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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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I'm headed to openSUSE Conference 2015 (1 to 4 May) in The Hague, Netherlands.  It should be glorious.  I've attempted to attend in the past, but never could good my travel windows to line up properly.  This year the conference happens to coincide with a Kolab conference, so that will make the collaboration all the better.  And I'm giving 3 or 4 presentations. 

You might consider going this year ....
YaST the Ruby Way. In this presentation targeted to developers in general, Josef Reidinger will show how the YaST source code has evolved from autogenerated YCP-based code to common Ruby that can be understood and improved by any Ruby developer. He will also demonstrate the new tools and ...
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Interesting development.  Cool technology.  And of course, some intrigue, some controversy.
On Wednesday, Google announced that many of its “Captchas”—the squiggled text tests designed to weed out automated spambots—will be reduced to nothing more than a single checkbox next to the statement “I’m not a robot.”
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Everything Is Awesome and Open, SUSECon!
 
SUSECon 2014 is on the way this November.  To tell everyone about it we decided to play with some LEGO.  Just how we roll.

More info (including the session list):
http://www.susecon.com/
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Nerd joke of the day, in honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Me: It's time that someone be dancin' the hempen jig
Mike: aaarg, tis not the endweek.
Me: Yarrr, 'tis true. But we be free to hand our enemies from the hempen halter any day of the god-given week, we be.
Me: s/hand/hang/
Me: (Betcha didn't know that Pirates know how to use regular expressions, too, not just Pirate expressions.)
Mike: but can they do it with the kaaaarn shell!?

Me: ROTFLMAO
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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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What a great venue for SUSECon 2015.  It'll be our best conference yet.
 
Brace yourselves, Europe!  SUSECon 2015 will happen in Amsterdam Nov 2nd - 6th!

More info (and pre-registration):  http://www.susecon.com/
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The new GREEN has been unleashed!
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SUSECon 2014 is fast approaching. This year's show will surely be our best yet, particularly as SUSE focuses on SUSE Linux Enterprise 12. What an impressive fleet of enterprise products, and nearly ready for delivery.

And as an interesting surprise, one of my proposed presentations, about Securing Your Linux Server, is one of 17 pre-approved presentations. There will be many more selected in the coming days, but Security is clearly a top topic. (Please forgive my patting myself on the back for a moment. pat pat)

SUSECon, 17 through 21 November 2014, in Orlando Florida.
Why SUSEcon. How do you deal with decreasing IT budgets and increasing demand for the always-open enterprise? Start by coming to SUSECon 2014. SUSECon will: Open your mind. to new ideas in keynotes by industry leaders and expert presentations on trends and IT strategies. Open your eyes ...
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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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