We start the New Year on vacation, at least, I hope most of you are relaxing today, spending time with family or friends, and getting a break before we go back to earning a living.
If you didn't read Friday's editorial, you should, and spend part of today getting your 2024 plan together.
For me, my 2024 plan is to work on growing more of my skills with my employer's products. While I've been at Redgate for 16+ years, we've had a lot of rapid change in the last year with Flyway and TDM, and I need to make sure I can help customers with the best recommendations on how to implement the products. I still expect our Solutions Engineers to know the ins and outs of switches, options, and parameters better than I do. However, I need to ensure I'm not too far behind them and know all the capabilities as they're added. And with weekly DevOps releases, they're being added quickly.
I also want to spend more time experimenting with and learning about AI. I don't know I want to make that my career area, but I do think it's a tool that will help me in my career, and so I'll be spending my 10% time there.
Lastly, the overall framework for my career in 2024 is balancing life with travel. 2023 was hard and I want to be sure I don't overload myself.
Happy New Year, and work on your 2024 plan.