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Episode 34

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# Episode 34

Welcome to episode 34 of the Nerd Journey Podcast [ @NerdJourney]! We’re John White ( @vJourneyman) and Nick Korte ( @NetworkNerd_), two VMware Solution Engineers who are hoping to bring you the IT career advice that we wish we’d been given earlier in our careers. In today’s episode we discuss career paths in the first part of our discussion with Jimmy Tassin.   

Original Recording Date: 04-16-2019 

Topics – Part 1 of Our Discussion with Jimmy Tassin 


# 3:14 – Career History 

# 36:32 – Into the Spiceworks Community 

* Jimmy found community on Spiceworks and is still very active there. 

* It’s a forum of IT pros of different backgrounds and experiences and a place to ask questions. 

* The credit union was using Spiceworks’ software to run their help desk ticketing system and inventory. 

* He realized a little later there was a community aspect as well and started asking questions. 

* Jimmy also decided to share his experiences with the community. 

* Why did Jimmy choose not to pursue certifications after tackling some of his big projects? 

* Jimmy was the only one at his employer participating in the Spiceworks community. 

* Jimmy also started attending SpiceCorps meetings in his area to network with others in the technology space, but his co-workers did not attend. 

* At a certain point, Jimmy transitioned from asking questions to answering questions in the community. 

* He decided to write up some formal Spotlight on IT Articles for Spiceworks: 

How Minecraft Made Me a Better IT Pro 

Why I Put Minecraft on My Resume: Crafting a Better IT Career Block by Block 

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