On Fri, 2 Mar 2012 20:19:14 +1300
David van Zijl <davidvz(a)gmail.com> wrote:
My name is David (Dave) van Zijl. I've been using Linux on and off
over the past 12 years in both development and system administration
roles. I spent the last 3 years helping to grow and manage an
installation of 200+ RHEL servers for hosting live web content as well
as development and test tools.
My skills include Puppet, X.509 PKI and some of the usual suspects
like Apache, Memcached & MySQL. I'm moderately handy with one or two
scripting languages including Python and I've packaged a number of
rpms for in-house use. I've done a few years as a C programmer but
probably not enough to dive into the kernel or anything!
Skills I would like to improve: General Linux administration (there's
always more to learn), SE Linux, virtualisation, networking.
Like most people that I imagine introduce themselves here, I'm not
quite sure where to start. I'll hang around and see how thing work for
a while before attempting anything. Keen to start small and go from
Please feel free to contact me about anything either by email or on
If you haven't already, please do take a look at
Are you more interested in sysadmin tasks or application development?
I look forward to talking to you on IRC.