Year One: Transitioning From Application Engineer to Infrasec Engineer

Thursday, June 03, 2021 - 9:45 am10:30 am

Misty Hall, TrussWorks


No one emerges from the womb an Infrastructure Engineer (except maybe John AllSpaw), and the idea of which skills gaps constitute acceptable hiring risk are highly contested. After a year of struggles, triumphs, and self-reflection, I humbly present my context as a case study in the Sisyphean task of remedying skills gaps in a field where lifelong-learning is a given.

Misty Hall, TrussWorks

Misty Hall is an Infrastructure Engineer at TrussWorks. She landed in the Infrasec practice by way of Application Engineering in industries ranging from healthcare to Bitcoin fintech. She likes terraform and alligators.

@conference {272755,
author = {Misty Hall},
title = {Year One: Transitioning From Application Engineer to Infrasec Engineer},
year = {2021},
publisher = {USENIX Association},
month = jun

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