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Community Manager
Community Manager

Introductions

Welcome to the Red Hat Learning Community! As we build a diverse community dedicated to collaborative 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 ), favorite Red Hat courses, fun facts and anything else you may want to share with your fellow RHLC community members! 

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Moderator
Moderator

Re: Introductions

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 

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Moderator

Re: Introductions

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.

 

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Todd Mission Specialist
Mission Specialist

Re: Introductions

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.

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DavidOBrien Flight Engineer
Flight Engineer

Re: Introductions

Who am I? I am a serious word nerd. I studied engineering at college and then at uni I studied languages and translation. I started working as a Tech Writer part time in my final year of uni. That was over 20 years ago. Far out. I joined Red Hat in 2006 as a Tech Writer in Brisbane, and for the last couple of years I've been working as an editor for all our training courses.

I don't really have a fav course; I like the whole learning experience.

Current OS: Fedora 27

Sports? I was pretty good at table tennis in my day, and I enjoy clay and target shooting.

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Flight Engineer jim_rigsbee Flight Engineer
Flight Engineer

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Greetings!  My name is Jim and I am a curriculum architect for Red Hat Training.  Currently my gig is OpenShift training.  I've been around Red Hat for 11 years now and really enjoy the culture and work with the best team of people a guy could ever be associated with.

I'm always open to hearing about new ideas for training, so send them my way.

"You must be the change you wish to see in the world."  -- Mahatma Gandhi

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Community Manager
Community Manager

Re: Introductions

Hi @jim_rigsbee! What are your favorite OpenShift courses you have worked on thus far?  

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Flight Engineer jim_rigsbee Flight Engineer
Flight Engineer

Re: Introductions

I really enjoyed designing, participating in the writing, and teaching Introduction to Containers, Kubernetes, and Red Hat OpenShift (DO180).  I like to see how students react when they create their first containerized application. Of course, it is fun to work with OpenShift and I enjoyed creating the student's first experience working with this important platform.

My next favorite class is Red Hat OpenShift Development I: Containerizing Applications (DO288). It is full of use cases for developers to make the most of the OpenShift Container Platform.

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Moderator

Re: Introductions

From an instructor's perspective, I love you reply. I think that DO180 and DO288 is the perfect combination. Why? I get to see that "the penny has dropped" moment. When students get why containers are insufficient for enterprise requirements. I have a video idea on this, and this has inspired me to put my idea forward. Cheers mate!

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Flight Engineer Sreejith Flight Engineer
Flight Engineer

Re: Introductions

I second your comment on DO288. Its a fantastic class for developers and I truly enjoyed delivering that class.

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