Welcome to January’s newsletter, we have arrived at the end of the longest month! I hope you have had a great start to 2023.
Did you stick to your New Year’s resolutions? I went caffeine free from January and am deliberating whether to carry it on. The first three days of headaches were tough! But having come through the other side, I have noticed improvements in my sleep, clarity of mind, and anxiety. If you're a caffeine addict (like me), I recommend giving it a go, it's hard at first, but you quickly notice the benefits.
It has been all things ChatGPT this month, hasn’t it? I don't think I have been able to log in to LinkedIn without seeing new and innovative ways people are taking advantage of this cool technology. We had some fun playing with it in the office. It was impressive! Out of curiosity, we asked ChatGPT to write a blog for us. I have included it in this month’s newsletter below; “Becoming a DevOps Engineer: Hints and Tips for Breaking into the Industry”. We simply asked it to write us a blog on "how to break into the DevOps industry”. I then asked for it to give me more of a specific call to action at the end because we love a CTA at Prism! It worked great I think given the minimal inputs we provided. Look at the blog further down in this newsletter and see how well you think it did. Would you notice it's not written by a human? I can see ChatGPT being very useful for providing a solid structure for you to then add the necessary bits and pieces to 'humanise' it later. It will be especially powerful when it can incorporate live data from the web as I understand its current knowledge doesn't go beyond 2021 data. It is going to be interesting to watch the progress with this one, especially with Microsoft’s $10 Billion Investment.
In some more sombre news, it has been a shame to see more of the tech giants laying off staff. Being made redundant is never ideal but there can be positives to be taken. I wrote a LinkedIn post about this adding my thoughts as well as trying to provide a few of the potential positives that are worth bearing in mind. More info on that is below.
At Prism, we saw a slightly slower first couple of weeks in January with our clients seemingly defrosting from the break but I am pleased to say we have a warm roster of fresh job roles on our books along with new engineers registering with us for January so things are looking ‘normal’ for us which is boding well in these truly unique times.
Good to check in again and here’s to a storming 2023!
As ever, feel free to reach out regarding anything talent acquisition or DevOps related, it would be great to hear from you. Book a call with me here
Alex (DevOps) Dover
London DevOps #71 - Microsoft Reactor
London DevOps returned last week for the first meetup of 2023. Thank you to all that attended, the amazing speakers and last but by no means least our fantastic hosts Microsoft Reactor.
Mass layoffs in the Tech Industry sadly continue...
As mentioned in our November issue some big names like Amazon, Twitter, Netflix, Microsoft, Meta, HP, Cisco and many more have been letting thousands of staff go.
Unfortunately the situation is not improving and further companies are joining the list above. This is sad to see and we at Prism Digital would like to offer our support to anyone who has been affected by this.
If you have been affected by the recent mass layoffs, we would encourage you to get in touch with us. Prism is hiring on behalf of multiple great companies and so if you are looking for a new job in the technology sector, we would like to speak with you.
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