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John Spade
Works at CTO - Florida Panthers - AOC
Lives in Pompano Beach, FL
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I make things work together
Introduction
Inventor, Florida Cisco Engineer (CCNP, CCNA Security, CCDA, CCIE candidate), and Technology Architect who finds Zen in the optimal algorithm, rubber chickens, and referring to himself in the third person. In 2013 I joined the Cisco Champion program and was invited to write articles as a guest blogger. 

-- Anecdote -- 

A samurai once asked Zen Master Hakuin where he would go after he died.

Hakuin answered, 'How am I supposed to know?'

'How do you not know? You're a Zen master!' exclaimed the samurai.

'Yes, but not a dead one,' Hakuin answered.

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I am an expert technology troubleshooter with veteran specialties in Network Design ( Cisco biased ), VoIP and Linux. I believe that many technology problems can be fixed by doing less. Complex solutions require complex management and should only be used to solve 'outage' conditions.

Going on three decades of inter-networked computer experience from ATDT to IPv6. Communication and processes whether machine or human can rarely be understood by stopping them and analyzing the parts. Instead it is better to flow with them and adjust the whole.

Reasonably proficient: security, DNS, Internet visibility, and photography.

Non-proficient: drawing, musical instruments, and telling people what they want to hear.
Bragging rights
I have a picture of me with George Takei
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Pompano Beach, FL
Previously
New York, NY - Washington, DC - Sao Paulo - Colorado Springs, CO - Chico, CA - Alamo, CA - Los Altos, CA - Palo Alto, CA
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Technology Architecture
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Technology Whisperer
Employment
  • CTO - Florida Panthers - AOC
    Technology Architect, 2014 - present
    Cisco Network engineering and design plus technology integration. Some people can make things work, I can make them work together. CCNP, CCNA Security, CCDA.
  • Intelepeer
    SVP Technology, present
    Designed and implemented multi-city gigabit network utilizing Cisco equipment optimized for VoIP. Patent 8,089,952
  • Voex
    Technology Evangelist, present
  • webVoIP
    VP, present
    Web based VoIP Billing software.
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ENTP, Spader, DaSpader, Spade, Dork, Sir, and Idiot

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Tampa Bay Lighting are hiring for VP of IT position. One of the 'coolest' IT jobs in Florida (next to Panthers IT).

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Traffic (redux)
blogs.cisco.com

I've written about network traffic before (see this post and this post). It's the subject of endless blog posts, help forums, and instructio

Florida Panthers
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NHL, Hockey, Florida Panthers, Cats, Sports, South Florida

Nimble Storage
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Converged iSCSI Primary Storage, Disk-Based Backup & Disaster Recovery

Cisco Certifications
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Educating the Human Network- Are you Next?

Google Ideas – Google Ideas
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Google Ideas explores how technology can enable people to confront threats in the face of conflict, instability or repression. We connect us

INE
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Dedicated to helping CCIE, CCNP, and CCNA candidates get certified.

The Travelling COWstume
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One #COWstume - many crazy photographers...

The IT Crowd
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Have you tried turning it off and on again? - http://gplus.to/itcrowd

Cisco Live
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Tomorrow Starts Here

Cisco Data Center & Cloud
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Reduce total cost of ownership, accelerate business growth, and extend the lifecycle of current infrastructure

BOINC
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Volunteer your spare computrons for scientific research!

Audi USA
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Progress is social media, and listening, and fans, and Google+. So here we are.

The Olympic Games
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Friendship Respect Excellence

London 2012 .
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Official Google+ page of the London 2012 Olympics & Paralympics

CircleCount
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CircleCount helps you better understand Google+

Klout
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Klout measures influence online

Florida Supercon
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The largest convention in Miami for comic books, games, anime & more! Join us June 29 - July 2, 2012.

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CentOS 6 netinstall URL. By scott, on July 17th, 2011. The netinstall method has changed for CentOS 6. Use the following URLs to install via

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South Florida Bound is a great independent site that captures all sorts of unique happenings including art, nature, and events.
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The kids love their dance classes at pro-am dance in Pompano Beach. The owners and teachers are so warm and friendly.
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This is our favorite Mexican food we have found in Broward. It's not quite the Mexican food I remember growing up in California, but best I have found.
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We have so much fun at this event every year. The kids love the rides and I love the meatball sandwiches :)
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I wish I had visited this place sooner along with Wakodahatchee also nearby. So many birds and wonderful boardwalks to keep a bit of distance from the alligators :)
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Great pizza and related dishes. Friendly people.
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