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Location: Valencia, California, USA (PST -0800 GMT) Location: Seattle, WA, USA (PST -0800 GMT)
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Website: [http://e-monty.com e-monty.com] and [http://e-monty.com/computer_resume.html resume] Website: [http://e-monty.com e-monty.com] and [http://e-monty.com/resume.html resume]
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I lead a dual life as a Theatrical Lighting Designer and as a Programmer. I am currently in grad school at CalArts for Lighting Design. I am also working a Zope-based remote contract for a big evil software company. Much of my Free Software work has been either general community involvement or evangelizing at non-free workplaces. I have also co-authored several pieces of reasonably specialized Free Software, one of which, plywood, is a part of Debian Sid at the moment. Although I'm working for pay for a closed company right now, I have quit jobs over software freedom issues before, and I stand quite staunchly on principal when I don't *REALLY* need a gig to put myself through school. I'm a Senior Consultant at MySQL. I'm one of the most annoyingly vocal Ubuntu proponents within MySQL - the one always asking why our official level of support isn't higher. Withing the consulting group, I specialize in HA solutions and MySQL cluster. As such, I have a vested interest in making NDB, Heartbeat and DRBD all work well within Ubuntu.
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I am a Python hacker by choice, and do almost all of my current work in some combination of Python, Zope and Plone. I was a Perl hacker for a while, though. I even attended the first Perl Whirl Geek Cruise. I also do sysadmin work, and hack on LaTeX, elisp and all the web and XML-based buzzwords you can think of... although I try my best to avoid Java, I can play if I need to. I try to support the FSF as much as possible. Unfortunately I suffer from the old FSF mentality and don't ever get around to releasing things, even though they all have GPL headers and I use them all the time. I've been building Debian packages for myself for years, and hack on packages and backports quite frequently. I'm the maintainer of the plywood package in Debian, although I'm not a Debian Developer and uploading bugfixes is always a pain. I have some other stuff I'd like to add or upload, but the Debian New Maintainer process is rather arduous and subject to people's time.
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On top of all of that, I love packaging .debs. I have my own APT repository, and set one up at the last job I was at as a sysadmin for all the CPAN packages we used that weren't in Debian already. Although it should go without saying, I'm quite well versed in using GPG and CVS. I actually build all of my packages out of CVS using cvs-buildpackage. I hear that subversion is the wave of the future, but my main server is running Debian stable and is at a co-lo, so I'm not holding my breath for when I can upgrade it. (Although my coding partner is going to do a trial run of upgrading Debian boxen to Ubuntu with his servers at work. If that goes well, we may do ours.) I hack in Python and C# by choice, although I can do whatever. I'm currently working on Python bindings to the C++ MySQL Cluster NDBAPI, which I would love to release by adding to Ubuntu. :)
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 * keychain
 * dirvish
 * mysql
 * mysql-cluster
 * python-ndbapi
 * heartbeat
 * drbd
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(list will be added to as I find things)

I'm also quite happy to help with Zope/Plone packaging efforts, or with anything else that comes along.
I think it would be really fun to work on mysql upstart integration. Also, it seems that there is a real opportunity to do heartbeat2/OCF integration with upstart, since they seem to support the same types of semantics.

Monty Taylor

Contact info

Name: Monty Taylor

Location: Seattle, WA, USA (PST -0800 GMT)

E-mail: mordred at inaugust dot com

Website: [http://e-monty.com e-monty.com] and [http://e-monty.com/resume.html resume]

GnuPG public key:

Presence: sdirector on irc.freenode.net

Bio

I'm a Senior Consultant at MySQL. I'm one of the most annoyingly vocal Ubuntu proponents within MySQL - the one always asking why our official level of support isn't higher. Withing the consulting group, I specialize in HA solutions and MySQL cluster. As such, I have a vested interest in making NDB, Heartbeat and DRBD all work well within Ubuntu.

I've been building Debian packages for myself for years, and hack on packages and backports quite frequently. I'm the maintainer of the plywood package in Debian, although I'm not a Debian Developer and uploading bugfixes is always a pain. I have some other stuff I'd like to add or upload, but the Debian New Maintainer process is rather arduous and subject to people's time.

I hack in Python and C# by choice, although I can do whatever. I'm currently working on Python bindings to the C++ MySQL Cluster NDBAPI, which I would love to release by adding to Ubuntu. Smile :)

Ubuntu interests

I would like to add support for/maintain:

  • mysql
  • mysql-cluster
  • python-ndbapi
  • heartbeat
  • drbd
  • plywood

I think it would be really fun to work on mysql upstart integration. Also, it seems that there is a real opportunity to do heartbeat2/OCF integration with upstart, since they seem to support the same types of semantics.

Time Available

The time I have varies from week to week, and on whether I'm actively needed on a project or not. The more I'm involved, the more I tend to contribute.


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MontyTaylor (last edited 2010-05-20 18:04:00 by mordred)