Solutions Architect @ Cognition IT
Esther Barthel has worked in different roles and functions as an IT consultant after she finished her Master’s degree in Computer Science in 1997. She soon discovered that Server-Based Computing combined servers, desktops, and user experience in one solution and specialized in virtualization solutions, like Microsoft Remote Desktop Services, Citrix Virtual Apps & Desktop, Microsoft App-V, Microsoft PowerShell and Citrix ADC.
Esther works as a Solutions Architect at cognition IT, where she combines her passion for designing and implementing Citrix solutions with her newfound love for DevOps automation, using PowerShell, REST APIs and JSON payloads to automate both on-premises and Cloud Infrastructure as Code solutions.
Ever since she hosted introduction days for technical female student candidates Esther has shared her passion and knowledge for IT. As well as her experience in the CUGC Women in Tech mentorship program, founded by her and the other female CTPs.
In addition to her MVP award for Cloud and Datacenter management, Esther is also awarded as a Citrix Technology Professional (CTP).