Donald Guy

Infrastructure dev (K8s) / "full-stack" software engineer (Elixir/Ruby/Rust/…), amateur: music-produc...  
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Positions

Developer

  • SmartLogic
  • Oct 2019 - Feb 2021

SWE II, AKS

  • Microsoft
  • May 2018 - Oct 2019

Head of Technical Operations

  • Tulip Interfaces
  • Aug 2015 - Mar 2018
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2021

May 18, 2021
May 18, 2021
Released a YouTube annual update
May 03, 2021
May 03, 2021
Attended KubeCon | CloudNativeCon
Found external excuse to prioritize a desire
Woke up at 3:30am eastern to catch the inaugural Cloud Native Rust Day; Used the upcoming-ness of to trick myself into working through Rustlings, finish The Book, etc.

https://events.linuxfoundation.org/cloud-native-rust-day/

(Did less of a good job getting up early enough rest of the week, but working to catch up since…)
Mar 01, 2021
Mar 01, 2021
Lost my health insurance
Did you know? Title X of the Consolidated Omnibus Reconciliation Act of 1985 (COBRA) as amended to date only mandates continuation coverage for employers with 20 or more full time employees more than half of the working days in the prior calendar year? 

I didn't. And Maryland's "Mini-COBRA" (relevant to me as SL HQ) only applies to MD residents (which I've never been)
Feb 26, 2021
Feb 26, 2021
Bought an Oculus Quest 2
Belatedly got on the VR train. Not a big gamer, but its been good for getting back in some kind of fitness routine, and am excited by the possibilities

(Pictured: https://www.getsupernatural.com )
Feb 01, 2021
Feb 01, 2021
Left a role at SmartLogic
Ended my journey as Developer at SmartLogic!
Developer, SmartLogic

2020

Aug 29, 2020
Aug 29, 2020
Re-diagnosed with ADHD
Was tested and diagnosed as a child, but my parents chose not to treat as they were medication-skeptic. The novelty of instutional education's wide curriculum (mostly) seemed to sate my need for novelty (and could cope via procrastination), and working in DevOps/SRE (with wide variety) has helped do the same in industry, but I've struggled pretty consistently when I have tried to be a specialist software eng (as in Q3 '20 - Q1 '21) 😅


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