Operations -> Engineering

As part of human nature we tend to find something that we like and stick to it. We are often creatures of habit. While this can be a good thing, it can also be a bad thing. Too often I find people are afraid to make a change. With change comes uncertainty, with uncertainty comes fear, with fear comes…well, that is up to you. I bring this up as I have made the decision to move from Operations to Engineering at VMware. About four months ago, I was approached with an opportunity for change and after much consideration I decided to step outside of my comfort zone and try something new.

In terms of career changes there are several important things I always keep in mind:

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I am a VMware Employee!

The last couple of weeks have been extremely busy for me and thus my lack of posts. Part of what has been keeping me busy is a transition from one company to another. I am happy to officially announce that as I am today I am a VMware employee! So what am I doing now? Well, I am actually doing exactly what I have been doing for the last year, but instead of working for Mozy, which is a wholly owned subsidiary of EMC, I work for VMware, which is majority owned by EMC. Based on my strong passion for VMware technologies, this is a welcome change and I feel a great opportunity to grow professionally. I look forward to the challenges and learning experiences ahead as well as the ability to contribute and assist in any capacity.