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Donny Nyamweya
Works at Harvard University
Attended Fitchburg State University
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Occupation
Cloud DevOps Engineer
Skills
Amazon Cloud Infrastructure, Web Services, Photography, Building Systems, Human Communication
Employment
  • Harvard University
    DevOps Engineer, 2014 - present
  • Consensus Building Institute
    LAMP Infrastructure Maintenance [contractor], 2008
  • Sybase Inc.
    Web CMS & CRM Specialist, 2000 - 2005
  • Biscom, Inc.
    Web Production Manager, 2005 - 2006
  • Wandrian, Inc.
    Sr. Web Developer, 2006 - 2007
  • Cramer
    Drupal CMS Devt. [consultant], 2008 - 2008
  • Bullhorn Inc.
    CMS Devt. & Maintenance [consultant], 2011 - 2013
  • Kerio Technologies
    Web CMS Developer [contractor], 2008 - 2008
  • Internet Standards Consortium
    CMS Developer [consultant], 2008 - 2008
  • Stock Artists Alliance
    Web CMS Developer [contractor], 2008 - 2009
  • University of Connecticut School of Law
    Web CMS Developer [contractor], 2008 - 2009
  • Unica, an IBM Company
    Web CMS Developer [contractor], 2010 - 2010
  • One To One Interactive, Inc.
    Web CMS Developer [contractor], 2011 - 2012
  • Charity Partners
    Cloud Infrastructure [consultant], 2012 - 2012
  • Bullhorn Inc.
    Web CMS & DevOps [contractor], 2011 - 2013
  • Harvard University
    Web Developer, 2013 - 2014
Basic Information
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
Boston, MA

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The AWS tag editor makes it possible to filter resources and then add tags to them. As such, I can just add one tag (e.g git SHA) during deployment and then use that as a quick way to find all the assets associated with that stack to add all the nice and fancy tags (especially after ensuring that the stack is stable and worth keeping for long)
https://resources.console.aws.amazon.com/r/tags
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My #containerized  dream is to break away from the confines of any one Cloud Provider (AWS, Google, Microsoft, VMWare, etc) and have very distributed applications that are a collaborative collection of services running in different Clouds, onsite, and even in my phone or idle IoTs.
Now that is real resiliency and Disaster Immunity. Thinking of it, instead of putting sensitive data on vendor clouds, I can store that on my own system in a secure container. The externally cloud-hosted services can authenticate and make requests for just what they can justify... #devops   #career  
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I have added this to my schedule of certifications and things to do in 2015. Not just to advance my #career  prospects, but mainly to push myself to learn and re-learn the requisite skills and concepts.
 
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Currently exploring and comparing various approaches to feeding a range or list of IP addresses to be allowed into an AWS SecurityGroup.
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Reviewing the setup of SSL/TLS certs and if that process should be adjusted in any way to facilitate SHA2 format certs. #devops  
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I am trying to focus on my current project - it is really interesting (I am voluntarily awake coding after 2am)
I am wondering if I am just that good  (not to brag), or if everyone gets multiple InMail and other job requests on a daily basis...  #career  
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A sign of  " High Demand" for a brilliant, hardworking and knowledgeable Donny.  "Knowledge is Power"=Well earned bragging rights! I can confidently say that, I admire your passion and commitment for what you are good at, and what you do in a consistent manner on a daily basis. 
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Been experiencing some instability with haproxy. Enabled logging to file and set the file to push logs to Cloudwatch Logs. Just ran update-stack and will have it update itself overnight and collect some logs for me to look at in the morning. #devops  
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The downside to infrastructure as code is that setups are so volatile and expendable - teams need to catch up with the new paradigm. Data backup and recovery becomes even more critical because with environments coming and going as needed, the data must be decoupled and portable... maybe even versioned....
Thinking of that, Amazon S3 does provide natively versioned and encrypted buckets #devops  
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S3 buckets are required to be DNS compliant. The AWS console and applications such as Panic Transmit enforce this rule. I see though that the Amazon CLI will create a bucket with any name - even mixed-case names. Is this is a defect in the API, or development-level freedom?
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Been doing a great deal of git repository reorganization from multiple workstations. This handy command enables me to delete all local tags and then pull only those on the remote repo. #devops  

git tag -l | xargs git tag -d;
git pull --tags;
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Stepped away from my task of setting up SHA2 TLS certs to read a little about git subtree. I have been thinking of how I could use this feature (liked it in subversion 5 years ago) to have loosely connected and partially independent code repositories #devops  
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