I have been a self-confessed technology addict from a young age, I started out developing in a Microsoft Windows environment originating with Visual Basic 6. As my curiosity transitioned from application development to web development, I quickly discovered a passion for the PHP programming language and coupled with a Linux operating system.
Spending time over the years as a PHP developer gave me a real desire to understand what was happening behind the scenes, the real mechanics. From here I began architecting my own platforms to host the solutions I was producing. This, understandably, led me into the career path of a DevOps Engineer from which I have had the pleasure of designing a large variety of high traffic, high availability, secure, automated systems for a number of fortune 500 companies.
During my personal time I still continue to be a geek. This consists of regularly testing new proof of concepts just for fun, try new technologies and watch a variety of TV shows!