Hi, I’m David!

I’ve spent 20+ years working with technology. I’m a solution architect, with a broad range of experience and skills. I’m an AWS Certified Solution Architect (Professional), a CNCF-Certified Kubernetes Administrator, Application Developer, Security Specialist, and a remote worker (certification details here)

I’ve written a book, established a thriving community of like-minded container-geeks, and I blog on topics that interest me.

I apply my skills (and curiosity) to interesting short and long-term international opportunities.


🌤 Cloud: Kubernetes, Docker, OpenStack, Ceph, Linux, Ansible, Istio
🤖Automation: CI/CD, Ansible, Concourse, Flux, GitHub Actions

My Backstory

Jun 2019 – present

Senior Solution Architect at Emerging Technology Partners

Emerging Technology Partners is a specialist service and solutions business focussed on leveraging emerging technology to deliver business-critical infrastructure and cloud technology.


  • Refreshed Kubernetes environment for major Primary Healthcare Organization (PHO)
  • Migrated applications from bespoken VMs to Kubernetes platform for national co-op

Jan 2004 – present

Owner at Funky Penguin Limited

Under the “umbrella” of Funky Penguin, I’ve had the privilege of working with clients around the world on implementing Docker / Kubernetes solutions in platforms ranging from media streaming to private Docker registries.


Jan 2007 – Mar 2019

Senior Infrastructure Architect at Prophecy Networks Limited

Starting as a senior engineer, and developing into the role of Senior Infrastructure Architect, my responsibilities / contributions included:


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