On Writing, Crypto, and DevOps: Meet the Writer Sergio, Your Coding Teacher by@yourdevopsguy

On Writing, Crypto, and DevOps: Meet the Writer Sergio, Your Coding Teacher

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Your Coding Teacher

Software engineer: previously at Amazon and now at eBay. Certified Professional Cloud Architect.

This story is a part of Hacker Noon's Meet the Writer series of interviews. The series is intended for tech professionals contributing the most insightful Hacker Noon stories to share more about their writing habits, ideas, and professional background (and maybe a hobby or two).

If you too would like to start contributing to Hacker Noon, you can do so here.

So let’s start! Tell us a bit about yourself. For example, name, profession, and personal interests.

My name is Sergio. I currently work as a Senior DevOps engineer at eBay. Before, I was a software developer at Amazon. I am interested in basically anything that has to do with programming and crypto. I also enjoy teaching others about it, which is the main reason why I started building my blog and Twitter account.

Interesting! What was your latest Hackernoon Top story about?

My latest Hackernoon Top story was The Ultimate Guide to Crypto Tokens, where I described in depth what you need to know to follow any token-related article/conversation.

Do you usually write on similar topics? If not, what do you usually write about?

I write mostly about software engineering (technical topics and career advice), although I do have other articles on Bitcoin and Ethereum technical topics like Merkel trees, Bloom filters, or UTXO vs account based models.

Great! What is your usual writing routine like (if you have one?)

I don’t have much of a routine for writing. I keep a list of topics I want to talk about and I add ideas as they come. To pick what is next, sometimes I am a bit selfish and pick whatever interests me the most at that time while other times I choose whatever I think will benefit my readers the most. I split the process into researching (when needed), writing (pretty much without a filter) end editing. Usually, most of the time is spent editing.

Being a writer in tech can be a challenge. It’s not often our main role, but an addition to another one. What is the biggest challenge you have when it comes to writing?

Getting started is the hardest part, as well as having the distraction-free environment that writing (as well as coding) requires. Also, making sure that the technical knowledge that is in your mind is clear and easy to follow in the text, especially for someone who may lack my background and the hours of research I put into the article.

What is the next thing you hope to achieve in your career?

I have a big interest in crypto and I would like to shift my career towards this space, be it as a DevOps engineer, a software developer. I don’t know what will come next, but eventually I’d like to run my own business.

Wow, that’s admirable. Now, something more casual: What is your guilty pleasure of choice?

Going on long walks listening to music or an interesting podcast or audiobook.

Do you have a non-tech-related hobby? If yes, what is it?

Working out, foreign languages, music and reading (non-fiction).

What can the Hacker Noon community expect to read from you next?

More of the same: technical topics related to blockchain and software engineering.

Thanks for taking the time to join our “Meet the writer” series. It was a pleasure. Do you have any closing words?

The pleasure is mine. Thanks to the Hacker Noon team for providing a platform where I can share my writing.

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