About

I'm an IT Pro & Developer with 10+ years experience, below is some of those areas

Personal Gitlab | Github ... Work Gitlab | Github

# Stack

Computing is sort of a layer of skills. The projects page is tagged by some of these skill areas where it matters, I've broken down my areas below;

# Design

  • Web Design
  • PCB Schematic and layout
  • Lesson Work
  • Training Resources
  • Planning and costing for projects
  • Helpdesk and Documentation

# Application

  • Active Directory
  • Group Policy
  • Apache
  • Nginx
  • MDT / FOG Desktop Image Creation/Deployment
  • SIMS.net
  • KiCAD
  • Papercut
  • Google G-Suite Administration
  • UEV
  • Applocker

# Development

  • Javascript, Vue, D3, Ember, Backbone,
  • Node.js
  • Powershell
  • Python
  • SQL
  • Redis
  • CouchDB
  • Terraform
  • Git

# Operations

  • Windows 2000 -> Server 2019
  • Hyper-V
  • VMware, vSpere, vCenter
  • Docker
  • ChromeOS
  • Linux - Fedora, CoreOS, Ubuntu, Hypriot, Arch, Alpine, Debian, RancherOS, ESXi (I realize some of these are related)
  • Gitlab CI/CD
  • Kubernetes
  • Microsoft Fail over Clustering
  • Digital Ocean
  • Heroku

# Network

  • Ipv4 VLAN design and management
  • DNS Management
  • DHCP with fail over
  • Wireguard

# Hardware

  • Desktop specification and assembly/installation
  • Server specification and installation
  • Arduino
  • RPi IO
  • Espurino
  • Basic Electronics

# Experience

Time Kind Study
2015 - Present work Birkdale High School IT Technician
2015-10-09 5 Days Training Server Virtualization with Windows Server (2012r2) Hyper-V and System Center. QA Manchester
2013 - 2015 work Up Holland High School IT Technician
2009 - 2013 work St Bedes High School IT Technician
2009 - 2011 School Runshaw College BTEC National Diploma. The IT Practitioners National Diploma was 18 modules of various subject areas within computing, from media, business to programming.
2008 - 2010 School Runshaw College A Level Computing. Completed my A-level during the BTEC course, I was lucky to get a timetable that a BTEC at the same time.

# In the Future

Some future areas of interest I would like to work in are;

  • Hardware - ESP (8266 and 32) wireless microcontroller boards
  • Network - IPv6 Design and implementation
  • Network - ACL segregation along with IPv6 deployment
  • Operations - GCP or other cloud platforms more than ssh into a VPS
  • Operations - k3s from rancher for IoT-like projects looks interesting
  • Design - PCB produced to order, a real product from designs. Diagrams have so far been simple enough by hand and only for documentation purposes.