I don’t know what it is about this time of year, but I always feel like there are endless possibilities in the fall. Maybe it’s because my birthday is in October. Maybe it’s the excitement of harvest time, and preparing for the cold winter months. Maybe it’s that the weather is perfect, warm (instead of HOT), less humidity. Maybe it’s because college football starts up.
I just love this time of year.
This fall is going to be crazy busy for me. I’m finally buying a house in Austin. My son and his girlfriend have moved to Austin. Oh yeah and I start a new job tomorrow!
I’m starting at SolarWinds as the PMM (Product Marketing Manager) for their Server and Application Manager (SAM) product. This is taking me back to my roots! The first job I had out of college was at EMC as a technical trainer, and the first product class I taught was for Control Center 5 – all about monitoring the components of an EMC SAN. I was also a sysadmin the years I didn’t work for a vendor. So, I’m excited to get back to this world.
I’m also excited to be working with folks I worked with at Dell, James Honey and Kong Yang. And I get to work with the Head Geeks at SolarWinds, a team of technical evangelists with a strong user community. For a technical product marketer like myself, joining a team that *gets* community is like a dream come true.
I’ll be at Ignite next week. I have booth duty so be sure to stop by, I’m interested in hearing about how people are monitoring their Microsoft stacks (on and off-premises).
I’m really looking forward to this new chapter. Happy fall y’all!
Congrats on the new job Gina.
Fall is the Jewish New Year – maybe you’re an honorary Jews 🙂