It’s been about a year since the Packet Pushers debuted Ignition, our membership site for professional development and as a way to support the Packet Pushers directly.
In that time we’ve learned a few things about running a paid membership site. I won’t say Ignition has been a failure. It’s also fair to say Ignition hasn’t been a roaring success. It’s been…meh. And “meh” isn’t what we want.
So, a redo is in order. Today’s podcast marks the official relaunch of Ignition. We talk about changes we’ve made to the site’s design, a new subscription scheme, new content, and what we plan to do going forward.
Big changes include getting rid of the free tier. Going forward, Ignition content will only be available for paid members ($99 a year). Free access is no longer available.
We’re also decoupling the Human Infrastructure newsletter from Ignition. Human Infrastructure is now a free, standalone newsletter. If you’re already a subscriber, you don’t have to do anything; you’ll continue to get each issue in your inbox.
If you’d like to get the newsletter, the sign-up page now lives on PacketPushers, along with an archive of every issue.
Last but not least, we’ve debuted a brand new course on QoS by Ethan Banks. This course, available only for paid Ignition members, contains more than three hours of instructional material on practical QoS.
Ethan covers practical information on the ToS byte, DSCP marketing strategies, shaping, policing, and more. The goal is to help you understand how to use QoS to solve network problems.
It’s presented in a modular format so you can consume it in manageable bites, and track your progress over time.
Ignition is still a work in progress. Over time we’ll continue to build our content library, including more instructional courses, new whitepapers, analytical blog posts, and more.
As always, we are truly thankful for the support we get from you, whether as a listener, reader, or Ignition member.
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