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Tom S. | Elance
 
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Tom S.

web programmer, systems administrator
   Ireland
  |   Dublin, Leinster
  |  7:12 pm Local Time

Overview

Minimum Hourly Rate $40

Experienced web programmer and Linux systems administrator.

Many years experience with Python, especially web programming using Django.

Also well experienced with JavaScript (jQuery, Backbone etc) and design with HTML and CSS. I am also experienced with Java, Perl, PHP, Bash and C.

I also have extensive experience in Linux systems administration, including most of the popular technologies - MySql, PostgreSQL, Apache, Nginx etc etc, plus server deployment and auto-scaling tools such as Puppet, Ansible, Vagrant, AWS technologies such as...

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Portfolio

developed responsive web site that enabled administrators to create templates of legal...

Skills (8)

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Service Description

Programming:
I have considerable experience in programming, especially in web programming.

I specialise in web programming using Django and Javascript. I have built
many sites over the years, including legal services, logistics, entertainment and social networking sites.

I also have experience in developing sites in PHP.

Systems Administration

I also work extensively in Linux systems administration. I have worked on low level maintenance of clusters, large-scale machine life-cycle management (cradle-to-grave automation of maintenance of hundreds of thousands of machines). The use of web based report and monitoring systems gave me a good grounding in Django and challenging web programming.

I currently focus on systems administration for small and medium sized businesses, configuring, tuning and fixing services.

I also work on provisioning services, using systems such as Ansible or Puppet to provide a flexible and scalable configuration that can provision and configure any number of services.

I have extensive expereince with
- apache
- nginx
- MySQL
- PostgreSQL
- memcached
- redis
- puppet
- ansible
- vagrant
- Amazon services
- Linode, Rackspace, Digitalocean etc etc


My approach

I place a high priority on clean, well written, readable. well-commented code.
I believe in Djikstra's aphorism that each line of code written should be seen as a line spent, not a line produced.
I believe that a system should be built for the future
- that code should be written...

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Employment

Freelancing
various technical roles
2008 - Present
Worked on various short contracts on a variety of technical issues in IT, theatre and live music.
Google Inc.
Systems Administrator
2003 - 2008
I worked on the management of Google's vast fleet of servers, focusing on automation of the tasks involved in testing, repairing, tracking and decommissioning these machines. This involved...

Education

University of Bradford
Postgraduate Diploma in Computting
1997 - 1998

Keywords

python
django
javascript
web development
systems administration
ansible
linux
MySQL
PostgreSQL
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