It's been a very interesting year.
A little over a year ago, I left Dynamix Group and started working for Accenture on a couple of projects. The reason I left was the amount of travel and I wanted to spend more time with my boy, who is growing up really fast. I spent the last year trying my best to help manage the network and implement some new 9K's and make sure things were running well. I was also primary on the storage side. I went back to Accenture (I worked on the same projects before working at Dynamix) with the impression that I would be able to talk about using some products that I love and enjoy (NetApp and Cisco UCS) but was unable to get the chance, so I never had the opportunity to show what they could do for these projects. I enjoyed the work for the most part, but something was missing and after a year I felt like the skills I had worked really hard to build were getting stale and it wouldn't be much longer before they vanished.
With this in mind, I made the decision to try and branch out of the projects I was assigned. Even with as large as Accenture is, I wasn't able to find anything that fit my needs, so I reached out to my personal network and let them know that I was rusty but willing to really dig deep to refresh my skills. Through some amazing friends, I was able to land a job with a great company called iVision. My new position will be a Sr. Support Engineer with the Engineering and Support Services (ESS) group with some crossover to their consulting side.
I'm very excited for the opportunity to get back into NetApp and working on Cisco UCS again. I want to get back to writing for my blog (not that I did a lot of writing for it before) and post some useful content up here besides my rambling posts on personal change. I want to provide you with technical stuff up as well and contribute to the communities that have given me so much.
Thank you iVision for this opportunity! Thank you NetApp A Team for the support of the last year. Thank you Accenture and thank you everyone else for sticking with me.
I hope for a great year next year and many years to come.