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Cross-Train Your Colleagues

Earlier this year, we held a virtual SolarWinds User Group™, or vSWUG, in which my colleague Kevin M. Sparenberg presented an interesting webinar, “Cross-Train Before It’s Too Late.” The idea…

Celebrating IT Pro Day

So, we’re all working from home these days. As I’m living close to our office in Berlin, I occasionally pop in just to see something else than my four walls,…

Here’s to the IT Pro!

The IT community has left its indelible mark on me—the sum of my experiences has led me to where I am now. I’m constantly impressed by IT’s creativity and ingenuity.…

2020: The Year IT Pros Were Built For

The theme for IT Pro Day 2020 is “You Were Built for This” and, while we knew it could be relevant in almost any minute of any day of any…

Mutual Respect in a Service-Oriented World

Think back to the last time you were in a restaurant and witnessed a patron treating a server rudely. Perhaps they yelled out, snapped their fingers, or loudly complained. You…

Celebrating IT Pro Day From a New Vantage Point

This year has been a real whirlwind, hasn’t it? On top of all the 2020 world craziness, I started a new job this year as a Head Geek at SolarWinds.…

Nominations for SolarWinds Inaugural IT Pro Day Awards Now Open

2020 has been a challenging, yet outstanding year for IT professionals. “Unique” doesn’t begin to describe the pressures and urgency of the many projects they’re addressing while playing pivotal roles…

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…

Is This Real Life? An Unconventional Path to Head Geek

My Leslie Knope Moment Long-time listener, first time caller Liz Beavers here… Head Geek? It’s like when Leslie Knope won the election for Pawnee City Council. I’m pinching myself. Throughout…

Take Your Video Call Out of This World

You probably aren’t surprised to know as I write this, I’m wearing pajamas. You probably are, too. These days, nobody’s going to judge our choices when we’re just trying to…

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