Introduce yourself

Hey Everyone!

My name is Mike. I’m a developer at heart, since the days before The Cloud. I’ve always been interested in the details of how things work, so security seemed like a natural progression of my curiosity. I’ve worked in a variety of fields, but now I focus on securing cloud environments. I also still love building things, so I’m constantly trying out the latest offerings from cloud providers, building with open source components, and tinkering with electronics.

Happy to be here and looking forward to great conversations!

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Hello Everyone!

My Name is Justin Perkins, some background on myself only a few years ago I was working full time in the medical field, in a surgical Cath lab if you are familiar with the terminology. Ultimately me working there drove me to find my love for technology.
I am a young padawan in my IT journey. I have been working for a little over a year in cyber security. I am really focused on AWS currently (GCP is where I am looking next) and I love it. I hold a few AWS certifications already, but I really want to learn more about architecting at scale in the cloud. Here lately how to create events/labs like capture the flag.
Aside from AWS I also dabble in some coding. I tinker in Python and recently found an ‘Automate the Boring Stuff with Python’ book I have really been enjoying lately. I made my first PR request on GitHub a few weeks ago to contribute on a project as well so I am fired up to learn more! In my free time I enjoy playing with my two German shepherds Aldo and Mila.
I am really excited to learn from you all and share anything I can.

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Hi Everyone!

My name is Jason Yueh. I am now focused on building security solutions in the cloud, and for the cloud or hybrid cloud. Looking back to my career, I started as a C/C++ developer working on Windows kernel driver development and system programming. I moved to big data analysis on Hadoop ecosystem around 2010, given the big volume of the feedback data we collected from our security sensors. My cloud journey started around 2015, my first time to build a cloud-native infra to deliver machine learning solutions.

Today I wrote Python more than C/C++. Actually, as an architect, I talked more than I wrote, unfortunately. I am glad to be here to learn from the community members and looking forward to contributing too!

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Hey Everyone! :wave:

I’m Madeline. I currently work on building serverless applications in the cloud and I love learning about new technologies. I’m an engineer at heart, so I’m really interested in how things work and why people do what they do. You’ll probably find me writing about the experiments my team tries with different DevOps concepts. I’m also really passionate about empowering women in tech, and I run STEM workshops with local Girl Guide groups in my spare time.

Nice to meet you all!

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Hi everyone!

My name is Magno Logan and I work as an Information Security Specialist for Trend Micro. Currently focusing on Cloud and Container Security Research, mostly Kubernetes Security. I have a blog called Katana Security. I’m also a member of the CNCF SIG-Security team.

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Hello everyone,
My name is Filipi Pires, I’ve been working as Principal Security Engineer and Security Researcher at Zup Innovation, I’m Advocate of the awesome project called
Hacking is NOT Crime, and Security Advocate of the Horusec, an open source tool that performs static code analysis to identify security flaws during the development process.
I’ve been trying to develop myself as a python programmer to create some open source tools for the community and my expectation here is to learn from everyone…

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:clap: :clap: :clap: YAS YAS YASSS TO THE STEM WORKSHOPS WITH LOCAL GIRL GUIDE GROUPS! So valuable to drive belonging in tech!

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Good day to everyone!

My name is Jeremy Booth and I’m a Cloud Solutions Architect for Trend Micro working on Cloud One Network Security. I specialize in TippingPoint hardware, virtual and Cloud IPS appliances as well a AWS and a little bit of Azure. I have a long and storied career in IT, but I’m a relative novice in the cloud with about 2.25 years of experience.

Currently I’m working on my Terraform skills and trying to figure cool new ways to solve security problems in the cloud.

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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. :wink:

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.

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Hello Madeline! I love how you mention being an engineer at heart and then saying not only how things work but why people do what they do. I also not only like to know how things work but people too. It’s all about figuring out the mystery of how anything works. I thought that was a very interesting comment.

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I myself have been schooled on the many flavors of Unix and Linux by @marykay25 great things were learned. lol. I now know not all Unix and Linux are created equal :sweat_smile:

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@marykay25, you don’t use your English minor? Tell that to all the documentation pages that you keep fixing :slight_smile:

Hi,
My name is Race and I am a Tech Re-entry software developer or manager depending on the project I am working on.

My current project is retraining myself to work in the world of cloud. I am taking courses on Coursera and LinkedIn. I have recently finished the Google Data Analyst Professional Certification along with two other Google Certifications. I am presenting working Google’s Project Management Professional certificate which will complete my Coursera work. I did the professional certificate to gain current knowledge of the state of cloud and corporate technology in today’s workplace.

I am interested in cloud because I have a few business ideas for apps that would only be possible with the power of the cloud behind them. I would be using serverless cloud technology to do a new payment processing system.

I am looking for work in the cloud arena as a new developer or manager. I have 20 years of C/C++ work behind me but that does not transfer well, as far as I have seen, into the needs and wants of companies doing cloud work today.

I enjoy doing landscaping and sailing. I am looking forward to moving closer to the ocean so that I can do some blue water sailing again.

-Race

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Hi,

My name is Jay and I head up the Premium Support offering here in Europe at Trend. In my spare time I’m also leading our Trend Micro Forum. It’s mission if technical Q&A. So far we support Apex One and TippingPoint and hope to expand to include our Cloud One Workload Security product in the near future.

I’m hoping to learn how people are using communities to learn and supplement their knowledge to help get things done.

I’m really enjoying the introductions so far and can’t wait to see how skycrafters evolves over time!

Cheers,
Jay

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Greetings and salutations!

My name is Dan and I recently joined Lacework. I’m formerly a Trender and Splunker and passionate about security and devops. I’ve found that there is so much to learn from one another especially with cloud approaches.

Looking forward to interacting with everyone and where this takes us all!

Thanks,
Dan

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Welcome @jay_armstrong and @dan and thanks for sharing more about you!!
I hope both of you find what you are looking for here at Skycrafters and, of course, that we can learn a ton from both of you as well :wink:

Hey all!
My name is Danny I am new around here, but I am really excited to have found this community!
I have a deep love for all things javascript and I am extremely passionate about open source development. Recently I helped develop Kubrakai, an open source Kubernetes visualization tool. And I’m on my journey to becoming an AWS Certified Solutions Architect.

Currently, I live in Los Angeles with my wife and two cats :smiley_cat::smiley_cat: . On my free time, I enjoy doing anything entrepreneurial, cooking (especially baking!), painting (I am a bob ross enthusiast!) and traveling (I love exploring new cultures!).

I am looking forward to getting to know everyone here. So please reach out, and we’ll chat!

-Danny

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Welcome, @Danny_B! We are excited to have you onboard!

Javascript? Cooking? Traveling? I think we have WAY more to chat about than just cloud, @Danny_B.

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Hello friends! I heard about this space from Brittany Woods on the Page It to the Limit podcast.

I’m Joshua Timberman and I’m currently the Head of Advocacy and Community at Allma, where I’m focused on building a kind and inclusive community. I’ve worked in the system administration/DevOps/SRE world for 22 years, and I love communities and helping people automate themselves into a better job.

My favorite programming language is Ruby (largely due to working at Chef for 12 years :wink: ), and my favorite pass time is Magic The Gathering (I play Commander). I live with my family in sunny Colorado and can be found in most places on the internet as jtimberman.

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Hey Skycrafters! I’m very excited to have discovered this community.

I’m Jeff Kaleth and I’m currently an infrastructure engineer at Ulta Beauty, where I support a hybrid Redhat Enterprise Linux and Windows cloud environment running on Azure. I’ve got over 20 years experience in the tech space and have recently obtained my AWS Associate Architect cert. I’m pumped to find a group where we can express our ideas, collaborate, and help each other grow as engineers.

I’m not a dedicated programmer but my favorite programming language is yaml, since I love to automate using Ansible.

My focus is finding creative ways to learn about cloud technology and use it to make our lives as engineers and developers more efficient and fun!

In my free time I enjoy creating content, landscape photography, music production, and travel! Fun fact- I am a guitarist in a rock band, have played over 100 shows, and have recorded multiple records.

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