Category Archives: General

State of the Blog Report: 2015

2015 is over and 2016 has arrived. It’s a time to reflect on what’s gone before and to plan for the year ahead. In doing so, here’s a look back at GeekFluent’s year in 2015. 2015 was the year that … Continue reading

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GeekFluent’s Predictions for 2016

It’s that time of year when it seems like everybody is doing “Top Ten ${WHATEVER} in 2015” or “Predictions for ${INDUSTRY} in 2016” posts. I was feeling left out, hence my jumping on the bandwagon. Rather than restrict myself to … 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 vExperts for 2015

Today, VMware announced the list of 2015 vExperts. The “vExpert” designation is not a technical certification, but instead a recognition of community engagement and personal influence within the various VMware and virtualization communities. I am simultaneously happy, honored, proud, and … Continue reading

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Cisco Champions for 2015 Announced

Last year Cisco joined the ranks of companies running community recognition programs by creating their Cisco Champion program. These programs recognize those people who go above and beyond in their efforts to share knowledge — knowledge of products, techniques, tips … Continue reading

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Most-Read GeekFluent Posts of 2013

I love metrics. OK, that’s not precisely true. I love the things we can learn from metrics, and the process of discovering that learning. In and of themselves, the metrics are nothing but numbers, and by themselves numbers just aren’t … Continue reading

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Cisco Launches Champions Program for 2013

Yesterday, Cisco began sending email notifications to the people they’re inviting to participate in the Cisco Champions Program. This program’s purpose is “to create and nurture a network of people who are passionate about Cisco and enjoy sharing their knowledge, … Continue reading

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Most-Read GeekFluent Posts of 2012

Admittedly, metrics aren’t all that exciting in and of themselves — it’s the information and the trends behind them, driving the numbers that are interesting.  This, in a single sentence, is the idea behind the Big Data phenomenon. That said, … Continue reading

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2012: The GeekFluent Year in Review

I’ve been thinking that I really need to be taking a more deliberate approach to this blog and make sure I’m posting more regularly.  Looking around, all of the big names in blogging seem to put out a year-end post.  … Continue reading

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Two New Things (with More to Follow Soon)

Let’s call this a State of the Geek update… There are two recent new things in my life worth mentioning. Thing One: VMware vExpert 2012 I recently learned that I am one of 437 people who were awarded the VMware … Continue reading

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