AI is Smarter Than Your Average Network Engineer

Recent advances in AI for IT have shown the huge potential for changing the way that we do work. However, AI can’t replace everyone in the workforce. In this episode, Tom Hollingsworth is joined by Rita Younger, Josh Warcop, and Rob Coote as they look at how the hype surrounding AI must inevitably be reconciled with the reality of real people doing work.

Forward Networks Now With More AI

Amidst the ubiquitous influence of artificial intelligence in our daily lives, Forward Networks stood out to Josh Warcop by integrating AI with a robust data-first approach, as showcased at Networking Field Day. Their creation of a digital twin for network infrastructure ensures precise data, allowing AI to effectively communicate with it, bypassing the challenges of manual data modeling. Forward Networks’ Network Query Engine, equipped with an AI Assistant, generates human-readable queries, bridging the gap between complex data systems and operator expertise and fostering trust in AI’s capabilities within network management.

Unraveling the Key Themes of Edge Computing – a Roundtable Discussion

In this article Sulagna Saha summarizes the thoughts and impressions of delegates on the key themes that dominated the presentations at the recent Edge Field Day event. Check out her article at Gestalt IT, or watch the roundtable discussion here at

Security Automation With ZEDEDA and Opengear

In this Roundtable discussion, that takeaway is that “Companies can no longer afford to have security as an afterthought.” See what Edge Field Day delegates Josh Warcop and Carl Fugate have to say while discussing Security through Automation with Raghu Vatte (VP of Product Management at ZEDEDA) and Ramtim Rampour (Technical Marketing Engineer at Opengear) on

Developer Advocacy Isn’t Exactly What We Think It Will Be

Check out the latest Gestalt IT Roundtable podcast! Stephen Foskett, podcast moderator, was joined with a few Tech Field Day delegates, Andy Banta, Gina Rosenthal, and Josh Warcop, to discuss developer advocacy. Check out their thoughts here!

ZPE Systems-Not Your Dad’s Console Server

The costs of disparate management systems have exploded over the past decade and ZPE systems is on a consolidation path! Josh Warcop, a delegate at last month’s Networking Field Day, expands on the new approach ZPE systems set in place for an age old networking problem. Josh hasn’t seen this amount of flexibility in any device from any other competitors. Read on for more from Josh!

Airvine WaveTunnel 60Ghz Indoor Backhaul

Airvine came to life at Networking Field Day earlier this year – so says delegate Josh Warcop. On his blog, Josh writes that Networking Field Day was a bit out a coming out party for Airvine who is quickly rumbling towards the public stage with their WaveTunnel product. Josh is excited to see WaveTunnel come to fruition and writes all about it on his blog. For more information about everything Airvine is up to, check out their videos from Networking Field Day on our website!

Getting Lost at Networking Field Day

On his newly titled blog “Foggy Bytes,” Josh Warcop writes about the challenges around the consistent context switching in tech and our lives today. He also notes the impressive, 11-sponsor lineup at the upcoming Networking Field Day where he will be serving as a delegate. This will be Josh’s second Tech Field Day delegate experience, and we’re excited to have him back! Check out Josh’s post for his thoughts and all the information about the upcoming Networking Field Day.

Network Sausage Automation

Josh Warcop creates perhaps the most delicious metaphor to talk about networking in this post. Using sausage (yes, sausage) as his framing device, he looks at how both have a rather broad definition, why automation is like buying from the grocery store, and why there are so many variations. We’re glad Networking Field Day could inspire such a scrumptious piece of writing.

Meet Field Day Delegate – Josh Warcop

Josh Warcop is one of the new faces we’ll be seeing around the delegate table for Networking Field Day. Before that, be sure to get to know him a little better with this interview from Gestalt IT.

Josh Warcop

Consultant by day, hacker by night.