Saturday, July 4

Tag: community

Be a vExpert
community strategy

Be a vExpert

Why should you apply to be a vExpert? I've been a vExpert for several years. Here are reasons I'd recommend the program to anyone who uses VMware products. Be a vExpert for the Recognition This was a hard one for me to swallow. I've always had a hard time with the expert label. I don't have a hard time. I'm not someone who has a home lab (these days I do cloud labs, when I get the time). I'm not the first person to download brand new bits to examine what's new. I have experience with ESX that goes way back to pre-vSphere days. I've been responsible for the product marketing of many partner products over the years, so I participated in the integration of software products (think backup products) with VMware products. I've always written about VMware products, I've always supporte...
Is Community Still a Bad Word? #blogredux
Blog Redux, community strategy

Is Community Still a Bad Word? #blogredux

This week in Blog Redux: is community still a bad word? This week I'm reviving an old post from blog.ginaminks.com from February 2012 (almost 8 years ago!). The post was titled On dev-ops, marketing, the c-word, and pneumonia. Don't worry, the c-word is community. As always, I'll re-post the blog in its entirety here, and add my comments as a quote that start with Thoughts from 2019: . On dev-ops, marketing, the c-word, and pneumonia Pneumonia is a funny thing. For those of you who don’t know, I was diagnosed with pneumonia a week and a half ago. While I was at Cloud Connect. I can honestly say I’ve never been this sick in my entire life. It’s worse than the massive kidney infection I had when I was 8 months pregnant. Or the appendectomy that happened when I was six mo...
Tech Field Day from the Other Side
Tech Field Day

Tech Field Day from the Other Side

Last month I accomplished my dream of becoming a Tech Field Day delegate for #TFD20. Because I left my job at VMware in order to launch Digital Sunshine Solutions, I finally no longer work for a vendor and I qualify to be a delegate! This post is a reflection on the differences between being at a vendor and hosting Tech Field day and being a delegate. Tech Field Day history For those of you who don’t know, Tech Field Day is a roving event run by Stephen Foskett. 10 years ago, when we were all figuring out what blogging and podcasting meant to big tech companies, he had the vision to take influencers who were talking technically and strategically about products on their personal blogs and podcasts right to the vendors. This gave vendors the opportunity to explain the products and pr...