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Naadir Jeewa
Works at uSwitch Ltd
Attended Birkbeck, University of London
Lives in London, United Kingdom
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Are show trials normal in Egypt? 

Only when regular trials are inconvenient.
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The failure of decent opposition parties in the Middle East
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Systems Administrator
Active Directory, LDAP, Kerberos, PowerShell, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit, vmWare vSphere, SDN, Puppet, Googling
  • uSwitch Ltd
    Systems Administrator, 2013 - present
  • University College London
    Senior Systems Administrator / Infrastructure Application Architect, 2011 - 2013
    Rewrote bits of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit to migrate any desktop from any environment (standalone, NT4, Novell) to a standardised domain for a multiple departmental merger. Advised teams on best practice on Active Directory and other Windows Server services. Discovered and reported bugs to Microsoft Connect. Built and maintained a VmWare stack for development virtual machines. Deployed an initial Citrix XenApp build for a NHS patient data compliance project. Wrote an advanced Windows event log handler for Logstash, utilising the latest Windows APIs for higher performance and wider coverage. Integrated Linux fully into the Windows infrastructure. Represented the university at industry conferences.
  • University College London
    IT Service Lead, 2007 - 2011
  • Westcliff High School
    Teacher, 2006 - 2007
    Started training to become a secondary school teacher. Returned to IT in 2007.
  • SV Life Sciences Advisers LLP
    Desktop Support Analyst, 2004 - 2006
    1st line support, including BlackBerry. Wrote a Ruby on Rails app to view recordings from an Axis network camera.
  • Newham Council
    IT Engineer, 2002 - 2004
    1st line support for maternity cover during summer holidays at UCL.
  • Woodbridge High School
    IT Engineer, 2000 - 2000
    Rebuilt the Research Machines Windows NT4 network straight after A-Levels, repackaged all apps and standardised settings and student experience.
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London, United Kingdom
Westcliff-On-Sea, United Kingdom
Some weird sysadmin, dev, student of politics mashup
I am a sysadmin at uSwitch. I also tweet about non-IT stuff (apart from perennially complaining about how rubbish BT are)
Bragging rights
Rewrote significant chunks of Microsoft Deployment Toolkit and never got round to publishing it. Once accidentally scooped Wired magazine on a military espionage story and upset my favourite investigative journalist.
  • Birkbeck, University of London
    Political Science and Sociology, 2007 - 2011
    Democracy & Authoritarianism, Russian Politics since 1905, Politics of the Middle East and North Africa, American Politics and Foreign Policy, International Relations, Social and Political Theory, Contemporary Challenges in Politics (Postmodernism, Multiculturalism, Feminism), Political Transformations (Contentious Politics, Historical Sociology), Foundations of Modern Society (Sociology)
  • University College London
    Computer Science, 2000 - 2005
    Network Performance, Multimedia Systems, Network Systems, Security Systems, Distributed Systems, Requirements Engineering (Praxis REVEAL), IBM Unified Software Development Process, JAVA, MIPS Assembly, Prolog, Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks, Technology Management, Concurrency, Computational Theory
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