Leon Adato

Title: Getting Away from it All - Living an Unplugged Life as an IT


Most IT professionals spend some of their weekend on work stuff. Check email, work on a design, do some research, or on a "fun" project.

After 25 yrs in IT I finally realized that rarely does this help me get ahead. Mostly it makes me feel crushed, rushed, and stretched to the limit.

Not too long ago I started disconnecting for one day every week - totally unplugging. Not just me, but my whole family. Unsurprisingly, doing this did not drive us to the brink of madness.

This is my story, and the lessons I've learned.


Leon Adato

Leon Adato

Leon Adato is a Head Geek and technical evangelist at SolarWinds®, and is a Cisco® Certified Network Associate (CCNA), MCSE and SolarWinds Certified Professional. His experience spans financial, healthcare, food and beverage, and other industries. Before he was a SolarWinds Head Geek, Adato was a SolarWinds user for over a decade. His expertise in IT began in 1989 and has led him through roles in classroom training, desktop support, server support, and software distribution.