how we work
The growth and well being of our engineers is a top priority at Form3. We all learn in different ways though, so we have a very flexible approach to Learning & Development (L&D).
Udemy for Business: free access to the platform and all courses. The AWS Certification prep courses are particularly popular with our engineers.
Certification reimbursements: upon agreement with their team lead, our engineers are free to expense any certification costs that are beneficial to their roles. As an AWS Advanced Technology Partner, we encourage our engineers to become AWS certified. Some other certifications our engineers have taken the past are CNCF Kubernetes certifications (CKA/CKAD), Google Cloud certifications and Hashicorp Cloud Engineer certifications
Meetups & conferences: we have sponsored multiple major conferences in the past, such Gophercon UK 2021 and Gophercon Europe 2021. We like to bring our remote team together at these big events, so we have sponsored our engineers tickets. Our team can also attend any other events they wish, as long as they make the required arrangements with their team leads.
Our engineers are not limited to these company wide initiatives!
We encourage everyone to discuss any courses, platforms or conferences they want to take part of to ensure that they have the tools they need to deliver their best work. Then, in agreement with their team leads, our engineers allocate time to conduct their training as part of their workload.
We encourage all our engineers to take on the challenge of public speaking. This is a great opportunity to share our technical knowledge with the community, as well achieving personal growth and goals.
You can expense your travel and hotel costs for any technical event where you are a speaker, representing Form3.
We have a dedicated evangelist team that can support our engineers pitch and prepare for their talk. They are there to share their public speaking knowledge and streamline the process as much as possible, so our engineers can focus on the knowledge sharing aspect of their talk.
Adelina is a polyglot engineer and developer relations professional, with a decade of technical experience at multiple startups in London. She started her career as a Java backend engineer, converted later to Go, and then transitioned to a full-time developer relations role. She has published multiple online courses about Go on the LinkedIn Learning platform, helping thousands of developers up-skill with Go. She has a passion for public speaking, having presented on cloud architectures at major European conferences. Adelina holds an MSc. Mathematical Modelling and Computing degree.
Blogs · 10 min
Maintaining customer satisfaction during incidents is crucial for any business. In this blogpost, Piotr shares how we leverage Prometheus to expose business metrics in a secure and cost-effective way to keep customers informed and happy during those stressful situations.
May 24, 2023
Blogs · 4 min
Michael Kerrisk is a Linux expert and trainer. He joins us to explain what containers are and deep dive into the four core components of containers: namespaces, capabilities, cgroups and seccomp. He also draws parallels on how they are used by Docker to power container systems as we know them today.
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Blogs · 5 min
In this post, Michał walks you through a sample setup of the AWS Gateway Load Balancer. We will provision the infrastructure using Terraform, write a simple virtual appliance application and show it all in action. He demonstrates how this service can be used to route network traffic through a virtual appliance where each network packet can be inspected, modified, or dropped.
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