A diverse team requires mutual respect. (generated by Midjourney)

Welcome to the fourteenth issue of Zero to Hero Weekly.

This week, I started digging deeper into Kubernetes Security. It will be my main focus next couple of months.

Since I’ll be in R&D mode, I will create less content. However, no matter how busy I am, I still want to do these weekly reviews because I’ve received great feedback about them so far. It makes me delighted that you folks are finding them helpful and informative—I will keep them coming!

Also, deep research on the subject matter will mean more articles and video ideas in the backlog. Eventually, those items will find their place on Zero to Hero—I see this as a marathon, not a race. And as always, I value quality over quantity.

FizzBuzz Pro 💻

On the FizzBuzz Pro end, I’ve finally finished the IDM APIs, and I also automated the deployment process a bit. You can find me working on these in the recent screencasts.

Next on my agenda is setting up the Stripe Integration and working on the subscriptions API.

Here’s the sequence diagram of actions that I have in mind:

FizzBuzz Pro Subscription Sequence Diagram
FizzBuzz Pro Subscription Sequence Diagram

Of course, things may change along the way, and I may update the diagram, and I wanted to share it while it was fresh in my mind.

Synesthesia Anyone?

I’ve created a YouTube channel where I combine my piano interpretations with AI-generated OpenGL visualization.

I have four music pieces already. I’ll add more in time. That’s also a good motivation factor for me to put my heiney on that bench and study piano. Win-win 😀.

Synestetic Experiences
Synestetic Experiences

It’s a mesmerizing experience. Come check it out.

Random Thought of the Week

When your team is diverse, figuring out where everyone is coming from can be difficult.

It’s not only diversity in culture. Today, a typical office environment can include members from four different generations. The amount of diversity is both an opportunity and also a challenge in itself.

And there are ways to reap the benefits of a multi-cultural, multi-generational work environment. Here’s how:

Firstly, challenge assumptions. It’s easy to make generalizations like “they are experienced, but possibly they have lost the fire in their belly; they are just resting and vesting…”. Debunk your stereotypes.

Know your preferences. Ask everyone to be open about their preferences, especially around communication. Different people can have different communication styles, methods, or tools that they prefer.

Make sure everyone is equally heard. Dur9ing meetings, make an extra effort to ensure every point of view is heard and considered, regardless of the person’s level or seniority.

You are a team. Instead of sustaining the “us versus them” mindset, change the overall theme and narrative of the environment to respect and understanding.

Encourage mutual respect and understanding. You’ll see that everything will run smoother, and things will get done faster.

Look What I’ve Found

Here are the things that grabbed my attention this week.

I typically don’t share these anywhere else.

Exclusively hand-picked for you 👌. Enjoy.

Thanks a Lot ❤️

That’s all for this week. Next week, I’ll gather more unique content and resources.

So, until next time… May the source be with you 🦄.