Q: Who is this for?

A: This is for anyone interested in the new skillsets required for programming neworks. This encompasses end users, partners, vendor employees, and other ecosystem partners. As well, if you’re a developer/application person, storage/security/network/computing/virtualization engineer, sysadmin or devops engineer, architect, or manager there’s something to be learned by everyone. It’s a great place to meet other people, network, and open up new career opportunities.

Q: What do I need to know?

A: To get started, not much. It’s more about your aptitude for learning new things – lots of new things. The great part about the web and open source is there are too many ways to educate yourself, not the opposite. We hope to curate some of the training, but if you’re got the time and willingness to learn you’ll be in good shape.

Q: What if I can't attend meetings?

A: Keep an eye out for the virtual meetings and join the mailing list by sending an email.

Q: What does this group do?

A: Right now, it’s still in development. We hope to help engineers learn more about software and at the same time foster collaboration on projects everyone can use. There are meetings to discuss technology and what’s happening, and mailing lists for discussion. We’ll see where it goes.

Q: Are there dues, sponsors, by-laws, or any other official group rules?

A: Nope. It’s free. The goal is to keep the group user-dominated and not to have a sales or vendor/partner agenda, though relevant information and updates are included.

Q: Why is the logo so sad and ugly?

A: It was created over the weekend and I’m not an artist. Suggestions, improvements, and total redesigns are violently encouraged.