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TFDx and SFD14 Delegate Thoughts: Pre-Attendance

TFDx and SFD14 Delegate Thoughts: Pre-Attendance

In the past year, I’ve made a concerted effort to go outside of my comfort zone.  When the opportunity to attend both Commvault Go Tech Field Day Exclusive and Storage Field Day in the same week came up, I leapt for it. This will be both my first Storage Field Day and also my first Commvault Go conference.   Because I’m also pretty introverted, spending the days with people that I don’t know well (yet)  and not fully knowing what to…

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Mandalay Bay Exodus

Mandalay Bay Exodus

I recognize now that, although,  I was terrified that I was never actually in danger.   Also,  I recognize that unlike the 58 victims of the shooting at concert at Mandalay Bay, I  went home to my family.  With these feelings comes a sense of guilt for struggling to really process the evening. Sunday night was the kick-off dinner for the NetApp A-Team at NetApp Insight.   About 40 of us, dined and chatted in a private room at Libertine…

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Highlights from My First VMworld

Highlights from My First VMworld

On Monday, September 4th, I did my first podcast interview.  The podcast was the Tech Interviews with Paul Stringfellow, a fellow NetApp A-Teamer.  If you never had the pleasure of listening to Paul’s podcast or met him firsthand, you may not know that he is one charming guy.  Seriously, he’s “Hugh Grant” charming.    The topic of my podcast interview was “Thoughts on VMworld 2017”.  Pre-interview, I went through and captured some of my topics that I wanted to touch…

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First Timer’s Guide to NetApp Insight

First Timer’s Guide to NetApp Insight

While NetApp Insight is great for tech veterans, it’s also perfect for a conference newbie. The tech community is a very welcoming! At 4,000+ attendees, the turnout is pretty big, without being overwhelming. Even though there is a second Insight conference in EMEA about a month later, there is still a pretty hefty global turnout. Having just gone to Insight for the first time last year, I wanted to share a couple of pro tips to help Insight frosh improve…

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Holy Ham Sandwich! NetApp Hybrid Cloud is Real!

Holy Ham Sandwich! NetApp Hybrid Cloud is Real!

First things first, I’m awed by the depth of the technical expertise of the NetApp A-Team advocates and advisors. I’m incredibly honored and grateful for the opportunity to join the family. It’s a NetApp fan-girl’s dream come true! #womenintech. Being part of the NetApp A-Team comes with perks like pre-release access to announcements and briefings directly from NetApp’s own executives and experts. As if this weren’t awesome enough, we also have opportunities to engage in interactive conversations with these experts….

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Craniosynostosis is a birth defect that affects 1 in 2000 babies

Craniosynostosis is a birth defect that affects 1 in 2000 babies

Craniosynostosis Awareness is a passion of mind because my son was born with this. Craniosynostosis is a birth defect that affects 1 in 2000 babies. Fortunately, our pediatrician knew enough about cranio to send us to a neurosurgeon. Blake was officially diagnosed with craniosynostosis with trigoncephaly at about 3 months old. Many families aren’t so lucky. Anyhow, because Blake’s metopic (forehead) suture was prematurely closed and his head couldn’t grow normally, his head had a triangular shape. Apart from the…

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