I’ve spent several days trying to figure out what I want to talk about on my blog, this process has lead to soul searching about what it is that I do day to day and what I want to be doing. If you had asked me 5 years ago what I wanted to be doing today I’d have told you I wanted to be a DBA, today I’m not that I’m probably best classified as a Technical Product Manager – I manage the product portfolio, the development team & their schedule, I define architecture, I review code, I write code.
One of the main things I’m aware of is how much I enjoy my role despite finding myself moving out of the world of the production developer in to a more person oriented role.
I’m totally fine with bridging both worlds.
That thought alone is a very scary one, it shows a level of maturity I didn’t possess a few years ago when I was 100% certain that I would remain at the daily technical grind stone for another 10 years at least.
This thought lead has helped shape the second question, what is it I want to write about? This blog has always existed for a reason, it used to be a case that it was simply a place to output the technical fixes I came up with and now that is not something which is so relevant to me my focus has shifted.
My focus is now firmly on the performance of our architecture as a whole and I see my time is best spent making sure that the other developers I work with have access too data which is:
I’m starting the process by looking in to Bosun & scollector, my thoughts will follow in a few days.