Jumping in with Jasper

I can’t believe that it has only been 1 day! It feels like we have been here for days. I am excited for each day to be this eventful. 5 speakers in one day has been a blast. From large companies like Cisco’s Jasper to world renowned authors like Geoffrey Moore to small startups like Bumebox, Netscope, and ForeScout, I was able to learn so much in such a short period of time.

One of the things that struck me about today was how passionate everyone was about the ventures they worked for. All of the employees sounded as if they truly care about the success of their company. No matter if their office was in a basement or a cutting-edge energy efficient building all of the individuals spoke very highly of their jobs.

A big part of this trip for me is to learn more about the different opportunities within the technology space in addition to getting a better understanding of how all the “pieces fit together”. Today was definitely a big step in my understanding. Starting with cybersecurity at Forescout and Netscope. Macario Namie gave a great explanation of the Jasper Internet of Things framework and I have begun to understand more of the networking components of the technology field. This newfound understanding will make me a better engineer by helping me to determine the most relevant questions to ask as we continue on throughout the week.