Hello. My name is Jonathan De Riemaecker and I am a junior consultant at Continuous.
What elements of Continuous's corporate culture have marked you the most?
"Our team comprises seniors from various backgrounds and different disciplines, including IT, agility, sales and HR.
My experience at Continuous led me to understand as a developer the DevOps culture and CI / CD concepts and the implementation (creation, maintenance and management) of the functionalities offered by Cloud services, particularly AWS. This went through learning the basics of Linux and, among others, by AWS Workshops, Git etc ... I hope to continue to perfect my learning and improve my knowledge in the various existing web languages. I also passed several certifications (AWS Architect Associate, CDEF from DevOps Institute, Certified Kubernetes Application Developer (CKAD)...) in 3 years.
Never stop learning is important in Continuous's culture."
Why do you think it is important to take in-house training and obtain a Cloud, AWS or other certification?
"The cloud is the future. AWS is the biggest actor in this market.
I find it useful to know Linux in the age of the cloud, where the number of people obtaining the certification of cloud architect is increasing, but all Linux administration tasks are important prerequisites. The current tools do a great deal of service abstraction, but you need to have a solid knowledge of Linux to be more productive."
What did you like the most about giving or creating Workshops for Continuous?
"Facilitators assist groups as they work together toward achieving group goals, and in many cases they do not interject their own personal opinions or agenda.
They remain alert to group dynamics and encourage reflection, have a challenge, maintain respect within the group. Although facilitators can help guide the discussion, they also recognize and build the own capacity of the groups they lead.
Good facilitators cede control to the group and promote open and democratic dialogue among group members. What really matters is that participants are learning how to learn and how to solve problems."
How did the skills increase in the tools or technologies used at Continuous go?
"Learning continuously or contributing to a group is beneficial for me. A collaborative workgroup has substantial benefits, such as better understanding, mastering the skills and tools essential for success, and increasing my enthusiasm and independently stimulating my learnings.
It is on our own when we learn things; once again, that is why we need to « learn to learn » and technology at Continuous as a tool for learning, communication and collaboration."
Thank you Jonathan.