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Chris Grundemann
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Internet technologist. "DO" Director at ISOC. Father, friend, hacker, wrencher, reader, writer, speaker, biker, hiker, music lover... Definitely NOT a hipster.
Internet technologist. "DO" Director at ISOC. Father, friend, hacker, wrencher, reader, writer, speaker, biker, hiker, music lover... Definitely NOT a hipster.

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Innovating: A How-To Manifesto

Ideas without execution are a hobby and I’m not in the hobby business. ~Phil McKinney Innovating is the practice of executing on ideas. It’s also a discipline I’ve been studying most of my life. That’s why I was so excited to read Luis Perez-Brava‘s book…
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Quick Take: The Inevitable by Kevin Kelly

I’m trying a “Quick Take” approach to book reviews here for the first time with Kevin Kelly’s The Inevitable. I’ve been a fan since the very first time I saw Kevin Kelly speak:   Shortly I realized that he was one of the driving forces behind much of the…
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Certainty in Scale with Spectrum

Certainty, Scale, Spectrum…? Sweet alliteration Chris, but what are you trying to say? I’m glad you asked! Let’s sift backwards through the significantly soft sounds and see what sentience I can supply: Spectrum? No, not a band of colors – the Spectrum…
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Open Source Network Security with Cumulus Linux

Networks are changing. More and more we’re hearing terms like whitebox, britebox, disaggregation, NOS, commodity hardware, and open source when we talk about the future of networking. I’ll assume you get that and spare you a description of these terms…
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Hawt or Naught - VMware EMPOWER 2018

The first ever VMware EMPOWER 2018 partner event was held last week (16-19 April) in Atlanta, GA. Seems like I was just there. This time I  joined almost 1,000 folks who work at VMware partners around the globe, and a few who work at…
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Everyday Automation with StackStorm and The "New" Extreme Networks

When your name is an adjective, you’re just asking to be the brunt of many punishing puns. Based on the chatter during the second day of NFD17, that is certainly true for Extreme Networks. In fact, it’s actually hard to avoid. So let’s just dive right in…
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Redefining the Network Model; A Look at Secure Multicloud Networking with Contrail #SDN #NFD17

I recently had the privilege of hearing from the Juniper Networks Contrail product team at their offices in Sunnyvale. I was pleasantly surprised by the pragmatic and comprehensive approach they are taking in growing the product line. By the middle of…
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#NANOG72 - What was Hawt, and what was Naught?

Last week I was in Atlanta with 879 of my friends for NANOG 72; the seventy second meeting of the North American Network Operators Group. NANOG is always a marathon of presentations, conversations, meals, and meetings. This one was no different – a…
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Networking Field Day 17: Hawt or Naught? #NFD17

Networking Field Day 17 is a wrap. What a week! My first Tech Field Day event did not disappoint. As expected, I met many smart, quick, and funny folks, and I got unprecedented access to some of the biggest names in networking. How better to close this…
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Networking Field Day 17 - Here We Go! #NFD17

I’m pumped! In just two days I fly out to the West Coast to participate in my very first Tech Field Day event. These Field Day events “bring together innovative IT product vendors and independent thought leaders to share information and opinions in a…
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