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2017 Round Up

2017 was a interesting year with a many big life changes for me. I am now engaged to my beautiful fiance and we are planning an international wedding together. I have moved from Brocade Communications to AT&T through a company acquisition, switching my main focus from Opendaylight and SDN to Vyatta Vrouter and NFV. Gone through work VISA renewal in the UK and finally I’ve been accepted in a undergraduate program at Oxford which I am now pursuing.

Papers read

Good articles


  • Built a basic slack bot.
  • Built a basic twitter bot.
  • Start using mutt. I ended up using this guide.
  • Created Training environment for protocol/feature training with automated labs.
  • Made a website that interacts with a git repository through javascript and API calls.
  • Published 7 blog posts and 3 youtube training videos.
  • Contributed to an open source project.
  • Office Lab migration.

Books Read

  • Princep’s Fury - Jim Butcher
  • First Lord’s Fury - Jim Butcher
  • Hero with a Thousand Faces - Joseph Campbell
  • Nothing is True and Everything is Possible - Peter Pomerantsev
  • Pragmatic Programmer - Andrew Hunt / David Thomas

Skill Development

  • Took RH254
  • Taught myself to juggle.
  • Bash scripting intermediate.
  • Python scripting intermediate.
  • IPSec Presentation.
  • QEMU/KVM training and workshop delivery.
  • I’ve deployed several clusters, automated training environments, and test-beds usinge Ansible.

Places Visited

  • Alicante, Spain
  • Aguilas, Spain
  • Malaga, Spain
  • Boston, Massachusetts
  • Maine
  • New Hampshire
  • New York City (Get a rope)
  • Prague, Czech Republic
  • Stockholm, Sweden
  • Plovdiv, Bulgaria