Deanna
Community Manager
Community Manager
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Introduce yourself to the Community

Welcome to the Red Hat Learning Community! As we build a diverse community dedicated to collaborative, open source learning, let's get to know more about each other. Reply to this post with details about yourself, your background,  the skills you want to develop (or have developed ), career stories, favorite Red Hat courses, fun facts and anything else you may want to share with your fellow RHLC community members! 

This question is part of the 100K Member Contest - don't forget to kudo the original contest post to be entered. 

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Deanna
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ricardodacosta
Moderator
Moderator
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Who I am:

Just a nerd!

Where I'm based:

Johannesburg, South Africa.

My workstation:

2017 15" MacBook Pro with 3 external monitors so I can do serious multitasking!

The discipline I enjoy the most is:

DevOps!

My favorite course to teach:

Ansible Automation

Highest Red Hat Certification:

Red Hat Certified Architect -  Level XIII

The teaching tool I cannot do without:

My iPad Pro - I love diagramming! 

My favorite toy as a kid:

Lego.

Sports I played:

Rugby Union (last game was 2006)

Cricket (last game was 2008)

Now I just play the fool ;-)

Favorite Red Hat memories:

Catching a ball at a baseball game between the Red Sox and Orioles at the Summit 2016.

Weezer at Summit 2017.

Winning the "Upper Level Instructor of the Year" award in 2015 

ricardo_jun
Moderator
Moderator
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I have worked as a consultant and instructor for almost 20 years. (wow that's been a long time)

My major experience is focused on Java but I am also a .NET platform and Ruby programmer. Lately, I have been working pretty closely with DevOps concepts and tools.

I am developing my Ansible skills to make myself more productive.

My favorite Red Hat courses are all related to OpenShift and development. 

A fun fact: I have worked for a company that developed Smalltalk systems and they created a tool to "teleport" the application to run on Java.

 

Todd
Mission Specialist
Mission Specialist
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I'm a sysadmin in Wilmington, North Carolina. I recently moved here to take a job as an engineer building a mid-sized company's devops pipeline. It's exactly the next step in my career that I had been hoping for.

I use AWS, Ansible, and OpenShift every day, as well as GitLab, vim, Firefox, and other essentials. Right now I'm trying to get the hang of the dot language so I can graph our AWS infrastructure.

I've recently discovered the joy of the i3 window manager. I love having my windows line up in nice little tiles. I'm actually running i3wm on Mate with Ubuntu 16.

Russ1
Cadet
Cadet
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Hello. My name is Russell Froat.  I am in Fayetteville, NC.  I am currently taking classes at Fayetteville Technical Community College.  This is my first experience with Red Hat.  I am very interested in learning more about this flavor of Linux.  I served in the military for 24 years.  I have also been a car salesman, a cashier and an accountant.    

EmanuelHaine
Flight Engineer
Flight Engineer
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Hey,

I'm a Support Analyst looking for up my career with Red Hat certifications. I started to work with Linux two years ago and I'm loving it.

I live in Brazil and I like to play and compose some music.

I hope to help and learn here in the community.

Regards.

Fisher
Mission Specialist
Mission Specialist
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Good evening; I had to drop the Red Hat System Adm 1 class! I just couldn't
get it...on all the assignments, I couldn't get past the step when you
enter "i" and go into the vim.
I"ll take it at the end or sometime by itself, when that's all I have to
concentrate on.
blanco750
Flight Engineer
Flight Engineer
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Hey @ricardodacosta I am watching your videos for advanced ansible. They are really good and I like the energy and ethusiasm you put in those :)

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Who I am:

I'm a Senior Solution Architect in Germany based in Frankfurt am Main. 

Where I'm based:

Wiesbaden, Germany

My workstation:

ThinkPad T490s with Fedora, Red Hat Enterprise Linux.

The discipline I enjoy the most is:

Middleware and cloud. My career started at BEA Systems with Tuxedo, WebLogic Server and Service Bus. At Oracle i expanded my knowledge in Cloud technologies and big data components.

My favorite toy as a kid:

Lego.

In My Spare Time, I . . .

Canoing, Sailing, and Camper. 

Michael Fuhr
Trevor
Starfighter Starfighter
Starfighter
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You're my kind of nerd Ricardo!   Keep on nerding :-)

 

 

Trevor "Red Hat Evangelist" Chandler
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