It just came out, I am Citrix Technology Professional (CTP)!
Check out the announcement on the Citrix Blog: https://www.citrix.com/blogs/2017/01/31/welcome-ctp-class-of-2017/
I am pleased, honored, and humbled to accept this CTP award and to join past recipients who I have long admired and respected.
For those not familiar, the Citrix Technology Professional title is awarded by Citrix to individuals in recognition of exceptional community leadership, including:
- Sharing insights on web sites and contributing to online discussions
- Creating or fostering active communities of Citrix users
- Publishing technical documentation, articles, or books
- Offering technical expertise in the field
- Speaking at IT conferences
I have been a proud member of the New York City Citrix User Group Community (CUGC) leadership team since last year. This meetup is a great way to give back to the Citrix community in Metro NYC, and I have enjoyed working with James Ma in bringing networking and professional development events to CUGC over the past 12 months.
I am particularly excited to have special access to Citrix resources, and invaluable connections with other CTPs and Citrix product teams. I hope to share the knowledge I build from these relationships with you all year long.
I am not joining the CTP family alone; these 7 other exemplary engineers will jump in, too:
- Danny van Dam (@dnyvandam)
- David Brett (@dbretty)
- Eduardo Molina (@Molikop)
- Marius Sandbu (@msandbu)
- Ryan Revord (@rsrevord)
- Samuel Legrand (@lgsam59) 🙂
- Simon Gottschlag (@xensimon)
There are only 50 CTPs in the world, including some of smartest people I’ve met–you can find a full list of them here. I’ve referenced many of them in previous posts, and it is a dream come true to now be part of the team.
Ever since I started working with Citrix technologies at the start of my career, I have been fortunate to work with skilled engineers who have been amazing mentors. Over time, I felt confident enough in my abilities that I could then give back to the global Citrix community, which sparked my idea for CitrixGuru.com. I’ve taken pride to give my readers an unbiased opinion through articles, tweets, and discussions; I want to reaffirm that I will continue to apply this objectivity to articles as I begin my work as a CTP.
I’d like to thank a lot of people for their support:
- Emily (@edtechjam), aka, The Boo, for enduring numerous weekends and late nights working on my lab posts or new articles
- Richard Denglos and Thierry Thong, who taught me everything I know and gave me the passion to pursue a career in Citrix technologies
- My employer, Societe Generale, which gives me time and resources to develop and refine my passion
- My SG colleagues, who support and challenge me everyday to improve myself
- Samuel Legrand (@legsam59) and Stephane Thirion (@archynet) fellow co-workers at Societe Generale and CTP
- Current CTP members
- New York CUGC leadership team
- Citrix, and especially Moe, Eric, Perrine (@pcrampton) and Jacques
- YOU, my readers, with your many comments and private messages encouraging me to keep going and working on CitrixGuru
Finally, I’d like to take a moment and dedicate this award to my Uncle Pierre who passed away this past Sunday.