Episode 171

Making Time To Fail In Order To Learn: John Paice on the Journey from vSphere pro to DevOps pro


June 30th, 2020

32 mins 38 secs

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About this Episode

“Taking a course on Kubernetes is helpful, but it’s also really helpful to just fail at it."

Failing at anything feels uncomfortable. But, as John Paice, a platform reliability engineer at DICK's Sporting Goods points notes, failing at something can be the best way to learn it. In this episode, Dormain talks to John about his journey from a HyperV and vSphere expert to one of the founding members of the DICK's Sporting Goods platform engineering team. Along the way, he's had to learn new scripting languages, get familiar with the differences between cloud providers, and strengthen his Linux know-how.

Read the full show notes here: https://tanzu.vmware.com/content/podcasts/making-time-to-fail-in-order-to-learn-john-paice-on-the-journey-from-vsphere-pro-to-devops-pro