This small page started as a little POC while learning the basics of Microsoft Azure. While super simple on the outside, it uses quite some services and integrations behind the scenes, just for the sake of beeing able to do so. Whether it's automated continous deployment to dev and prod WebApp services out of a private Github Repository via WebHooks, integrated GravCMS backup functions using Logic Apps, WebJobs, BlobStorage and some powershell, or CloudFlare as CDN (sorry MS!), just to name a few that made it to production... the possiblities are endless and the learning curve was steep :-)
What's a T-shaped professinal anyway you ask? Well, there are various explainations, but basically it all boils down to this, as for example explained by Michigan State University, famous for their yearly T-summit and T-academy:
Currently higher education is producing I-shaped graduates, or students with deep disciplinary knowledge. T-shaped professionals are characterized by their deep disciplinary knowledge in at least one area, an understanding of systems, and their ability to function as “adaptive innovators” and cross the boundaries between disciplines.
Impressive, isn't it! Let's see what Harvard has to add:
What makes T-shaped individuals so effective at what they do is that they are immensely empathetic, having a keen sense of other's perspectives. A T-shaped professional can see through others’ eyes, walk in their shoes, listen actively, and create solutions that build on their ideas.
Well, while I'd probably not be able to phrase it like that, some do praise me for having those skills. I can't say if it is just some innate "skillset" or the melange of a language specialiced high school and my technical studies. Maybe it's just coincidence? Frankly, I do not openly oppose those who dare to try to put me in that particular pigeonhole...