Introduction

NOTE: This post was written as an introduction to my previous blog on the now defunct IT Toolbox website. The title of the blog at the time was “IT Champloo.”

In 2018, I decided to create a personal website and move everything over. This post is preserved here for posterity.

Having worked in IT for nearly 15 years, I’ve acquired a wide breadth of experience in a number of businesses ranging in size from under 20 to over 20,000. Some of the industries I’ve worked in include education (K12 and higher ed), corporate, SMBs and private consulting.

I’ve acquired Masters Degrees in Networking and Communications Management and Project Management along the way, and while I can never pay back the debt I owe to all of those I’ve learned from, I hope that this blog will help me pay forward to those just beginning their journey.

Chanpuru (sometimes written and pronounced champloo) is Okinawan for “something mixed,” which describes their culture and traditionally relaxed attitudes toward people and food.

Since this blog represents a diverse mix of IT topics in a relaxed, open-minded setting, the name, “IT Champloo” seemed fitting.

My blog topics will include personal experiences, market and social commentary, reader questions and feedback. As of 12/8/2010, I’ve also introduced a new theme where I will conduct interviews with important players in the IT Industry. Thanks for reading!

~ Yousef Alahmad

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