The Value of Certifications

14 February 2019 | Comments Off on The Value of Certifications

On this episode of the Network Collective, we are talking about the value of certifications. Outro Music: Danger Storm Kevin MacLeod ( Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 License

Short Take: Things to learn in 2019

12 February 2019 |

Learn to Code?

11 February 2019 |

A long, long time ago, in a galaxy far away, I went to school to learn art and illustration. In those long ago days, folks in my art and illustration classes would sometimes get into a discussion about what, precisely, to do with an art degree. My answer was, ultimately, to turn it into a…

Whither Network Engineering? (Part 3)

4 January 2019 |

In the previous two parts of this series, I have looked at the reasons I think the networking ecosystem is bound to change and why I think disaggregation is going to play a major role in that change. If I am right about the changes happening, what will become of network engineers? The bifurcation of knowledge,…

Whither Network Engineering? (Part 2)

3 January 2019 | Comments Off on Whither Network Engineering? (Part 2)

In the first post of this series at the turn of 2019, I considered the forces I think will cause network engineering to radically change. What about the timing of these changes? I hear a lot of people say” “this stuff isn’t coming for twenty years or more, so don’t worry about it… there is plenty of…

Whither Network Engineering? (Part 1)

2 January 2019 |

An article on successful writers who end up driving delivery trucks. My current reading in epistemology for an upcoming PhD seminar. An article on the bifurcation of network engineering skills. Several conversations on various slacks I participate in. What do these things have in common? Just this: What is to become of network engineering? While it…

Thinking Differently

14 November 2018 | Comments Off on Thinking Differently

Network Collective: Do You Really Need Good Engineers?

25 September 2018 |

Short Take: Time Management

18 September 2018 | Comments Off on Short Take: Time Management

Think Like an Engineer, not a Cheerleader

10 September 2018 |

When you see a chart like this— —you probably think if I were staking my career on technologies, I would want to jump from the older technology to the new just at the point where that adoption curve starts to really drive upward. Over at ACM Queue, Peter J. Denning has an article up on…