SolarWinds Invites Tech Pros to Seventh Annual THWACKcamp Virtual IT Event

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 10, 2018 — SolarWinds, a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT management software, today announced its seventh annual THWACKcamp, a two-day virtual event scheduled for October 17-18, 2018. THWACKcamp is SolarWinds’ largest community event, with thousands of technology professionals tuning in to learn new skills, see product how-tos, and connect in real-time with other THWACK community members.

THWACKcamp is a free, worldwide virtual IT learning event connecting skilled technology professionals with industry experts and SolarWinds’ technical staff. This year, the keynotes and sessions explore the increasingly blurred lines between data center, cloud, and applications. The event features 18 sessions split into two tracks over two days, covering everything from network monitoring and management to change control, application management, storage, cloud and DevOps, security automation, virtualization, mapping, logging, and more.

“As IT admins, we’re becoming less siloed and becoming more versatile technology professionals. We’re beginning to use shared tools that solve more than one problem, all while we keep our existing environments running,” said Patrick Hubbard, Head Geek, SolarWinds. “We’ve been listening to our customers and community members and we’re excited to introduce more hands-on and how-to sessions to help enable today’s well-rounded technology professional. We believe this year’s event will include some of the most interesting conversations ever!”

THWACKcamp Event Schedule

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Day One: October 17

Keynote: Featuring SolarWinds CTO and EVP Engineering, Joe Kim; SolarWinds SVP Product Marketing, Denny LeCompte; and SolarWinds Head Geek, Patrick Hubbard9:00 a.m. CT
Monitoring and Microservices: IT’s Newest Hot Mess10:00 a.m. CT
What the U.S. Government Can Teach You About Securing SolarWinds10:00 a.m. CT
There’s an API for That: Introduction to the SolarWinds Orion® SDK11:00 a.m. CT
Six Ways to Improve Your Security Posture Using Critical Security Controls11:00 a.m. CT
New Job, New to SolarWinds?12:00 p.m. CT
“Observability”: Just a Fancy Word for “Monitoring”? A Journey From What to Why12:00 p.m. CT
Backup: Why Does It Have to Be so Complicated?1:00 p.m. CT
Monitoring Like a Network Engineer When You’re a SysAdmin1:00 p.m. CT

Day Two: October 18

Keynote: Featuring expert-filled keynote session with SolarWinds Head Geek, Patrick Hubbard and special guests including:

  • Tim Crawford, CIO Strategic Advisor, AVOA
  • Karen Lopez, Sr. Project Manager/Architect, InfoAdvisors
  • Phoummala Schmitt, Sr. Cloud Ops Advocate, Microsoft
  • Mandy Hubbard, Software Engineer/QA Architect, CS Disco
  • Theresa Miller, Founder, 24×7 IT Connection
9:00 a.m. CT
People Do Dumb Things: Why Security is Hard for IT Pros10:00 a.m. CT
What Does It Take to Become a Practice Leader?10:00 a.m. CT
Alerts, How I Hate Thee11:00 a.m. CT
Tips & Tricks: Thinking Outside the Box11:00 a.m. CT
The Seven Samurai of SQL Server® Data Protection12:00 p.m. CT
Who Watches the Watcher?12:00 p.m. CT
Visibility in the Data Center1:00 p.m. CT
Optimizing Orion1:00 p.m. CT

Register today to join the seventh annual THWACKcamp free IT virtual event.

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About SolarWinds SolarWinds is a leading provider of powerful and affordable IT infrastructure management software. Our products give organizations worldwide, regardless of type, size or IT infrastructure complexity, the power to monitor and manage the performance of their IT environments, whether on-premise, in the cloud, or in hybrid models. We continuously engage with all types of technology professionals—IT operations professionals, DevOps professionals, and managed service providers (MSPs)—to understand the challenges they face maintaining high-performing and highly available IT infrastructures. The insights we gain from engaging with them, in places like our THWACK online community, allow us to build products that solve well-understood IT management challenges in ways that technology professionals want them solved. This focus on the user and commitment to excellence in end-to-end hybrid IT performance management has established SolarWinds as a worldwide leader in network management software and MSP solutions. Learn more today at  www.solarwinds.com

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