Borrowed quote from a TV show:
Lacey Thornfield: What do you do for a living?
The Middleman: We’re international consultants that solve exotic problems for corporations, individuals, and even governments. Obviously, our clients often prefer anonymity.
Lacey Thornfield: That’s so clear. Concise.
Just kidding, almost. That describes my current team. I manage a team of Cloud Solutions Architects. But in the past I’ve done a few things here and there.
Worked at Six Flags in high school in merchandise and crowd control.
Majored in Telecommunications (aka Radio and TV) with a minor in English lit (notice I don’t use those degrees today.
I’ve worked for over 15 years on multiple help desks ranging from support for Disney, Pizza Hut, a health insurance company and a security company. I like to say I was “paroled” from the help desk.
Spent several years as a sys admin, cutting my teeth on gulp SCO Unix. Went on to be a Solaris admin, then moved to Linux and VMWare. At one point I was responsible for maintaining 7 flavors of UNIX/Linux. So please don’t ever tell me that all UNIX and Linux are the same thing cause you’ll get schooled.
Which brings us to today where someone saw fit to make me a manager of the honors kids where I work. I may be a manager, but I still like to keep my hands dirty.
Definitely an Linux and AWS fan if you haven’t figured that out already.
Props to anyone that A. has ever worked on SCO or even touched it and B. anyone that’s watched the show that my opening quote came from.