JumpCloud IT Admin Network Launched

Are you an IT professional looking for social interaction?

Do you have a particular administration challenge that you would like to pass on to your peers?

Want to make friends while wearing your slippers at home?

We invite you to join the JumpCloud network of IT administrators! Starting this month, rotating IT experts will host a series of virtual events in major national and international cities. The informal video calls are open to all industry professionals, regardless of affiliation with our cloud directory platform, and will recur monthly.

“The Meetup Network is a peer-to-peer community for people to connect, collaborate, and discuss all things computing,” says JumpCloud Community Program Manager Alexa Emerson. “Our goal is to provide an environment where like-minded people can learn from each other in a relaxed setting.”

Recent research suggests that socializing at work is more important than ever. As many employers shift to permanent remote and hybrid working models, a growing number of employees are feeling disconnected.

As CNBC reports, a survey of more than 2,000 workers at 50 global organizations found that 72% of global workers feel lonely “at least once a month.” In addition, 55% report feeling lonely “at least once a week”. Translation: if you yearn for more face-to-face contact, you are not alone.

The new IT Administration Network embodies JumpCloud’s core value of “making connections” between organizations and their IT resources and between IT professionals themselves.

The pilot program will launch in 10 major metro areas – Chicago, Austin, Boston, London, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, Denver and DC – beginning February 2, 2022. The first round of meetings will conclude with a meeting in person in Denver on February 23, 2022.

Although we designed the initiative with the intention of connecting local professionals, residency is not mandatory. Do not hesitate to attend a virtual meeting oriented towards the city of your choice.

“The goal is to eventually move to in-person events, but although we are virtual, everyone is welcome to attend any event,” Emerson says. “Beyond building your professional network, expect (Read more…)