At work we are transforming also, so I'm in the process of setting up a personal environment for it.
I'm also joining a Hackerspace and pitching for it next week ( hands-on learning).
About the architecture, not much made "sense" in practice untill I encountered Akka, which uses the Actor model for creating microservices.
It's seems like a much better approach then everything I learned elsewhere.
Does anyone already have experience with it? ( Ps. Akka.net exist also)