About 🤘

I am a Systems Engineer / Administrator primarily focused on Linux, AWS, Atlassian Bamboo, GitLab, and open-source technology to get work done with a DevOps/SRE-like mindset. I have experience on the full web stack, but much rather prefer to be closer to the system-level code. The majority of my experience as a Developer has been problem-solving within my previous Support role. My Operations experience comes from my current Systems Engineering role. I hold a Masters degree in Computer Science from the University of Illinois-Springfield, where I primary focused on security, operating systems, systems programming, and networking.

I keep up on the alternative technology that give the power back to the people and not the corporations. I enjoy learning how the tech works from a top-level as well as under the hood.

In my free time I enjoy weight lifting, playing basketball, singing, cinema, watching hockey & baseball, going to concerts, listening to Metalcore music, and keeping up with the latest Linux and other security related news.

I am a proud Associate Executive Producer of the No Agenda Show and you can hear my donation note on episode #1170. What is this No Agenda thing? Find out more info on my Podcasts I listen to page.

I am an INTJ, nonconformist, minimalist and slow thinker.

Check out my Now page to see what I am currently up to.

Here are my Clifton Strengths that define me.

Certifications I have earned or plan to take.

Skills:

bash / AWS / Terraform / Python / Linux / Docker / git / Mecurial / JavaScript / WordPress / GitLab / Atlassian

Interests:

Golang / Security / Programming / System Administration / DevOps / NodeJS / GatsbyJS / Jekyll / Web Hosting / Cloud Networking / BSD / Cryptocurrency / Apache Airflow / Apache Kafka

This site was born via SSH.