One of my goals for 2019 was to become more involved in the Nutanix community aka NutanixNation. I wanted to keep the momentum going after attending Nutanix .NEXT in New Orleans last year and having the opportunity to meet great people like Dheeraj Pandey, Angelo Luciani, Adil El Hajiz, Brandon Graves, Paul Woodward Jr., Jens-Henrik Soeldner, Keith Townsend and Ken Nalbone has provided me the spark I needed to fulfill this.
With this being said, I am extremely grateful and appreciative of the kindness and support I have received from everyone. It is with great joy that I’m happy to announce that I’ve been accepted as a Nutanix Technology Champion for 2019.
Moving forward, I will work hard and continue to follow those that got me to this point but I can’t thank Angelo and Adil enough for the time they’ve spent getting me here. I will no doubt return the favor by helping those like myself that just need a gentle nudge or a few words of encouragement to help them along in hopes they can achieve their goals.
I hope to accomplish the following and document the process via blog posts as I go along (in no particular order) so it can potentially benefit others in the community:
- Attend any Nutanix User Group sessions in my area
- Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity before the end of this month (I just hope time is on my side)
- Take advantage of the fantastic benefits that are included in the program. Thanks for putting this together Wouter.
To quote Wouter, it’s all about the community. Couldn’t have said it better myself!
Finally, I have to give credit where credit is due. Rene van den Bedem is a machine and a great mentor to follow. His list of professional accomplishments and his Nutanix knowledge is impressive but his work with Eric Wright, Melissa Palmer and Angelo with the vDM Challenge is awesome and I highly recommend you give them a follow and check out their work. They are fantastic leaders and role models in the #vCommunity. Kudos to each of you for your selfless efforts!
Angelo – you rock my man and best wishes to all for a healthy and prosperous 2019!
“For fate has a way of charting its own course, but before one surrenders to the hands of destiny, one might consider the power of the human spirit and the force that lies in one’s own free will” Lost/The Final Chapter 2010.
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