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A little over a month ago, the overwhelming majority of my team was laid off due to our company (in the vacation and hospitality industry) being all but shut down due to the ongoing pandemic.

Since then I've been forced to dust off my coding skills and even learn a few new tricks. Currently holding down the fort for:
- 3 different flavors of "serverless" applications
- An autoscaling Kubernetes cluster
- Several machine learning applications in need of ongoing tuning

I'm stoked to get to do what I do, but wish I had more folks to do it with :-(

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I also took the time to get a formal certificate as a "data science professional" so I'd feel like less of an imposter since people are looking to me to somewhat lead the charge in my former team's absence. Was a fun course, but again, would rather have folks back than try to wear their hats.

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