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craig gardner
Works at Utah Valley University
Attended Brigham Young University
Lived in Utah
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computer software engineer ; adjunct university professor
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Software engineering and integration. Technical leadership. Public speaking. Open source advocacy. System administration, configuration and automation.
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  • Utah Valley University
    Adjunct Instructor, 2014 - present
    Adjunct instructor in the department of Computer Science. Teaching Computer Software Engineering (CS2450). "[CS2450 p]resents concepts, methodology and best-practices necessary to develop large scale software projects. Includes step-wise software requirements analysis, design, implementation, testing and release. Discusses software generation, reuse, scheduling, verification, and maintenance. Emphasizes current 'real world' industry best-practices and tools." In an effort to ensure that students who are looking for employment in the industry as software engineers actually have the skills necessary to be productive in the industry, UVU requires students to complete credits for the series of Software Engineering classes. My experience in the industry facilities this education.
  • SUSE Linux
    Software engineer, 2011 - present
    Provide software engineering and build services for SUSE-based products. Specifically employing the Open BuildService in a variety of open and closed settings. * Build (compile/link) packages from sources. * Manage backend engine for BuildService. * Manage frontend interfaces for BuildService. * Teach, exhort and evangelize regarding BuildService, best practices in software engineering, and opensource. * Facilitate source code management across a wide variety of engineering teams. * Provide expertise regarding RPM, autotools, gcc, and all general linux concepts. * Interface with linux community. * Provide system administration services throughout the organization, using a variety of tools, particularly puppet and chef. * One of only a very few at SUSE responsible for IBM s390 zSeries administration tasks. Responsible for organizing internal teaching and knowledge sharing among the various technical teams. Lead the openSUSE Review Team, which is responsible for ensuring quality of packaging of all software delivered in the openSUSE Linux distributions.
  • Novell, Inc.
    2002 - 2011
  • BMC Software
    1998 - 2000
  • Volera
    2000 - 2002
  • Brigham Young University
    1990 - 1996
  • Novell, Inc
    1996 - 1998
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Utah - Houston, TX
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  • Brigham Young University
    Zoology/Pre-Med, 1990 - 1994
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Open Build Service 2.5 is ready for liftoff.  Good stuff.  Particularly the integrated notification system.  Excellent work done by the Build Service developers!
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Good humor.  Sometimes engineers really are artists in disguise.   In this case, a very clever review of children's book.
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Provo-Orem area is a great place to run a business again.  Ranked number 2 on this year's list.  http://bit.ly/19X774t 
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Once it is on the Internet...
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I'm looking forward to LinuxCon in August.  You can see me there, talking about the Open Build Service.
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 Racked up 20 servers today, moving #susestudio to the Provo datacenter.
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My fellow Geeko Drew represented us well at SCALE!  openSUSE took home two awards.  Drew is awesome.  openSUSE is even awesomer.
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This is what I did this afternoon, for Christmas and in honor of Tux.
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Another fascinating blog from TED.  The real question is:  what is it going to take to get people to trust their government again?  And particularly in parts of the world where the government is supposed to be "of the people," what does that say about government and people?
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I've just been having this exact same discussion with a group of people in preparation for a presentation I'm giving on Puppet.  Thanks to +Theo Chatzimichos for posting this, and thanks to Luke at PuppetLabs for penning the blog.
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SUSECon is coming quickly. Some great speakers are lined up.  And it'll be a lot of fun!  See you in Orlando in September!
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The inaugural SUSECon 2012!  Come see how successful customers around the world are using SUSE Linux.
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