Geekly World News - December 2021

Welcome to December! What a year this has been, right? As we prepare to embark on a new year, we should also reflect on the past year. It’s been a busy time (and continues to be) for those of us Head GeeksTm who have been traveling. Hopefully, you’ve been able to connect with us in person (or virtually, for those not traveling). I know Tom, Sascha, and Kevin have enjoyed talking to people in person again, and Liz and I are looking forward to a time when we can connect in person as well. I hope everyone gets a chance to rest, enjoy the wonder this time of year brings, share goodwill, and enjoy another year wrapping up. Happy Holidays from the Head Geeks!

What Might You Have Missed in November?

SolarWinds® TechPodTm: How Military Service Prepares You for a Career in IT featuring Leon Adato

VoD: Tips for Navigating a Successful ITSM Evaluation featuring Liz Beavers

VoD: Strategies for a Successful and Scalable ITSM Implementation featuring Liz Beavers

Interview With SolarWinds Head Geek Mr. Sascha Giese at GITEX GLOBAL 2021 featuring Sascha Giese

TechPod: The Disappearing DBA: Embracing Automation to Advance Your Career featuring Kevin Kline and Thomas LaRock

VoD: Database Q&A With Kevin Kline and Leon Adato

VoD: Convince Me—Persuasion Techniques That Get Things Done featuring Kevin Kline

TechPod: George Westerman | Building the Culture for Digital Transformation featuring Thomas LaRock

VoD: Let the Orion® Platform Do the Heavy Lifting featuring Chrystal Taylor, Kevin M. Sparenberg, and Leon Adato

Monitoring for Managers: Training. Do It Right or Do It Over. by Chrystal Taylor

What’s Planned for December?

As always, look forward to TechPod featuring one or more of us at any time.

You can find Thomas LaRock regularly co-hosting the Raw Data Podcast, where they bring in industry pros to discuss top-of-mind topics.

AWS® re:Invent® took place November 28 – December 2, 2021. If you were in attendance, we hope you were able to find Kevin Kline and Thomas LaRock and say hello. You can find more information on this event here.

On December 1, Liz Beavers discussed Growing Your ITSM Investment Beyond IT, and will be available on-demand after the live event.

On December 9, you can catch Chrystal Taylor on part two of the two-part THWACK® livecast on automation, Using the Orion API for Fun and Profit. Register here.

Liz Beavers will be discussing Optimizing Service Delivery With SolarWinds Service Desk on December 15.

Save the date! The 10th annual THWACKcampTm is scheduled for March 2 – 3, 2022. We look forward to seeing you all there.

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Sascha Giese

Thomas LaRock

Chrystal Taylor

Liz Beavers

Kevin Kline