You’ll learn from Lynn’s long career as a technical educator, author, and consultant right from how she got started as a single mom, powered through by teaching herself programming and now is one of the world’s foremost educators on cloud and data technologies.
Lynn has also spent a number of years volunteering on technical projects with non-profits in Africa and giving talks at large conference gatherings in South Africa. She shares her perspective on the potential of Africa in the data economy, and so much more.
🧠 In this episode, you'll learn;
05:45 - Lessons from Lynn's career journey.
09:01 - Why Lynn decided to work on the cloud, data, and bioinformatics technologies.
14:22 - What Lynn’s time in Africa was like, during her years spent volunteering here.
17:06 - The promise Lynn sees in Africa in the data economy.
20:48 - Lessons learned as a technical educator.
25:15 - Her framework for delivering technical contents to make them accessible.
29:55 - How she manages her time between running her company, authoring contents, giving talks, and other engagements.
31:55 - The not-so-obvious reasons why an African Data Scientist should consider adopting cloud technologies.
34:58 - How you should approach learning Cloud technologies if you are on a budget.
36:38 - Her thoughts on the best Cloud vendor to adopt as a start-up in terms of cost and efficiency.
39:57 - Her best tips and practices for preparing for Cloud certifications.
42:07 - What the next big wave in Cloud tech that you should be aware of.
About Lynn Langit
Lynn Langit is a Cloud Architect who codes. She's a Cloud and Big Data Architect, AWS Community Hero, Google Cloud Developer Expert, and Microsoft Azure Insider. She has a wealth of cloud training courses on LinkedIn Learning. Lynn is currently working on cloud-based bioinformatics projects: LinkedIn, Twitter, GitHub.
LINKS MENTIONED IN THE EPISODE:
[October 2020] Please help African Data Scientists #EndSars by learning more here and supporting the online movement with the hashtag.
03:18 - Lynn's courses on LinkedIn Learning.
16:12 - Lynn’s workshop on “Essential Cloud Practices for Machine Learning and Data Science” here.
24:02 - About GitHub Codespaces.
25:02 - GitHub repo dedicated to learning cloud tech.
28:08 - MindMaps research here.
45:03 - GCP ML training on GitHub.
47:24 - Lynn's Microblog on Dev.to
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