For some time I have been trying to learn Python, a programming language that is easy to use and the preferred one for many network engineers taking the first steps on automation. I read some books, watch some youtube videos and create some dumb scripts. But what really helps is creating a project, however small it is and doing it from start to finish. So, I decided to build a twitter bot.Continue reading
As I was writing another post I realized it’s been a while since a 2 year old could count he number of CCIEs in my country.
Jeriel Atienza and André Malungo were for a long time the only Angolan CCIEs, but today the numbers are quite different.
In March 2014 I was a team lead for a small networking team in an Angolan ISP. After 5 years contributing the best I could to get the company of it’s feet, the time was coming for the progression many wished in their professional careers. I was invited to be the head of IT. Niiice!!! Continue reading
Ever since I was a young man my father always told me:
“The best way for you to learn something is to accept the challenge to teach someone”
Teaching was never on my list of strenghts. I ran away from it the best I could until years ago, where I learned that the above statement was in fact true and I started to lose the fear of public speaking. It is only when you try to teach someone you find out the little details we are still missing.
Recently I started a similar challenge, not because I was asked to, but because I offered myself to strengthen the knowledge on both sides, the one who teaches and the one who learns. Its a “win-win situation”. A “customized training” to a small group of employees about the fundamentals of routing and the OSPF protocol up to CCNP level.
So… It’s now time to find out a bit about what I still know and refresh whatever has already run away.
Back to the basics!
“Knowledge is nothing unless shared and put into practice”
2 months ago I got myself into a very uncommon professional situation (that’s reserved for another post) and decided to take 3 months “sabbatical” to focus on some personal and out of line professional projects. Little did I know I would come into some old friends, Appy and the Appy Saúde project. Continue reading
An IXP (Internet Exchange Point) is a place that allows the interconnection of autonomous networks, and the exchange of data and content between them.