Josh Atwell is a Cloud Architect for SolidFire focusing on VMware and automation solutions. Over the last 10+ years he has worked very hard to allow little pieces of code to do his work for him through various automation tools. Josh is a father of two boys with wife Stephanie and a daughter on the way in early 2015. Based in the Raleigh, NC area, he enjoys time with his family, golf, audiobooks, and trying new bourbons. Josh has been highly active in the virtualization community where he's been a leader of technology based user groups such as CIPTUG, VMUG, and UCS Users Group. Josh has worked with others on preparing for their professional development pursuits through the vBrownBag podcast and the Virtual Design Master competition. Josh is also a regular public speaker and contributing author to the Mastering vSphere series. Never known for lacking an opinion, he blogs at vtesseract.com and talks shop on Twitter as @Josh_Atwell.