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Announcing The 2018 THWACK MVP Roster!

Community Manager

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Please join us in congratulating 12 community members who have reached the ranks of the elite THWACK MVPs!  Also deserving of recognition are the 53 existing MVPs who renewed their MVP status for yet another year, some of which have maintained their MVP status for 6+ years!

In case you haven't already come across these folks in your conversations here on THWACK, below is a brief introduction for our 12 new MVPs.  Be sure to connect with them and the rest of our MVP roster, they are a power house of knowledge and SolarWinds how-to, best practices, etc.  To learn more about the THWACK MVP program and how you can join, see here.

Celebrations are in order! From all of us here at SolarWinds and the THWACK Community - THANK YOU for your contributions and continued support making THWACK the best community to do IT!

2018 THWACK MVPs
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Username: acmtix

Name IRL: Adam Timberley

Professional Title: Infrastructure Monitoring Engineer

Newthorpe, Nottinghamshire, UK

Username: antonis.athanasiou

Name IRL: Antonis Marios Athanasiou

Professional Title: Senior Systems Engineer

Worthing, West Sussex, UK

Username: dodo123

Name IRL: Chris Dodds

Professional Title: Monitoring & Alerting Specialist

Halifax, West Yorkshire, UK

Username: d09h

Name IRL: Donald Heinzen

Professional Title: Senior Systems Administrator

Montgomery, Alabama, US

Username: felixforbes

Name IRL: Felix Forbes

Professional Title: Solutions Architect

North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia

Username: jm_sysadmin

Name IRL: Jake Muszynski

Professional Title: Senior Systems Engineer

Columbus, Ohio, US

Username: jspeer

Name IRL: Jared Speer

Professional Title: Systems Administrator

Cuyahoga, Ohio, US

Username: zennifer

Name IRL: Jennifer Aguilar

Professional Title: Network Adminstrator

El Paso, Texas, US

Username: mesverrum

Name IRL: Marc Netterfield

Professional Title: Field Systems Engineer III

Las Vegas, Nevada, US

Username: kpmarcin

Name IRL: Marcin Kazmierczak

Professional Title: IT Solutions Architect

Warsaw, MZ, Poland

Username: pgaryga

Name IRL: Pete Garyga

Professional Title: ICT Change & Projects Team Manager

Ripley, DE, UK

Username: tallyrich

Name IRL: Richard Phillips

Professional Title: Senior Network Engineer

Rutland, Vermont, US

Congratulations are also in order for the rest of our THWACK MVP roster who have maintained their status through 2018!

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adatole

alexslv

aLTeReGo

bleearg13

bluefunelemental

bsciencefiction.tv

byrona

cahunt

ChrystalT

cnorborg

CourtesyIT

damien.solodow

dclick

Deltona

designerfx

ecklerwr1

fcpsolaradmin

Goliath

jangliss

jbiggley

jeff.stewart

jeremymayfield

jeremyxmentzell

Jfrazier

KMSigma

kpmarcin

kurtrh

m_roberts

mcam

mdriskell

michael.kent

mikegale

mprobus

mrxinu

netlogix

nickzourdos

njoylif

Radioteacher

rbonn

rharland2012

RichardLetts

robertcbrowning

rschroeder

sacosgrove

shuth

silverbacksays

skhan

stuartwhyte

superfly99

tinmann0715

tomiannelli

vinay.by

vispetto

wluther

zackm

86 Comments

MVP
MVP

Congrats!  Welcome to the club!!!

Outstanding! I'm honoured to retain a seat at The Table! 

To those new to the good ship ThwackMVP: welcome aboard! Myself and the other old hands will show you the ropes, and promise not to make you swap the decks too often!

MVP
MVP

Congrats to all, and welcome aboard!! Job well done...

Huzzah! Huzzah!

  Let the Initiation Ceremony commence!!!

​now where did i put those barrels of jello?

Welcome and congrats, one and all old and new!

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Level 21

Congrats and welcome to all of the new folks!

Level 17

CONGRATS to all new MVPs and thanks for playin!  Way to keep thwackin for all repeats!

Congratulations to our new MVPs!

MVP
MVP

Crying-meme.pngexcited!!

MVP
MVP

Big congrats to the new MVP's, you will find we are a proud, helpful, resourceful group of people and welcome.

Specific well done to Antonis. Being a member of my technical team I am obliged to

Level 15

congrats and welcome!

Level 13

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Welcome new MVPs and I'm no longer a rookie, woo hoo!

MVP
MVP

Woohaa! Welcome!

MVP
MVP

Thank you.

MVP
MVP

that underscore in my username is finally paying off.

MVP
MVP

Thanks for the warm welcome! It's good to be here!

Thank you! The previous MVP's have all been very helpful, I hope to be as well.

MVP
MVP

Thank you so much! I am very excited to be a new member

MVP
MVP

Thanks all, I've been waiting my whole life for this exact moment

Welcome to all the new members, and congrats to all those who retained their memberships.   Best community on the planet. 

MVP
MVP

Congratulations! Welcome new and returning MVPs!

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I'm ESPECIALLY happy to see new MVP's from the U.K., from Poland, and from Australia!

Help us continue making Thwack a place for good advice and great answers that are timely and helpful to everyone.

Be welcome, be active, and be empowered to make suggestions, comments, requests!

MVP
MVP

Congrats to the new MVPs

Congrats to those that maintained their status

And a big thank you for allowing me to be a part of this great team.Thank-You-for-your.jpg

After reviewing all the Thwack handles, new and old, I like "zennifer​" best.  Simple, creative--Jennifer has the Network Zen.

It brings to mind competence and simplicity, exotic remoteness with an appreciation for the Earth.

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Plus I think it's just cool to say it.

Nicely done!

Level 13

Congratulations all the new MVeeps!  So excited!

MVP
MVP

Welcome to all the new members !!

It is good to see new faces in here to go with the others.

Product Manager
Product Manager

Thank god I made the cut.. I was getting worried.

New hash tag....   #MVeeps

Thanks meech​ for that. 

MVP
MVP

It's a pleasure to be here. Looking forward to some great new challenges this year. Can't wait to get involved! Thanks!

I mean you did fall from 1 to 3 in like a year.  Yeah you were on the edge....  Really?  🙂 

Level 13

Yay!

Level 14

Congrats to all you new guys

& also to all the renewals.

it's a very select club & highly sought after.

Welcome

MVP
MVP

Congrats and welcome to the club!

(Ranked at Level 28 out of 28 levels achieved by anyone--only two others have achieved that level, sitting at position 3 out of 130,000+, still worries . . .)

My MAN!

Level 20

There are a few new MVP I've known on thwack for a long time.  A couple have been a long time coming!  I'm glad to see this!

Level 20

You've been around a long time... it's about time!

MVP
MVP

I am waiting to see all the new avatars.

Level 17

Congratulations to you all!

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MVP
MVP

That's too funny, I'm the only one in my office that wears a sports coat everyday. I don't look like him though, I hope I don't look like him, please, please tell me I don't look like him - Although I would love to have some of his cars . . .

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MVP
MVP

welcome everyone, look forward to new discussions

MVP
MVP

My first question as a MVP what does this actually mean

  • 1 free trip to a SolarWinds User Group of their choosing per year

in my head I’m thinking flights, hotel feel like I need to be brought down with a bump  

But then I’m sure there was lots of MVPs at ThwackCamp  

Community Manager
Community Manager

You'll be getting an invite to the secret MVP land in just a second.

Oh, there are so MANY benefits!

THWACK MVP Program - Updated February 2018

Access to strange humorous threads:

If you responded to this Discussion, you might be a SolarWinds MVP.

If you pass your spare time opening every SWQL query in SDK to consider how you might use the information to improve your NPM displays, you might be a SolarWinds MVP.

If you answer as many Thwack questions as you ask, you might be a SolarWinds MVP.

If you proudly display a custom engraved aluminum Raspberry Pi case, you might be a SolarWinds MVP.

If you ever worry whether you spend too much time on Thwack (both at work AND at home!), you might be a SolarWinds MVP.

If you got excited about breaking 100,000 points on the leader board, but were more blasé` when you broke 200,000, you might be a SolarWinds MVP.

If you wish you could host a SWUG just to jump another level on the leader board, you might be a SolarWinds MVP.

If you've ever helped out someone with an Irish accent, you might be a SolarWinds MVP.

If you've ever rewritten the lyrics of a song to describe the impact of a Thwack maintenance window, you might be a SolarWinds MVP.

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Welcome all to the wonderful wacky world of the Thwack MVP. Looking forward to interacting with you all.

MVP
MVP

Too funny! And I had to comment because I'm reading this at home.

MVP
MVP

Congrats to all! Also welcome to another Aussie! felixforbes

MVP
MVP

Proud to be part of this.

Pete.

Thank you all for the warm welcome!