Cisco Champions 2015

Wow! Im very excited to anounce that I have been selected to be a Cisco Champion for 2015. There is a lot of smart and talented folks in Cisco Champions and I am greatly honored to be involved.

What is Cisco Champions?

Straight from the Cisco Champions FAQ

"The purpose of the Cisco Champions Program is to create and nurture a network of people who are passionate about Cisco and enjoy sharing their knowledge, expertise, and thoughts across the social web and with Cisco.

The Cisco Champions program encompasses different areas of interest and geographical areas within the company, providing a variety of opportunities for Champions to participate in the program."

 So what am I going to do with this great power I have now be granted?

Right now Im not completely sure and my CCIE studies are consuming the majority of my free time. But I do know I will be involved and will stay active in the group.

The Cisco Champions also hold a weekly podcast called Cisco Champions Radio where they discuss various aspects of the networking world. You can join the live broadcast here or check out the archives here. I plan to attend and get involved as much as possible.

I highly recommend following the conversation on twitter using the hash-tag #ciscochampion, Check out the Cisco Champions community and most importantly follow the blogs and rants of my fellow Cisco Champions on their personal sites. Like I said these guys and gals are freakin smart and know what they are talking about!

Does that mean I am now a Cisco Spam bot for Marketing?

Nope. Even though Cisco wants us to spread the "good word" we are not obligated to do so, We are encouraged to speak freely about topics and that is what I plan to do.