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The Human Side of Technology Solutions: A Tale of 2 Projects.

· 4 min read
Ron Amosa
Platform Security Engineer @ Salesforce U.S.

This past week I've had a chance to reflect on 2 different projects I've been involved with at opposite ends of the lockdown.

At the beginning of Level 4, just before the lock-down, I was contacted to help out with what would end up being the NZ Governments WhatsApp channel.

The technology involved for the solution required some in-depth knowledge of cloud technology, container orchestration platform kubernetes, a secrets management CLI (command line interface), monitoring and dashboard building and deployment methods and configuration.

So I Decided to Run a Code Club - Part 2

· 6 min read
Ron Amosa
Platform Security Engineer @ Salesforce U.S.

::note

In the thrilling 2nd Chapter of this story, I recall the harrowing experience of the first session, trying technical difficulties and where I want to see this going in the future.

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So, I've signed up at Code Club NZ. I've got myself a venue. I've bought and built 10 laptops.

What do I need next?

So I Decided to Run a Code Club - Part 1

· 6 min read
Ron Amosa
Platform Security Engineer @ Salesforce U.S.

So I Started a Code Club Last Year#

Why?

Good question. I've never seen myself working with kids in any capacity, let alone teaching them stuff. But there I was last August 2018 embarking on a small mission to start and run a code club to try and get more Pacific Island kids into IT by showing them how to code, and that computers were cool things you could learn and do lots of crazy and wonderful stuff on!