Doing what you love
Teaching has always been the one thing that consistently brings me happiness. Even at the end of a long day, if a SentryOne demo turned into a call about discussing how the database engine works or why you might want to make one choice over another, I would find myself suddenly re-energized. The position of Solutions Engineer at SentryOne has worked very well for me because there have been any number of teaching moments.
Back in April of this year, I was attending our Sales Kick Off event and found out that SentryOne was looking to create a Training Department. This department would be built to serve the training needs of our customers, partners, and, ultimately, our internal training processes. I was asked if I would be interested in heading up this new department. I would like to say that I handled it in a calm, professional manner, but I do think that there was some jumping up and down while clapping.
On October 1st, I officially moved over as the Training Manager for SentryOne. The scope of work I have in front of me is almost overwhelming, but I could not be more excited. The official description of this role is "Currently responsible for all learning strategy and infrastructure, including building, executing, measuring, and evaluating training for SentryOne," so I doubt that I'll be bored for the next couple of years. Fortunately I have both Allen White ( T | B ) and Jim Holden ( B ) helping me to create content and provide feedback and advice.
We're about to push out our first project and it's going to be a great start. By Q1, you should start seeing some helpful content available for our customers/partners/evaluators and that will be just the beginning. If any of you reading this have some feedback on content/format that you'd like to see, please comment here or send me an email at email@example.com. Thanks for joining me in this adventure!
Lori (@loriedwards) has been with SentryOne since 2013, and has recently transitioned from her role as Senior Solutions Engineer to Training Manager. She is responsible for all learning strategy and architecture, including building, executing, measuring, and evaluating training for SentryOne. Lori shares tips and tidbits for DBAs picked up over years of working as a DBA, as well as stories about her job here. Whether you are a new DBA who wants to learn or someone interested in learning about what it is like to work for SentryOne, be sure to check out Lori’s blog.