A self-taught Programmer and System Administrator, with BSc (Hons). Motivated, with first-class analytical, design and problem solving skills. Active in the FOSS community, and self-employed from the last two years of my schooling until present.
|Date of Birth:||17 August 1984|
|Driving Licence:||Full (South African Code B)|
|Citizenship:||South African & Italian|
|Address:||11 Riesling Rd
1991--2000: Michael Oak Waldorf Primary & High School.
2001--2003: Constantia Waldorf High School. Matriculated with Distinction: A in English HG, Mathematics HG, Physical Science HG, History HG, and Computer Studies HG.
2005--2007: BSc (Cape Town) Information Technology --- Computer Engineering --- Computer Science & Electrical Engineering. Awarded Dean's Merit List (2006)
2008: BSc (Hons) (Cape Town) Information Technology. Class Medal.
LPIC-2 Linux Professional Institute Certified Level Two (January 2004 Level 1, March 2005 Level 2)
2002--Present: Hybrid Computer Solutions -- Partner
I founded Hybrid Computer Solutions with two friends (one of whom has since dropped out). We take on small jobs, from Custom Computer Retail and Support through System Administration to Contract Programming.
My expertise is with Linux System administration, and integration.
2004--Present: GetReel Digital Services (& Mustard London) -- Network Administrator
I set up and maintain GetReel's network and wrote web software for them. Most of he work was on contract for Mustard London. Work included the usual pile of servers as well as a Web-based showreel system, and lots of work with digital video.
2004--Present: Various Volunteer Activities
- I mantain the Linux Enthusiast Group's FTP mirror and infrastructure at UCT.
- I helped the Shuttleworth Foundation out with installing donated computer networks in disadvantaged schools. (TuxLabs)
2004: Chimney Corners Summer Camp -- Photography Instructor
For the (northern-hemisphere) summer, I worked at Chimney Corners camp teaching 8--14 year olds Black and White photography.
2004: Arup -- IT Intern
I worked for several months in Arup on a variety of projects from desk side support to server maintainance to system configuration to documentation. I supervised the reconditioning of all machines that came past my desk.
Interests & Research:
FOSS: I am a strong believer in Free / Open Source Software, and I maintain all my projects as FOSS, under GPL-Compatible licences.
I am the chairman of and system administrator for the Western Cape GNU/Linux User Group (CLUG), meeting weekly, and I have presented technical talks to the members. I co-maintain the CLUG servers and Freedom Toaster. The server is the South African mirror for many FOSS projcts including Debian and NetBSD.
South Africa offers many opportunities to use and spread FOSS --- I do my best to spread it.
I'm involved in (and help organise) local `` Geek Community'' events, such as GeekDinner, BarCamp, and *Camp.
My BSc(Hons) thesis involved creating a massively scalable monitoring system.
Outdoors: I am an ex-Scout, and enjoy hiking, mountain climbing, rock climbing and camping.
Black & White 35mm, mainly.
Available on request