2019 will be the year of the cloud system maker
There’s a culture in the US called the maker culture, a hipster phenomenon. Related to the hacker culture, it represents a technology-based extension of the DIY culture that revels in the creation of new devices or systems.I’ve been a maker for years. For me to feel like I’m accomplishing anything, I need to build physical things such as racing drones, motorcycles, books, on-demand video courses, and, yes, cloud-based software systems. If I don’t make things, I feel a bit empty and unfulfilled. I know there are many people out there who share this condition. Being a maker involves taking some sort of risk. The risk of failure is the reason many nonmakers use to avoid building things or systems. Dare I say that nonmakers are typically holding leadership positions, typically supervising the makers? This has been the way it’s been for hundreds of years.However, those who make stuff are moving up in status and pay these days, and that’s especially true in the cloud. Look at any recent job board: The top cloud and IT gigs are for those who build things—architects, engineers, developers, database developers, data scientists, and AI specialists.