After a diverse and inspirational 5 years, I will be leaving EMC in two weeks to head to Infinio, the startup out of Cambridge.
The acronym behind EMC is often a sticking point for people. While all new hires learn the fact it’s named after the founders, anyone inside the company likes to add their own flare to what it could mean.
My favorite is “Everything Must Change.”
I joined EMC with a CS degree and a thirst for new knowledge. The company has fed me well — too well at some conferences — and grown me into the community building Technologist that I am today. Thank you to the many hardworking minds that have taught me along the way.
On EMC Elect
To community members who are wondering what happens next with EMC Elect, the answer remains the same: It goes wherever you want it to go.
The program is a success, with a vibrant community of leaders within its ranks and a second year of membership on its way to being announced in January. EMC Elect was never about one person nor do I hope it is ever about just one person.
It’s a community platform: make of it what you wish it to be.
Structurally, EMC Elect is built like your favorite EMC products: there is no single point of failure in the system. So while a node failure may seem disruptive, the system continues to be resilient.
The team at Infinio is brilliant, friendly and has a product as elegant to install as it is valuable to the infrastructure. It feels like the right team for me as I dive into the startup scene and the right way for me to go back to my roots as a hands-on Technologist.
This next move of mine, as a Sales Engineer, will allow me to work with customers in a new way. I’ve done tech support, worked in engineering and am finishing a wonderful ride in marketing. Sales is the missing puzzle piece for me.
If you’re wondering what that means for my social media hobbies – from Geek Whisperers to my enthusiastic use of Twitter – don’t fret. The story behind why I joined social media was never about a job.
I joined social for the people.
No matter where I am or what my title is, I look forward to continuing to build the community with you.