Basically, I was a student but not officially graduated from any college. I loved Linux when the first time I used it from that day I started learning all stuff I can learn on the internet and tried deploying various apps, running multiple services on Linux servers, then eventually I started working as a freelancer to help people in deploying their Web apps and Sites in cloud providers like Digital Ocean and AWS. after doing that wanted to take get a job as sysadmin or DevOps so I gave the RHCSA and RHCE exam while I was in the first year of my degree. Then I dropped out of college because education in India is worst if you can't afford to study in a better university. the university course in which I enrolled has the worst syllabus for computer engineering. Currently, I am a full stack web developer, Android Developer and I also give training for Linux, ethical hacking and coding. I'm not sure if anybody read this but if you did give a reply to this thread
A Linux enthusiast that just doesn't feel comfortable on a computer without Linux on it.
Turku area in Finland
Working on what?
Healthcare industry Linux adoption and improvement of Linux hosting tools. Currently working mostly with Ansible possibly in form of AWX, RH Satellite, Spacewalk, VMWare, Nutanix AHV, GitLab CE, LibreNMS, Dokuwiki, etc.
Am I certified?
Currently valid is Red Hat Certified System Administrator on RHEL 7 although I got my first certification of RHCE on RHEL3. Ironically the oldest RHEL I take care of now is also RHEL3.
Courses I've taken for Red Hat products?
RH300, RH436, RHS429, RH199, RH403, current RHLS subscriber so I'll be reading a bit more of fresh courses. What I currently have on to read list is RH342, RH442, DO407, DO409, DO457, etc. First and foremost my reading list has RH254 so I get my RHCE of RHEL7 done.
What Distro I like most?
I'm a bit of a distrohopper to be honest. However, I tend to like some distribution for quite a while. My current choice is a question of convenience and documentation availability mostly I'd say. So, currently I use Arch Linux running Cinnamon on top of it. I've had my Gentoo, Fedora, Debian and Ubuntu phases while getting to Arch.
On servers I take care of RHEL, CentOS, Debian and Ubuntu. Plus a multitude of appliance distributions as they all base themselves on a flavor of Debian or Fedora/CentOS/RHEL anyway.
How about when not computing?
I go cycling around Turku area all year round. I prefer warm weather but as usually, it's just a question of how you've prepared yourself to the road. Most interesting weather is -30 celcius to get to work and back home, especially if the road is all iced up.
I have rekindled my eagerness to photography again. I had an EOS DSLR for a while with a bunch of lenses but switching last month to a bridge DSLR camera was a good decision to my use.
I'm a sysadmin in ScotiaBank Colpatria, Colombia, before I was working as Architect Red Hat solution for a company called ComWare where I participated to realize solutions business in OpenShift, Ansible and Jboss Fuse ESB on containers.
I love creating scripts in bash, every day design scripts to automate, provision infrastructure, new deployments and assurance (hardening)
I often use Red Hat virtualization (RHV), Red Hat Satellite, Red Hat Identity Manager (IPA Server), Puppet over Satellite and Red Hat Enterprise Linux RHEL
With middleware I have also handled deployments and administration of the EAP.
I have participated in work shop on Jboss Fuse, 3Scale API, and take OpenShift courses Do276, Do280 and Do290 at Red Hat Colombia. I'm certified as RHCSA, and OpenStack.
I am a Red Hat Consulting Architect, based in Switzerland.
My focus is on OpenShift, Integration: Fuse, AMQ, AMQ Streams (Strimzi/Kafka), API management: 3scale, JBoss middleware, microservices.
Sometimes I am involved in customer training, especially with custom consulting workshops outside the Red Hat curriculum.
Happy to connect and to contribute on learn.redhat.com.
Me: Sr. Systems Engineer
Linux: Introducedto Linux (Mandrake) in 2000 while on the help desk of a software company as a means to learn more about UNIX so that I could get the right info to the UNIX teams. Nine months latre, was brought onto the UNIX team and been going ever since. For work, I prefer RHEL. At home, it's primarily CentOS with Fedora and Ubuntu mixed in. Though, I have used SuSE, Deban and Slackware years ago. My philosophy is to use at home what I use at work.
Classes/Certifications: My first RHEL class and certification was RH133 for RHEL3. Since then, it's been a few work sponsored classes but nothing official from Red Hat. I'm the perfect candidate for a Learning Subscription since it is very difficult for me to devote a week to classrooms as I have Non-IT work commitments.
Fun facts: My time is split heavily between IT related work, and being a first responder for the community I live in. When not doing either of those, or in the gym, I enjoy doing things away from computers: bicycling, archery, motocross, camping to name a few.
I am borrowing this off ricardodacosta a bit
Who I am:
I am a Debian based "nerd" (to use that buzzword, but it does apply on several layers) who now, by using Fedora on his workstation and maintaining Red Hat based environments, digs deeper into the Red Hat based world.
Where I'm based:
Basically Manheim, Germany.
For now: HP EliteBook 840 G3 with Core i7 and 16 Gigs of RAM running Fedora (and Debian, Arch, and CentOS inside KVM VMs). In the near future, this will become a Lenovo (nice) with WIndows on it (sucks), due to shifting project policies. That will ban proper Linux testing, to server machines and my private PC, and makes environmental testing harder to achive; but that's how companies work nowadays. See my roadmap.
The discipline I enjoy the most:
Automation, Architectural research and decisions, "DevOps", Security
My favorite toys as a kid:
Ordinary footballs (not handeggs), Lego
Sports I played:
Football (as in soccer), volleyball, basketball, badminton
After a long time as administrative support for the Ongoing part of customers and not really being able to develop beyond, my near future now lies within a project that aims at developing XaaS and Managed Services standards and products for customers "based on Linux".
Within the next 2-5 years I am aiming at fully providing people like me with an environment reflecting what they work in - that is, bridging the gap between still using Microsoft technologies but being true to yourself in that you use the technology you work in instead of just switching on VMs for designated purposes. So XaaS and being "the Linux guy" will finally be a holistic approach for me in the long run.
Distros I use or used:
I'm Linux user since late 2005 (yeah I know, late bloomer compared to several people here ).
My name is Rudolf Kastl. I currently live in Stuttgart/Germany. I have been participating in the open source community for over 20 years. Working mostly on/with projects that i found interesting myself, like the "wine" project for example. I am still active in several fedora related IRC channels on freenode, when i find the time, and also maintain a copr (copr.fedoraproject.org) repository for fedora, building LLVM and MESA git for recent fedora versions (for those users that like to try out the latest state of 3d accelerated video card drivers on fedora).
My professional career at Red Hat started over 11 years ago as an instructor and consultant for 7 years teaching almost all of the Linux related courses that were available back then. After that i joined the curriculum team working on co-authoring the first cl210 and some of the RHCE courses. Since roughly two years i am the Principal Database and Systems Administrator for our OLE Platform, this is the platform providing the functionality for Red Hat Learning Subscription and Virtual Training offerings.
One of my favourite courses to teach when i was still an active instructor, was RH442 Performance Tuning, as I generally like to analyze and tune systems.
Glad to be here!