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Donny Nyamweya
Works at Amazon Web Services
Attended Fitchburg State University
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... just my thoughts!
Introduction
I highly value process efficiency, and responsive and accountable project implementation based on well-designed systems.

A champion and evangelist of DevOps practices and culture with results-based goals. Making daily use of varied tools and AWS services to keep critical services available, performant, and monitored. Currently implementing infrastructure-as-code to implement Disaster Resilient, and Autoscaling  systems within VPC Networking.
  • Will listen to stakeholders, 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
  • Will sit across the table from the marketing folks and sustain a discussion on how to brand and bring a concept to the market
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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+1 978-227-5499
Address
Cambridge, MA
Work
Occupation
Cloud & DevOps Engineer
Skills
DevOps: Amazon Web Services, Photography, Building Systems, Human Communication
Employment
  • Amazon Web Services
    Sr. Technical Account Manager, 2016 - present
  • iDonny, LLC
    Web Systems Support, 2007 - 2015
  • Sybase Inc.
    2000 - 2005
  • Biscom, Inc.
    Web Production Manager, 2005 - 2006
  • Wandrian, Inc.
    Sr. Web Developer, 2006 - 2007
  • Harvard University
    Web Developer, 2013 - 2014
  • Harvard University
    Cloud & DevOps Engineer, 2014 - 2016
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Male
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I passed the 3-hour exam and got my AWS DevOps Pro. certification yesterday. I now have all possible 3-associate and 2 Professional certifications.

I managed to get both professional certs in about a week. They are far from easy, but hard work and cordial competition and encouragement from people around me game me the motivation and drive!

#devops
#certification
#career
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Wow! Congrats
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Now going to get some food and drink (water) - In order to sit through the 3 hours of AWS Pro certification exams (the intensity often triggers rest-room urges), I did not drink any water after midnight and just ate two carrots this morning to calm the dryness after eating solid food.

Now going to look into taking the DevOps AWS Pro Certification next week ;)
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Thats healthy keep it up
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This is from a freshly minted AWS Certified Professional Architect - AWS-PSA-2120

I may have missed it at re:Invent 2015 (partly due to a nature call during the 3-hour ordeal), but after some hard work and diligent preparation, I earned it!!!
#devops
#career
#certification
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Ninny, I will also put mine up. Congrats. No wonder you had gone hidding
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Recalling a lesson in personal branding... just created a facebook profile to display selected posts from my main streams that get triaged into various platforms.

I will not be visiting facebook, just using an automated script to syndicate
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Been using Google Keep for a good long while and I am just about to stop missing Omnifocus. The only things I still crave are custom filters and conditional triggers (hide until start-date etc). I am thinking of a way to implement those workflows using Amazon SWF service.

For instance, I can build a system to monitor certain conditions (decider) and make API calls to google Keep to flag certain tasks to become active and current. Once the list of tasks in the active list are all archived (completed), the SWF decider can move to a subsequent step within Google Keep, or anything else in the world within API reach.... or some day IoT triggers -
#devops
#iot
#productivity
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Completed my first bike ride fire the season a short while ago. I hope to do this on a weekly basis.
#road-bike
#fitness
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Working through a +Cloud Academy quiz and found that they are asserting an untrue statement. S3 bucket names must adhere to DNS name standards (no underscores). I have attached an image of the question, answer, and test in S3.
#devops
#certification 
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This is easily the most powerful best-practice I can find about taking AWS certifications (have one scheduled for tomorrow) - Walk though the entire exam answering those that you are sure of (and starring + guessing the tough ones), then revisit those that you starred with the ample time left (if you follow the first part of the rule).
#devops  
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Reading about Kubernetes as a container management and deployment solution that works across many vendors and implementations of Docker. Looks interesting, and I may just add it to my now very long list of interesting technologies and tools to learn!
I wish I had more time for all these things! Did I just wish for a longer workday?
#devops
#docker
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Learning Empowerment is a non_ ending journey.
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Normally not a unique event, but I just created a facebook account. Not to become a time-sink, but to become another outlet for my posts from Google+
#facebook
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