I've been working in IT since I was in middle school. I spent a lot of time upgrading modems and eventually converting them to DSL networks from the repair shop out of my parents dining room up until the point I moved off to college in Atlanta, GA. I came across a handful of opportunities after I was hired by the Division of Information Technology at Southern Polytechnic State University in late 2002. I eventually ran into a 6 month project through my side business and decided to make the jump into full time consulting.
I consulted around Atlanta for 2 years before picking up
a full time gig at a .Net development shop. Since then I've learned a lot
about the best way to code for both the business, the developers, the networking
and data center teams, and most importantly the software's end user.
attending Velocity San Francisco in 2013 I became a full fledged DevOps
convert. It's about tools and culture outside of development and operations
work. It's about measuring things and trying to get better every time we do
something and making sure the 'better' we're striving for is the best thing for
I love what I do and enjoy any chance to hear what
others in industry are up to in their shops. I don't have as much free time as
I'd like these days but I'd still love to talk about how we can help each other
if and when we should have the chance.
To learn more about my center of
practice please visit Ecology
Computing or read
Baselines for Cybernetic Systems (Latest version. Originally posted