Jason hails from Alaska and although he cannot see Russia from his house, he is officially our most Northwestern US Employee beating Geoff Dalgas by over 1500 miles. He will be working remotely except when we decide to fly him to the mainland to help move some servers or sample the excellent work of the NYC Stack Exchange Chefs.
Jason brings a wealth of knowledge to our team from his previous roles working at reddit and Rackspace, and he has already been extremely helpful in our ongoing implementation of CloudFlare. He also has a deep understanding of the complex issues that surround our industry and shares our belief of being open and transparent whenever possible.
We believe Jason is an excellent addition to our SRE team so I hope you will join me in welcoming him!
Greg joins us as our new Windows-focused generalist (in case you missed it, our friend Steven Murawski moved on recently), though he’s happy to work on whatever technology we throw at him. He’s a software developer turned sysadmin, and he’ll be assisting us in our quest to automate our infrastructure until it achieves sentience.
Greg is a participant on a number of the sites in the Stack Exchange network (since the early days in 2008!), a University of Utah Computer Engineering graduate (where he worked on a FPGA-based tester for NAND flash storage [pdf link]), and an occasional blogger. He has a knack for finding obscure bugs.
Greg lives in Salt Lake City with his wife and 4 year old cat named Kitty, and he’ll be working remotely from there. When he’s not working with technology, he enjoys biking, camping, and golfing.
Join me in welcoming Greg to our team!
The ServerFault Systems Administration team continues its growth with the addition of sysadmin Shane Madden. Shane lives in Denver and will work out of the Denver office on days he wants lunch.
You may know Shane already from his contributions in the open source world. He’s an avid Puppet programmer and Python coder. Shane’s very active on Server Fault… he has over 69k reputation points which makes him the 7th highest rep user there!
Shane’s hobbies include skiing, board games, video games and hockey. He has many pets including a mantis shrimp.
Please join me in welcoming Shane to the team!
The ServerFault Systems Administration team continues its growth with the addition of sysadmin icon Thomas Limoncelli. You may know Tom from his books, Time Management for System Administrators and The Practice of System and Network Administration, or from his many conference appearances at events like LOPSA-East, the Cascadia IT Conference, and USENIX LISA. Tom’s also been a ServerFault user, though references to his books outnumber the number of direct answers he’s supplied.
When we saw that Tom was just finishing up his time at Google as we were posting the next ServerFault opening, it was kismet. Tom is the quintessential systems administrator and a great fit for our team.
I’ve been lucky enough to know Tom for the past couple of years and I am very excited to be able to work with and learn from him (and hopefully teach him a trick or two on our Windows stuff). His The Practice of System and Network Administration was one of the first resources I had when I got started working as a systems administrator and really got my career headed in the right direction (well, if you consider getting to work with a small crack team of sysadmins and developers on one of the more dynamic environments out there “the right direction”).
Join me in welcoming Tom to our team!
StackExchange welcomes our newest system administrator, Steven Murawski!
Steven followed a bit of an eclectic path to systems administration, having started out operating a garden center, floral design and landscape business. After eight years he decided to move into law enforcement; he went to school for Police Science and worked at a local police department as a clerk, dispatcher and auxiliary officer. While he enjoyed shooting various firearms and driving at high rates of speed, he also began working with the police department’s IT systems, and slowly fell in love with systems administration. He became a member of LOPSA, Microsoft MVP, and continues to lead two local user groups (the Greater Milwaukee IT Pro User Community and Greater Milwaukee Script Club). Steven combined his love of systems administration with public speaking by presenting technology talks at various technology conferences and user groups.
Today Steven distracts himself from technology by playing with his eight month old son, puttering around with home-improvement projects and hurling pieces of lead through paper targets, although he is seriously considering once again picking up the mantle of host for a systems administration and Powershell podcast!
We have gone and done it, we’ve expanded our Systems Administration team to THREE people. I’d like to introduce you to Peter Grace who we have just brought on board as our third sysadmin.
This is the second company I’ve had the honor of working with Pete at, and I can say that he is an exemplary System Administrator. In addition to being a great sysadmin, Pete is a fellow gun enthusiast, which increases our zombie attack survival rate by 35%.
Pete and I have done many great things together in the past, and I’m very excited about what he brings to us and the great things he, Kyle and myself are going to do as we move forward doing our part to make the internet better.