Greetings! I’m Michael Chouinard. I live in northwestern Vermont with my wife and our five children. We have a dog. We have a cat. We’re pretty boring, except that we are extremely busy trucking kids from activity to activity.

In my professional life, I am a pre-sales systems engineer for Dell EMC. This is especially cool, because it means that I get paid to travel around northern New England, meeting with customers, talking all things data center. I especially enjoy learning how each IT department does things in their own way.

I also am co-leader of a successful VMware User Group – Champlain Valley VMUG (@cvvmug). We have been in existence for over two years now and always have solid attendance for our events.

I have spent a large portion of my life obsessed with technology. I have spent a smaller portion of my life drinking lots of beer. This blog is my attempt to marry these two “hobbies,” if you will. My Twitter feed (@chewievt) is similar in that it is a mixture of posts from Untappd and tweets about technology.