Who Are You?

Who Are You?

Welcome to the eighth issue of Zero to Hero Highlights.

I’m still focusing on creating an MVP for the FizzBuzz Pro microservice and thus there’s a lot of code, yet not as many articles.

What’s New on Zero to Hero 👩‍🍳

I’ve been working on several microservices, including the following:

  • Mailer: To send system messages
  • Store: To integrate with Stripe
  • IDM: To manage users, authentication, authorization
  • Questions: The service to serve… well… questions, answers, and related notes.

…and maybe a bunch of other services. The services are Go-based, and it’s amusing to develop. I’ll share the code with you once the code is in a “shareable” state 😃.

I’m Live Streaming the Development Process

On the flip side, I’m streaming while coding the entire app. Follow the channel, and you’ll be notified as soon as I’m online.

Radio Zero to Hero

Update 2024-05-21:

Radio Z2H didn’t work as expected. I’ve archived the project for now. I may do similar experiments in the future. I am a crazymaker, after all 😜.

This is something experimental that I’m trying. I’m not even sure it’s against Twitch’s rules and guidelines, but as far as my research is concerned, it’s totally fair game:

While I’m not live screencasting my development environment, I’m streaming * awesome beats* on the channel.

Unearthly Beats --- The music is on forever!

Unearthly Beats --- The music is on forever!

If you want to get in the zone while coding, designing, developing, hacking… Tune in to Radio Zero to Hero on Twitch.

As I said, it’s experimental, so I don’t know if I’ll continue it. Yet, as the time of this writing, I’ve been streaming music non-stop for the last 15 hours 🙂.

Random Thought of the Week

If you are on social media, you have probably seen taglines like “ex-(insert company name here)”. While there’s nothing wrong with associating with one’s old company, does that define the person?

Does labeling yourself “Ex-Infinidashian” just to hold onto the sense of worth, or just to associate with being “accepted” defines your true self?—Same goes for the top-tier college that you’ve graduated from.

So what’s my advice, you may ask?

My advice is nothing that you haven’t heard of before:

Build your own brand.

Instead of attaching your identity to something that’s not you, build a brand around you. Define your true self.

  • Be authentic.
  • Communicate your own beliefs and truths.
  • Add value to the community towards your actions and deeds.

Don’t rely on the reputation of something external to define who you are. Be self-aware: You are more than that.

Think about what you uniquely, unequivocally, contribute to the world.

Tangential to that is the stigma that comes with rejection: Being rejected by (pick your top company or college of your choice) can suck. Yet, neither rejection nor acceptance defines you: You define you—If they don’t get you, it’s their loss, not yours.

Trust me, by investing in yourself through personal and professional development, you can achieve so much than any big fat brand can “ever” offer you.

Trust in yourself. Define yourself.

Who are you?

Look What I’ve Found

Here are the things that grabbed my attention this week.

I typically don’t share these anywhere else.

Exclusively hand-picked for you 👌. Enjoy.