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Strata Chalup | Elance
Last Sign-in: Nov 8, 2012

Strata Chalup

Technical Project Manager, Technical Writer
   United States
  |   Sunnyvale, CA


Minimum Hourly Rate $71

* Proven track record of managing complex projects to successful, on-time delivery.
* Engages collaboration across business unit boundaries to prevent roadblocks and build sustainable business processes.

Detailed and exacting leader of project or response teams, providing fluent translation between management, engineering, and IT. First 10 years in hands-on Unix & Internet IT, second 10 years in project/team/program management.

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How to improve IT at small companies using best practices and helpdesk triage.

Skills (8)

Order Out of Chaos
Whole-Systems Thinking
Proven Integrity
Certified Scrum Master


Virtual.Net Inc
1993 - Present
Now available for technical project management consulting. Get a drifting project back on track or host a half-day training on various topics (intro to PM, shippability, adopting agile) at your SF...
Sr. Domain Architect (Consultant)
2011 - 2012
Systems architect in multi-tier organization. Distill technical requirements from business requirements, map to IT standards, manage coordination of delivery. Emphasis on Containers, VMs, and...
Maker Faire 2011 (Bay Area)
2011 - 2011
Created sculpture exhibition "Forest of the Heart", combining 8 foot tall CNC-cut wooden trees with interpretive displays documenting the 'art to part' process. Received Editor's Choice award.
Univeristy of California Extension Program
Master Gardener, Santa Clara County
2011 - 2011
Graduate of the 2011 class of Santa Clara County Master Gardeners.
Charles Street Gardens
Application Coordinator
2010 - 2011
Volunteer application coordinator for Sunnyvale's first community garden, an organic garden transformed from barren gravel parking lot.
Linden Lab
Program Manager, Second Life Enterprise
2008 - 2010
Engineering Project Manager, Jan 2007 - Dec 2009 Built internal cross-functional teams and worked with key vendor partners to bring Second Life Enterprise from internal tool to fully released...
Prentice Hall
2006 - 2007
Joined existing team of Limoncelli and Hogan for 2nd edition of The Practice of System and Network Administration, June 2007 publication.
Northern California Oceans Foundation
2006 - 2006
Assist in founding organization and ongoing operations as Director and member of Executive Committee. NCOF works closely with California Ships 2 Reefs and San Diego Oceans Foundation to improve...
The Usenix Association
Program Manager
2005 - 2006
Manage member programs and initiatives of the Usenix Special Interest Group for System Administrators ("SAGE"). Perform outreach to other technical groups and to non-members. Work with Usenix...
Micronas USA (formerly WIS Technologies)
Consulting Director of IT, Senior IT Consultant
2004 - 2006
Provide systems architecture, best practices mentoring, and high-level planning for expansion to new facilities and plans for growth. Assist IT staff in resolving legacy systems and network...
First Databank (via Scriplogix, Fortuna)
Project Manager (Contract)
2004 - 2005
PM for all phases of pilot project, oversight authority on remote and local teams. Manage functional specification development and recoding efforts for IBM PL/1 to Oracle PL/SQL migration....
Microsoft MSNTV
Systems Consultant
2004 - 2004
Contract position via Certainty Solutions. Create project framework for ongoing operations, track & document problems and solutions, provide hands-on support for EMC Clariion and Sun A5x00 series...
Customer Solutions Contractor
2003 - 2004
Contract position via Fortuna Inc. Ongoing application packaging & scripting (sh, python, csh) for automated software installation & control via Opsware's Intelligent Software Module Development...
Messaging Systems Consultant
2002 - 2003
Delivered feature comparison analysis and technical sales strategy toolsheets on MTA systems for ISP use, message security gateway products, hosted messaging services. January 2001 - May 2001,...
Addamark, Inc
Systems Consultant
2001 - 2001
Hands-on IT assistance (Linux, Win2K) and systems architecture kibitzing.
iPlanet (Sun Netscape Alliance)
Project Manager (Consultant)
2000 - 2000
Washington Mutual, February 2000 - May 2000, Project Manager; Negotiate phased implementation plan and deliverables for 30K user greenfields enterprise rollout, develop project plan; expand...
KnowNow Inc
Director of Network Operations
2000 - 2000
Created project plans for production notification service cluster build-out; assisted in venture funding pitches and mutual-NDA technical explorations with potential partners firms; worked with... (Apple)
Project Manager (Consultant)
1999 - 1999
Consultant via Fortuna, iPlanet Professional Services. Generate project plan & manage team for iPlanet portion of rollout on very tight deadline; create ECO's for custom application...
Systems Architect Consultant
1999 - 1999
Designed messaging flow for 100K user cluster (scaleable to 300K users), created engineering specifications for custom Java messaging application, provided get-to-launch checklist, NOC procedures...
Messaging Operations Manager (Consultant)
1998 - 1999
(Consultant via Teksystems) Palm.Net, a division of Palm/3Com. Generate project plan, form project team, manage staff; interface with engineering development teams to craft operations-related...
Certainty Solutions (formerly GNAC)
Systems Architect Consultant
1997 - 1998
Architected news, messaging, load-balancing layout, and dataflow for 100K user (10K simultaneous) service cluster for Talkway.Net premiere; assisted networking team in implementing BigIP failover...
Synopsys, Inc
Senior Systems Administrator
1996 - 1997
Rearchitected worldwide corporate email systems, provided firewall design and implementation, conducted selection & procurement process for corporate backup solution, installed various security &...
IT Director, Center for Cognitive Science
1988 - 1990
Managed computing facilities for Center for Cognitive Science. Long-term administrative planning, day-to-day system management, supervision of contractors, limited signature authority. Replaced...
Miscellaneous Consulting, Boston Area
Systems Consultant, various firms
1985 - 1987
Enforth Corporation Designed and implemented multi-user record-locking library routines for interactive database using SysV IPC facilities (shmem, semaphores). Application was Emergency...
J. Redding Associates
Systems Administrator
1983 - 1984
Provided in-house technical support for 68000-based UNIX VAR.
Videomagic Laboratories
Systems Consultant
1983 - 1983
Provided daily support of 68000-based SysV Unix systems.
Access Technology
Systems Programmer
1983 - 1983
Designed interactive on-line help system for Acess 20-20 spreadsheet(formerly SuperComp-20), implemented prototype.


Massachussetts Institute of Technology
another MIT dropout
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