David Young

Hamilton, New Zealand · david-remove-y@funkypenguin.co.nz

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Hi, I'm David.

I've spent 20+ years working with technology.

My current role is Senior Infrastructure Architect at Prophecy Networks Ltd in New Zealand, with a specific interest in networking, systems, open-source, and business management. While I'm not actively seeking a new position, I am open to opportunities which fit my interests and skills.

I'm a remote worker, I've written a book, and I blog on topics that interest me.

Skills

Architecture
  • IP Networking
  • Security
  • DNS
  • Email
  • Load Balancing
  • High Availability
  • SaaS/PaaS/IaaS
  • Blockchain
Containers & Cloud
Languages, Operating Systems & Tools
  • Linux
  • JUNOS
  • git
  • bash
  • php
  • openvpn
  • iptables
Platform Development & Administration
  • mediawiki
  • apache
  • MySQL
  • Asterisk
  • Jabber

Creations

A collection of projects created by David, and typically shared with the world.

Funky Penguin's Geek Cookbook

Funky Penguin's Geek Cookbook ...is a collection of guides for establishing your own highly-available docker container cluster (swarm). This swarm enables you to run self-hosted services such as GitLab, Plex, NextCloud, etc..

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NZ TurtleCoin Mining Pool

A NZ-based mining pool for the friendliest cryptocurrency, TurtleCoin

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Bandersnatch - Jabber Conversation Logger

Jabber server conversation logger with search, sort, and privacy masking

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Coffee In The Rain

Funky Penguin's Geek Cookbook ...is a collection of guides for establishing your own highly-available docker container cluster (swarm). This swarm enables you to run self-hosted services such as GitLab, Plex, NextCloud, etc..

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Open Source Contributions

Whenever possible, I like to contribute back to open source projects I come across. Sometimes my only contribution is a [typo in a README](https://github.com/turtlecoin/turtle-pool/pull/11), but as a maintainer of my own projects, I know that every little contribution boots my motivation to keep working on the (volunteer) project!

TurtleCoin Mining Pool Dockerization

Several minor PRs against TurtleCoin mining pool to make it Docker-Swarm-Friendly

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Publications

A collection of books, manuals, articles, presentations or talks I’ve worked on

book - phpList 2 E-mail Campaign Manager

An 11-chapter technical manual written for phpList 2, the leading open-source mailing list platform (at the time)

July 2011

manual - JAJC (Jabber Client) Manual

A 78-page technical manual, authored in Docbook V4, covering the complete featureset of a popular Jabber client (in 2002)

February 2001

Experience

Senior Infrastructure Architect

Prophecy Networks Ltd

Senior management position with overall responsibility for architectural design and delivery of internal and customer platforms. Delivered architectural design into production within NZ-based mobile telco.

July 2016 - Present

Technical Account Manager - Infrastructure Services

Prophecy Networks Ltd

Provide management and leadership for all Prophecy Networks group infrastructure that is used internally and provides services to customers.

February 2015 - July 2016

Infrastructure Manager

Prophecy Networks Ltd (incorporating SafeNZ Ltd)

Management of systems, improvement to service delivery to both internal users and external customers through investing in processes, policies, and documentation.

October 2009 - February 2015

Senior Engineer

Prophecy Networks Ltd / SafeNZ Networks Ltd

Provide engineering skills and support to a wide range of clients as well as platforms supporting ISP business.

January 2007 - October 2009

Chief Penguin

Funky Penguin Open Source Solutions CC (South Africa)

Performed contracted consulting work specifically targeting Linux-based server platforms. Developed PHP/MySQL-based online portal for digital retrieval of monthly rates invoices for City of Ekurhuleni, delivered and managed virtualized server platform for Chas Everitt International Property Group.

January 2005 - December 2007

Live-in Boarding House Master

St Stithians College (South Africa)

I was one of several house masters who lived in the boarding house, had rostered responsibilty to manage one of the boys boarding houses.

January 2005 - December 2007

IT Engineer

Lithotech Ltd (South Africa)

Started as helpdesk engineer, ended up redesigning 13-site mail platform to use qmail-ldap cluster, managing 64k bandwith per site (yes!) with squid transparent proxy and sarg reports.

January 1999 - December 2004

Education

School of Hard Knocks

Common Sense
It's not that common
1999 - current

Hyde Park High School, South Africa

Matric with exemption
English
1998
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