Rackspace Training For OpenStack: Meet The Instructors

Last week, we expanded our Rackspace Training for OpenStack offerings, giving you more ways to boost your OpenStack brainpower and fuel your OpenStack career.

Rackspace Training for OpenStack is a full-fledged training curriculum that teaches students how to properly design, deploy and operate an OpenStack cloud at scale. Topics range from an introduction to OpenStack to building apps to Neutron networking. The courses offer a hands-on, real-world experience in a lab environment –  and we just launched a new online training course as well (preregistration is open now).

We’d like to take a minute to introduce you to two of Rackspace Training for OpenStack’s instructors, Scott Purcell and Chad Miller. In the videos below, Scott and Chad introduce themselves and talk about their backgrounds.

Scott joined Rackspace in April, 2013 with 16 years of experience in classroom instruction on computer-related topics for one of the world’s leading hardware vendors. He’s worked with and taught classes on a range of computing hardware, software, and solutions including servers, enterprise networking, Linux system administration, clustering, and cloud solutions, including OpenStack and Hadoop. Scott lives with his family in Hutto, Texas and works from Rackspace’s Austin office when he’s not traveling to deliver training.

Chad joined Rackspace in April 2013 and has a passion for training and anything with blinking lights. He’s got a double major in Computer Science and Theater and 15 years of experience in training adults on everything ranging from Advanced Java and Database Design to HTML for Beginners. His dynamic style will have you laughing (usually “at” him more than “with” him), but he’ll definitely keep you engaged, entertained and learning.

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