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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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Friends, Networking

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Been missing OmniFocus, but I find that Google Keep is increasingly the service that one needs to capture, process, do, and archive the small and big projects in life.

I now want the ability to create and store custom filters so that I can see just what I need to do and not what comes thereafter... maybe I could engineer that with some tagging tactics... will report after I try it.
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Reading more about the VACUUM function as it is implemented in AWS Redshift and how that differs from generic DB/Postgres. As a primarily append-style store, VACUUM (defragment for DB) bring potential performance improvements.
#cloud #database


Vacuum tables whenever you have performed a significant number of deletes or updates.
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Been working on defining a Datapipeline in cloudformation so that it can form part of a larger set of resources that work together. I cannot deny that this is exciting, but still frustrating to work through the bugs and code corrections.
#devops
#infrastructure-as-code
Use the AWS::DataPipeline::Pipeline resource to creates an AWS Data Pipeline pipeline.
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You are one busy man. Best, Barbara on Concord Ave
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Goals are the key to achieving 'flow' in life. It is true that getting things done well puts me in a situation where I enjoy even the most mundane activities. When I do laundry and strive to do it systematically and efficiently, I start enjoying it more than more consequential and conventionally enjoyable activities (if those are not done with similar focus and passion).
#productivity
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Just installed my #wahoo speed and cadence sensors on the bike. Almost ready to start a serious data driven training summer. For some reason, USPS did not know to leave my HR sensor at the door, so I will have that one tomorrow.
#roadbike
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Really intrigued by Eisenhower's quadrants of important and urgent matters (listened to Chris Croft explain it severally). In retrospect, I see that every time and money that I have invested in quadrant #3 has paid great dividends.

I can even see stuff that procrastination has made me lost by letting them drift to quadrant #1
#productivity
#career
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I just joined September Distance Challenge on Strava. Who's with me? https://www.strava.com/challenges/September-2016-ride-distance-challenge
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If you watch this thinking about it as an electronic device, you will actually find it a good deal. Things that struggle to mimic it cost $700 while the real thing is free. Brilliant depiction +IKEA USA​
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AWS::CloudFormation::Authentication
Reading on this objects that can be used to manage the access control credentials for accessing data sources defined in AWS::CloudFormation::Init

I can see using this in the last 35% of Cloudformation implementations that tend to use more features that the usual basic resource creation and update functions of CloudFormation
#devops

Specifies authentication credentials for files or sources by using the AWS::CloudFormation::Authentication resource.
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Check out my 24.5 mi Ride on Strava: https://www.strava.com/activities/610616837
Could not wait to try out the shed, cadence and heart monitors
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Made it twice to the bike trail. I hope you make this commonplace and also explore other trails
#roadbike
#fitness
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