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Learning Through Experience

I’m a husband, father, network engineer, and consulting business owner bringing what I know and learn to you. Let’s learn together through video, labs, community, and other digital content.

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I’m building a community, Network Junkies, where anyone from beginners to experienced network engineers can get together to learn, speak, and ask any question (there are no stupid questions) in a safe space. Get to know others in the community and improve your skills. Join me on Discord today!

What I’m Working On

I did a live stream 7 days straight to discuss network engineering during this weird time. I’m doing this to challenge to myself in public speaking & to encourage myself to do more learning and labbing. I will continue to do a live stream regularly.

Recently passed  the Cisco DevNet Associate and now I’m helping others learn so they can work towards automating and managing network devices more efficiently and obtain the DevNet Associate certification.

 

Featured Video

It's time to parse XML using Python. I've learned how to use the requests module to form a GET request to a network device. Taking the response, I convert it into a string which will be fed to xml minidom to create an XML variable containing the content I want. From that content, I'll parse out specific information using XML elements and attributes. I found this useful for studying the Cisco DevNet Associate.

If you start to think the problem is ‘out there,’ stop yourself. That thought is the problem.

— Stephen Covey

Technology and Imagery

Playing with technology. Borrowing moments in a photograph.

I focus on Wi-Fi. Designing, configuring and testing connectivity for enterprise companies. When I’m not doing Wi-Fi I’m traveling, eating, and wandering.

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A Company Of One

In 2017, I decided to incorporate a business. Focused on wireless professional services, I had been receiving enough work to make it a structured entity. That’s when the business was registered online though, INCfile.com, as a single member LLC. Visiting an early client of mine in San Francisco. Why an LLC? My business really started […]

Identifying 802.11ax Support with Wireshark

We’re beginning to see vendors come out with their latest and greatest access points touting 802.11ax (Wi-Fi 6) support.  At the Cisco JustTheTech event, I was given a Cisco C9115 to try out for the purposes of testing Wi-Fi 6. At the time, the controller code didn’t have these features enabled.  How can a vendor […]

3 Business Books That Changed Me in 2019

Taking the steps towards building a successful business (or side-hustle) means picking up the knowledge to run said successful business. I wasn’t interested in building a high-growth business, fast. A different approach caught my eye which was building a one-person business. Can a one-person business be highly successful and profitable? That’s why I decided to […]

Disaggregated Routing Software

Is now the time to disaggregate the network and deploy a cloud-native network operating system? DriveNets aims to revolutionize the way Service Providers run their networks.

Cisco Live Photos

During Cisco Live 2019 I decided to bring my camera and document some of the action of a 28,000+ person conference. Photography has long been a passion of mine. My goal was to capture people’s interaction with each other, the lighting of the keynotes, have images for future blog posts, and to share what my […]