AI startup environments 4/6: Self-training and maintaining skills in the tech industry
he tech industry is changing every month. This is an observation. Someone who wants to return, without taste, without training in tech, it’s no. This is all the more true for companies that are starting up, even if it means recruiting, you might as well take over-motivated, competent people.
The 2020s or the triumph of tutorials
It has never been so simple and easy to train for a trade in IT, while still having a minimum requirement: knowing how to install, configure GNU/Linux, a little BASH, knowing Vim or EMACS.. As of this writing, I am self-studying Blender/Cycle myself and soon a long tunnel on the Open Engine 3D (OE3D); fork of Amazon’s 3D engine, itself derived from CryTech’s CryEngine to offer a multiverse that is at best coherent, pleasing to the eye and efficient.
YouTube videos, by choosing the right training, do not replace books (I will talk about it below), but are for the most part didactic.
The book: less accessible and more demanding
It is interesting to see how book knowledge has changed in just over twenty years. I have known works the thickness of a telephone book, to present the functionalities of only Netscape Navigator 4.0. The same number of pages was also devoted to the C++ of the time, the introduction of which was written by Mr. Bjarne Stroustrup. At the time, C/C++ was part of the nerd’s curriculum to understand GNU/Linux, the question was superfluous.
Reference studies are rare, on very specific points, such as initiation to GNU/Linux for example. The UML has also almost disappeared, we are in the era of Kubernetes, microservices, architecture is predominant and you have to dig on Amazon to find a book worthy of the name.