Hi, I’m John Harrington and I’d like to welcome you to the Network Sherpa blog. I’m a network automation engineer living in Dublin, Ireland.
A bit about you and this blog
The goal of this blog is to complement your technical skills, sharing my experiences to help guide you to a more successful networking career.
I hope these resources help you on your career journey. As always feel free to comment here or on any page and I’ll be in touch. You can also catch me on Twitter: Follow @networksherpa
A bit about me
I landed a job in a new Irish Mobile Telecoms company, Digifone, after surviving a 3rd-level electronics course in DIT. After three years of operations and engineering I took a break, spending two fantastic years in Sydney, Australia working for Nortel and Optus before the bubble burst in 2002. I worked for O2 when I returned to Ireland, trying my hand at management before finally moving into IP network engineering.
I then spent 8 years in the Amazon.com networking team, data centre and enterprise engineering and few years as a network test engineer. I spent three of those eight years based in Seattle before returning to Ireland once again. I left Amazon in late 2015 to be an independent network consultant, and since then have spent time in Cumulus Networks as a Sales engineer and Facebook. These days I’m a network automation engineer @ Workday.com.
I’ve been exposed to many faces of business, networking and automation.
As Ralph Waldo Emerson once said, “The mind, once stretched by a new idea, never returns to its original dimensions”.