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Congratulations to our newest VMTN Community Warrior, Tony Reeves!

Submit a nomination for the next VMTN Community Warrior. This program will continue to recognize users who commit time and energy to engaging with peers in the VMTN community. Learn more.

 

Congratulations to VMware Technology Network’s newest Community Warrior, Tony Reeves, for being a beneficial member to our community. We are truly thankful for everything you do to help the VMTN community.

Learn a little bit more about Tony:

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How do you work with VMware day-to-day?

I am a Network Administrator at Hoffmaster Group, and I work with VMware products day to day Architecting solutions and managing our VMware infrastructure including a few vSAN clusters at 6 locations across the Midwest.

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Which VMware communities are you involved in?

I am involved in many different tech communities. I am a Wisconsin VMUG leader, active on twitter @importcarguy. I Co-Host a Podcast called the @vGigacast with my good friend Britton Johnson. I am active on the VMUG forums, VMTN forums, vExpert forums and vExpert Slack, VMware Champions and Cloudcredibility.com. I also author a blog at www.digitalvspace.com that is published via rss on the VMTN Blog Beat page. I started a tech lunch meetup in Wisconsin with Sean Massey. We call it @vTechLunch we get together and speak about tech in general and projects/challenges we are currently working on.
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What was the first VMware product you every used, where and when?
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The first VMware product I ever used was VMware Server 1.0, I thought it was amazing that I could run any operating system I wanted on top of my main OS for testing and tinkering with learning Windows Server, Linux etc.
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What advice would you give to community members on learning more and becoming a better professional?
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Advice I would give to anyone looking to learn more and become a better professional, would be to get involved in the vCommunity. Attend VMUG meetings and learn from your peers, they are doing projects that you might find interesting and be able to learn from. Network and talk to folks on Twitter. I can not tell you how many times I have seen someone ask a technology related question and see several responses with folks willing to help. The people in this community are the best!
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Are you currently working on any projects you think the VMTN community would be interested in?
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Projects that I am currently working on include expansion and installation of additional 2 node vSAN deployments at three locations and I am working on building out a brand new backup system throughout the enterprise utilizing Veeam.
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How can people follow you or get in touch?
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People can reach out and follow me on @importcarguy on Twitter or say Hi at a VMUG or VMworld in the future! I love making new vCommunity friends!
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Thanks Tony!

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Do you see someone frequently answering questions in your favorite forums? Did someone provide support to you recently at a VMUG or over Twitter? Any community involvement counts. Head to the Community Warrior page to nominate a user, or email jenniferg@vmware.com.