June 18, 2012
It's been over a year since I last used that headline, but I feel like its warranted in this case.
After taking a year off from the full-time system administration gig, I'm happy to announce that I'm ready to jump back in.
My official title will be Networking, Virtualization, and Research Cluster Administrator. There's still a copy of the job description on jobs.github.com if you're curious.
I'm set to start at the beginning of August. Until then, I'll be in Ohio packing up things and tying together loose ends. The Columbus LOPSA Chapter is going to keep on going, and Warner Moore will be doing the organizing from here on out. He's already been really active in the chapter, and I have no doubt that it will keep improvig.
So yeah, I'm back into system administration. While that alone is fun, I can't describe how excited I am to work in this environment. Having known David for years, I know that working with him, Christopher Allison, and everyone else at Northeastern is going to be an amazing experience. It'll be the first time in my life I've ever worked with a team of system administrators. I really enjoyed working with my junior administrator Ryan Salomon, but this will be an altogether new kind of experience, and it's one that I'm really looking forward to.
So yes, the blog title is technically incorrect (again), but I'm still not changing it. Just think of it like I'm representing the standalone sysadmins out there in this new role with *gasp* peers.
I promise that I'll continue to share the new ideas and experiences that I have in this job, and as always, if you have any questions or concerns, drop me a line.
Thanks for reading my blog for all of these years. I hope that I can continue to write stuff that you're interested in reading and sharing.