Changing Careers with Lionel

Today I have the great pleasure of speaking with Lionel, a systems engineer with an incredible story about changing his career from a dead end job into the hustle and bustle of systems and software.

Next episode I am going to dive into what I’ve been learning about threads and race conditions.

Introducing Lionel

  • Systems Engineer
  • Ops, Dev, DBA
  • Management side, day to day, how he got to where he is, biggest challenge

Threads and Race Conditions

  • Sneak peak into next episode
  • Golang tool
  • Functional Programming
  • Testing vs Design

Lionel Interview

  • Who are you
  • What do you do

How did you get here?

  • Your pressing situation
  • Cranking out certs
  • Getting the job

Tech Enthusiast

  • Favorite technology stack
  • What interests you
  • What motivates you
  • Favorite part of your job

Current Project

Future and Biggest Challenge

Shout out to Josh Duffney and Hayden Barnes


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I hear you about the Async stuff in JS. I’m currently working on a couple of projects in JS (node) and coming from Python and Bash previously, using promises and callbacks was rather confusing at first, but now I just use Async, await when I can which is a blessing.