Rik_NL
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Re: Introductions

Who I am:

Rik Megens, contractor, consulant, trainer, examiner, project manager. As an sys-admin, in this game since 1988. Worked with all major OS-es on the Intel platform and some mini systems as well. Started with Linux when the first floppies could be downloaded from the bulletin-board. Red Hat came into focus arround 2010. Needed it for a new customer. It proved to have the best course and certification, so that was where i wanted to go for my training.

Currently working as a contractor project/program manager for a high-tech company in the Netherlands on security related projects. Delivering courses from time to time. 

Where I'm base

For an extended period i was the only dutch speaking full-time instructor in the Netherlands. Based in Boxmeer, near the German border. 

My workstation:

Macbook Pro, Asus laptop with RHEL 7(delivering courses), unmarked laptop with KALI (security stuff), MSI with Windows 10 (gaming) I use the principle of 'Redundant Array of Inexpensive Laptops'.

The discipline I enjoy the most is:

Gather, absorb and share knowledge on a wide area of topics. Help people grow, get better, have more fun. When the employees grow, the company grows.

My favorite course to teach:

Ansible, Satellite and Gluster.

My favorite toy as a kid:

My trumpet, i played until my late twenties. 

In My Spare Time, I . . .

like to be on or in the water, like to sail my boat. But also enjoy learning all i can about celestial navigation. Out of the water i'm a full time student, if it is on upskilling, or learning something entirely. This new school year i will start a one year law program to see how it can help me as a contractor, but also to see how it can be connected to IT security. The field of digital legislation yields very interesting topics to discuss and explore.

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flozano
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I am Fernando Lozano, I was a Red Hat instructor a long time ago and three years ago I joined the curriculum team. During this time worked on at least half of our courses related to OpenShift and also a few middleware courses.

I am based on Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and I am passioned about writing, teaching, and open source software. I like to know how things works. I can't stand working with 'black boxes'.

On the personal side, I love balroom dance (never joined Will on the floor) and that's how I got married. I am also a Star Trek nerd and I run to keep my health.

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PrzemKu
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Who am I?
Przemyslaw Kuznicki - RHCA Level V, Red Hat instructor, consulant, trainer, examiner. I like to teach and help people. With unix like systems, since 1992r.

Where I'm based:
Cracow, Poland.

My workstation:
Lenovo T470p with Fedora. I looking for laptop with 2 CPU sockets :-) to rampage with OpenStack and OpenShift.

The discipline I enjoy the most is:
Cloud technologi.

My favorite course to teach:
JBoss and OpenShift.

My favorite toy as a kid:
Atari 130XE and Amiga 500

Favourite Sports:
Snowboarding, volleyball, snooker.

In My Spare Time, I . . .
play StarCraft ;-), walk in the mountains and ride a bike or rollers.
I am also a Star Wars nerd but I hate the new trilogy (by Disney).

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philip_sweany
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Re: Introductions

I currently design our OpenStack cloud trainings here at Red Hat.  Previously, I was a an Instructor (RHCI) for a decade, and taught UNIX/Solaris for 20 years before that.

Phoenix is my home area, where I hike, bike and ride a Harley around town.  

My favorite classes to teach have been those where the students have been most challenged and eager to learn, such as RHEL Performance Tuning, HA Cluster, OpenStack, Satellite Server, and now micro-services and OpenShift.

Another favorite activity is travelling, both for teaching and for sightseeing and leanring on my own.  I have lived, worked, vacationed, or just hung out in over 25 countries.

I enjoy discussing solutions and ideas with our customers and users; looing forward to engaging with the community here.

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Oliver
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Re: Introductions

Hi, my name is Oliver and I am a Desktop Sysadmin in Red Hat internal IT. I am the owner of the RHEL CSB (Corporate Standard Build) inside Red Hat. I am currently looking into refreshing my RHCE, and will hopefully add more certificates to my portfolio.

In my free time, I like long walks at the beach, reading a good book or having long philosophical conversations about The Ultimate Answer to Life, The Universe, and Everything... just kidding... I actually enjoy movies (Action and SyFi mainly) and (do not judge me Smiley Very Happy ) Pinterest.

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Deep
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Re: Introductions

Hi I am Deep Patel,

Currently RedHat contractor based out of Vadodara, Gujarat, India, I had been a Redhat Employee in the past from 2005 to 2010 and then started my own OpenSource consulting and trainings. I currenty deliver platform courses across the globe.  

I love openshift, ansbile & openstack.

 

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DanK
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Re: Introductions

Who I am:

Dan K.  Started with Red Hat in 2017.  RHCA in DevOps.  Previously a high school math teacher and moved into software engineering and data science.  I'm now a curriculum developer with Red Hat.

Where I'm based:

Georgia, US

My workstation:

Lenovo ThinkPad with RHEL7.

The discipline I enjoy the most is:

SecDevOps/Innovation/Lean Principles.

My favorite toy as a kid:
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In My Spare Time, I . . .

Playing and watching sports; Technology tinkering; Woodworking.

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Juansebasrodrig
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Re: Introductions

About myself: I have a really long name and I always get into issues when I register it on a form <<Juán Sebastián Rodríguez Isáziga>>, I live in Bogotá Colombia, but I travel almost every week around the continent for training, meetings, consultancy or pleasure.

I want to develop more my machine learning skills, I love maths!
My favorite Red Hat course is the RH342, frustrating sometimes, but always enjoable.
Fun facts: I have tried 5 times to attend a Summit, but everytime something happens, will try again next year for sure.
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VedranDakic
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Re: Introductions

Hi there all, I'm Vedran Dakic, RedHat Instructor/Examiner based in Zagreb, Croatia. I've been using RedHat since 1995, and I'm also a certified Microsoft and VMware trainer. I work at private University college here in Zagreb. I also have my own company and have been doing consultancy since 2003.  

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Dickson_Choy
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Re: Introductions

Who I am:

Red Hat GLS instructor since 2014

Where I'm based:

Hong Kong

My workstation:

Lenovo with RHEL workstation

My favorite course to teach and learn:

Ansible, Openstack.

Highest Red Hat Certification:

Red Hat Certified Architect -  Level VII

My favorite toy as a kid:

Apple II+

In My Spare Time, I . . .

Music: X JAPAN, Leslie Cheung, Beyond

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