The Brocade Community first started back in 2003, as technical forums serving the Fibre Channel product line. Over the years, as we grew and expanded our product line, we enhanced the support Community as well. It expanded from offering just forums to including richer content like blogs and, technical documentation.
The Brocade Community has come a long way over the years. It has grown in traffic, in features, and of course in the members themselves, with contributors from around the world. One of the first members to join the community back in 2003 was Antonio Bongiorno (aka TechHelp24) who is a Brocade Partner in Europe. Over the years, Antonio has worked with various Community Managers and the Brocade product teams to help answer questions within the Community. He has built a close relationship with our TAC Support team due to his consistently solid answers within the Community.
We are pleased to highlight Antonio as our Spotlight Community Member of 2017. Below is an excerpt of a conversation with Antonio discussing why he first joined the community and how he has stayed engaged over the years.
Antonio joined the Brocade Community to find others who were working on Brocade gear and looking for some help. Over the years, he became not only a top contributor but one of the most valued resources in the community by jumping in where he could add value, helping others and working with Brocade Support to provide the correct answer fast.
Here one of Antonio’s most popular posts out of four thousand plus posts on the Brocade Community:
Thank you, Antonio, for your years of engagement on the Brocade Community. I truly value your support, community interactions, and your friendship.
Brocade Community Manager