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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.

 

Starting in December 2020, I will be pursuing the Cisco CCNP ENCOR certification. Join me on my journey through labs and videos as I take on each topic. The primary goal is to improve upon routing knowledge and skills with Cisco routers. Who knows, maybe I’ll move onto CCIE!

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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

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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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2020 Year in Review

We’ve been through the wringer this year. January started off strong. And then everyone’s lives were thrown off track with the pandemic. We ventured into unknown territory with people losing their jobs and businesses unsure of what to do. In many cases, they still don’t.   The business can keep moving but without the same track […]

Cisco Live 2019 – Customer Appreciation Event Performer

Cisco is bringing rock music to San Diego for the annual Cisco Live Customer Appreciation Event (CAE). One night where Cisco holds a concert for all the attendees of Cisco Live. The headliner for the 2019 CAE event is none other than Foo Fighters! Bringing along the frontman of the band, Dave Grohl makes sense. […]

Python Day 4: Dictionaries

Dictionaries Indexes for dictionaries are called keys. Keys are associated with a value called a key-value pair. A dictionary is unordered. Compared to a List, there is no index starting at 0. Dictionaries are typed with braces [python]{}[/python]. To assign a dictionary to the client1 variable: The keys within this dictionary are rssi, channel, noise, […]

3 Valuable Lessons from Podcasting for 3 Years

I was co-hosting a Cisco Champions Radio episode with François Vergès and realized I’ve been producing a podcast for 3 years now. Never have I thought I’d be in my 3rd year. Back in August of 2015, I took on a new adventure and put myself out there with the Clear to Send podcast. The […]

All Good Things Come to Wi-Fi Trek

I’ve been fortunate to attend Wi-Fi Trek a couple of times. It’s hosted by CWNP and they’ve had an excellent line up of presenters. What was fun for me is presenting for the first time on the Road to CWNE. It’s great to see everyone come together from different industries with varying levels of experience. […]