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Wannabe Geek

# 250564 16-May-2019 14:02
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Hey Everyone,


I've just been... upskilling... myself on the forum rules and readmes and things and they said to say hi.








Glad we got that out of the way haha. I'm Chris. Technology wise I'm


  • an AWS architect where I work and
  • a DevOps Engineer (but we're still trying to figure out what that means)

Hobby wise I


  • play Piano (at a sorta junior-intermediate level)
  • am keen to get into sailing
  • enjoy walks / hikes / running
  • bake / cook

I found out about this site from a friend so I thought I'd sign up :)



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  # 2239127 16-May-2019 14:02
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  # 2239135 16-May-2019 14:11
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Hi Chris.  Welcome to GZ.  :)

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  # 2239152 16-May-2019 14:22
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Also - DevOPS really has turned into "Site Reliability Engineer" which makes a little more sense.

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  # 2239187 16-May-2019 14:52
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Welcome on board mate!


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Wannabe Geek

  # 2239347 16-May-2019 16:34
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@Mr Snotty - Yeah totally agree. I like to think that


class SRE implements DevOps


We're still trying to figure out what that looks like for our org (Google's done some awesome work in this area). At the moment I'm sort of an Operations Engineer and SysAdmin but we'll get there :)

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  # 2239349 16-May-2019 16:36
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Welcome to the forums!


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  # 2239350 16-May-2019 16:41
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  # 2239514 16-May-2019 20:31
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  • a DevOps Engineer (but we're still trying to figure out what that means)


Welcome aboard, and me too lol

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Uber Geek

  # 2239544 16-May-2019 21:17
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welcome to GZ!

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  # 2239577 16-May-2019 22:49
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Welcome to GZ.


I must admit, I never heard of piano playing on this site before.

Please keep this GZ community vibrant by contributing in a constructive & respectful manner.

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Master Geek

  # 2240808 19-May-2019 14:51
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What kind of certs do you need to be an AWS architect?




And more importantly... do you run and bake in sufficient quantities for them to offset each other?

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Wannabe Geek

  # 2240851 19-May-2019 16:54
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Haha @cddt. I like to think that I offset one with the other. But the proof of the pudding is in the eating *ba dum tsssh*

AWS runs a solution architect certification, which I don’t actually have. Instead I’m a certified Systems Administrator (associate). I’ve done the courses for system administration and security.

AWS Solution Architect Cert:

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  # 2240903 19-May-2019 18:39
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