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Kevin M. Sparenberg

Kevin M. Sparenberg

Technical Product Marketing Manager, SolarWinds

Kevin's first computer was the family TI-99/4A. He's learned computing the best way possible: by fixing his own broken machines. He was a SolarWinds customer for nearly 10 years before joining the company. He's worked the range of IT jobs: from the 3-person consultancy to the international law firm. Along the way, he's become a SolarWinds advocate and evangelist of monitoring glory. His passions include shooting archery, blacksmithing, playing D&D, and helping IT professionals leave at a reasonable time each and every day.

Posts Featuring Kevin M. Sparenberg

The Endless Wonder of THWACKcamp

What I love most about working in technology is the continual discovery. It doesn’t matter the implied scale of the discovery because it’s all about the ripples from that discovery.…

Save the Date Because THWACKcamp Is Back

The IT Knowledge Fest—THWACKcamp—is back for another year of spectacular content in 2020. In this, the ninth year of THWACKcamp, you’ll join with thousands of other technology professionals from around…

THWACKcamp 2018 – There’s an API for That: Introduction to the SolarWinds Orion SDK

We’re sure getting excited for THWACKcamp™ 2018, and I’m particularly excited for you to join me at one of my sessions, There’s an API for That: Introduction to the SolarWinds®…

Dungeon Mastering in IT (Part the Fourth)

Flood of Kobolds vs. Epic Boss Fight I had a group where I was running a dragon-themed adventure. Before you gasp and say mockingly, “In Dungeons & Dragons, there are…

Dungeon Mastering in IT (Part the Third)

Short-Circuiting your Adventure I’ve noted that preparation and planning are some of the hallmarks of both a good DM and IT professional, but sometimes planning gets short-circuited. In the past,…

Dungeon Mastering in IT (Part the Second)

This is the second post in a post that started in Part the First. CRIT! Unplanned Good/Bad Randomness is a part of life.  This has widespread areas of affect: from…

Dungeon Mastering in IT (Part the First)

So, here’s the first confession: I’m an über nerd.  I’ve been playing Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) since I was about 16 years old.  It was also about that time (possibly…


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