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!
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I'm Tracy Baker. I am a professor at Estrella Mountain Community College in Avondale, Arizona (just outside Phoenix). I am responsible for our Red Hat Academy where we teach RH124, RH134 and RH254.
Personally, I've been in the industry in almost every capacity (Architect, SysAdmin, NetAdmin, virtualization, PC break/fix, etc.) for the last thirty years. I've been a professor for the last three. I'm a veteran, serving in the US Navy as an electronics technician.
I'm excited to see this space. I truly believe that the human space is just as important as the technical space.
Hi, I am Benjamin Oliver. Along with @Jim_Meegan, I am also a Senior VIdeographer/Editor with Red Hat Training.
We work with a lot of great instructors from all over the world to bring you the best video related Red Hat training content we can. I look forward to meeting and interacting with all of the great people in this awesome community!
I'm a newb to RHA, my name is Debra Dyer, I'm a Professor at Columbus State Community College, Columbus, Ohio [approx. 28,000 students.] I'm the Lead for the Information Technology Support Technician [ITST] Program. There are about 400 students currently in the program. ITST technical courses are tied to A+, Network +, Security +, and Linux Essentials. I'm currently using Raspberry Pi's to facilitate hands-on experiences for the students.
Prior to entering Academia, I was a Network Admin for the State of Ohio. My first Cert was Novel. ;-) I'm looking forward to seeing how to incorporate Red Hat into the Curriculum.
My name is Marc Richter, I've been with Red Hat as an employee since 2015 but was a Linux engineer using their fine stuff for a few years prior. Ok, more like a decade. I feel old sometimes.
My day job is Senior Technical Account Manager. Essentially, I'm a subscription that helps my 5 or so accounts use their Red Hat products better. I've blogged about that --> https://www.redhat.com/en/blog/being-technical-account-manager-tam-day-life
When not working, I play all sorts of games. Computer games, board and card games, a weekly D&D campaign...games are awesome.
When not working or playing games, I'm a Scout leader...my son is a few requirements away from getting his Eagle, so that's cool.
I've been married...well, let's just say for a long time. Two of my daughters are in college, both doing better than I did. My wife and I also decided that 3 dogs and a cat needed to be added to the household, because 4 kids wasn't enough. We might be kinda dumb.
Glad to be here.
Who I am:
I'm a long time sysadmin and I don't know the exact timing anymore, but I was one of the earliest RHCE's though I let it lapse a long, long time ago. I currently work at Red Hat in IT supporting our email and other collaboration tools.
Where I'm based:
The discipline I enjoy the most is:
I'm all about security and automation. I like making my life easier.
My favorite toy as a kid:
I was all about action figures, mostly Star Wars, but micronauts were also common. Before that it was the large scale G.I. Joe's, Six Million Dollar Man, and Star Trek figures.
In My Spare Time, I . . .
I sing (karaoke, in my car, to my cat), I play guitar, I perform improv both shortform and longform, and I play D&D.