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Goodbye Chattanooga

2018-07-05 by: John Dills
From: John Dills 
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Hey everyone,

You may know me as the guy who occasionally responds to Chugalug threads
about EPB problems (since I work in their NOC) - however, starting July
27th I will no longer be that guy. I'm relocating to Houston for a job out
there.

I'll still be active (probably more so!) but I thought I'd let everyone
know.


Thanks,
John Dills
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=============================================================== From: Wil Wade ------------------------------------------------------ Enjoy the hot weather! Thanks for all the fish and EPB question answering!

=============================================================== From: Aaron welch ------------------------------------------------------ Congrats and farewell! I will most likely be leaving the area as well in the near future. Chattanooga is not the thriving technology hub that paint it to be in the news. This was sent from my iPhone, so I apologize for any brevity or spelling errors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is on a mission to give me an aneurysm.

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ Good luck and enjoy Houston traffic!

=============================================================== From: John Dills ------------------------------------------------------ Haha, luckily I got a place near work.=20 Also, I agree on the job part. I probably would=E2=80=99ve stayed in Chattan= ooga if I could=E2=80=99ve found an entry level infosec job but they all req= uired like five years of experience... Sent from my iPhone nooga is not the thriving technology hub that paint it to be in the news. rrors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is on a mission t= o give me an aneurysm. : s about EPB problems (since I work in their NOC) - however, starting July 27= th I will no longer be that guy. I'm relocating to Houston for a job out the= re. know.

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ Yeah, the wife and I want to move back to Chattanooga. Job hunting now. tanooga red like e ion ng job e

=============================================================== From: John Dills ------------------------------------------------------ Where are you currently at? : tanooga if I could=E2=80=99ve found an entry level infosec job but they all r= equired like five years of experience... : tanooga is not the thriving technology hub that paint it to be in the news. g errors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is on a missio= n to give me an aneurysm. te: ads about EPB problems (since I work in their NOC) - however, starting July 2= 7th I will no longer be that guy. I'm relocating to Houston for a job out th= ere. ne know.

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ Atlanta. : : ttanooga ired like : he g sion ing job

=============================================================== From: Aaron welch ------------------------------------------------------ And they pay what entry level people make in Nashville... This was sent from my iPhone, so I apologize for any brevity or spelling err= ors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is on a mission to g= ive me an aneurysm. anooga if I could=E2=80=99ve found an entry level infosec job but they all r= equired like five years of experience... anooga is not the thriving technology hub that paint it to be in the news. errors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is on a mission= to give me an aneurysm. e: ds about EPB problems (since I work in their NOC) - however, starting July 2= 7th I will no longer be that guy. I'm relocating to Houston for a job out th= ere. e know.

=============================================================== From: Aaron welch ------------------------------------------------------ Try Nashville, Knoxville, Huntsville, or Birmingham. Chattanooga is a black h= ole for IT work. This was sent from my iPhone, so I apologize for any brevity or spelling err= ors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is on a mission to g= ive me an aneurysm. : e: te: attanooga if I could=E2=80=99ve found an entry level infosec job but they al= l required like five years of experience... te: e: attanooga is not the thriving technology hub that paint it to be in the news= . ing errors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is on a miss= ion to give me an aneurysm. rote: reads about EPB problems (since I work in their NOC) - however, starting Jul= y 27th I will no longer be that guy. I'm relocating to Houston for a job out= there. yone know.

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ If it isn't Chattanooga we're going back out west. on : : attanooga uired like the s on ting a job

=============================================================== From: Lisa Harrison Ridley ------------------------------------------------------ Stephen...any way you can work remote? Sent from my iPhone ck hole for IT work. rrors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is on a mission t= o give me an aneurysm. e: te: ote: . rote: hattanooga if I could=E2=80=99ve found an entry level infosec job but they a= ll required like five years of experience... rote: ote: hattanooga is not the thriving technology hub that paint it to be in the new= s. lling errors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is on a mi= ssion to give me an aneurysm. wrote: hreads about EPB problems (since I work in their NOC) - however, starting Ju= ly 27th I will no longer be that guy. I'm relocating to Houston for a job ou= t there. eryone know.

=============================================================== From: Lynn Dixon ------------------------------------------------------ There is metric crap tons of well paying, IT related jobs in the Raleigh / RDU / RTP / Durham / areas. On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 10:39 PM, Stephen Kraus wrote: ion they all : the is on rting a job

=============================================================== From: Aaron welch ------------------------------------------------------ I am headed to NY, CA, TX, or SC. Wherever the money flows. This was sent from my iPhone, so I apologize for any brevity or spelling err= ors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is on a mission to g= ive me an aneurysm. RDU / RTP / Durham / areas. =20 rote: ack hole for IT work. errors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is on a mission= to give me an aneurysm. te: ote: rote: w. rote: Chattanooga if I could=E2=80=99ve found an entry level infosec job but they= all required like five years of experience... rote: rote: Chattanooga is not the thriving technology hub that paint it to be in the n= ews. elling errors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is on a m= ission to give me an aneurysm. threads about EPB problems (since I work in their NOC) - however, starting J= uly 27th I will no longer be that guy. I'm relocating to Houston for a job o= ut there. veryone know.

=============================================================== From: David White ------------------------------------------------------ t John, best of luck to you, and congratulations on the new job. It's been great having an EPB guy on Chugalug. You've been helpful to a lot of us on a number of occasions. Thank you for that. I hope you have a smooth transition. I probably would=E2=80=99ve stayed in Chattanooga if I could=E2=80=99ve fou= nd an entry I know it's too late to suggest this to you, but for the benefit of other people on the list: I'm currently working in operations for the infosec team at TVA. It's not glamorous, but the team is great. Going through a contracting agency has its disadvantages, and in my case, you don't know what you don't know until you know it when it comes to contracting, but I have absolutely no complaints towards TVA or the people I work with. I think my manager is fantastic. Anyway, circling back around to my point... This has been an awesome opportunity for me to get into the cybersecurity field. They hired me for my sysadmin background, not for my infosec background. But I've gotten to play on some really cool toys, and I've gotten some incredible experience that I probably would not have gotten if I hadn't been working for a cybersecurity shop. On a side note, I've been slowly studying for my CISSP. I'm almost half way through the training material, although I've been taking my time and am going for context and understanding rather than cramming. I probably know more than I think I do, and am hoping to take the exam in the next year or so (maybe sooner). any way you can work remote? Remote is definitely an option I'd encourage you guys to explore. If you know your stuff, there's a ton of opportunities out there. Part of the reason I'm still in Chattanooga is for the quality of life, my church and my friends. Fast internet doesn't hurt, either! :) on / g sion . t they all n the is on arting r a job

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ The goal is to get back into Chatt-town. Remote would be okay, done it plenty, but its the people and places we miss most. On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 10:49 PM Lisa Harrison Ridley wrote: : ion they all : the is on rting a job

=============================================================== From: Jason Brown ------------------------------------------------------ We miss you too Stephen ;) --Jason Brown On Fri, Jul 6, 2018 at 10:10 AM, Stephen Kraus wrote: g sion . t they all n the is on arting r a job

=============================================================== From: Mike Harrison ------------------------------------------------------ Am torn. He’s been a joy to have in Atlanta supporting some ATL ring-u customers. Good “rent-a-geeks” are hard to find.

=============================================================== From: Stephen Kraus ------------------------------------------------------ I am also torn between the ready availability of good junk yards and easily acquired electronic scrap down here, but Lyn specifically mentioned that she felt instantly at home when we were up last week. And I can't deny it either. On Fri, Jul 6, 2018 at 11:51 AM Mike Harrison wrote: ing-u

=============================================================== From: Lisa Harrison Ridley ------------------------------------------------------ Echoing David=E2=80=99s sentiments regarding remote work=E2=80=A6.I=E2=80=99= ve been working as a remote employee for nearly 8 years now and would = not trade this for anything. I make a better wage working for companies = outside Chattanooga (by better, I mean 30 to 50% more than I can = reasonably make working for companies in this area), and I get to live = here, where the scenery is gorgeous and the cost of living is = reasonable, and I don=E2=80=99t have to deal with the traffic issues = commuting to/from an office every day. I also get the flexibility of = being able to work anywhere=E2=80=A6.I=E2=80=99ve worked from a condo at = the beach, a cabin in the mountains, a hotel room in Las Vegas and = Niagara Falls=E2=80=A6.pretty much anywhere with a decent internet = connection. It has its downsides, with isolation being one of them. A distributed or =E2=80=9Cvirtual=E2=80=9D workforce is becoming more = and more commonplace in this day and age. The key is finding a company = who has embraced and accepted a =E2=80=9Cvirtual=E2=80=9D workforce as = part of their culture. If you have the skillsets, a company who has = culturally accepted remote employees into their culture will hire you in = a heartbeat. threads about EPB problems (since I work in their NOC) - however, = starting July 27th I will no longer be that guy. I'm relocating to = Houston for a job out there. been great having an EPB guy on Chugalug. You've been helpful to a lot = of us on a number of occasions. Thank you for that. found an entry level infosec job but they all required like five years = of experience... other people on the list:=20 not glamorous, but the team is great. Going through a contracting agency = has its disadvantages, and in my case, you don't know what you don't = know until you know it when it comes to contracting, but I have = absolutely no complaints towards TVA or the people I work with. I think = my manager is fantastic. Anyway, circling back around to my point... = This has been an awesome opportunity for me to get into the = cybersecurity field. They hired me for my sysadmin background, not for = my infosec background. But I've gotten to play on some really cool toys, = and I've gotten some incredible experience that I probably would not = have gotten if I hadn't been working for a cybersecurity shop. half way through the training material, although I've been taking my = time and am going for context and understanding rather than cramming. I = probably know more than I think I do, and am hoping to take the exam in = the next year or so (maybe sooner). you know your stuff, there's a ton of opportunities out there. life, my church and my friends. Fast internet doesn't hurt, either! :) spelling errors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is = on a mission to give me an aneurysm. Raleigh / RDU / RTP / Durham / areas. =20 wrote: black hole for IT work. spelling errors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is = on a mission to give me an aneurysm. now. in Chattanooga if I could=E2=80=99ve found an entry level infosec job = but they all required like five years of experience... Chattanooga is not the thriving technology hub that paint it to be in = the news. spelling errors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is = on a mission to give me an aneurysm. threads about EPB problems (since I work in their NOC) - however, = starting July 27th I will no longer be that guy. I'm relocating to = Houston for a job out there. everyone know.

=============================================================== From: Stephen Haywood ------------------------------------------------------ There are Infosec jobs in Chattanooga? Who knew. I=E2=80=99ve been doing in= fosec remotely for 7 years for this exact reason. That and there is no one in town willing to pay what I can make outside of the region. On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 10:20 PM John Dills wrote= : tanooga red like e ion ng job e

=============================================================== From: JustinMcAfee ------------------------------------------------------ Anyone of you willing to give a young and aspiring No Beard some GreyHat mentoring? Can pay in gratitude and the sense of fulfillment that comes from watching someone take your words of wisdom and bloom into a proverbial butterfly or something. Plus I'm good for a pint every now and again! Sent from ProtonMail mobile -------- Original Message --------

=============================================================== From: Stephen Haywood ------------------------------------------------------ Email me off list. On Fri, Jul 6, 2018 at 10:22 PM JustinMcAfee wrote: al infosec ttanooga ired like : he g sion ing job

=============================================================== From: Billy ------------------------------------------------------ As one of the two Red Hatters on the list... I can agree to what Lynn writes= . You can work remote as well. I interact daily with engineering, support, pro= ject managers, of all various disciplines and titles - who are remote. --b RDU / RTP / Durham / areas. =20 rote: ack hole for IT work. errors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is on a mission= to give me an aneurysm. te: ote: rote: w. rote: Chattanooga if I could=E2=80=99ve found an entry level infosec job but they= all required like five years of experience... rote: rote: Chattanooga is not the thriving technology hub that paint it to be in the n= ews. elling errors. Siri also hates the southern accent and autocorrect is on a m= ission to give me an aneurysm. threads about EPB problems (since I work in their NOC) - however, starting J= uly 27th I will no longer be that guy. I'm relocating to Houston for a job o= ut there. veryone know.