A little bit of Dev in my Ops

As most of you know my background is strongly in the Ops world, and so when I decided over the Christmas break that I was going to work toward some Amazon Web Services certifications I was sorely tempted to shoot for the SysOps Administrator exam first. As I'd picked up the AWS Associate study pack from acloud.guru I cracked on with this. However, as I worked through the first few modules I had chats with folks who had already
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One time, Two time

Unless you've been living in a cave for the last few days the vExpert 2017 awards have been announced. To cut to the chase: not only were they foolish enough to let me in again, but the entire OpenTechCast crew were renewed back into the gang. For me, this was the second time in a row to be given this status, and I am still feeling incredibly honoured to be included with some folks I respect massively. vExpert status is
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2017: My goals

So I'm a little late in posting this. Sue me ;) I wanted to follow through on my post earlier in the year (after failing to renew my VCP), which has taught me that setting myself goals and writing them down on the internet really helps me to work towards those goals. So here's my list VCP6-DT. I've done some study toward this, and I had initially intended to take the exam at VMworld back in November but I wasn't confident
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2016: My Year In Review

I'm probably not the only one who is looking back on the past 12 months and thinking that it's been a tough year. We've lost some of my heroes (Bowie in particular was a massive kick in the nuts), I started a new role and ended a relationship with someone who I'd been with for almost half of my life. These things are all hard. With challenges come opportunities to grow though. This year has (the above aside) seen me
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UKVMUG

So: tomorrow is the annual UK VMware User Group UserCon at the National Motorcycle Museum in Birmingham. I've just arrive at BHI and will be headed over to the NMM shortly for the #vCurry which traditionally kicks off things. VMUG UserCon was the first IT conference I ever attended, and it's a highlight in my calendar every year - perhaps even more so than VMworld. It's a great opportunity to meet with a bunch of folks who work in similar
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