Today was a graduation day of sorts for me. Sure I’ve had actual graduations before, but this one is a little special. I was just recently promoted from an “Internal Systems Engineer” to a “Systems Engineer.” Big deal right? For me it actually is. I’ve escaped the world of Operations and am now out designing and implementing networks for clients. I have a new boss, different responsibilities and (hopefully) better pay.
But today the graduation wasn’t about the new job. It’s about graduating as a consumer of information, to a producer of information. I saw a tweet by local company @metageek talking about being a delegate for Tech Field Day. I’m really interested in the Tech Field Day stuff. Not only do I think it’s a great idea to get people excited about the new technology, but also that it’s time for me to start giving back.
Now I’m not a high level networking guy (yet), but I feel the things I learn in the day to day role as a VAR would be useful to those in the field. So let the fun begin.