Hello and welcome to Prism’s festive December newsletter!
I hope that you’re having an enjoyable run-up to the festive period and hope that you have had a fun party season in your respective teams and organisations. I couldn’t help but share some snaps from the Prism Digital Christmas party a couple of weeks ago.
It has been a reflective month as Prism turned 10yrs old. I shared a LinkedIn post with some fun pictures from the past and present along with some of my lessons learned along the way. I have included it in the newsletter below in case you missed it. Thanks again to everyone that has been on the journey with Prism over the last 10yrs. It sounds cliché but it does feel like we have a ‘Prism Digital Family’, so I am super delighted to observe this milestone and share this with everyone.
Looking at topical events this month; Elon Musk is in the media again. It looks like he has given the Twitter subscribers their very own referendum to decide if he should remain as CEO! Reading this in the independent yesterday, they stated that 57% of Twitter members voted for Musk to step down. Fascinating stuff! As Musk is a self-proclaimed advocate of fairness and free speech it will be interesting to see if he does follow through with this pledge.
The major news story this month for me though has been Meghan and Harry’s new Netflix documentary. Is it me or does it seem like there has to always be something to try and divide us, stir us up or cause controversy? Covid hysteria, Boris’ party gate, Extinction Rebellion, Brexit, the list could go on. For what it’s worth, in my view, the British public welcomed Meghan and flocked to the Meghan and Harry Royal wedding. Their Netflix documentary does seem a little, well, tasteless in my humble opinion and as a result, yet again, seems to be dividing the public. What an opportunity it was to embrace someone from a ‘different’ background however you want to interpret that; American/Canadian, an actress, and yes of ‘mixed race’. This was a great opportunity here and it seems to me they wanted their Royal wedding but not the Royal responsibility. Having one’s cake and eating it springs to mind?! I’m sure many will disagree with me though! 😅
Steering back to the Cloud and DevOps world, I have included our ‘Q4 DevOps Salary Benchmark’ for your interest if you’re looking to hire or for a new role I hope this is useful.
Now is a great time to get a head start and book a call with me in January about the market, DevOps trends, etc. Do not hesitate to get in touch, it would be great to hear from you as always. Book a call with me here
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