Who I am: JT Smith

What I do: I am the Senior DevOps Engineer at a Canadian fintech startup Senior Cloud Analyst at a fairly large airline

Where I am: Usually near the Canadian Rocky Mountains, but I have a soft spot for Costa Rica

How I do what I do:

  • Write Terraform and PowerShell (and sometimes bash and sometimes python)
  • Work with our development teams to help them build and deploy new services for our customers in Azure
  • Design, monitor, and maintain our cloud infrastructure

When I have free time: I’ve been told I’m allergic to it, and so when I’m not at work, you can usually find me on my laptop, hacking away at some project or another, or out shooting photos

What languages I speak: English, Ukrainian (a little), Spanish (a little more), and P3 (PHP, python, PowerShell)

Why I do what I do: From my days as a 2 year old, I’ve been messing around with computers in some form or another, and I feel like it’s my duty to share the wisdom I’ve accumulated over the 34 years since with anyone who will listen, and even with those who don’t (just ask my wife)

Where I do my best work: VS Code w/ a bunch of extensions (GitLens, Better PHPUnit, PHP Intelephense, php cs fixer, advanced-new-file, to name a few), and oh-my-zsh when I’m in the terminal

Which cloud-ish providers I like (in no particular order): Microsoft Azure, Amazon AWS, DigitalOcean, Cloudflare

Why should you trust me:

  • AWS Certified: Solution Architect (verification: 8YDRPJC1BJ1113CC)
  • Microsoft Certified Azure Administrator (verification)

How to talk to me: via keybase (or using PGP using my public key) or leave a comment on a post