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W13 The Evolution of a Geek – Becoming an IT Architect

August 8th, 2018

3:00pm - 4:15pm

Level: Introductory Intermediate

Mike Nelson

Technology Architect, Microsoft MVP, Citrix CTA, VMware vExpert

Contrary to what some analysts and IT recruiters preach, moving, or better yet "evolving' into a role as an architect in IT is not something that can be done when your fresh off the books from college, or even if you have been in the technology field for many years. Besides the wealth of knowledge and years of hands-on practical experience that is inherently required, it also takes certain characteristics of personality and behavior to be successful in this role. Come hear tales of a long career journey into architecture, with stories of fun, success, and failure along the way. If you aspire to test the waters in the architect role, or want to make it your retirement legacy, join us for some open and frank discussion on what it means to evolve as an IT architect.

You will learn:

  • What to do in your career to become an Architect
  • How to achieve and maintain the status
  • The fundamentals of thinking and acting like an Architect