This post is, hopefully, going to be the first in a series of posts summarising some of the StackOverflow answers I’ve given in the past. I earned my first gold badge on the site this year - the “Unsung Hero” badge. What this effectively means is that I answer a lot of questions correctly and helpfully, but no-one cares.
As I write this blog post, on Tuesday 27th June 2017, I’m looking through memories of where I was on this day in 2016: participating in the keynote speech at Red Hat’s DevNation conference in San Francisco.
This is post is a long time coming. Not so long after I first joined C2B2, I had the job of making sure that our internal production servers were properly backed up. It was a pretty important job, but the sort where a young, new starter could be let loose without doing any damage, since the only real problem you can run into is accidentally taking too many backups. If you accidentally delete all the snapshots you’ve been taking to prevent that issue, well, you’re back where you started and nothing has really changed.
Last week, on Monday 27th June, Red Hat’s DevNation began. I was privileged enough to be on stage during the Keynote, joining Tomitribe’s Theresa Nguyen, IBM’s Alasdair Nottingham, the London Java Community’s Martijn Verburg and Red Hat’s Mark Little, as we announced a joint venture in MicroProfile.io.
I’m a big fan of using the terminal over using a GUI. Ostensibly, that’s because it tends to be more efficient to avoid reaching for the mouse so often, and to script as much as possible. In reality, this results in an excessive amount of time spent in configuring, reconfiguring, changing colourschemes and generally fiddling with useless settings when I could be getting things done.