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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
Contact Information
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Phone
+1-6175643267
Address
Cambridge, MA

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Just getting started! I unlocked the O'ahu island badge with @Withings! #StepsChallenge http://within.gs/map/en/yt5/t 

I am determined to meet my daily goal and then some. If I do not walk enough, I will pass by the gym and run the rest of the distance.
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I cannot help but notice that AWS is taking the minimalist approach to container design (one service per container) as opposed to some approaches that design a container to be a self-contained multi-tier stack (e.g LAMP+Drupal etc).
#devops  
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Troubleshooting a problem in which 389 LDAP seems to be dropping requests for changelog after about 120 seconds. Not sure if this is a purely network setting that is being hit because of delay in returning results (very large query), or if it is a legitimate bug.
#devops   #ldap  
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Now that Amazon Container Service (ECS) support has been added to Cloudformation, I am busy exploring the options and trying to map-out the formation to build a cluster, spawn some containers in it, and attach them to a Loadbalancer.
#career   #devops  
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Been reading the 'Overview of Deployment Options on AWS' and I like the summary presentation. That said, I am yet to see the justification for OpsWorks or Elastic Beanstalk as full-fledged products. In my opinion, Elastic Beanstalk can be accomplished by launching a specific Cloudformation template that could include a CodeDeploy sequence (once that is supported in formations) to ingest a .zip or .war package from S3.

Similarly, OpsWorks can be seen as a glorified cloudformation that has the possibility of running userdata written in Ruby (Chef Recipes). Maybe I just need to use these products to understand their raison-d'etre
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I now have to pedal across the country to justify a purchase like this!
I casually made my way to #gearworks  in Leominster to evaluate some cycling shoes.
I am not one to believe in a 'fancy' item ever making a difference. But the right tool does make or break a performance. Last week, I tried and failed to keep up with my cycling buddy despite laughing at him fall with his bike at a stand-still (could not unclip the shoes from the pedals). But I started to appreciate that brute strength cannot beat tactic.

I briefly tested the hooves yesterday and I think that they make a difference - though they do not eliminate the need to pedal and sweat as I had hoped
Official site featuring Specialized brand road, mountain, and triathlon bikes with bike finder, plus equipment, apparel, technology, team/athlete information, online store, catalog downloads and dealer locator.
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I can see myself owning this... not yet sure how often I will get to use it, but it sounds like a good thing to have...  ;)
If having friends crowd around your smartphone screen to watch videos isn't exactly your idea of a good time, ASUS' new portable projector might be for y
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Spent the day cleaning-up and updating all the integration stacks of an application on AWS that had not received feature updates for a few weeks because there were users who did not want a thing changed.
I think that we should permanently have a #devops stack/environment to facilitate testing and integration of infrastructure work without the fear of destabilizing developers of the regular DEV stack
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I notice that part of the cause of the problem we are having with connections to 389 LDAP being dropped (socket timeout) might be related to the  trigger of Abandon characteristic in the LDAP definition 
But it looks like a combination of multiple cause-effect issues; some of which are just a combination of configuration phenomena meeting.
#devops  
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The solution to this was to simply increase the instance size for the LDAP stack. The EC2 instances that we were using only had 3.75GB of RAM and there was not enough left for LDAP to aggregate the records required by the querying application
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Getting things ready for the NY AWS Summit in a few weeks. I am trying to make this event as enriching as possible while ensuring that I do not overschedule my time.
#career  
I want to have a blend of paid bootcamps, keynotes, deep-dives, and birds-of-a-feather sessions that align nicely with my technical focus in #devops  
Specifically, I will attend the expert-level bootcamp "Taking AWS Operations to the Next Level" on the 8th of July, and then carefully select a supplement of deep-dive and case-study sessions that will showcase the topics of deployment, monitoring, and continuous delivery, as well as some new products such as ECS and Lambda
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whatever AWS is!
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Working towards attending some training, examination, and expo at the AWS Summit in NY next month... unless I procrastinate or otherwise become unable to secure the time and schedule.
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Who can call this summer weather?
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