Zero to Hero Weekly | Issue 15 — Pivoting Your Career?

Changing job roles is hard no matter what the circumstances. So before pressing the big red button, ask yourself the following questions. Once you answer them all, you’ll have gained clarity and narrowed down your options.

Welcome to the fifteenth issue of Zero to Hero Weekly.

I’m still deep down into Cloud-Native Security. The good news is, I’ve learned “a lot,” and lots of quality stuff will likely come up your way.

On the topic of “Cloud Native,” I asked the community what Cloud-Native Security meant for them.

I did this on Twitter and other mediums, like IRC, Slack, and Discord. Then I came up with a 20-page “mini” bedtime reading material, a Cloud-Native Security DevRel’s survival guide 🥑.

Cloud-Native Security Developer Relations Engineer’s Survival Guide

Don’t Panic
Don’t Panic

I’ve even outlined the blueprint of a book. Not sure if I’ll create a book; or come off with a series of articles or both. We’ll see 😀.

“Cloud-Native Security Developer Relations Engineer”? Wow, fancy title. But, what exactly is it?

Here’s how I defined it in the document.

A Cloud-Native Security Developer Relations Engineer collaborates, partners, grows, contributes, and hacks with the Cloud-Native security community. They exploring new venues find where the developers are, listen to them and engage with them, mentor and support them, and lift them.

While doing these, they will also be the bridge between the developer community and the larger Cloud-Native Security ecosystem. They will share ideas, solutions, and recommendations, gather feedback, and spread the word to the observable universe.

Right now, the document has some Company-specific information, so I cannot quite publicly release it. Still, I am planning to pivot off a more general document for the larger community to benefit.

SPIFFE Anyone?

I also looked into Trust and Identity Federation in the cloud.

SPIRE Tutorial Audio Recording
SPIRE Tutorial Audio Recording

I have 18 minutes of screencast where I deploy a SPIRE server on an AWS EKS cluster and then fetch x.509 SVID’s from a workload. If it does not mean much to you, I promise it’ll make sense after watching the video.

The content is almost ready. It just has some post-production and annotation work to do before it’ll be ready for your viewing pleasure.

Along with the video, there will be an accompanying article that has been tech reviewed by not one but two SPIRE core contributors: Daniel Feldman and Evan Gilman.

So it’ll be awesome. Wait for it.

Random Thought of the Week

Are you making a big career decision?

Changing job roles is hard no matter what the circumstances. So before pressing the big red button, ask yourself the following questions. Once you answer them all, you’ll have gained clarity and narrowed down your options.

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