Born in the Netherlands I now live in Toronto, Canada with my beautiful wife and son.
Electronics and Computers have been a life-long passion which started with programming small games and setting up my own websites.
This has evolved over time to focus on the infrastructure operations with a real drive to automate as much as possible. Open Source tools have allowed me to explore and learn both the operational side of things but also to see how the tools are built.
Deploying the infrastructure in my own environment and troubleshooting all of the issues that you run into has caused me to develop a varied set of skills.
For my day job I work at HomeX where I am a “DevOps Engineer” responsible for the overall cloud infrastructure and DevOps processes.
Previously while at Xe.com I worked with the rest of the IT team to build out a fully automated application deployment process using Terraform, Packer and Ansible.
These projects focused on integrating the deployment process, including full environment builds, into the development process.
When a developer creates a feature branch for a service, their development environment is automatically provisioned in AWS so they can easily test and debug changes.