About Me


I’m Gina. I live in Austin Texas, but I am originally from the Redneck Riveria. The words I write here on my blog are my own, not sponsored or reviewed by anyone.  They may not reflect the opinions of my employer.</end disclosure>.

I have a master’s degree from the Instructional Systems program at Florida State University. If you are interested, here is the portfolio that is the result of my studies. Also, here’s my current resume:


I’m an experienced sysadmin and storage professional, and have been doing social media since before we called it social media – check out my LinkedIn profile! I’m usually paying attention on twitter too. Currently, I’m neck deep in figuring out how organizations make decisions to move to SaaS applications, and helping them understand that then need data protection for these apps. I’m the product marketing manager for Spanning Backup for Office 365, which means I’m back at EMC!

For those of you wondering what this string in my my Twitter profile means:

GIT d+ LSAHU++++ P+ L++ E— W+++ t– b++ e+++ h—

It is actually geek code. 🙂

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10 Responses to About Me

  1. peter jones says:

    Hi Gina,
    Thnx for following me on twitter (h2cm), now we’re going round in circles 😉
    Good luck with your studies.
    The intrapersonal links page at Hodges’ model includes HCI, accessibility, education and e-learning and may be of interest to you and your fellow students?


    (Scroll down a ways….)

    All the best

  2. gminks says:

    WOW that looks like tons of good info -thanks for the link.

  3. Alison says:

    I’m currently on the hunt for an online Grad-type program for eLearning/edu.technology. After pouring through US News & World Report top 50 Grad Edu schools, FSU is on my list (and U.Ill.UC & Indiana U & Drexel.edu & maybe a “real” program at Penn State-Great Valley)

    I’d *love* to know what you think of it, and how you decided on it.

  4. gomathi says:

    I found your name on “Directory of Learning Professionals on Twitter” and wanted to reach out to you. I visited your Twitter page.

    My name is Gomathi and I am the Market Development Manager for Englishcafe. We are currently in beta and could use some feedback on the site. Will you help us out by giving us a quick peek or tweet? In the very near future we will be launching a program where Tutors can make money on our site as well. I may circle back to you when that launches.

    Can we touch base soon?

    Gomathi Shankar
    Market Development Manager

    Englishcafe is the premier English learning community for global professionals.

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  7. Hi Gina,

    I though that you will be interested to use the official eLearning Industry Professional Badge. http://elearningindustry.com/badge

    If I can be valuable to you do not hesitate to contact me.

    Have a wonderful day,
    Christopher Pappas

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  10. Pal says:

    Hello Gina,

    It’s awesome blog regarding eLearning I really like it. thanks for sharing the information with us. Please keep updating it


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