With many years of application development, systems administration, database design and administration, release automation, and systems architecture under his belt, his current role is as a hands-on Principal Cloud Architect at Cloudreach. He currently holds 10 of 11 AWS certifications and holds several other industry certifications.
In the past year, Brad has delivered a handful of presentations/talks, authored two magazine articles, and is currently working on a book – to be published at the end of 2019 by Apress Publishing.
When he’s not cloud-whispering, you’ll find him hanging out with his wife and two awesome boys, strumming a guitar, buried in a book, trying to learn a new language (as in, human language), building something in his shop, or tinkering with one from a collection of way too many microcontrollers.
BA Economics, 2005
University of Virginia, Charlottesville
BS Electrical Engineering, 2011
Virgina Commonwealth University (not completed)
I signed up for Bespoke Post last October, receiving two orders and skipping one. The second box showed up in December – a decanter and two glasses (their Parlor box), only one of the glasses was shattered. “No big deal,” I reason to myself. This sort of thing probably happens every now and then, so I pull up Bespoke’s site and find their support email. I send an email explaining the situation and receive some great news in reply:
I recently implemented a series of AWS Batch jobs for a client. While most of these were for implementing, well, batch jobs, in the form of reporting functions, I decided to give a go to deploying Cloud Custodian using the same framework, as it basically involved creating an additional CloudFormation nested stack, building Custodian policies and baking them into a container to deploy through Batch. Getting everything up and going was a fair bit of work, so I wanted to encapsulate my learnings into something else others could use.
This one’s short, sweet, and to the point. Here are my GCP Professional Data Engineer exam notes.
I’ve had the good fortune of traveling quite a bit recently. I’m no connoisseur, but I do like a good meal. As I come across a great restaurant, I’ll make a note of it here. Austin, TX Moonshine Grill: I had the Green Chile Macaroni and a friend had the Chicken & Waffles (both of us greatly enjoyed our meals). Atlanta, GA DBA Barbeque: I had the Archie Bunker (it was great).
My goal for Q1 2019 is to add the Certified Kubernetes Administrator certification to my resume. In regards to writing about previous certification experiences, I have either: written a general outline of the experience much later not written about it at all, or just posted my study notes After more or less every certification, people have asked me what I did to prepare for the certification. Generally, the answer has been some combination of “practical experience and watching the A Cloud Guru course.