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THWACKcamp 2018 – Tips & Tricks: Thinking Outside the Box

Product Manager
Product Manager

THWACKcamp 2018 – Tips & Tricks: Thinking Outside the Box

          THWACKcamp 2018 is approaching fast, which also means it’s time for one of our most popular THWACKcamp sessions—Tips & Tricks.

          In this Tips & Tricks session, titled “Tips & Tricks: Thinking Outside the Box,” I will be joined by THWACK® MVP and SolarWinds Technical Content Manager Kevin Sparenberg as we delve into some of your favorite products and how to get the most out of them with these simple but powerful tips and tricks. We want to make sure your products are tailored to your needs and are adaptable to the nuances of your particular IT needs. Live demos with step-by-step direction will help you visually recognize the different capabilities available to you within some of your favorite tools, making it easy for you to play around with some of these cool features. Want to get more out of your Orion® Platform, particularly the Orion SDK? We’ve got you covered. Been thinking about how you can get ahead of API exhaustion for Office 365 or other, similar tools? Not a problem. Ready to learn more about the Millennium Falcon LEGO alert? Sure thing.

          In case you haven’t already heard, registration for THWACKcamp is open, so it’s time for you to sign up for this entirely free, 100% virtual, multi-track learning event. Take advantage of our comprehensive and totally entertaining sessions, featuring your beloved SolarWinds Head Geeks, as well as technical experts on the wide range of relevant and necessary topics in the world of IT.

8 Comments
Level 14

Can't wait!

Level 13

Thwack camp week is finally here.  Been waiting for this for months.  Can't wait for it to start.

Level 13

And definitely looking forward to this session.

Level 16

Ready for Thwack Camp! I love working with people that can think outside the box. Also people that have moved around in their career and tried several different companies. They always can provide fresh solutions -vs- the that's how we have always done it.

(Insert theme from Jeopardy here)

Level 20

I've been thinking outside of the box on some of LEM agent connectors... I may need say Oracle Linux connector to get RedHat Linux to log correctly... stuff like that.

MVP
MVP

Will grab what all i can during the camp, thank you

Level 10

Where are the SWQL queries? I didn't see them in the session notes

About the Author
I started in networking and security around 2002 by taking Cisco Certified Network Associate and Security+ courses from Central Vo-tech. This is where I fell in love with technology in general. From there I venture out to internships and started using the Engineers Toolset from SolarWinds which made me wonder about software. The company I was with purchased Cirrus which is now Network Configuration Manager (NCM) and I was officially hooked. I searched out for SolarWinds and well you guessed it I started working for them and believe it or not in sales. That was the only position open but I knew I wanted to be here. So I quickly worked my way in to the support side and became the first Sales Engineer and then the first Applications Engineer. Since I am a very curious person I have since in my 9 years of being at SolarWinds decided to pursue more education. Security is always a fascination to me so I started taking classes on INFOSEC Assessment Methodology (IAM) and INFOSEC Evaluation Methodology (IEM) of the NSA. Then I went and took the CIW Masters for web development and ventured to databases. MCITP SQL Server and Development certifications that led me to a database development degree in college. I’m pretty much a jack of all trades and LOVE IT! This all applied to my work with SolarWinds as I wanted to be able to help customers solve their issues or needs. So knowing more information allowed me to do this successfully. I also dabbled in Cisco UCS management and currently taking classes to venture toward a CCIE (crossing fingers). NCM is a product that I have worked with since its beginning. I even had the opportunity to fly to the NSA to create templates for some of their devices. I used to be the sole MIB database controller so I’m definitely your huckleberry on MIBs and OIDs. As an Applications Engineer I focused on Network Performance Monitor, Network Configuration Manager, Web Performance Monitor, Enterprise Operations Console, Patch Manager, User Device Tracker, and the Engineers Toolset. See why I like to constantly learn new things I had a lot to be on top of! SolarWinds is a passion of mine still to this very day. My new role as a Product Manager for NCM is home to me. Funny how I circled around back to my favorite product that got me here in the first place. :) My goal is to educate and work with customers to leverage our products to their fullest degree!