A career network engineer, I began my career designing system architectures to support Internet access. That focus has given me broad experience in the many facets of large scale, mission critical, enterprise networks, from throughput to latency management to data security. I specialize in Linux platforms and IP technology in addition to virtualization techniques. I have managed data center build-out projects, corporate moves, product roll-outs, and many enterprise-level “fork-lift” upgrades. I've also built and run my own businesses, ranging from Systems Integration/VAR to Internet-centric meeting places. My career experience means that I can anticipate and troubleshoot just about any situation that can threaten your system; and if your business is growing, I can prioritize your network build-out ensuring that your platform is scalable, stable and secure. I understand where these technologies came from, how they have grown and what the trouble spots are. My communication skills are excellent, my work ethic is exemplary, and I can work well in many organizational configurations.
I always welcome guest blogging opportunities. You can view my work on My Blog link above. I'm am also available for professional application testing, bug-reporting and reviews.Currently I'm looking for a permanent position, as well, either with an early stage startup company, or a high growth team in a publicly traded company. I'm really looking for more Marketing & Evangelism oriented positions. I have a great deal of technical expertise that I can leverage both in-house and in the user community to drive adoption of new technologies.
Jan 2009 - Present
Social Media Consultant & Evangelist
I consult with small businesses, artists, and musicians who want to use social media and traditional web media to enhance their careers, and businesses.
Current Consulting Projects
Matt Jones, Artist
- Assist web developer in integration of various social lifestreams into Matt's website and blog. (Twitter, FriendFeed, Facebook, Youtube, etc)
- Integrate lifestream publishing across multiple social networks for maximum exposure and simplicity of use from a single interface.
- Assist Matt in developing habits that promote successful, engaging lifestreaming.
As a blogger, I often offer opinions and insight into the businesses in the social media landscape. Articles range from application reviews, to op-ed pieces on services, technology trends, and search and advertising opportunities. I'm an evangelist for products and services that I use, and provide expert-level application testing, bug-reporting, and reviews.
Dec 2004 - Present
Network Engineer / Systems Administrator
Self Employed / Consultant
Systems Architecture & Administration Capacity planning / scalability WAN design & Security Corporate Mobility solutions Operating Systems Linux (gentoo, Slackware, knoppix, Debian, RedHat, Ubuntu) BSDI, Solaris, SCO, UnixWare, HP-UX, IRIX, Digital UNIX, Windows 3.0 through 2K3/Vista, Novell Netware, Mac OSX, Mac OS9, VMware Workstation/Server Network Security Linux IPTables, Checkpoint FW1, VPNs, WAP, WEP, PPTP, various intrusion detection systems, Cisco PIX & VPN3000, Sniffer/Protocol Analyzers Network Protocols FTP, HTTP, NNTP, NTP, DHCP, SMTP, POP3, IMAP, Radius, DNS, WINS, NFS, CIFS, NIS, TCP, UDP, IP, RIP, OSPF, ATM, Frame relay, Ethernet, PPP, much more Hardware Platforms Cisco, Nortel, and Lucent routers and switches, Intel, Dell, HP, Compaq, AMD, Sun, SGI, DEC, and Mac - workstations and servers, Network Appliance (for mixed NFS/CIFS environments), Terminal servers, modem banks, telephone channel banks, PBX, other telecom equip.
May 2009 - Present
Community Manager / Systems Administrator
2001 - 2004
The Village Oracle
1995 - 2000
Sep 1997 - May 1999
Network Operations Manager
Flycast Communications, Inc.
Oct 1990 - Oct 1994
Acedemic Computing Support Specialst
University of Texas at San Antonio
Supported all off-campus network environments Became nearly single point of contact for over 2000 administrative users. Oversaw deployment of all desktop computers & networks Developed automated distribution methods for anti-virus tools Supervised staff of several Desktop Support technicians Consulted with research faculty on special projects and supercomputing needsDeveloped and maintained a 30 seat computing classroom used to train faculty and staff in several different operating environments