vExpert: Jim Millard

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    NameJim Millard
    LocationKansas City, MO
    United States
    Short Description25-year IT veteran; "Jack of all trades, master of some" (apologies to Wm Shakespear)
    IndustryHigh tech
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    When I was a Junior in high school, I had to write one of those "where I'll be in 20 years" essays. At the time, I was sure that I'd be a successful chemical engineer (CE) with several patents to my name.
    How naive we can be...
    Although I did a short stint as a chemist (and have the patents to show for it), I've been a full-time geek for the last 20 years. I've been able to wear all the hats in the IT industry--frequently simultaneously--and love solving problems using the A-to-Z of technology: from automation (based on code I write--long live Perl!) to wireless (and any other sort of networking) and everything in between. I cut my teeth on NetWare 3.11 and 10Base-2 after receiving my CS degree, and have had my code and solutions integrated into finished products being sold by vendor partners.

    Ever since I saw vMotion for the first time, I knew I wanted to work at VMware...and now I'm living the dream.

    Technical CertificationsVCP6-NV; VCP6-DCV; VCAP6-DCV Design; VCP5-DCV; VCP-Cloud; VCP5-DT; VCAP5-DCD; VCAP5-DCA; VCAP5-DTD; MCITP; MCSE; CCA; HP ASE; VMCE
    Publications and Speaking Engagements@kcvmug;
    User Groups and Communities#vDB; VMunderground; OpeningActs; Kansas City VMware User Group; Veeam Vanguard 2016-2017
    Expertise and InterestsVMware vSphere Windows Client & Server MS, VMware & Citrix EUC Ethernet & IP Networking MS SQL C++, Perl



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