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Pick up some required reading

A well-written and thorough book can be an amazing path to build deeper understanding on Distributed Systems and also act as a handbook as you discover the internet's vast resources.

Many resources around the web are based on these books, so they are a great place to start.

Consult places like Goodreads and Amazon to get the widest possible selection, as well as input from other peers on which books to pick.

Work with one of our 40 Distributed Systems mentors available

Self-teaching is a great tool, but working with an experienced mentor can accelerate your learnings by 10x.

Our mentors are hand-picked Distributed Systems experts who will help you learn Distributed Systems and guide you towards your goals.

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My favorite thing about programming is that it's accessible to everyone and I love helping people understand just how easy programming can be. I've helped developers in all different places in life, everywhere from getting their first job, to navigating difficult communication with their managers, to getting a great new …

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Machine Learning practitioner with 10+ years of experience scaling data at top-tier Silicon Valley companies. I’ve led projects spanning from Machine Learning, Data Engineering, to Recommender Systems. I've been a people manager for over 4 years. I am happy to - review resume; - mock system design interviews; - mock …

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Hi there πŸ‘‹ ^^ I'm Aymen and I'm a dedicated Platform / Site Reliability Engineering Leader with over a decade of experience in architecting, building, deploying, and managing large-scale Cloud platforms and Kubernetes/Containers environments. I'm a proven leader in driving Cloud Native transformations, enhancing SRE practices, and ensuring secure, efficient, …

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Hi fellows! I'm Rick. For the past 10 years, I have worked at FAANG companies and fast-paced startups. I love mentoring and helping those who are still early in their careers and looking for guidance, whether it be interview preparation, high-level career direction, or learning hands-on technical skills. My best …

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As an Engineering Manager I lead a team of software developers responsible for developing and maintaining a content platform that stores and serves business information in an efficient and accurate way. In this role, I manage the team's projects, set priorities, and ensure that we deliver high-quality products on time …

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πŸ‘‹ Hey there, I'm a software engineer and leader passionate about developing innovative solutions that address critical customer challenges. With nearly a decade of experience in diverse roles spanning the entire software development life cycle, I bring a deep understanding of the intricacies involved in delivering cutting-edge software solutions. πŸš€ …

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With over 15 years of experience, I'm a passionate technologist with a robust engineering background. My journey has taken me from the inception of early-stage startups to the intricacies of large-scale enterprises. I've worked at various industries, including finance, marketing, medical, journalism, and artificial intelligence. My expertise lies in coaching …

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I am a Software Engineer II at Booking.com, the largest travel company in the world. Before joining here, I was working as a Senior Software Engineer at Grab, the leading delivery, mobility, financial and enterprise services company in Southeast Asia. In my career so far, I have always been working …

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Work under great Distributed Systems instructors through courses

Get a bit more hands-on with your learning by taking a course. Courses are a great way to get started with Distributed Systems and get a bit more practical experience.

Many courses are also accompanied by a community, which can be a great way to get feedback and help from peers.

Finally, courses can get you beyond the basics of Distributed Systems and into more advanced topics, certifications and even job opportunities.

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