Bits on Disk Turns One

Written by Alex Rasmussen on November 27, 2019

About a year ago, I took the first big steps toward starting Bits on Disk. The past year has been an eventful and challenging one, full of big life changes and learning experiences. It's also been extremely professionally fulfilling. I'm grateful to all the people who have made this past year so successful, and excited to move forward into the business's second year of operation.

In the past year, I've had the privilege of working with a group of great companies on a diverse set of interesting data problems. It's been a pleasure to work on so many different kinds of problems and to help so many different organizations in such a short period of time.

I've also given a couple of conference talks and a webinar this year under the Bits on Disk umbrella. The organizers of these events have been generous with their time and have made it easier than I could have hoped for a solo entrepreneur to participate.

Bits on Disk's first year was about finding my footing and establishing the business - incorporating, setting up infrastructure, figuring out contracts, invoices, and work schedules, and delivering successful outcomes to an initial set of clients.

In this second year, I'm focusing on growing Bits on Disk's list of clients and helping even more organizations solve their data problems. To that end, I'm kicking off a couple of new things:

First, I'm going to be doing more writing. You can expect that to start next week, when I'll begin a multi-part grand tour of all of the data-related offerings in AWS just in time for re:Invent.

Second, I'm starting a newsletter. The newsletter will go out periodically; I'm going to aim for one newsletter a month and adjust the cadence up or down as needed. The newsletter will contain Bits on Disk related announcements like what I've written recently, upcoming conference talks I'm giving, and announcements of any future products or courses. From time to time, the newsletter will also contain a curated list of some interesting data-related articles from elsewhere. You can subscribe to the newsletter using the form at the bottom of this page.

If you've got a data problem and you'd like to talk with me about solving it, I'd love to explore how we could work together. Feel free to reach out.

Get more writing like this in your inbox by subscribing to our newsletter: