I've been in engineering and administration roles for about 14 years now. The bulk of those years has been spent supporting federal and state government agencies. I first used VMware software in 2001, but didn't really get into the technology until 2008. Once I deployed my first cluster with HA and DRS, there was no turning back.
But to limit myself just to VMware, or even to virtualization as a broader category, is not an accurate representation of my abilities. What I'm best at is working with people, listening to them, and helping them solve problems. Sometimes, VMware software is a part of that process. Oftentimes, it is not.
More recently, I'm realizing that while I'm natively proficient at lots of technology, it doesn't bring me any joy. It's a job. But I'm not my job anymore. No, I haven't been on a Fight Club bender. Yes, I have been listening to lots of Ryuichi Sakamoto. Leave me alone.
|I look like this, only more awesome.|
And look: I've been cajoled into putting an email address here (firstname.lastname@example.org). All spam will be forwarded to you, Tom. /smileyface
Also, as of 2015, I'm losing interest in vendor-led communities. What was once a noble, practitioner-centric collective has been robbed of its esprit de corps by the carrion-feeders we call marketers. UNSUBSCRIBE.
VMware Certified Professional (VCP5-DV)
VMware Certified Associate - Data Center Virtualization
VMware Certified Associate - Cloud
VMware Certified Associate - Workforce Mobility
SolarWinds Certified Professional (SCP2404)
And here's my LinkedIn Profile, if you're into that sort of thing. Not quite a LION, but I'll accept your invitation provided you aren't a spambot. But be warned: I'm close to hating LinkedIn, too. So don't bother sending me an invite unless you're keen to see me troll tf out of idiots and their LEADERSHIP quotes.