From Julliard to Bare Metal with Zac Smith | Network AF Episode 7

From Julliard to Bare Metal with Zac Smith | Network AF Episode 7

Dec 7, 2021

On this episode of Network AF, Avi talks with Zac Smith, Bare Metal Managing Director at Equinix. Zac is a graduate of Juilliard, has started multiple networking companies, and is an Operating Board Member of Pursuit. This nonprofit program teaches and mentors underrepresented communities, creating opportunities in the tech and networking space.

Today, Zac shares his journey from Juilliard to networking and how PC repair helped him financially while in school. He and Avi also discuss how we learn open source in networking, sustainability, and cloud vs. traditional works. Zac's passion for mentorship shows in today's episode not only through his volunteer work at Pursuit but when he shares his philosophy on investing in people in the workplace. Tune in now!

The Network AF podcast is a journey of super-nerd proportions into the world of networking, cloud, and the internet. Avi Freedman, self-described internet plumber and podcast namesake, hosts top network engineering experts from around the world for in-depth, honest, and freewheeling banter on all-things-network — how-tos, best practices, biggest mistakes, war stories, hot takes, rants, and more.

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