Hi, I’m Robert!

I’m a Lifelong Technologist

My first computer was a Tandy TRS-80 CoCo 2 and I lived for every issue of Rainbow Magazine . I taught myself various programming languages: BASIC, assembly, C, C++, Pascal, Java, Javascript, Python, and Go. In my early teenage years, I acquired my first PC running MS-DOS . Eventually, I found Red Hat Linux 5.1 , paved over Windows , and never looked back!

Github

My public Github repos contain code I’ve released into the wild. Most of my day-to-day code lives in private and corporate repos: proprietary, sensitive, or not ready for the world to see. I also have a pile of Github Gists which serve as my nerd notes.

My Professional Life

I’ve spent most of my career in Systems Engineering (Windows, UNIX, VMWare ESX, and Linux). After taking and passing the Red Hat Performance Tuning exam, I decided to move into a leadership position, managing teams of cross-discipline technologists. In my current role, I lead an IT operations organization at McKesson and love the challenge. My leadership philosophy focuses on the three concepts: empowerment, mentorship, and inclusion.

Random things about me:

  • ๐Ÿค– I enjoy mentoring rising technologists and appreciate feedback from others.
  • ๐ŸŒฑ I’m currently learning Go and I’m always look to sharpen my coding skill.
  • ๐Ÿ˜„ Pronouns: he/him/his
  • โšœ๏ธ I’m a former Boy Scout.
  • ๐Ÿฅพ I love to hike and be outdoors.
  • ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ I’m married to a man.
  • ๐Ÿบ I love a good IPA.
  • ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ท I speak a bit of French.
  • ๐Ÿงถ I know how to crochet.
  • ๐Ÿง‘โ€๐Ÿณ Cooking is my favorite weekend activity.
  • ๐ŸŽถ I curate montly playlists of music I’m listening to on Apple Music .

Contact Me:

I’m happy to connect and engage with entities that are not bots or spammers. I’m also happy to answer questions about my professional life, my personal life, or anything else you’d like to know. Pick the social link congruent with your social presense and say “hi”.

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