cmp@cmpalmer.org.

Education

  • 2007–2010: Masters of Science in Information Science, UNC Chapel Hill.
  • 2007: Bachelors of Science in Information Science, UNC Chapel Hill.

Skills

  • Unix-like Systems Administration.
    • RHEL • fedora • Ubuntu • pfsense.
    • Development and Scripting: BASH • Perl • Python • PHP.
    • Packaging: backporting of rpm-based and deb-based packages.
    • Install customization: RHEL kickstart • Ubuntu preseed and LiveCD customization.
  • IP network analysis and troubleshooting.
  • Audio/Video/Stills capture and editing.
  • Blog-, Wiki- or CMS-based publishing and administration.
  • Phone-based customer service, sales and support.

Experience

January 2011–present: Systems Administrator with UNC Chapel Hill.

  • Expanded Xen-based virtual infrastructure.
  • Consolidated and standardized Linux build practices.

September 2008–2010: systems administration and on-call support for The Fire Dog Lake Company.

  • Built services.firedoglake.com, integrating trac, cacti and nagios with an LDAP backend.
  • Lead and coordinate kernel, apache, and other critical updates for a family of 13 blogs with over 3 million visits per month.
  • Implemented ModSecurity 2.x

October 2008–2010: Student Assistant with DocSouth.

December 2006–present: Systems Administrator with ibiblio.org.

  • Updated LAMP virtual host cluster to php 5.2.6 on RHEL4 with Suhosin.
  • Manage mailman instance with 559 lists, over 200 active lists.
  • Co-managed migration from MySQL 4.0.27 to 5.0.51 on a primary database host supporting apache virtual hosts.
  • Implemented SpamAssassin UBE filtering for mailing lists.
  • Spearheaded transition to new interface for contributor-facing issue tracker.
  • Modernized virtual host and user creation scripts.
  • Train fellow student staff.

Spring 2008–2011: audio engineering for Sienatech, a Chapel Hill-based company that provides Interactive Voice Response (IVR) services to Electric Cooperatives.

May 2007–present: Triangle Linux Users Group (TriLUG) vice-chair.

Spring 2006–2010: Co-president of the Carolina Open Source Initiative (COSI), a student group advocating for increased use of Open Source Software on campus.

Summers of 2007, 2008, 2009: internal PHP application support for West Logistics.

2005–2006: Consulting and development with Cerient Technologies, an RDU-based VAR and Linux consulting firm.