Re:Invent did seem to spur some motivation, I studied for and passed my AWS Developer Certification. The studying itself was good, took a course on Udemy, and bought some practice exams to help. The test was harder than I thought it would be. It didn’t have the focus in the places I thought it would, but I passed!
With how work has been going, I’ve shifted now to more foundational studying: Data Structures, Algorithms, Design Patterns.
I have a OneNote that I’m keeping all my learnings in, and I’ve been doing some problems on leetcode.com. I’m definitely rusty, but it’s been fun. This phase will be more of a marathon than a sprint.
We’ll see at the end of 2020 how far I’ve come.