Tag Archives: Community

How I Accidentally Became a Conference Keynote Guest Speaker

Over the years, I’ve attended many industry technical conferences. I’ve been an attendee. I held a whiteboard session that was livestreamed over the Internet. I’ve done video interviews. I’ve been booth staff. I’ve given presentations in booths. I’ve been responsible … Continue reading

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Storage Field Day 9 (#SFD9) Preview and How to Follow Along From Home

If you weren’t able to guess from my previous post about this, I’m very excited to be returning to Storage Field Day as a delegate for SFD9. If you won’t be there at the event, I figured you might like … Continue reading

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VMware Announces vExperts for 2016

Today, VMware announced the list of vExpert recipients for 2016. The VMware vExpert program recognizes those who have gone above and beyond their normal job description in sharing the messaging, knowledge, and “how to” of virtualization in general and VMware … Continue reading

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EMC Elect 2016 – Just the Facts

Yesterday, EMC announced the list of those who had been awarded the EMC Elect designation for 2016. The EMC Elect is EMC’s community recognition program. Now in its fourth year, the Elect program seeks to recognize those who exhibit engagement … Continue reading

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Cisco Announces Champions for 2016

On Friday last week, Cisco started sending out email welcoming those people who have been selected to receive the Cisco Champion designation for 2016. For those of you not familiar with it, Cisco Champion is Cisco’s community recognition program. Its … Continue reading

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Tech Bloggers’ Support Group – Beta Test

This is an idea I’ve been kicking around for a while. I’ve been thinking about how I’d like to be doing more with this blog: posting more often, creating series of posts, improving my writing skills, increasing my readership, etc. … Continue reading

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For Your Listening Pleasure: Cisco Champion Radio Season 3, Ep 2 is Live

Earlier this week, I got to play the role of a guest-host/panelist on the Cisco Champion Radio podcast, talking about tech predictions for 2016. It was a very lively conversation and a lot of fun. If you’re interested in hearing … Continue reading

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Guest-Hosting Cisco Champion Radio Next Week

I’ve written before about the various community programs I’ve been fortunate enough to be involved in and how I’ve benefited from them. I’ve just been given another unexpected benefit that should be a lot of fun. The Cisco Champion community … Continue reading

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Journey to EMC Elect 2015 (with Bonus Number-Crunching)

Today, EMC announced the list of names of those people named to the EMC Elect program for 2015. Now in its third year, the EMC Elect program seeks to recognize engagement with, commitment to, and leadership in the EMC technical community-at-large. … Continue reading

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VMware Announces List of 2014 vExperts

Earlier this week VMware released the list of 2014 vExperts. The community recognition program has grown since its start in 2009, with 754 vExperts being named this year — the largest group yet. I’m simultaneously proud and humbled to have … Continue reading

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