I am excited about this. Tomorrow (Tuesday, April 3rd) I will be the guest on Microsoft Learning’s Tweet Chat. The topic will be what IT professionals should be doing to ensure they stay relevant in this day and age where so much of what we see in the IT industry is heading into the clouds.
This Tweet Chat series is one of the ways that Microsoft Learning is honouring the twentieth anniversary of their first certifications. All you have to do to follow along and join in is watch for the hash tag #20yrs20ways. I was amazed to find out that Microsoft certifications are actually celebrating their 20th… although I admit that I have only been certified since March 31, 2003 (hey, I just celebrated my 9th anniversary this week-end!). I would love to hear from people who have been around longer how they feel certifications have changed, and if they are more or less relevant than they once were.
While we will start with questions from Microsoft Learning (that I will be doing my best to answer in 140 characters or less), I expect that we will quickly start taking questions from the audience – in other words YOU! This Tweet Chat is meant to be fully interactive with the audience, and I will do my best to answer as many questions as I can… which is why for the morning session (9:00am Eastern, 6:00am Pacific) I will be sequestered in my hotel room in Calgary, Alberta… and for the afternoon session (7:00pm Eastern, 4:00pm Pacific) I will be in my room in Edmonton.
Normally these sessions would be at the same PM hour as the AM hour, but Microsoft Learning was good enough to make this exception for me, as I will be presenting tomorrow evening at the Edmonton Microsoft Users Group. If you are in town, come on out! I’d love to meet you! If not… I’ll be repeating my session (Architecting and Supporting the Back-End Infrastructure for the Consumerization of IT) across Canada over the coming months.
In the meantime, I hope to see you on Twitter… just follow @MGarvis and of course #20yrs20ways so you don’t miss a minute!