- Harvard UniversityCloud DevOps Engineer, 2014 - presentMoving Harvard-UIT to the cloud
- iDonny, LLCWeb Systems Support, 2007 - 2015For 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 UniversityWeb Developer, 2013 - 2014
- 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
- Fitchburg State UniversityMSc., Communication, 2005
- Fitchburg State CollegeBSc., Multimedia, 2002
- Universite Louis PasteurDU Audiovisuel, 1998
- Alliance FrancaiseDiplome de la Langue Francaise, 1995
- Lenana SchoolKCSE, 1993
- St. Mary's MosochoKCPE, 1989
For instance, a process can get data out of a DB and convert it to a format for consumption by a subsequent process. Instead of explicitly calling the next application into service (not ideal for piece-meal processes), or having to add it to an SQS job stream (not ideal for very loosely coupled processes and inter-region setups), the placement of a file in an S3 backup can set off a notification and an event to a CloudWatch metric. This can be used to scale-up a fleet of servers for a job, or simply run it on Lambda.
I like where this is going
A more incentivizing offer would have been to offer the same to anyone who also registers for a professional certification test during re:invent. That would get many of us to spend the $300 for pro-certification in exchange for a $200 discount... AWS would still get $100.
If these clusters are created using Cloudformation, when the time comes to delete your stack, you must first manually delete the Replication Group before deleting the CloudFormation Stack. If the manually created and dependent entity (replication group) is not first removed, the deletion of the connected replication clusters will fail and leave your stack in an odd state.
... I just switched the DNS to point incoming traffic to the hot failover load balancer, and five minutes later, it was as though nothing had ever happened.
Also, depending on the frequency of such failures, I would recommend using one ELB that is deployed Multi-AZ and using an autoscale group (Multi-AZ) to house the web/application servers. Since RDS is already HA, the Autoscale group can use an ELB Healthcheck that is robust and terminate/replace unhealthy servers instead of waiting for the entire ELB to become unhealthy and do 'hot' and manual DNS redirects.
Since I aced the Solutions architect exam yesterday, I immediately registered for the Certified SysOps Administrator exam and just completed it with flying colours (never really seen colours fly).
When I registered for this second one, I had not prepared, and I struggled with a practice exam yesterday afternoon; that made me aware that I should invest more study time. After a long night of revision, clicking around the console, trying limits, and contrasting API attributes, I was able to score 78% on this one. Granted I squeaked by in Data Management, but 78% is just 4 points lower than I got for the Architecture certification (for which I had attended training, paid for a preparation class, and had weeks of lead time).
Maybe before I loose my student mindset, I will try and get the Professional Solutions Architect certification before I leave for vacation in August... that way if I do not pass, I can try it again when I get to re:Invent.
Celebration and a bike-ride is in order.
champagne pour tout le monde (remember that from Boomerang)?
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