Hello to all of the Blurt-This readers and friends. My name is Shawn Cannon, aka rolltidega on Twitter. I will be a contributor to this blog going forward. I wanted to do an intro post for those of you that do not know me.
I have been friends with Luigi since my first EMC World up in the Boston area. We met on the Twitterverse and decided to meet up at EMC World. We became fast friends and I value our friendship. I live in Hiram GA which is west of the Atlanta area in the great state of Georgia. I have been in the IT field since 1995. I have been involved mostly in the financial/banking market managing VMware, EMC storage, Dell servers, Data Domain and similar technologies. I recently changed jobs where I work with Splunk and it has been a great ride so far. I am a huge college football fan with my team being the 17 time National Champions Alabama Crimson Tide (season ticket holder too). Since I have lived my whole life in the Atlanta area, I am also a huge Atlanta Braves fan (baseball) and Atlanta Falcons fan (football). You know, the team that choked and let Brady and Company win yet another Super Bowl (I know you enjoy that Luigi). I am also an avid amateur bowler. I bowl once a week every week in a league with my wife, Mom and Step-Dad.
I plan on posting my thoughts on my sports teams, some tech related things and just general lifestyle things. I just wanted to say Hello and let you know to expect some Southern flare in some upcoming posts! The featured picture is of myself, the wife and my girls from 2 years ago on our way to Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa AL. Enjoy!