Captain’s Log Star Date 2024.05.24

Captain’s Log Star Date 2024.05.24

Reading

“Data Pipelines – Pocket Reference, Moving and Process Data for Analytics” – James Densmore – Chapter 7 Orchestrating Pipelines

“The Enterprise Big Data Lake, Delivering the Promise of Big Data and Data Science” – Alex Gorelik – Chapter 5 From Data Ponds/Big Data Warehouses to Data Lakes

“The Making of a Manager: What to Do When Everyone Looks to You” – Julie Zhou – Chapter 5 Managing Yourself

The Phoenix Project: A Novel about IT, DevOps, and Helping Your Business Win” – Gene Kim, Kevin Behr, George Spafford 

Courses

A Cloud Guru – “DevOps Essentials” – Chapter 3 DevOps Concepts and Practices

Udemy – “Complete Agile Scrum Master Certification Training” – Section 1 Introduction

Notes

I downloaded the original Scrum Guide to read. This is the original document published by Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber. It is the crux of Scrum. What’s surprising is how such a short, compact document’s become such a widely accepted and adapted concept. I am curious if Agile is the most misunderstood management term in technology. I also am curious if DevOps is also.

I am also reading Project Phoenix. This is a widely recommended book for understanding these concepts. I’ve been reading this one for awhile. I originally gave up on it because I didn’t understand some of the things they’ve talked about. However, now that I know more about DevOps I am finding the concepts here added context and clarity to what I am learning on the course side.

Finally, I spent some time working with Python. I am so excited about Python as an automation tool. Again, I’ll say this over and over, I really wish I would’ve learned this technology ten years ago. It would’ve made working with some of those enormous data sets so much easier. Instead, I spent too much time working on million + lines of data using Excel (mostly because that was all I could get my hands on) and watching it crash when I tried to do too large of calculations. In hindsight though, I would’ve installed Postgres for some of that work I was doing. It would’ve made matching up data a breeze.