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Did stuff. Doing stuff. Will do more stuff.
Perl Developer with Financial focus.
Enterprise performance tuning, scalability, security and co-branding experience.
Contributor to the Freeside ISP billing system.
Experienced with MySQL, PostgresQL, Oracle, sqlite
Presenter on Perl (many aspects), mod_perl, Regular Expressions, Caching, Memcached, mod_security, and more.
I am a Solutions Engineer (Pre-Sales Engineer) for Alfresco, an Open Source Software start-up, which develops Enterprise Content Management Software.
Prior to working for Alfresco, I was a Software QA Engineer at Novell. I worked on the OES Integration Test Team as the Linux Technical Lead , QA testing components and features of Netware, OES 1 and 2 and SLES 10. I covered storage aspects of those products (Netware: Hardlinks, NFS APIs, Byte Range and Cross-Protocol Byte Range Locks, OPLocks; OES Linux: NSS Hardlinks, NSS NFS APIs, NSS VFS, NSS xAttr; SLES10: Mulitpath and Storage Management). I also worked on install, configuration, virtualization with XEN, LUM (Linux User Management), Patching and Updates, and Dynamic Storage Technologies (Shadow Volumes).
I am a workaholic and a father of five (soon to be six!). I keep reminding myself that I need to get a hobby outside of a computer. (My wife says I have two wives, her and my laptop.)
I like to play chess and go. I enjoy music and learning new things (why does this sound like a personal ad?)
In a previous life I worked as a J2EE Developer/ Architect for the US 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans, Louisiana. While employed by the Federal Courts I also worked as Internet Administrator for about 50+ different Federal Courts (a service we provided), on the Help Desk and as a PC Technician.
I am an Australian citizen working in Utah since October 2005. I graduated from University back in 1999 and quite accidentally fell into a career in Embedded Software Development, starting with an Australian Multiport Serial Card / Terminal Server manufacturer called Stallion Technologies. I've since worked for a number of appliance manufacturers including ePipe Inc, SnapGear / CyberGuard and my current employer Opengear LLC.
Opengear builds aggressively priced hardware based Remote Management appliances with a focus on security. Think Console Servers with value adds for remotely managing the rest of the equipment in the Data Center. Opengear is committed to releasing source and hardware specifications back to the community.
Ryan Simpkins began using GNU/Linux in critical production environments in 1998. He is currently a Principal Linux System Administrator and Team Lead working with 15,000+ production Linux servers, 6+ petabytes of storage, and a growing multi-site global datacenter infrastructure. Currently the system he administers receives more than 11 billion front-end transactions daily. Ryan also administers one of the ten largest MySQL installations in the world handling over 440 billion queries daily.
Taking an active role in his community, Ryan serves as president of the Provo Linux Users Group (serving over 400 members). He is also the System Administrator for the Foundation for Children and Youth with Diabetes, a cause he believes deeply in. Additionally, Ryan works as an open source business consultant donating his time to various start ups and small companies worldwide, ensuring the success of the Open Source ecosystem. Ryan also maintains several small GPLd projects, the Utah Radio & Scanner Group, six kids, a wife, and a home.
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System Administrator, python developer, Apache expert.
Can program in C and C++
Currently working for Canonical publishing the Ubuntu Cloud Images on Amazon AWS, Windows Azure and Open Stack.