NetBox Heroes Podcast

A new monthly podcast series hosted from NetBox Labs that shines the light on individuals in the NetBox and NetDev community. In these conversations, guests share their story in their own words, including their professional paths, their NetBox use cases, and the lessons they’ve learned along the way.

Episode 8: Garrett Nowak of 11:11 Sytems

In this episode of NetBox Heroes, Host Kris Beevers discusses the importance of mentorship, including team culture as a part of onboarding, and making mistakes, with Garret Nowak, senior director of network architecture at 11:11 Systems.

Episode 7: Alex Gittings and Daren Fulwell - IP Fabric

Network observability and network data are the focus of NetBox Heroes episode seven. Alex Gittings and Daren Fulwell of IP Fabric discuss the growing recognition of how critical network operations are to an organization’s success. They also touch on how increasing access to network data benefits all teams across an organization.

Episode 6: Charles Kozler of FIX Flyer

In episode six of NetBox Heroes, Charles Kozler director of network and system engineering at FIX Flyer, discusses his experience building and documenting a network from scratch, why network engineers must be inquisitive, and why NetBox is a key tool for his team.

Episode 5: Omid Mortazavi of Opticore IT

In episode five of NetBox Heroes, Omid Mortazavi, network automation practice lead at Opticore IT, looks back on how network automation has progressed, discusses the importance of community, and shares his NetBox story.

Episode 4: Michael Kutka, formerly of Insight Global

In this episode, Michael Kutka shares how taking initiative early on impacted his career, information on Insight Global’s network automation journey, and how the company leverages NetBox as a network source of truth.

Episode 3: Ian Chilton – LONAP

Ian Chilton discusses how he found his way into network engineering, advice he has for those getting started, how LONAP – a not-for-profit providing internet in the UK – uses NetBox, and why he struggles with calling himself a network engineer.

Episode 2: Kaon Thana, The New York Times

In this episode, Kaon Thana has great advice for aspiring networking professionals and has recently put out some awesome contributions to the NetBox open source community. In this episode, Kaon shares his journey to becoming a network engineer, what his current work looks like, and how he came to use and contribute to NetBox.

Episode 1: Kenneth Garcia

Host Kris Beevers speaks to Kenneth Garcia, a senior network engineer at a notable Singapore government agency, regarding his career in networking, his use of NetBox, and Kenneth’s recent development of a Network Config Tracker.