St. Patrick’s Day: The Luck of the Tech Pro

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, there’s no better time to reflect on those instants when life threw us a curveball, but we were able to hit a home run.

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We’ve all been, at some point in our technology careers, in a situation where we felt like things could’ve gone completely wrong—but they didn’t. Did something break? Get lost or deleted? You know that feeling—all hope seemed lost, but like magic, everything worked out.

Of course, we can all agree: there’s no lucky tech pro, just a prepared one. But these near-miss miracles still make technology professionals raise a glass to luck itself for saving the moment. In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, there’s no better time to reflect on those instants when life threw us a curveball, but we were able to to a home run. 

While dusting off our "Kiss Me, I'm Irish" shirts and preparing to celebrate, we asked the SolarWinds® THWACK® community of over 150,000 technology professionals to share their luckiest moments—from WAN sites going down, to porting a database onto an iPod (yes, really), to almost burning down the entire office. We’ve all experienced that moment of panic, but leprechauns aren’t the only ones who can find a pot of gold on the other side of the rainbow.

Here are some of the luckiest moments from tech pros in the SolarWinds THWACK community.

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