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Alan Bush
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Lives in San Antonio, TX
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Looking forward to chatting with a great group about migrating to #Containers.
 
Looking to convert to containers in the New Year? +Alan Bush and +Drew Cox will tell you how you can achieve this resolution—tune into the Cloud Office Hours Hangout today at 1:00 pm Central Time! http://live.ohpodcast.com
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On Thursday, +Drew Cox and I are going to broadcast live from #FutureStack15  New Relic's annual conference. I'm very excited to take our Office Hours Hangout on the Road. 
If you're there at FutureStack, come say hi. If you're not, you can watch us live all day at http://live.ohpodcast.com
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Posting here, to hopefully get an answer. 
Anyone else seeing an issue where questions don't disappear after they've been asked/answered?
 
Hey +Crowdcast and +Cy H. - My answered questions won't leave the screen after they're answered. what's up with that?
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Hey Alan, sent you an email to see if you're still experiencing problems. 
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Hey +Crowdcast and +Cy H. - My answered questions won't leave the screen after they're answered. what's up with that?
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This Hangout On Air is hosted by Alan Bush. The live video broadcast will begin soon.
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Wed, October 7, 2015, 10:15 PM
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This is going to be a fun show. Tune in if you can: http://live.ohpodcast.com
 
Questions about containers? Learn how +O'Reilly uses Carina containers on the Cloud Office Hours netcast at 1:00pm Central Time. http://live.ohpodcast.com/ http://live.ohpodcast.com/
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This is magnificent. So good.

h/t +Greg Swift 
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Last week +Rackspace launched Fanatical Support for #AWS. This is huge for our customers and our company. 

Today I'm hosting a live video chat with a few members of the team behind this new offering. We welcome any questions you might have.
You can watch and participate live today at 1pm CDT at http://live.ohpodcast.com
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This is a very big deal for us here at Rackspace. There's this common misconception that cloud computing is an or proposition. "Do you use AWS or Rackspace?" As it turns out, many of our customers use AWS and Rackspace. Different clouds for different workloads. Many of those same customers have been asking us to provide Fanatical Support for AWS. 
And now we have. 
 
After months of work, we've created the best managed-service offering possible for Amazon Web Services. That's right, we're launching Fanatical Support for AWS. Read more: http://rack.ly/6269BMVkN
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What is tech journalism's obsession with writing obituaries for Google products? Now looks fine and healthy to me.
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They did the same thing with G+. The engineers who originally built G+ left to work on other projects - because the "build" phase was over. Maintain and Grow are very separate functions from Build.
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Mustachioed Cloud Technology Mentor by day; Daddy, Husband and Improvisor by night.
Introduction
Alan Bush is a founding member of the Technical Community Manager role at Rackspace. Alan helps Rackspace customers, Rackers, and the public achieve success in the cloud through one-on-one and one-to-many interactions - including Community Forum support, videos, live presentation, blogging, and social media.

Alan also helped to architect Rackspace's Cloud Launch Team. During his time on the Launch Team, Alan helped more than 100 new cloud consumers get started with cloud hosting, developed a weekly live video show - Office Hours Hangouts, was one of the first 175 Rackers to become certified "Cloud Savvy," and was awarded the Fanatical Jacket, Rackspace's highest honor for outstanding customer support.

Before Rackspace, Alan helped create the Stevie Award winning onboarding program for Central Desktop - a really cool cloud collaboration suite - where he worked directly with companies and organizations like MLB.com, Sesame Workshop, and IEEE. When he's not helping customers learn how to build awesome things in the cloud, Alan can be found performing improv comedy with Comedy Sportz San Antonio, or dreaming up new styles for his award-winning mustache.  
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My coworkers put me in a straight jacket. Based on my moustache, I'm someone's evil twin.
Education
  • CMSU/UCM
    Technical Theatre
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Occupation
Cloud Launch Manager - I am a cloud usability expert
Skills
Cloud Computing, Cloud Architecture, Linux, SaaS, IaaS, Project Management
Employment
  • Rackspace
    Cloud Launch Manager, 2012 - present
    I help new cloud computing customers get started using the cloud. I work with brand new customers as an advisor and technical project manager, to help them build awesome things in the cloud.
  • Central Desktop
    Implementation Consultant, 2010 - 2012
  • Employers Health Network
    Healthcare IT, 2007 - 2010
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Currently
San Antonio, TX
Previously
Springfield, MO - North Kansas City, MO - Warrensburg, MO - Lee's Summit, MO - Liberty, MO
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The toll of the anti-vaccination movement, in one devastating graphic
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Everyone can now track down noisy tabs
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We at Rackspace got some great news this morning: FORTUNE magazine ranked us No. 29 on its annual list of 100 Best Companies to Work For. Th

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Martian Watches show us their new products and software #CESlive
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Reach the people you know more easily
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Posted by David Nachum, Product Manager Have you ever started typing an email to someone only to realize halfway through the draft that you

How to Delete All of Your Facebook Activity
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If I had my way, Facebook would have a hard and fast expiration date for posts. I generally don’t want most of what I say hanging around lon

These Game-Themed Wedding Bands Are Absolutely Gorgeous! [Pic]
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Zsolt Székely, a Toronto, Canada-based jeweler we featured last year for an awesome pair of Triforce wedding bands he created, is back with

Sprint reportedly preparing to purchase T-Mobile in 2014
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Sprint, the third biggest wireless carrier in the US, is preparing to buy out its rival T-Mobile, according to a new report from The Wall St

Pizzeria closing after 16 years
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A Liberty pizza restaurant and bar with what owners describe as a “fiercely loyal” following has announced plans to close its doors after mo

A new breed of Chrome Apps, now available for Mac
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Chrome Apps work offline, update automatically and sync to any computer where you're signed into Chrome, so you can pick up where you left o

Buy a Nexus 7 and Chromecast from Google Play, get a $35 credit for content
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Free shipping for both thrown in as a bonus Just in case you were looking for yet another reason to pick up a Nexus 7 and Chromecast, Google

Angry Birds Go!
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Welcome to downhill racing on Piggy Island! Feel the rush as you fling those freewheeling birds and piggies down the track at breakneck spee

Don’t Throw Your Code Over The Wall: 5 Ways To Work With Ops Engineers -...
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While the tech world is shifting to more of a DevOps structure, in many places the invisible wall that separates developers and operations e

Great coffee. Friendly and welcoming staff.
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reviewed a week ago
Great service, beautiful venue. There's so much to see, it's easy to miss some stuff. Check out the rooftop garden.
Public - 10 months ago
reviewed 10 months ago
My family and I stopped in to grab some ice cream this afternoon. I'll agree with the other reviews - it's delicious, but it does take quite a while to get through the line. Let me be clear - it's worth it. The ice cream is good, the toppings are good, and the experience - making ice cream from scratch, in seconds, is fun for everyone. I look forward to going back soon.
Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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Great local watering hole. Solid beer selection.
Public - 7 months ago
reviewed 7 months ago
Met a friend for brunch. Delicious.
Public - 11 months ago
reviewed 11 months ago
I have a theory that the larger the giant, anthropomorphic pig mascot, the better the BBQ joint - Augies definitely delivers on this theory. This is some of the best BBQ in San Antonio, and I try to make it back as often as I can. The pulled pork is the best I've found in the city, and the sauce isn't totally overloaded with black pepper like other places in town <cough>Rudy's</cough>. Also try the Mac 'n' Cheese, it's delicious. Great food, more beer than your usual "lite" domestics, good prices, no-frills atmosphere.
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