The first four weeks of my Journey through The Rackspace Open Cloud Academy have come and gone. Although I have gained more knowledge than I ever have about Linux and Open Source Computing I still have a lot to learn. Our last visit to the castle was proof of that, working with the Rackers on break/fix scenarios was […]
Ola! Future Rackspace Open Cloud Academy Students my Name is Roland Pena I’ve been in the IT industry for over 15 years.The last 13 years I’ve worked in the Radio Broadcast Business for a great company called Cox Media Group.
My journey into the IT Industry began in 1997, The Interest I had in computers and computer networking along with the need for skilled IT workers in San Antonio motivated me to go to school to study the Information Technology trade. I studied Computer repair and Computer Networking at Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service. At the time the need for Windows techs steered me to obtain my MCSE along with A+ Certifications. Before switching careers into the IT Industry I worked for 19 years for the U.S. Air Force at Kelly AFB as a Jet Engine Mechanic.
I’ve been blessed to be married to an amazing person for over 33 years. I have two grown children Eric a Supervisor for the U.S. Postal service and Amanda an Elementary Teacher in the Northside School District. I also have two wonderful children (in laws) Paul and Annie. We recently (2012) welcomed two granddaughters into our lives Emilee Rene arrived in July and Hailey Ann in October of last year. They are for lack of a better word perfect! Humanity in its most purist form…
When not doting over my Grand children I like working with anything that consists of wood or needs wood to function. I have joined several of my fellow workers at Cox Media on projects for Habitat for Humanity. I’m an excellent auto mechanic and I have a fascination with Classic cars and Harley Davidson Motorcycles I’ve been a HD rider for over 35 years. I enjoy comedies, old westerns (anything John Wayne) I’m a huge fan of the original Star Trek series. (Yeah the corny melodramatic Kirk series) I am a Proud San Antonian born and raised in South Town. Graduate of Luther Burbank High School.
If you have any interest in computers or a curiosity on how the internet works you have to consider attending the Rackspace Open Cloud Academy. Throughout my career in IT I’ve attended many training courses, the OCA is by far the most professional and Student friendly place I’ve ever attended. Whether you are a novice or already an IT pro the Professional training you’ll get at OCA will be taught in a way anyone can comprehend. I look forward to blogging more about my experiences here at Rackspace Open Cloud Academy.
Please follow my progress in the OCA Training program from my blog on the OCA website.