So, as many folks know, I went to Orlando towards the end of March to attempt the GSE lab. Both before and afterwards, I received several questions about the GSE :) Therefore, instead of destroying my fingers and typing multiple individual respones, I figured I'd write a short blog on my experiences with the lab section, whilst my thoughts on the written section can be found here. Apologies, this post started off short.
There's a mis-conception around the role of a "Support Engineer". As a clue, it's not what Urban Dictionary says - A person whose job is to answer calls from customers of a small- to large-sized company...... They are teathered to a their desk all day via phone headset........ phone jockeys usually hate their jobs.......they are are paid well enough..........until they completely burn out, and hate everyone. and doesn't always involve this - Image Source: http://half-bakedbaker.blogspot.ie/2009/11/cannoli-and-broken-computer.html As you can see here , there's lots of open roles in 10gen and more specifically with 10gen, in Dublin . I thought I'd write this quick blog to explain what Support Engineers actually do and why I joined 10gen as a "Support Engineer". I could be wrong but didn't Google come up with term " Site Reliability Engineer " to do away with the stigma associated with being a