In a Nutshell
- Likes making pretty architecture pictures with Visio
- Enjoys Automating all-the-things
- Finds racking and cabling servers to be meditative.
Currently an enterprise systems architect at the University of Massachusetts Office of the President. I help design the architecture of new web-based systems for the five campuses; keeping costs low, availability high, and making sure we don't box ourselves in a scaling corner.
Recently, I've been proselytizing Devops as a way to foster collaboration and get more work done. After integrating Ansible into our environment, I've been impressed how easy it's been for folks to pick up and run with.
I provide for the care and feeding of hundreds of terabytes of file storage for Xen and VMWare virtual environments. I also support our "temporary-as-of-six-years-ago" legacy Solaris SPARC environment (using containers as to keep my sanity) as well as a smattering of core services.
Co-created a system for end-to-end tracking of tissue samples using RFID technology for automated chain of custody. Submitted to the Massachusetts Medical Society Information Technology in Medicine competition.
Graduated Magna Cum Laude from UMass Dartmouth with a B.S. in Management of Information Systems.
Studied at Worcester Polytechnic Institute for two years as a Electrical and Computer Engineering B.S. candidate.
I'm a lifelong learner and continue my studies through online courses, books, and podcasts. Most recently, attended a Bioinformatics graduate seminar from Manuel Garber on how to utilize the university supercomputer cluster for genomic analysis.