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Leon Adato – IT Origins

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This podcast is sponsored by SolarWinds. Be sure to check out their new Tech Publication, Orange Matter, to learn more about the other SolarWinds Head Geeks.

Leon Adato is a Head Geek at SolarWinds. 

This week on the podcast, we have an interview with SolarWinds Head Geek Leon Adato, recorded on-premises from our lovely Hudson, Ohio offices. We discussed how Leon went from Theater major to working in tech education, what exactly a head geek does, and finishes with some great career advice.

A full transcript of the interview is available here.

Table of Contents

0-0:40: Host intro
0:40 – 10:10: IT Origins Story
10:10 – 12:25: What is a Head Geek?
12:25 – 15:24: When Did Single Pane of Glass Enter the IT Lexicon
15:24 – 22:58: Biggest Change Since You Started Your Career
22:58 – 27:05: Current Worst Trend in IT
27:05 – 32:45: Current Best Trend in IT
32:45 – 38:57: Where is IT Going in the Next 3-5 years?
38:57 – 44:23: Book Recommendations:

44:23 – 46:43: First Computer You Owned
46:43 – 48:06: What Do You Do When You’re Not Working in IT?
48:06 – 50:03: How Do You CXaffeine?
50:03 – 50:40: Who Do You Want to See on IT Origins?
50:40: Career Advice

About the author

Rich Stroffolino

Rich has been a tech enthusiast since he first used the speech simulator on a Magnavox Odyssey². Current areas of interest include ZFS, the false hopes of memristors, and the oral history of Transmeta.

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