Cloud Academy’s Cloud Marathon is an easy framework that users joined this spring to make step-by-step changes in their lives and careers by committing to learning for 60 minutes a day for 100 days.
How does someone really do that? How hard is it and what are some tangible results? We spoke to Dominik Lenda, who’s in the middle of his Cloud Marathon, about what the experience has been like.
Can you tell us a bit about your background?
Hi, I’m Dominik. I’m a psychological researcher and data analyst. I’ve been working on research about decision-making for a few years. My job was in quantitative psychology, so it involved loads of data analysis and R programming. Currently, I work as a data analyst, and I’m finishing my grant project on experience-based decisions.
I’m changing my profession because I realized that technical activities such as programming were the most attractive to me in my work. I had experience with a few tech areas, but cloud computing was the most exotic. Out of pure curiosity, I started exploring the cloud, and after a few months of intensive training, all I can say is, I love it.
Why did you start the #100DaysOfCloud challenge? Is this your first time in the challenge?
I started the challenge because I wanted to immerse myself in the cloud community to boost my learning. First, I used Twitter to follow people for whom cloud computing is the bread and butter. Then, I bumped into #AWSCertified, a challenge to tweet every day about learnings for AWS certs. I used this tag to start my journey but quickly changed it to #100DaysOfCloud. After 30 days, I reset my counter to join Cloud Marathon and started the challenge again.
What are you training on at the moment and how is that going?
I took a data engineering path