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Donny Nyamweya
Works at Harvard University
Attended Fitchburg State University
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Sr. DevOps Engineer
Skills
DevOps: Amazon Web Services, Photography, Building Systems, Human Communication
Employment
  • Harvard University
    Cloud DevOps Engineer, 2014 - present
    Moving Harvard-UIT to the cloud
  • iDonny, LLC
    Web Systems Support, 2007 - 2015
    For 8 years, focused on Web CMS Development, hosting, and end-to-end maintenance for clients including: CBI, Bullhorn Inc., Tickets for Charity, One to One Interactive, IBM, Uconn Law, SAA, ISC, Kerio Systems, Cramer Interactive, and more.
  • Sybase Inc.
    Web CMS & CRM Specialist, 2000 - 2005
  • Biscom, Inc.
    Web Production Manager, 2005 - 2006
  • Wandrian, Inc.
    Sr. Web Developer, 2006 - 2007
  • Bullhorn Inc.
    CMS Devt. & Maintenance [consultant], 2011 - 2013
  • Harvard University
    Web Developer, 2013 - 2014
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Gender
Male
Looking for
Friends, Networking
Story
Tagline
Information Technology and Cultural Communication. Yes, those two together!
Introduction
  • Will sit across the table from the marketing folks and sustain a discussion on how to brand and bring a concept to the market
  • Will listen to client, respond to their questions, and present the product/solution in a way that shows how it solves their problems
  • Will get in the trenches with the technical team and hold my own: be it in infrastructure design, support and disaster recovery, or in reviewing code and geeking out on efficiency and logic scenarios
Education
  • Fitchburg State University
    MSc., Communication, 2005
  • Fitchburg State College
    BSc., Multimedia, 2002
  • Universite Louis Pasteur
    DU Audiovisuel, 1998
  • Alliance Francaise
    Diplome de la Langue Francaise, 1995
  • Lenana School
    KCSE, 1993
  • St. Mary's Mosocho
    KCPE, 1989
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Phone
+1-6175643267
Address
Cambridge, MA

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After trying the LG Urbane, Sony Smartwatch 3, and even the Fitbit One, I have decided to get a Withings Activite Pop and I do not intend to return it. On paper, it seems to have the features that I want... but I am noticing some annoyances that I hope to see fixed in future software updates. For instance, the sync is not bi-directional....
I had already walked 5000 steps by the time I added the watch to my Android; but the indicator on the watch still started at 0.

I will report and describe my opinion from the last two weeks of evaluating these devices.
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Done a quick review of the Amazon AWS certification examination blueprint to get an idea of whether I am ready for the exam. 

http://awstrainingandcertification.s3.amazonaws.com/production/AWS_certified_solutions_architect_associate_blueprint.pdf
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Just reviewed the 7-level overview of the OSI model. Good catch-up as I prepare for more AWS training and practice work in the coming days 
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Amazon #Cloudformation native references are one feature that I wish I could use more, except that I am normally using the CLI to create and update stacks. But I like the fact that one can reference a value and have it pre-populated with possible values from existing resources.
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I just bought: 'Koomus BikeGo 2 Bike Mount Holder Cradle for iPhone 6 5 5S 5C 4 4S iPod Touch Galaxy... via amazon.

I hope it works well. All in all, you will hear about it in a few days, and when I go for my first ride. 
Having this mount will enable me to use my phone as a good riding and health monitoring computer via Google Fit and other qualifying and generally available apps that allow open data exchange (just incase I move to an iPhone in the fall)

http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MLS8IU8/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_asp_mUDKJ.12X01VG
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Support for some level of restriction (beyond policy) for AWS #s3  is something that I have been waiting for. It is now a reality and it is going to change the architecture of infrastructure. Now, one does not have to create a NAT instance or otherwise open access to the open Internet just to store assets on S3; and one does not have to worry about a flawed policy opening access to a bucket for the whole world, or even the wrong group of people. This new feature makes it possible to restrict access to a VPC. This is akin to being able to run a private S3 service within a VPC. Along with synchronization of buckets across regions, this enables us to configure buckets to be widely shared, or tightly restricted.
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Attended the Amazon AWS Bootcamp (second session) today. The material was better organized and presented. I am however looking forward to more advanced content and assignments. That said, I was able to get a refresher on CodeDeploy and review setup process to get an automated code deployment system. #devops  
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It is frustrating to deal with AWS CodeDeploy failures dues to appspec.yml spacing requirements. I wish they had just used some other control character instead of spaces. If I have to work with these files any more, I will have to configure my IDE to reformat YAML files for me.
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Reviewing the various considerations in RPO and RTO determination for business continuity. I am assessing the blueprint for AWS certification requirements.
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Having an Insulated Water Bottle delivered this week. I am toured of starting my rides with a bottle of 80% ice and having warm water by the time I need a cold drink
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I heard that people who live in warm or hot areas drink "kahawa thungu" to help balance internal and external temperatures, aka deter fainting! I wounder if the concept applies to sweating and warm water!
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Gathered some courage and rode alongside cars all the way to Cambridge. I made a point to stop for pedestrians and follow all traffic laws as if I were driving... Just the way they taught me to rife a bike in France.

The aluminum horse is now back in the van, and I am hungry as can be...
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Good! How does one capture piçture while on a bicycle? I have many things to learn, start with balancing on two. 
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After several steps sending comments to #Jira  Stories, I am evaluating how to spawn sub-tasks to am existing story from emails using the #JEMH  syntax. If this works, it will enable me to quickly process emails and either attach the content as comments/context for the main story, or to spawn sub-tasks whenever email messages are actionable #productivity  
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