Don’t Be Afraid To Learn New Things and Don’t Skip The Fundamentals with Nigel Poulton
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Nigel Poulton does what he loves – playing with tech and teaching Kubernetes all around the world. He has trained well over 1 million people with Docker and Kubernetes. He is also the author of Docker Deep Dive which was rated by Book Authority as the best ever book on Docker. And his latest book is The Kubernetes Book which is being updated a couple of times a year.
Nigel talks to Phil about why we must always seek to learn new things, and how this can keep us energised. He also discusses why today’s world is a golden age for technology and possibilities, and why we as IT professionals should be very excited.
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Nigel took a job that was convenient, but not challenging. He soon learned that without the chance to be challenged, and to develop each day, his love for the job rapidly deteriorated.
Every time Nigel publishes a newly created product, such as a book or piece of video content, it gives a real buzz of excitement. It’s the same feeling when someone reaches out in response to something Nigel has made.
The tech world today is revolutionising the way we live, and allowing science fiction concepts to become a reality. For someone who grew up thinking these things could never happen, the world of today is an incredible place.
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