The Wireless LAN Professionals Conference – 2017 Edition

The Wireless LAN Professionals Conference – 2017 Edition

While scrolling through my Twitter feed early last week, I noticed the reemergence of a certain hashtag. Of course, it’s time for #WLPC. I’m fortunate enough to be attending again this year in Phoenix courtesy of my employer, but not as lucky as those who were able to attend one of the many boot camps happening over the three days before the conference begins.

While awaiting my final connection into PHX, I was thinking about how long it’s been since my last blog post. Admittedly, my professional development has fallen down my list of priorities lately. I’m going into this year’s WLPC aiming to rekindle that fire. There was a #WIFIQ asked early in January 2016 about goals for that year. I remember my answer: “CCNA R/S, CWSP, and landscaping around the new house.” Well, only one of those got anywhere remotely close to checked off and it wasn’t a certification. I got a few chapters into each of them at various times in the year, and then let my studies fall off. I’ve watched the number of CWNE’s rise while I’m no closer than I was nearly two years ago, and that’s disappointing. Of course, I have only myself to blame.

My point is, the WLAN Pro community has always been a source of knowledge and inspiration for me. Whether it’s been advice, talking through technical details, or constructive criticism and correction, WLAN pros have always answered when I’ve called. If being in the same place with all the folks I look up to professionally, having my brain filled to bursting with new Wi-Fi information, can’t get me back on track, I don’t know what will. This post is my both reminder to myself that I need to get my $h!t together this year, and a big thank you to everyone out there for sharing their wealth of knowledge with us all.

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