Zero to Hero Weekly | Issue 13 — Nine-to-Five? I Don’t Think So
As a leader, you have to encourage people around you to handle differences, respect one another, listen, and learn. But how? Here are a few suggestions.
Welcome to the thirteenth issue of Zero to Hero Weekly.
I was on a much-needed family vacation, so it took a while to get back on track, but I did many cool things in the meantime.
Without further ado, here are the last two weeks’ highlights.
All Your Ops Belong to Us
This is a biggie.
A couple of years ago, with a group of friends and colleagues, we jumped into a startup adventure called OpsBeacon. The main goal of OpsBeacon is to help the Ops and Support teams’ days turn a little bit brighter and help them #sleepmore at night.
I was the lead architect of the project and had the chance to try changing the world. I worked with the brightest minds, the most practical thinkers, and the most creative problem solvers I’ve had an opportunity to work with.
Anyhoo, life happened. Things get dragged along. And we decided to put the project on hold for a while.
Well, good news. OpsBeacon is back, and it’s moving full steam ahead.
And I’m delighted to have the opportunity to lead and mentor the team again.
Keep an eye on OpBeacon. You’ll hear more about them from other industry experts and from me because they have the will, knowledge, skills, and decades of accumulated field experience to change the world. And they will do so.
Go Beacons 🤘.
I’ve updated Radio ZeroToHero to display AI-generated images based on the music that’s being played.
It’s a mesmerizing experience. Come check it out.
I also started a YouTube channel called Synesthetic Arrangements where I’m using the same visualization concept on piano pieces that I play.
It’s so much fun combining art, technology, IA, and visualization. Plus, it motivates me sit on the bench and practice piano further. I’m liking it so far.
I’m mostly done with the “identity management” APIs. I’ve shared some of the progress in the recent live streams.
More videos and articles to come. I will also create more articles and use-case videos down the line. Stay tuned.
What’s on the Horizon 👩🍳
Here are the first few priorities that I have.
Make Everything Seamless and Streamlined
For example, if I want to be live stream what I’m doing right now, it should not take. No more than a few clicks. Which, apparently, I can do it right now 😄.
I have a second “streamer” machine connected to my work computer. I can switch from the “synesthetic radio” mode, to “live stream my desktop” in mere seconds. No preparation is necessary.
I’ll also create an article about that entire setup, but that’s the story of a different day.
Finalize FizzBuzz Pro APIs
The APIs that are waiting to be completed are
- Question/Answer endpoints
- Subscription/Stripe integration
And that’s pretty much it. Once these tasks are done, I can focus on the UI of the application.
Help OpsBeacon in Total World Domination
Total world domination… in a good way. I’m sure it’ll be an fantastic journey. And I’m fully supporting the team.
But yeah, these are my top three focuses in the short term.
Random Thought of the Week
Nine-to-Five? I Don’t Think So
Move away from the nine-to-five culture: It’s outdated, it’s disappearing, and it does not make sense in a global and connected world. Instead, shape your work around your life, not the other way around.
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