Yes, I like alliteration.
Last weekend was exciting for me, as it marked my first official gig as an IT instructor. I was a bit anxious waiting for the class to start, but as soon as it got going it felt so natural. Training has always been a passion of mine, and in many ways this web site has been an outlet for that passion, but I've always wanted to do something more formal. Fortunately, I was afforded this great opportunity to get my feet wet through a chance meeting.
Some of you may recall that late last year I produced and began selling an interior routing protocols poster (also available for free in PDF). Early this month I was contacted by the CEO of a small training company in the Washington, DC area called Insyte, who was interested in purchasing some posters in bulk as hand-outs for students and whatnot. When he found out I was local to the area, we started talking about a possible contract position as a CCNA instructor. Fast-forward to last Saturday morning and there I was standing in front of a white board.
As shocking as it is that someone would let me teach a class, I was also invited to chime in on this week's episode of the Packet Pushers podcast hosted by Greg Ferro. The two more notable guests were Amy Arnold and Ethan Banks. We had fun discussing a number of topics - from Cisco product lead times to your child's potential future in IT - for just shy of an hour.