*My irc:* is munjeli, I popped in tonight. I've read about the
infrastructure group and am interested in contributing.
*Interested In: *advanced network configuration. security features,
authentication systems. And I saw you have an elections app?
I have a computer science degree (Evergreen State College in Washington
state, 2013), with undergraduate research in electronic democracy. I work
for a Seattle area innovation consultancy as a DevOps engineer. I've been
in the field for almost three years. I don't have any relevant
certifications, although I am certified for aws. I spent a couple of years
in IT before going back to school for my CS degree, and I worked my way
through college doing webdev and database administration/etl. Mostly I do
cloud stuffs. I've been writing Ruby, but I can do some Bash. I'm open to
Python obviously, and wouldn't mind tinkering in some C if there's a call.
I took three semesters of assembly, but I'd rather not.
Currently I'm working with packer, terraform, and chef zero building a toy
cloud for infrastructure development and exploratory testing. I'm the only
DevOps person at this consultancy, they're just starting a practice. I
support a small team (4 engineers) building prototype applications for
healthcare and finance. I build immutable infrastructure, 12factorish, on
Previously I worked in a sprawling infrastructure at Socrata; it was
thousands of servers, I guess, in a datacenter, Azure, and AWS. My job
there was firefighting and building AMIs with Packer. I implemented
security features (NIDS and host integrity monitoring). We had a
containerized part of the arch, too, Docker running on Mesos with Marathon.
There was a lot of custom code; I wrote a utility for backing up volumes on
AWS with chronos, a dockerized job.
I don't have a very good open source record, although I do have a project
around building an event cloud for civic engagement. That's pretty much the
same tech I work with at my job, but I'm using fedora and will support some
other os. I personally went to fedora for my own machine last year and have
really enjoyed it. It's a good development environment for infrastructure
compared to ubuntu, says I, and I was interested in working upstream of
RedHat because of my interest in government infrastructure.
*Personal Info: *I live on an island in Puget Sound and split my week
between onsite and telecommuting. I live with the most beautiful cat in the
Let me know next steps, and I'll tune in to the meeting next Thursday. Hit
me up with any questions about my skills or whatever you might find useful.
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