I am a Systems Engineer / Administrator primarily focused on Linux, AWS, Atlassian Bamboo, GitLab, and open-source technology 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.
The functional programming paradigm interests me the most as I am learning Elm. Golang and Python as well.
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 really enjoy learning about the kernel of an operating system.
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 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.
Golang / Security / Programming / System Administration / DevOps / NodeJS / GatsbyJS / Jekyll / Web Hosting / Cloud Networking / BSD / Cryptocurrency / Apache Airflow / Apache Kafka
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