I have attended networking field day 4 and TFD Extra @ CiscoLiveEurope 2016 as a delegate. My expenses were covered by the conference organiser, Gestalt IT. I received the usual vendor sponsored swag, mugs, shirts pens, etc, but rest assured that my independence and integrity survived intact.
Evaluation Equipment and Reviews
I do not do publish paid product reviews. I do receive test equipment supplied by network equipment vendors. Testing vendor supplied evaluation gear helps me understand a product at a deeper level, but will not bias my opinions toward any particular vendor. I have received an ACM-5004-G 3G console router from Opengear.
If I review a book or equipment I may provide an affiliate link to that product. I’ll receive some pocket change if you purchase items after following the affiliate URL – without any additional cost to you. If you want the product but don’t want me to benefit that’s okay. Just prune the ‘tag=networksherpa-20’ from the URL before pasting in to your browser.