My name is Joshua Ginsberg, often better known as jag or j00bar. I'm a software and systems architect, specializing in all things Python, Django, and Linux. I'm presently the Chief Architect for Red Hat's portfolio of management products. In the past, I was Chief Architect for Ansible (which is part of Red Hat's management portfolio), and I've served as Senior Systems Administrator at the Free Software Foundation.
I live in Asheville, North Carolina. I'm originally from Texas, a graduate of Rice University, and an adoptee of western Colorado. I've also previously lived in Boston and northern Virginia.
Otherwise, I'm a paleolithic man adapted to the neolithic world. Politically, I'm somewhere in the libertarian, anarcho-capitalist family of thought. I'm an ardent feminist, and I support empowerment and self-identification. I've been an avid Crossfitter since 2009 and an adherent to the paleo diet just as long. I pursue possibility and opportunity in my life, even at the expense of predictability. I cook delicious food, I pursue photography as an art, and I love my dogs. Bourbon whiskey is my drink of choice.
I'm a systems and software architect, and I work primarily with Python, Django, and Linux in the cloud. I help software engineers write software that runs better on systems. I help ops teams design and configure systems that run software better. I design and configure platform technologies that create leverage within organziations, so other engineers can solve their own problems faster. I enjoy building, leading, and mentoring teams of motivated and professional software engineers. I give thoughtful talks on technology, teams, and culture. I contribute to open source software.
If you're a recruiter, I'm not currently considering new employment opportunities. Thanks, though.
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