Make the Most of VMworld 2021

Before my first VMworld experience in 2017, I was completely overwhelmed with how to spend my time at the conference.  With so many activities happening, how do you decide?  Despite this being a virtual event yet again, I want to provide a framework for attendees to make the most out of this year’s conference.  Regardless…

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No Cheat Days

When co-hosting a podcast, you try to find the theme of the episode and create a catchy title.  Recently we had a virtual farewell for a beloved co-worker and friend, and one of the folks in the meeting spoke up near the end to nail the theme…there are no cheat days. Losing a co-worker, boss,…

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The Voices of Mentors Past

Recently I’ve been reading A Game Plan for Life: The Power of Mentoring by John Wooden and Don Yaeger, and I came across an interesting quote from former UCLA player Andy Hill that struck me: You often don’t recognize your mentors at the time they’re deeply involved in your life; and mentoring often occurs even…

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Introduction to Distributed Tracing with Tanzu Observability and Azure Functions

This is part 7 of my quest to explore Azure Functions for self-education in functions-as-a-service.  The goal of this post is to successfully instrument an Azure function for OpenTracing to visualize the function call inside Tanzu Observability (AKA Wavefront). Back in part 1, we explored Azure Functions and Function Apps via the Azure portal.  In part 2 we…

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