Hi Friends,

I hope the new year is going well for you! With this new year, I now have a new blog and, more excitingly, an exciting new job!

My new friends at CleanSlate LogoCleanSlate

So first, the exciting thing. I have now been a Technical Architect (I think that’s my title) at CleanSlate Technology Group (you’ll see me refer to them as either CleanSlate or CSTG). I’m going to be doing many of the same things I’ve done before with cloud-hosted enterprise systems (and more!), but I will be doing this with some really talented people at CleanSlate.

One of the many things I’m excited about is that I will help to begin growing CleanSlate’s Azure practice in 2020. The company has been doing some really great things the past couple years in the AWS space but have been lacking in experience in Azure. This is a big reason why I’m here! I hope to write about some of the great things we learn during this process!

By the way, did I mention that there are some great people here? I have now only billed ~20 hours towards a legitimate project yet I have learned so many things already from the team I’m surrounded with! One of the technologies I’m quickly learning is Terraform - I’ll soon have a series of posts on using this in Azure!

One more thing: I plan to be posting on here quite regularly. I know I’ve said this before but this is actually a part of my job at CleanSlate that I have time set aside to do precisely this, which is incredibly badass!

New Blog

If you haven’t noticed, this is a new blog! Welcome to words.Jax.io! I might change this domain a bit in the next week or so, but welcome nonetheless!

I don’t yet have my history imported but that’s mostly because I’ve been struggling with getting it in with the correct metadata (I don’t want 100 posts all showing up as having been published today!). I’ve been waiting to post this until I got that all in here but I finally decided to just go ahead and move forward with the new content and deal with the old content some other time.

I’ll make a detailed post about the tech stack I’m using for this but for now, the short version is that it involves Github, Dev.to, StackBit, Netlify, Cloudinary and some static site generators & themes. I want to shuffle things around a little bit but this is good enough to start moving with! If you can’t wait, then check out these two posts (1, 2) and that’ll get you started in the direction I’m going.

Cheers! Here’s to a great 2020 for us all! 🥂


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