Watch Mandy Botsko-Wilson, VCDX #189, talk about her VCDX journey including what inspired her, the challenges she faced, and the support system that helped her succeed. Mandy shares her thoughts on the future of cloud and her advice to others looking to start their own certification journey.
Mandy is a Principal Architect in Global Services at VMware, part of the Office of the CTO’s Global Field and VCDX #189 Cloud who has been at VMware since 2010. Mandy has over 20 years experience working to design, develop, and deliver pragmatic, impactful solutions to solve customer challenges through integration and automation. She has spent her career ensuring success for top-tier customers around the world. Prior to VMware, Mandy focused on custom software and integrations for healthcare, accounting, and IT service management. Her mission is to collaboratively imagine and design solutions for the biggest problems organizations face. Over the course of her career, she always passionately works to solve problems using technology. Her greatest joy is bringing diverse, knowledgeable people together to design better solutions to a difficult problems. She calls this “Generous Collaboration” and it’s key her success. Mandy loves to add “sparkle” to her life by lifting up others, whether that’s through mentoring, speaking about technology or coaching her Girls Who Code club. In her spare time, you can find Mandy outdoors, hiking, biking, camping, skiing or practicing canine agility or just walking her dog.