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As we wait for the latest Apple keynote this month, we got to sit down with our very own Mobile Lead/iOS Developer, Chris Garver, to hear from him about his experiences as an iOS developer and how the landscape has changed throughout his career since the initial release of Swift!
A few years ago, I knew nothing of the cloud – I wasn’t even working in a traditional IT job. Throughout my 20s, I was always more of a business guy; however, in my early 30s, I started to see the handwriting on the wall: Tech, and tech jobs, were the future. And although my work experience to this point was on the business side, I grew up with a solid foundation in tech. Back in the early 90s, I was the first in my neighborhood to get online – name any early 90’s online platform (pre-AOL), and I had an account. I ran a side business in high school upgrading computers with more RAM, hard disk space, and modems. I also completed a few programing classes in high school (Pascal) and college (C). I knew computers, and I knew tech, but I left that all behind as I progressed through college.
Fast-forward to eight years later, and I found myself being pulled back. In the late 2000s, I started to notice all these inefficiencies in the company I was working for at the time. We lacked proper data analytics, and there were numerous workflows that could be automated in various departments. I began spending evening and weekends writing up ideas for various software applications we could build to help solve these issues. Before I knew it, the company had an in-house development team building many of my ideas. Some worked very well and were very profitable for the company; others were not. In the end, it reignited my love for tech, programming, gadgets, hardware, and software. Around 2013, I left that company in search of a new career. (more…)
The world went crazy over the solar eclipse… and the Linux Academy/Cloud Assessments team took every part in it! While we weren’t one of the 10 states that were in the line of totality, we definitely got to see the partial eclipse from our hometown, Keller. We decked out in our eclipse gear including solar-safe glasses and make-shift viewers! (more…)
We’re so excited to announce the release of two brand new courses this week! Doug V refreshed Implementing Microsoft Azure Infrastructure Exam 70-533 course to keep you updated in the latest 70-533 exam objectives, and Matt U launched the new Google Certified Professional – Cloud Architect – Part 1 course for those of you interested in taking the Google Cloud Architect certification exam!