in the end, I passed and that was the […]

#NikemaLearns About AWS – #3 We Have an Exam Date

I passed my practice exams thrice in a row so I felt ready to register for the real thing. I booked my test yesterday (February 26, 2021) and my exam date is April 9th. Sharing what I’ve learned So far, I’ve written about how I’m studying for this exam, but I haven’t shared much about […]

#NikemaLearns About AWS – #2 A Milestone Met!

I really wanted to finish my video course before writing this blog post, and *spoiler alert* I did it! I finished the course and took my second practice exam today. I didn’t get a passing score (69.23%, so close), but I did improve since the first attempt. ✨ Check out the previous post in the […]

#NikemaLearns About AWS – #1 Getting Started

Getting started can be difficult. The state between the initial excitement of learning something new and when things start to click into place can be hard to move through. I’m proud to say that I’ve started and I’m moving forward in my study practice. I’m still wobbly and uncomfortable but I know that’s part of […]

Introducing the #NikemaLearns DevOps Blog Series

I am geeked out about learning! I get enjoyment out of adding to my knowledge and pushing at the edges of my comfort zone. While continuous learning is important to me, It’s easy to fall out of practice when work and family time demand a lot of my attention. Part of what excited me about […]

How the Pandemic Opened the Door to My Career in Tech

The coronavirus pandemic played a part in reducing the access gap for parents, disabled people, and neurodivergent people in tech. I'm a member of each of those marginalized groups. The timing of the pandemic was beneficial to my job search. I was helped by the more inclusive hiring and work practices that companies adopted as a matter of survival.
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