Fifth birthday

Today is the fifth birthday of this blog!  Around 150 posts have gone up here and it’s grown from nothing to around a hundred subscribers and hits a peak of 1500 page views per month. 

The last couple of months I’ve been quiet on this blog, not because I have less to say, no chance of that. Rather because I’ve been saying more in other places I’m writing for other web sites, so far I’ve had five articles published by TechTarget and I’m hoping to start writing for some other web sites soon.  The articles are linked of my Other Publications page, since they are paid articles you will need to go to the original location to get the content. I’m enjoying writing for the different audience with TechTarget, which is more management and decision maker focussed, while this blog is about making life better in the trenches for the implementer.

I’m also working on a community project that is aimed at making it easier to setup your own vSphere lab, mostly for training and certification preparation.  I’m pretty excited about this, I think it will be a big help to a lot of people. Setting up a lab to test in or train on is very time consuming, there are a lot of Yaks to shave before you get to the real work.  Part of this project is a “Yak Shave-O-matic” for vSphere lab setup, I’m planning a beta with some friends soon followed by a full launch in the next couple of months.

I’ve also put together the content for a few sessions of the VCAP Brownbag series. We’re nearly complete with the VCAP5-DCD blueprint, just in time for the exam to launch. I’m hoping for more guest presenters for the VCAP5-DCA Brownbag series that will follow when we complete the DCD series.  This is an invitation to you to take part. The DCA sessions are going to be much more live demonstrations and there’s a huge potential for you to share some experience in operating a vSphere 5.0 environment, let me know if you’re keen to take part.

Keep an eye out for future vBeers events, hopefully I’ll get to Wellington soon to run another one there.  Don’t wait for me though, go right ahead and organise your own vBeers event.  Choose a time and place and then start telling people about it, that is all I do.

Thank you to everyone who reads the blog, takes part on the podcasts and especially to those who take the time to comment.

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About Alastair

I am a professional geek, working in IT Infrastructure. Mostly I help to communicate and educate around the use of current technology and the direction of future technologies.
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1 Response to Fifth birthday

  1. Fantastic achievement having your blog for 5 years. Glad everything is going well with your writing. I look forward to hopefully being a more active part in the DCA Brownbags. My commitments didn’t allow much time for the DCA unfortunately. Keep up the great work!

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