I like having a side project. It gives me a way of sharpening my saw on something other than my day job, but I don’t feel like I’m wasting my time.
This is part of our 100 Things in 2016 challenge. Here’s the full list.
In 2015, I recorded a video tutorial series on Python, and had a great experience working with O’Reilly Media. So when they asked me if I was interested in doing it again, I didn’t have to think too long before I said yes. This time the subject matter would be Kubernetes, a software system that helps you run other software systems on lots of computers.
The video series went up on O’Reilly’s site in August, and I’ve been surprised by the amount of feedback I’ve received. People really seem to respond to this kind of teaching, which I love. This is my second good experience doing this, so I’ll most likely do it again if I get the opportunity.