I was initially going to title this blog entry “f5 Networks – The Box of Awesomeness Redux”. It just sounded a little to long to me and while I am EXTREMELY gracious regarding the latest Box of Awesomeness I have received from f5 Networks, I think I may be even more excited about being asked to serve as a f5 Networks MVP Member for 2011!
Now some of you may remember that last year’s Box of Awesomeness contained a wide variety of totally awesome gear (hence the name ). This year is certainly no exception as the folks over at DevCentral have outdone themselves yet again! This year it contained something so fantastic that I almost made the title for this entry “f5 Networks – The Box of Insanity”! Yes, it is that crazy good folks. But first I have to say….
I can’t tell you how much I have enjoyed being a member of the f5 Networks MVP program in 2010. Thanks in large part to DevCentral, I have learned a tremendous amount about BIG-IP over the last year. I look forward to contributing to the community in 2011 and would like to thank f5 Networks for being so gracious to all of the f5 MVP’s. They have supplied us with knowledge through DevCentral and unprecedented access to the inner workings of BIG-IP and TMOS through the MVP Summit. Not only that, but they have also supplied us with all of the tools that we need in order to give back to the community.
It must be said and recognized that they supply all of this with no questions asked, no demands and no conditions attached. It sounds unbelievable, but it’s true.
So my hat is off to all of you at f5 Networks and to my fellow MVP members. Thank you for the great gear and thank all of you for supporting the community like you do! To those of you out in the community, whether you are just getting started or have some experience under your belt I have a message for you. Contribute what you can, when you can and as often as you can. There is no f5 Networks community without all of you.
Now for the pictures:
No, I am just kidding! They didn’t send us Chia Pets, it’s just that we are so close to April fools day I couldn’t resist. Now on to the real pics!