One Year at DigitalOcean

Published June 20, 2017

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Today marks one year with DigitalOcean, and I couldn’t be happier. I’m so unbelievably lucky to get to do what I do there. I work on the DigitalOcean Tutorials collection, where I help community authors get their articles published. It’s the perfect job for me, as I get to draw from my software development and system administration backgrounds, as well as my writing, editing, and teaching experiences. Writing software is fun, but DigitalOcean gives me the opportunity to help others get better at what they do. I not only get to publish awesome tutorials that people know and love, but I also get to help authors develop their skills so they can be better communicators. I can see the impact I’m having in conversations at conferences, on Twitter, and with the authors themselves.

Flowers from DigitalOcean

DigitalOcean sent me anniversary flowers. Because that's how they roll.

Here are just a few of the cool things I’ve published this year:

In addition to these articles, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a bunch of other side projects. I helped smooth some process things out, took a slight detour into doing some marketing work, learned a ton about SEO, and participated in a hackfest where I worked with four awesome developers to build something pretty cool.

The best thing about the job is the team I work with. The company is full of amazing and talented people, and the team I’m on is no exception. Everyone on our team has great ideas, is passionate about helping people learn, and is incredibly supportive. I’ve learned so much from my teammates this year and I’m incredibly grateful for their help. There are lots of places you can trade your skills for money. But not every place makes you excited to head to work every Monday.

I’m looking forward to the next year at DO. I’ve got some big plans for year two.

Oh… we’re hiring. If you are a system administrator or software developer with a passion for helping people level up, I’d like to work with you. We should have a talk if you feel you haver the right mix of technical skills, teaching experience, and can edit articles for structure, technical content, tone, and grammar. Here’s what we’re looking for:

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