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Gardeners, not Gatekeepers

Dear Reader,

In IT, for the longest time, we have been the gatekeepers of technology. The old guard, the Night’s Watch dedicated to keeping mere mortals safe as we handle the pointy bits of technology.

All of that has changed while we were busy keeping watch.

Today, the world does not need us to protect them from technology, they need us to show them how to use it so they can do what we do.

It is incumbent on every programmer, designer, DevOps, SysOps, SecOps and any other *Ops out there to open up what we do. We have to show others how to do it so that they can apply their unique skills to solve problems we don’t even see.

Gone are the days of the IT Gatekeepers. Today we need to mentor as many people as we can in what we do. We need to help them understand, not do it for them. Our systems are no longer citadels, they are gardens. We need to teach others help us tend our gardens.

We need to move from  gatekeepers to gardeners.

Until next time,
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