Community Is Easy, and Tough

I wanted to share a bit more about approaches to community contribution. I’ve talked about the mechanics of how I read and write community content. Now I wanted to talk a little about the less concrete parts, the attitudes and approaches to community production. Most of this is about how I view blogging and podcast production. It also applies to in-person activities like meet-ups and user groups. One of the things I see is a series of contradictions, I’m going to frame a few in being easy or tough on yourself.

shutterstock_Ocean Horizon

Continue reading

Posted in General | 2 Comments

Do You Know What Joe Did Last Summer?

Occasionally operations teams need to get asked some difficult questions. Sometimes it goes like this:

“Joe has just left the company. Don’t ask me why. I’m not allowed to say. What files did Joe have accesses to? Did he copy any of those files in the last month?”

shutterstock_MagnifyKeyboard

Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off on Do You Know What Joe Did Last Summer?

My Science of Reading

I wrote a little while about my process to write. Then last week at the Boston VMUG I presented about the ratio of consumption to production. Even the most prolific writer in the community will be reading many times more material than what they write. That leads me to outline my process of reading.

shutterstock_iPad Coffee

Continue reading

Posted in General | 1 Comment

Tech Field Day Standard Disclaimer

Looking at my recent pre-TFD11 posts I realised that I needed a better way to do a disclaimer. So here is my extensive disclaimer for Tech Field Day events.

Tech Field Day (TFD) is a commercial activity for TFD and the presenting companies. When I attend TFD events my travel and accommodation expenses are usually paid for by TFD. At the events, most of my meals are provided by TFD. In addition, the companies that present at TFD usually give the delegates gifts. At TFD the presenting companies engage with delegates to educate us about their products and services. The smart companies also want to learn from delegates (a few are very smart about this). The aim of the event is to help the presenting companies connect with delegates. Ultimately get the company’s message spread by delegates. Usually, delegates will write about some or all of the presenting companies.

Neither the TFD staff nor the presenting companies get to review what the delegates write. There is no obligation on delegates to write about any or all presenters. Nor is there an obligation to write nice things about presenters. In fact, the greatest expectation is that delegates will be honest in any writing that they do.

This (Demitasse.co.nz) is my personal blog. Everything I write here is my thoughts and opinions.  None of it is reviewed by the organisations I write about before publication. Some of the content is about companies that pay me to write, they still don’t get to review or dictate what I write here. Occasionally I get corrections from the companies I write about and may incorporate the parts I agree with into my posts here.

Posted in General | Comments Off on Tech Field Day Standard Disclaimer

TFD11 Introduction Comtrade

This is a preparation blog post before I travel to Boston for Tech Field Day 11. You can find more information about Tech Field Day, the other presenters, and the other delegates here on the TFD web site.

Comtrade Logo

 

Disclosure: TFD are paying my airfare and accommodation to attend TFD11 and I’m sure there will be gifts and catering from the presenters and TFD while we’re there. Everything I write about what I learn at TFD will be my opinion and will not be reviewed by TFD or the presenters. There is also no obligation or expectation that I will write about any or all of the presenters.

Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off on TFD11 Introduction Comtrade

TFD11 Introduction Netwrix

This is a preparation blog post before I travel to Boston for Tech Field Day 11. You can find more information about Tech Field Day, the other presenters, and the other delegates here on the TFD website.

Netwrix Logo

Disclosure: TFD are paying my airfare and accommodation to attend TFD11. I’m sure there will be gifts and catering from the presenters and TFD while we’re there. Everything I write about what I learn at TFD will be my opinion and will not be reviewed by TFD or the presenters. There is also no obligation or expectation that I will write about any or all of the presenters. Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off on TFD11 Introduction Netwrix

TFD11 Introduction Zerto

This is a preparation blog post before I travel to Boston for Tech Field Day 11. You can find more information about Tech Field Day, the other presenters, and the other delegates here on the TFD web site.

Zerto Logo

Disclosure: TFD are paying my airfare and accommodation to attend TFD11. I’m sure there will be gifts and catering from the presenters and TFD while we’re there. Everything I write about what I learn at TFD will be my opinion and will not be reviewed by TFD or the presenters. There is also no obligation or expectation that I will write about any or all of the presenters. Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off on TFD11 Introduction Zerto

TFD11 Introduction Plexistor

This is a preparation blog post before I travel to Boston for Tech Field Day 11. You can find more information about Tech Field Day, the other presenters, and the other delegates here on the TFD web site.

Plexistor logo

Disclosure: TFD are paying my airfare and accommodation to attend TFD11 and I’m sure there will be gifts and catering from the presenters and TFD while we’re there. Everything I write about what I learn at TFD will be my opinion and will not be reviewed by TFD or the presenters. There is also no obligation or expectation that I will write about any or all of the presenters.
Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off on TFD11 Introduction Plexistor

TFD11 Introduction CloudPhysics

This is a preparation blog post before I travel to Boston for Tech Field Day 11. You can find more information about Tech Field Day, the other presenters, and the other delegates here on the TFD website.

CloudPhysics-logo-Stacked-1800x1800-White

Disclosure: TFD are paying my airfare and accommodation to attend TFD11. I’m sure there will be gifts and catering from the presenters and TFD while we’re there. Everything I write about what I learn at TFD will be my opinion and will not be reviewed by TFD or the presenters. There is also no obligation or expectation that I will write about any or all of the presenters.

Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off on TFD11 Introduction CloudPhysics

TFD11 Introduction Plexxi

This is a preparation blog post before I travel to Boston for Tech Field Day 11. You can find more information about Tech Field Day, the other presenters, and the other delegates here on the TFD website.

Plexxi Logo

Disclosure: TFD are paying my airfare and accommodation to attend TFD11. I’m sure there will be gifts and catering from the presenters and TFD while we’re there. Everything I write about what I learn at TFD will be my opinion and will not be reviewed by TFD or the presenters. There is also no obligation or expectation that I will write about any or all of the presenters.

Continue reading

Posted in General | Comments Off on TFD11 Introduction Plexxi