Mistakes to avoid when moving your site
There are a few reasons I wanted to move my WordPress blog off of my previous host, GoDaddy, to AWS.* For one, my BS in Cloud Computing at WGU requires me to take a course on and pass the exam for the AWS Certified SysOps Administrator certification. What better way to get acquainted with AWS than by actually using it? Additionally, I made it to a second round of interviews with AWS for a Senior Technical Trainer, so I wanted to fluff my non-existing knowledge on AWS–which I fully disclosed to them–and I figured, if I’m comfortable with Azure and O365 administration, those skills will likely translate over pretty well with a little bit of hands-on work. AWS is a ubiquitous platform and whether my job search brings me to work for Amazon or not, it’s a skill that will only help in the future.
The beginning of the year means performance evaluations at my workplace. I gladly welcome them as I enjoy having open conversation and feedback about my contribution to the company.
One thing I’ve newly experienced was having to conduct my own evaluation! While there’s usually a small portion of the process to throw in a comment or two about your own performance, I’ve never experienced the insight of holistically evaluating myself for someone else. As the time nears for me to conduct this annual self-eval, I reflected on my role and summed up three main tenets I subscribe to being in IT middle management:
Hacktoberfest is here, and Code Fountain Institute has brought it to Guam!
I meant to write this post before we hosted Guam’s first ever Hacktoberfest event, but alas, here we are, the Monday after it went down. The planning was slightly stressful and it was definitely last minute, but boy, it was worth every single wink of sleep that was lost, all the lunch breaks we sacrificed, the few days off we took from work, gym days skipped (ok, now I’m exaggerating on that last one 😛). I’m writing this post to reflect on the planning and coordination, remind myself in the future of how things should be prepped, and to serve as helpful advice to any of my readers aspiring to host their own event!
As I’ve always said but never done, I wanted to explore into programming but have only casually skimmed its concepts and did a lot of copying/pasting to get work done. However, with the help of Chovin, I’ve been delving into programming more than I ever have before.
It first started with my joining of freeCodeCampGuam and enrolling in CS50, the popular Harvard course on intro to computer science.
Since I joined freeCodeCampGuam, I thought it’d be a good idea to familiarize myself with the content and offerings that our parent organization, freeCodeCamp, provides.