Me and the family.

About

I'm a 26 year old geek and a cancer survivor, diagnosed with Hodgkin's Lymphoma in 2004, beating it in 2005. I got married to my lovely Julia in 2008, we had a beautiful girl, Penelope, in October 2010, and another beautiful girl, Lijsbeth, in August 2012.

Mid-2006 I completed my work for Kennards Hire on Australia's largest desktop deployment of Linux, that I had been engineering the previous two years.

Previously freelancing, I run an R&D team at Bulletproof, removing obstacles and limiting interruptions to my people.

I served as President of the Sydney Linux Users Group from 2006-2008, was on the organising committee of linux.conf.au 2007, and organised the inaugural DevOps Down Under in 2010, and again in 2011. I currently organise the monthly Sydney DevOps meetups with Mick Pollard, and regularly speak at conferences both in Australia and abroad.

I ride my bike in my spare time, and love my music.

Looking to hire me? See my resume.

Projects

I publish most of my code on GitHub, but the highlights are:

  • Visage, a web service + interface for collectd statistics.
  • Flapjack, a monitoring notification routing and event processing system.
  • Gastro, a Google Maps mashup of the NSW Food Authority's name-and-shame lists.
  • cucumber-nagios, lets you describe how websites should work in plain text, and outputs whether they do in the Nagios plugin format.
  • @nswbushfires Twitter bot, posting current bushfire incidents in NSW.