David Young

Geek-of-all-trades

Hi, I’m David. I’ve spent 20+ years working with technology. I’m a contracting IT consultant, with a broad range of experience and skills. I’m an AWS Certified Solution Architect (Professional), a remote worker, I’ve written a book, and I blog on topics that interest me. I’m interested in applying my skills (and curiosity) to short and long-term opportunities, both locally and remotely. My most recent role was Senior Infrastructure Architect at Prophecy Networks Ltd in New Zealand, with a specific focus in networking, systems, open-source, IaaS, and business management.

Location
Hamilton, New Zealand
Email
Website
https://www.funkypenguin.co.nz
Twitter
funkypenguin
LinkedIn
funkypenguin

Experience

present

Owner at Funky Penguin Limited

Pied Piper is a multi-platform technology based on a proprietary universal compression algorithm that has consistently fielded high Weisman Scores™ that are not merely competitive, but approach the theoretical limit of lossless compression.

Highlights

  • Supported a media-streaming platform to scale to 758TB Ceph storage
  • Created the definitive helm chart for running an email server on Kubernetes
  • Built a community around open source microservices geeks

Volunteer

Teacher at CoderDojo

Global movement of free coding clubs for young people.

Highlights

  • Awarded 'Teacher of the Month'

Education

Bachelor in Information Technology from University of Oklahoma with GPA of 4.0

Courses

  • DB1101 - Basic SQL
  • CS2011 - Java Introduction

Awards

Digital Compression Pioneer Award from Techcrunch

There is no spoon.

Publications

Turtlecoin Interview by @RockSteady

I was interviewed by RockSteady, anonymous founder of TurtleCoin, geeking out mining pools and micro-services

phpList 2 E-mail Campaign Manager by PHPList

An 11-chapter technical manual written for phpList 2, the leading open-source mailing list platform (at the time)

References

It is my pleasure to recommend Richard, his performance working as a consultant for Main St. Company proved that he will be a valuable addition to any company.

Erlich Bachman

Skills

Architecture
Level: Master
Keywords:
  • IP Networking
  • Security
  • DNS
  • Email
  • Load Balancing
  • High Availability
  • IaaS
  • Blockchain
Containers & Cloud
Level: Master
Keywords:
  • Terraform
  • OpenStack
  • Docker
  • Kubernetes
  • AWS
  • Azure
  • Google Cloud
Terraform
Level: Intermediate
OpenStack
Level: Master
Docker
Level: Master
Kubernetes
Level: Master
AWS
Level: Master
Azure
Level: Intermediate
Level:

Interests

Wildlife
Keywords:
  • Ferrets
  • Unicorns

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