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Raffle Winner Spotlight – Q&A with Samantha Warnes

We are pleased to share another spotlight on one of our raffle winners from our July Odyssey raffle. Today’s winner is Samantha Warnes, a Senior Program Manager based in England. Learn a little bit more about Samantha with our Q&A interview below:

Q: Hi Samantha, what you do for work?

A: I am a Senior Program Manager for the Global Professional Services teams at OpenText. I am responsible for a number of strategic programs to support growth, effectiveness and efficiency improvements. One of our key initiatives is around Containerization and this is why I was interested in the Kubernetes Lab.

Q: How long have you been in your field?

A: With a degree in Information Systems with Artificial Intelligence, I have been in the IT industry for over 20 years, and whilst I have spent much time in non-technical roles I enjoy understand and working hands-on with technology.

Q: Do you regularly use VMware products?

A: I have used VMware fusion for many years as a solution consultant to enable me to deliver Demos. Today, I don’t use any products in my role but it is important I understand how our consultants and customers use such technologies and products.

Q: What is one thing you enjoy about Odyssey?

A: I really enjoyed how easy it was to have a live, hands-on environment to learn, and practice with. I found the hands-on lab a really great way to learn, and it was excellent to be able to try it first hand, not as a video or canned demo. I also liked the added benefit of the competition of the leader boards to be a motivation. I would suggest anyone to give them a try!