I’m a Google Cloud certified Platform Engineer and a Google authorized trainer at Appsbroker, Google’s largest Premier Partner in Europe.
Providing infrastructure expertise via design and deployment on very interesting projects. Designing and building automated processes to ensure consistent, repeatable deployments of cloud infrastructure.
Before my current role, I was a site reliability engineer at another cloud consultancy and before that, I was a Linux infrastructure sysadmin at a startup. This is where I first got into using DevOps tools, and cloud technology and generally really started getting into and enjoying automation.
I'm genuinely passionate about all things IT enterprise infrastructure, DevOps, automation, learning, developing and most recently delivering training.
I was a career changer about 14 years ago going from a factory with no real qualifications since school to quitting that job to go to college to do 2 years' worth of IT courses in a year. I was hooked!
Since then I have been in the industry for around 11/12 years from broadband tech support to desktop support at a university, sysadmin at a startup to platform engineering currently.
I've been really lucky to have met, worked with, worked for and been inspired by some amazing people in my journey which inspires me to keep pushing, and being ambitious but also to start empowering people with training and development.
Outside of platform engineering and training, I love gaming, board and tabletop gaming, Lego, cooking (especially BBQ!) movies, spending time with my young family, rugby and craft beer!