Geekly World News - January 2022

Welcome to 2022! I know this issue is late and short (sorry!), but we take time off, too. Thankfully, we’ve been enjoying some recuperative time off, and we hope y’all have also taken some time to rest and recharge. The new year means new opportunities, and we’re already hard at work. I hope y’all have something good to look forward to this year. Personally, I’m excited about the 10th THWACKcamp (register link below) and can’t wait for the fantastic community interaction that comes with it.  

What Might You Have Missed in December?

Tech Predictions 2022: The Changing Face of Data and Hybrid Work featuring all Head Geeks

TechPod: ITSM For More Than Just IT featuring Liz Beavers

VoD: Optimizing Service Delivery With SolarWinds® Service Desk featuring Liz Beavers

SolarWinds 2022 Predictions: The Trends Shaping Enterprises in 2022 featuring Liz Beavers, Thomas LaRock, and Chrystal Taylor

TechPod: Figuring IT Out: The People Behind IT featuring Liz Beavers, Kevin Kline, and Chrystal Taylor

4 Ways Retailers Can Prepare for Peak Online Shopping Season by Sascha Giese

TechPod: Monitoring Insights for Database Managers featuring Kevin Kline

VoD: Five Tips to Master SQL Server on Linux in the Cloud featuring Kevin Kline

VoD: Empowering Data Operations and DBAs Through Better Tooling featuring Kevin Kline

How Collaboration Can Minimize Exposure by Thomas LaRock

How to Advance Your Tech Career With Nontechnical Skills by Chrystal Taylor

VoD: Using the Orion® API for Fun and Profit featuring Chrystal Taylor and Kevin M. Sparenberg

What’s Planned for January?

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

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

Kevin Kline will be speaking at the Redmond SQL User Group Meeting on January 12 at 5:30 pm PST on the topic of Winning Influence in IT Teams. (Requires membership.)

Join Liz Beavers on January 26, 2022, to discuss Advancing ITSM Strategies in 2022. Register here.

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

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