by Leon Rosenshein

The First Year

It's been just over a year since I started writing these notes. It started out as just sharing some links with my team, then with all of the infra org, and finally with all of ATG. Just over 230 notes. Some more humorous than others, but hopefully all interesting and informative.

First off, what a year it's been. When I started sending those links our team was the infra team for the Maps organization in "Prime". Since then we've moved to the Infra Org in ATG/Core Platforms, switched from Java/Scala and Mesos/Peloton to Go and Kubernetes, shut down a DC (WBU2), learned AWS, turned up a DC (DCA19), moved from rAV to rNA, are still dealing with a pandemic and have been WfH for almost ⅓ of the time (100 days). Even for Uber that's a busy year :)

Second, we don't know what the next year will hold, but we have some ideas. It will have at least returning to the office, doubling the size of DCA19, and rNA on the road at scale. Who knows what other challenges the world will throw at us.

Third, a request. While I've got opinions on just about everything and am not too shy to share them, if there's something you're interested in or curious about let me know. Send me a DM or add it to a thread. I read all of them and I'm happy to take requests.

Finally, I want to say thank you. I've learned a bunch along the way. Partly from needing to be sure I understood something well enough to explain it simply, and mostly from your comments. The links and experiences you shared have taught me new things, changed my understanding of some things, and overall helped me get better at my job.

Here's to another year of working and learning together.